Grant Piper

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Inside the Curl: Surfing's Surprising History

From Thomas Jefferson to drug kingpins, surfing has influenced generations.<p><b>What happens when two middle-aged surfers paddle into the lineup at a world-famous California surf break?</b><p><b>When the two surfers in question are serious science historians at preeminent California universities, the result is a</b> …

A tale of two Lambos

Veneno, meet your elder, the one and only 350 GTV.<p>Exactly 50 years ago, Lamborghini debuted its first-ever prototype at the 1963 Turin Auto Show. The car was called the 350 GTV, and aside from the fact that Lamborghini's genesis was on display in Turin that year, its auto-show debut is probably …

Sports Cars

'Low-priced plastic iPhone' revealed by China Labor Watch report

Earlier today, China Labor Watch released a report accusing Taiwan-based Pegatron Group — one of Apple's main suppliers — of committing labor abuses at three of its factories. The report, which was gathered between March and July of this year, listed off at least 86 labor rights violations, …

Buddha Had It Right: Relax The Mind And Productivity Will Follow

Eastern thought and meditation are pushing ever-closer to the mainstream. Today, many ancient teachings coincide perfectly with modern research on improved mental agility.<p>“The great enigma for psychologists and philosophers is the mind.”<br>–Bhante Wimala<p>Several decades ago, the term ‘mindfulness’ used …

Mindfulness

Elements That Make a Striking Photograph

What does it take to create a really stunning image? There are six basic elements and certain factors that influence composition and make a really …

Apple Ramping Up For Stylish iWatch, Curved Casing Could Be Liquidmetal

Reports this week indicate that Apple is building a substantial team of veterans from multiple industries to build a stylish, multi-functional iWatch. The timing of the hires points to a late 2014 release, according to an analyst report and a story in the <i>Financial Times</i>. Far from being a bad sign …

Next-Gen iPhone Production Kicks Into Gear; Will There Be a Mid-Tier iPhone, Too?

Martin Hajek<p>Apple is ramping up production of its next-generation iPhone ahead of an expected fall introduction that could include a second, …

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