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Makers of NBA2K sued for using players' tattoos without permission

A company that owns the right to tattoos on NBA players is suing Take-Two Interactive and Visual Concepts, makers of the popular video-game franchise …

Take-Two Interactive

NASA Releases First of New Horizon's Most-Detailed Pictures of Pluto

Innovation<p>Ever since Pluto was just nine pixels wide in pictures taken 740,000 miles ahead of the New Horizons probe, we've been getting better and better shots of the dwarf planet. Each new set of images has revealed new details, and now NASA is releasing the highest-resolution pictures ever taken …

Solar System

Pull Quote

New data reveal five seemingly impossible things about the dwarf planet.<p>For such a small world, Pluto has an incredible diversity of features, including flowing glaciers, curiously pitted terrains, hazy skies, and multi-colored landscapes. Now scientists from the New Horizons mission have revealed …

Pilot Pulls Off Airbus A380 Crosswind Landing As Ferocious Storm Hits Düsseldorf Airport

Landing a plane in a storm can be terrifying.<p>It becomes near impossible when you are in the cockpit of the world's biggest airliner - the Airbus A380 …

The challenges of building a hypersonic airliner

Could an airliner that flies anywhere in under three hours be in service by 2030?<p>“It is a magic aircraft… the pleasure of flying in it is almost a carnal one.” So said Joelle Cornet-Templet, a chief stewardess for Air France, about Concorde: one of the world’s first supersonic civilian airplanes, …

Aviation

5 Great Wine Destinations in the U.S. (That Aren't Napa Valley)

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>California isn't the only state in the U.S. associated with wine production, although with more than 667 million gallons produced annually it is by far the largest contributor. In truth, New York, Washington, Oregon and Florida, plus Midwestern states …

A NASA video shows what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the moon, and it's mind-blowing

There is only one cosmic phenomenon that could generate this seemingly red ring of fire around Earth:<p>Thanks to this incredible animation by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, you can see what this month's total lunar eclipse will look like from a vantage point unlike any other: the moon.<p>If …

Zebra tracking technology may change how NFL fans see the game and teams play it

The National Football League season is underway, and, though the casual fan might not have noticed, in partnership with Zebra Technologies Corp. the …

Flying today is much better than it was in the Golden Age of aviation

The common refrain is that back in the day, a journey with Pan Am was glamorous. The seats were big. Meals were good and served at actual tables. The bathrooms had urinals!<p>Today, planes are basically flying buses. Seats are crammed together. The food stinks or is nonexistent. The bathrooms are …

Aviation

Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

Plane manufacturer wins US approval for proposed hypersonic jet that would slash flight times by jumping above the atmosphere<p>Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concorde’s hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon.<p>The proposed …

Delta Air Lines To Offer Upgrades To Private Jet Service

Getting upgraded to first class is perhaps one of the biggest perks of earning elite status with an airline. But a new plan by Delta Air Lines may take that perk to a whole new level. Last week, the carrier announced that it would team up with Delta Private Jets (DPJ), its subsidiary, to offer the …

A Look at Third-Party Bands for Apple Watch

With two sizes, three models and dozens of bands to choose from, the Apple Watch is easily the most personable -- and fashionable -- product that Apple has ever released. But if the Classic Buckle, Milanese Loop or Stainless Steel Link Bracelet are too costly or don't match with your fashion style, …

Smartwatches

5 Ways to Make an Amazing First Impression With Potential Clients

Use these research-backed tips to make the best first impression in a new business relationship.<p>The first impression someone has of you can make or break the rest of the relationship.<p>In fact, studies have shown that people begin to judge others 1/10 of a second after meeting them. This reaction is …

Airbus could solve a huge problem with jumbo jets

In fact, Airbus hasn't had an airline order for the double-decker mega-plane since 2013.<p>But Airbus' infatuation with the double-decker has not lessened.<p>In June, the US Patent and Trademark Office published a patent application filed by Airbus' Raul Llamas Sandin, Lars Vollers, Philip Bradshaw, and …

Airbus

Airbus patents even more massive double-decker airplane

A new patent shows the Airbus company may be making an aircraft larger than its already largest air-ready vehicle. This patent application suggests …

Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space

‘I was surrounded by stars, floating without control,’ recalls the cosmonaut who made history 50 years ago on a mission that nearly cost him his life<p>Fifty years ago, Alexei Leonov opened the airlock of his tiny space capsule, which was orbiting the Earth, and stepped into the void. For 12 minutes …

Space Science

Why we need bigger airplanes

A global market forecast conducted by aircraft manufacturer Airbus in Sydney, outlined the challenges created by rapidly growing demand particularly …

The A380 Is 10 Years Old: Here Are 10 Things I Love About It

Today marks the 10th anniversary of my favorite plane to fly as a passenger — the A380.<p>On April 27, 2005, the Airbus A380 took its first test flight, …

12 Things Every Pilot Should Do Before Flying

It may be second nature to you, but don't forget what flying really means. You're about to pilot a complicated piece of equipment through the air …

Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water below surface of Mars

New measurements from the Gale crater contradict theories that the planet is too cold for liquid water to exist, but Mars still considered hostile to life<p>Mars has liquid water just below its surface, according to new measurements by Nasa’s Curiosity rover.<p>Until now, scientists had thought that …

Mars Rover

Airbus, Boeing face continued issues with A380s, 737 MAXs

The 737 MAX, selling like warm beer in a bush pub in summerThey are very different airliners but they both face important issues that continue to …

Aviation

Life 'not as we know it' possible on Saturn's moon Titan

A new type of methane-based, oxygen-free life form that can metabolize and reproduce similar to life on Earth has been modeled. It is theorized to …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

After Thousands of Years, Earth's Frozen Life Forms Are Waking Up

What's happening in Siberia's thawing permafrost and Greenland's melting glaciers sounds borderline supernatural. Ancient viruses, bacteria, plants, …

What Would It Be Like to Live on Mars?

The idea of living on Mars has been a staple of science fiction since the 19th century, when American astronomer Percival Lowell speculated that the …

Microsoft's hologram glasses change the way you see the world

Microsoft's hologram headset is real, is absolutely coming to market, according to the company, and, for the most part, does what it says it does: creates interactive holograms in a user's view of the real world.<p>Early builds of the HoloLens device allowed me to walk on the surface of Mars and talk …

What Dividend Stocks are the Billionaires Buying?

iBillionaire—the creators of the index backing the Direxion iBillionaire Index ETF—are at again, launching a new index that tracks the dividend stocks being bought by hedge fund masters of the universe and other financial billionaires.<p>The iBillionaire High Dividend Index, which was just launched …

Travel Tips: How to Beat Jet Lag

Avoid Alcohol, Drink Water and Keep Busy<p>Michael Pich is the Singapore-based dean of executive education at Insead business school. The California native, who has also lived in France, talks about Singapore’s multiculturalism, how having a packed schedule combats jet lag, and where to find the …

Jet Lag

Epic Landing on Saturn's Moon Titan Remembered 10 Years Later

Ten years ago today (Jan. 14), humanity got its first up-close look at a bizarre, frigid moon that may be capable of supporting life as we know …

Beagle 2 Mars lander’s remains may have been spotted on red planet

Press conference on Friday will provide an update on the fate of the Mars spacecraft that disappeared on Christmas day in 2003<p>A British Mars lander that was lost on its way to the red planet more than a decade ago may have been spotted by an orbiting spacecraft.<p>The Beagle 2 lander was supposed to …