Nathan Purdy

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China 'building airstrip' in disputed South China Sea territory

Satellite images show rapid progress in building of runway suitable for military use on reclaimed parts of Fiery Cross reef in Spratly archipelago<p>China is making rapid progress in building an airstrip suitable for military use in contested territory in the South China Sea, according to new …

China

Stylish Open-Plan Apartment in Taipei Showcasing Futuristic Design Ideas

This stylish open-plan apartment envisioned and implemented by <b>J.C. Architecture</b> is located in a busy area of ??the city of Taipei, Taiwan. Tea-Art …

Programmes and innovation

We work with the Health and Wellbeing Alliance to reduce health inequalities, improve health services and outcomes for older people and to promote …

New Home Diagnosis Technology for Anemia with Less Than a Drop of Blood

What started off as only an undergraduate biomedical engineering senior design project at Georgia Tech and Emory University has turned into a home …

Technology could help people with dementia remain in their homes

Dementia affects an increasing number of people: in 2012, 800,000 people in the UK had a form of dementia. The cost to the British economy, estimated at £23bn a year by the Alzheimer's Society, is now greater than cancer, strokes and heart disease combined. Finding a solution that can both …

How technology in the home can improve health and social care

It was when he heard wheezing on the microphone as he called out the bingo numbers that David Haslam decided to give up cigarettes – but unfortunately it was just the first sign of what was to come.<p>Twenty years later, the 67-year-old Liverpudlian was making the journey to his local A&E ward every …

learning Eldercare Solution to Facilitate Senior Independence

HERZLIYA, Israel, February 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --<p>Essence, the leading connected-home solution provider, has launched Care@HomeTM - a game-changing …

Here Are 4 Industries About To Be Completely Disrupted By The Smart Home

While the Internet and mobile computing have changed our lives in many ways over the past few decades, there are still many old-school consumer industries that have largely managed to stay the same.<p>But all that is about to change. Low cost sensors, fast-tracked product development and the rapid …

26 spectacular airports you must land at in your lifetime

London Tops The List As Most Well-Balanced City, Beating Out Paris And New York City

In a recent study done by PriceWaterhouseCooper, London has risen to the top as the shiniest, spiffiest city in all the land. The Big Smoke has pushed New York City out of the top spot this time and we can think of a few reasons why.<p>The sights to see are top notch, it's the best city in the world …

National Geographic Expeditions

<b>Title:</b> Morning kiss between mother and pup<b><br>Photo by:</b> Rosie Chin, Galápagos, 2012<p><b>Title:</b> Purpose<b><br>Photo by:</b> Christiaan Gscheidle, Winter Wildlife in …

SoCal’s Funky Napa

Step into any tasting room in downtown <b>Santa Barbara</b>, and you’ll know instantly: This isn’t Napa.<p>While Northern California’s famous wine town has a reputation for aloofness and occasional haughtiness, Santa Barbara’s approach is distinctly SoCal.<p>At <b>Municipal Winemakers</b>, for example, Dave Potter pours …

Google Fiber: we don’t charge for peering, don’t have fast lanes

Google (S GOOG) used its Google Fiber internet access business Wednesday to chime in on the continuing debate around peering and internet fast lanes, …

Sharing homes, cars – and lawsuits

Recent challenges to travel’s sharing economy have included harassment and conflict, making 2014 the year that players like Airbnb and Uber are forced to grow up – or disappear.<p>An economy based on sharing seems as though it should evoke only warm, fuzzy feelings – but in the past week, a spate of …

The Right Way to Pack Your Luggage!

<i>Photo courtesy of Michael Mohr. Article by Ryan Murphy, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Sunscreen? Check. Extra socks? Double-check. There are some things you'll never forget to pack, whether you're headed to the Swiss slopes or the wilds of Africa. But your go-to packing checklist will only get you …

First Aid

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

Our favourite images of the week

A selection of breathtaking travel photos from around the world, including back flipping fun in Australian waters and a tribe of sea gypsies off Thailand’s coast.