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Alberto Alessi on Viking kettles, lemon squeezers and 'design victims'

The owner of the Italian design firm speaks about the enduring success and 'emotional value' of its distinctive kitchenware<p>"Design victims are very important to our business model," says Alberto Alessi with a mischievous grin. "They are the ones who forgo function and price over the emotional value …

Germany Wins World Cup on Late Goal


House price boom predicted to continue for at least two years

New research suggests interest rate rises will not halt the spike in house prices until 2017<p>The boom in house prices will continue for at least a further two years before interest rate rises bring the process to a halt in 2017, a leading thinktank has predicted.<p>Prices will rise by 7.8% this year …

Is Draft Beer Better Than Bottled Beer?

Brooklyn Brewery general manager Eric Ottaway debunks one of the most common beer myths.<p><i>Produced by Alana Kakoyiannis & Kamelia Angelova. Additional camera by Daniel Goodman.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

Brooklyn Brewery
Gear & Gadgets

For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …


7 Tech Logos Before They Became Iconic

<i>Dominic Smith is a senior writer and content strategist for Rackspace Digital, the digital marketing infrastructure specialists.</i><p>Logos are an essential part of a brand’s identity. A great logo encapsulates the personality and promise of the business behind it.<p>Some of the world’s most ubiquitous …

Join Us! Become a Brazil 2014 Curator

Hello fans!<p>The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil begins on June 12, 2014, and you’re invited to help curate a very special Flipboard magazine about your favorite team.<p>When the matches begin, Flipboard will publish a dedicated magazine for each of the 32 participating World Cup nations — from Team Algeria …


The Navy's Next Heavy-Duty Helicopter Can Carry 27,000 Pounds

Plus, a new armored SUV<p>This week, defense manufacturers unveiled two separate vehicles each named “Stallion.” The King Stallion, by helicopter giants Sikorsky, is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter. In the future, it could transport troops and vehicles in war zones.<p>Sikorsky’s King Stallion is the third …

The World's Largest Solar Farm

Shine bright like a solar panel<p>In February, the Ivanpah Solar Electricity Generating System opened over a 3,500-acre stretch of the Mojave Desert. The solar thermal farm operates at 392 megawatts—just under 1 percent of California’s total energy production, or enough to power 140,000 homes.<p>The …

Renewable Energy

Freediving with sharks in Roatan, Honduras – in pictures

Freediving with sharks off Honduras's Roatan island is a thrilling, if nerve-racking, experience. Professional freedivers Eusebio and Christina Saenz de Santamaria shot these photographs as they explored the Cara a Cara site, famous for Caribbean reef sharks. Eusebio runs a freediving school in …

Scuba Diving