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ViaSat adds 'virtually unlimited' Freedom satellite internet plan for $70 per month

It didn't happen overnight, but ViaSat's finally on its way to transforming the satellite internet space, be it through speedy in-flight WiFi on JetBlue and United or the Exede residential service. That latter product, while the fastest internet option for customers without access to cable or …

Featured Vehicle: Toyota 60 Series with 4.2-Liter Turbo Diesel

Over the years I have come to accept a peculiar truth as part of the general Land Cruiser culture. While there are few for whom the Land Cruiser is …

Sarah Schoenfeld Makes Art by Dropping Drugs onto Film Negatives

What you're looking at is a sample of speed that was mixed with water and dropped onto an exposed film negative. Weirdly, it looks like speed feels.<p>That big photo in the middle is a sample of speed. It was mixed with water and then dropped from a pipette onto an exposed film negative. It was then …

Field Tested (for more than a decade): TNF Base Camp Duffel

I should preface this review by first admitting that I am by no means a loyalist of The North Face brand. Not to say they make subpar apparel or …

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On February 13, 1972, Michel Siffre climbed into a cave in southwest Texas. It would be six months before he saw daylight again.<p>Siffre was a French scientist and a pioneer in chronobiology, which is the study of biological rhythms. The …

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how productive that …

The Denali Climb That Became One of the Deadliest

Seven men lost their lives on Denali in 1967; Andy Hall wanted to understand why.<p>Forty-seven years ago, two teams of young climbers joined together to conquer Denali (Mount McKinley), America's tallest peak, located in the interior of Alaska. It was the Summer of Love, and America rocked to the …

The meaning of exponential

Exponential increases, and decreases, pop up quite often in various contexts. The word is generally used as an impressive adjective to imply something happening really fast and getting faster. This isn’t always sensible. In fact exponential decreases start fast and get slower, hence the problem …

Travel Style: Traverse or Immerse

This being Expedition Portal, we interact with a sizable audience of travelers. We publish their stories, draw on their first-hand expertise, and …

The most promising technology for cleaning up ocean plastic is a giant wheel

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>There are at least one million tons of plastic in the ocean. Creative solutions abound, but few strike marine conservation experts as practical or praise-worthy. Too often, says ecologist Andrew David Thaler, projects like floating plastic-filter machines amount to little …

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Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

Google's Modular Smartphone Is One Step Closer to Being in Your Hands

Google's "Project Ara," an affordable smartphone with customizable and swappable features, is one step closer to reaching the public.<p>The search …

This Electric Bicycle Could Be The Future Of Transportation

The bike wasn't just moving, it was <i>pushing</i>, adding extra propulsion to my own pedaling, giving me a boost with every revolution of the pedals. Faster than expected, I reached the end of a quiet block leaning into a corner. I took a straightaway for a few blocks and pushed 20 miles an hour without …

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The Trouble with Crowdfunding and Red Flags

Writing about crowdfunding campaigns is a minefield. We don’t cover many, but when we do, we’re very careful to only bring you the highest quality projects. On one recent occasion, we may have missed the mark.<p>There are so many crowdfunding campaigns vying for attention that we reject well over 95 …

Nasa validates 'impossible' space drive

Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to …