Richard Amundson

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Peru to Build Aerial Tourist Tramway

Peru's national government plans to install the country's first aerial tramway to reach the ruined city known as the "cradle of gold," located just 30 miles from Machu Picchu, the <i>Associated Press</i> reports. Officials estimate the $45 million tramway will bring in 3,000 tourists daily after it opens …

Illicit Drugs And Mental Illness Take A Huge Global Toll

Mental disorders and substance abuse are the leading causes of nonfatal illness on the planet, according to an ambitious analysis of data from around the world.<p>A companion report, the first of its kind, documents the global impact of four illicit drugs: heroin and other opiates, amphetamines, …

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Obama: U.S. Has 'Concluded' Assad Used Chemical Weapons In Syria

In an interview with PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, President Obama said the U.S. had "concluded" that the regime of Bashar Assad used chemical weapons during an attack last week near Damascus that reportedly left hundreds dead and potentially thousands more injured.<p>"We have looked at all the evidence, …

Nintendo dropping Wii U price by $50 on September 21st, ahead of PS4 and Xbox One launch

Well, the Wii U's time as the only "next-gen" console on the market is about to come to an end. Its brief reign was marred by software bugs, missing features and a questionable price. Now with the PS4 and Xbox One preparing to launch an all out assault on the gaming market, Nintendo is trying to …

NASA is testing rocket parts made from laser 3D printing

By now you’ve probably heard the hullabaloo around 3D printed guns, but NASA is cranking up the heat even more with its laser 3D printed rocket parts, as noted by Ars Technica.<p>NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center recently completed a successful test of a rocket injector part. Printed using a …

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to ship soon after September launch

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>On September 4, Samsung is widely expected to debut the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly a smartwatch called the Galaxy Gear. …

Ping smart wallet tells you when cards go astray

Being careless with your wallet or purse is an easy way to have your cash -- and your identity -- stolen. Here's a smart wallet that will tell you when items have been removed or not been returned promptly.<p>Ping is a minimalist aluminum case for your ducats, debit cards, and credit cards that links …

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Google's New TV Gadget, the Chromecast

Chromecast doesn't so much "solve a problem" so much as create a new one: Why can't I put my content, whatever it is, on any screen I encounter, at the touch of a button?<p>For the past couple days, I've been playing with Google's new $35 device for your TV, the Chromecast. It works simply: You plug …

Why Adding 21,000 Border Patrol Is A Dysfunctional Plan That Will Waste Billions

Today’s second segment in our three part series will focus on law enforcement on our border. Since our experts are from Texas, that will be our main geographic area of focus. Some background is in order. It should be clear that today all of our border law enforcement agencies come under the purview …

Polls Show Wide Racial Gap On Trayvon Martin Case

Two polls released Monday revealed a dramatic racial gap in public opinion surrounding the Trayvon Martin case, with notable disparities on issues ranging from reaction to the verdict to the need for a national discussion on race.<p>According to a Pew Research Center poll, 86 percent of …

Game DVR: Xbox One and PS4 constantly record gameplay

Both next-gen consoles will keep a rolling buffer of recent gameplay footage: five minutes for the Xbox One, fifteen for the PS4.<p><b>Social sharing has</b> …

Get Ready: 3D Printing Will Explode Next Year, When Key Patents Expire

The lifting of intellectual property barriers will lead to a rise in competition and a huge drop in price.<p>Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents. In February 2014, key patents that currently …

Best US Coastal Hikes: Escape The City Hiking 10 Of America's Best Seaside Trails (PHOTOS)

Looking to escape the city this summer? Get away from the urban grind and enjoy some of the stress-relieving benefits of nature with a relaxing weekend trip exploring some of the country's most scenic coastal destinations by foot.<p>Ranging in length and difficulty level from one-mile walks around the …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

Summer 2013 Guide to Chicago

<i>We have updated this list for 2014. Read Summer 2014 Guide to Chicago</i><p>Chicago in the summer is a beach town—a crazy thought to the uninitiated who …

No, really, sequestration is hurting the economy

Only industries largely unaffected by the budget cuts are experiencing any kind of job gains<p>Still in Europe, arguing the sagacity of austerity measures. As usual, the typical European economist is much more aware of what’s going on in the U.S. than we are re Europe (and, even more impressively, …

6 Tips for Happiness

On my 32nd birthday, I finally realized that there was a distinct possibility that the last of my "dreams" might never come to pass. At the time I hadn't even realized that it was a dream - I just hadn't had a proper girlfriend for a while. A long while. A really long while.<p>So in order to avoid a …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

Studio Ghibli Documentary 'The Kingdom of Dreams & Madness' Looks Behind the Scenes of Hayao Miyazaki's Workplace – /Film

The best way to learn about Japan’s famed animation house <b>Studio Ghibli</b> is simply to watch Ghibli’s films, especially those made by co-founder <b>Hayao</b> …