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Rescheduled Flight Saves Sheryl Sandberg From Plane Crash

Rescheduled Flight Saves Sheryl Sandberg From Plane Crash

An Asiana Airlines flight crash-landed at San Francisco International Airport yesterday. As a result of the crash-landing, two passengers have been reported dead whereas another 181 are injured. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was due to take the same plane but by chance, switched to a United flight.

By On July 7, 2013 Respond
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Meet The Man Who Surgically Implanted Earphones In Ear

Meet The Man Who Surgically Implanted Earphones In Ear

Earphones are so small that anytime they can be lost so easily. But a 34-year-old man named Rich Lee decided to implant earphones literally in ears so that they never get lost. Surprisingly he really did that.

By On June 29, 2013 Respond
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Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Woman Consumes Cola Instead Of Water For 16 Straight Years

Doctors usually warn against cola drinks since they contain high sugar content and are prone to cause many health problems. However, discarding all such untoward opinions, a 31-year old woman in Monaco consumed cola, in place of water, for 16 continuous years. Predictably, she had to be hospitalized to save her life.

By On June 27, 2013 1 Response
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Study: People Are Mean To Their Unattractive Co-Workers In Office

Study: People Are Mean To Their Unattractive Co-Workers In Office

In office, a person should be identified by his/her work, not by his/her looks. But does this really really happen in every offices? Does a human looks have more impact upon other people than his/her work in office? Well a study has found that people who are considered unattractive are more likely to be belittled and bullied in the workplace.

By On June 20, 2013 1 Response
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Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

Educators Aren’t Smart Enough With Their Smart Devices, Report Says

U.S. schools aren’t smart enough in utilizing their smart devices, according to a report by Center for American Progress. Although schools spend a lot of money to acquire digital devices, they aren’t checking the return-on-investment they’re getting.

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Water Discus: A UFO Shaped Partially Underwater Hotel

Water Discus: A UFO Shaped Partially Underwater Hotel

Earlier we reported that Apple plans to make a spaceship-like campus. And now a Polish architectural and deep-sea engineering company Deep Ocean Technology has inked a deal with Ridgewood Hotels and Suites Pvt. Ltd. to build a UFO-shaped partially underwater hotel named “Water Discus” in the Maldives.

By On June 14, 2013 Respond
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Watch How An Entire Bridge Was Moved In Portland

Watch How An Entire Bridge Was Moved In Portland

The 1971 feet (601 m) long and 75 feet (23 m) wide Sellwood Bridge in Portland, Oregon, was built in 1925. Due to cracks on the bridge and public safety issue, engineers decided to repair the 1,100-foot, 3,400-ton truss of that bridge. To do so, they had to move that portion. Recently, engineers have moved the entire bridge without cracking it.

By On June 12, 2013 Respond
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Plan To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days Got A Nod

Plan To Build World’s Tallest Building In 90 Days Got A Nod

At present, world’s tallest building is Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Engineers took five years to complete this 2,722 feet (829 m) high building. Last year, Chinese construction firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB) announced that it wants to build the world’s tallest skyscraper Sky City (天空城市) within three months or 90 days. Finally, the company has the green light from authorities.

By On June 10, 2013 1 Response
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Julian Assange Unmasks Eric Schmidt’s Evil Plans

Julian Assange Unmasks Eric Schmidt’s Evil Plans

Google’s chairman, Eric Schmidt, recently penned down a new book ‘The New Digital Age’, together with Jared Cohen. In the book, Schmidt explores the future of technology and the uses it can be put to. The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has now slammed the book, calling it somewhat of a propaganda tool for the U.S. government.

By On June 4, 2013 1 Response
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Barcelona Space Hotel To Be The World’s First Zero Gravity Spa

Barcelona Space Hotel To Be The World’s First Zero Gravity Spa

Barcelona is renowned for its world heritage sites. Thousands of tourists visit each each to see these world heritage sites. Recently, US-based company Mobilona Space Hotels has unveiled its plans for the “world’s first zero gravity spa” in Barcelona Island. The company thinks, this Space Hotel will be another world heritage site and this hotel will increase the number of tourists a lot.

By On May 27, 2013 1 Response
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[Video] Watch The First Ever Vertical Take-off And Landing Of F-35B Fighter Jet

[Video] Watch The First Ever Vertical Take-off And Landing Of F-35B Fighter Jet

Aircraft manufacturer Lockheed Martin’s latest technological wonder, the F-35B Lightning II fighter jet, is a short take-off and vertical-landing jet. On Monday, Lockheed Martin released a video of the first ever Vertical Take Off (VTO) conducted by an F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Lightning II test aircraft.

By On May 22, 2013 Respond
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Teenager Dies During An iPad-Theft Incident

Teenager Dies During An iPad-Theft Incident

A number of incidents involving the theft of Apple gadgets have taken place in the recent past. We have even seen entire Apple retail locations ransacked by thieves in some cases. Now, it has been reported that during an iPad-theft incident, a 15-year-old boy was ran over by a car and succumbed to his injuries while on the way to hospital.

By On May 20, 2013 Respond
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New $100 Bill Is Harder For Counterfeiters To Copy

New $100 Bill Is Harder For Counterfeiters To Copy

Counterfeiters always tend to come up with adequate ideas to duplicate a currency note with precision. However, the Federal Reserve is rolling out a new $100 bill soon, which makes use of a whole range of new features. These features, we’ve been told, will make it really hard for counterfeiters to duplicate the note.

By On May 19, 2013 Respond
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IDG: Smartphones Fueling Violent Crimes Across US

IDG: Smartphones Fueling Violent Crimes Across US

Smartphones have brought a lot of convenience for the consumers and fueled the growth of technology markets. But, they have also increased criminal activities. No, I’m not talking about sophisticated cybercrimes. I’m talking about violent crimes including hijacking, robbery and theft of mobile devices.

By On May 12, 2013 Respond
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New Anti-Abuse Ad Displays Secret Message Only To Kids

New Anti-Abuse Ad Displays Secret Message Only To Kids

Child abuse is a common issue and often, it’s very hard to reach out to the affected kids and offer them help. A Spanish organization has come up with a clever way of doing so. The organization has devised a unique ad which is visible only to people who are shorter than 4’5″.

By On May 7, 2013 Respond
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