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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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Fukushima Cleanup In Japan May Take More Than 40 Years

Fukushima Cleanup In Japan May Take More Than 40 Years

In the wake of the the earthquake and tsunami in Japan back in 2011, the Fukushima nuclear plant ran into a number of issues which resulted in a huge nuclear disaster. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has revealed that it may take Japan more than 40 years to cleanup the nuclear plant and decommission it entirely.

By On April 25, 2013 Respond
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Google’s Eric Schmidt Offers Tech Insights In ‘The New Digital Age’

Google’s Eric Schmidt Offers Tech Insights In ‘The New Digital Age’

We live in an era where technology has a paramount importance and has become an integral part of our lives. And Google has played a huge role in making this possible, being the undisputed champion of the web. Google’s former CEO and current chairman, Eric Schmidt, has now offered his insight on the tech development in a book titled ‘The New Digital Age.’

By On April 22, 2013 Respond
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Boston Marathon Bombs Created From Pressure Cookers: FBI

Boston Marathon Bombs Created From Pressure Cookers: FBI

Last Monday, April 15, two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, US. According to FBI, those two bombs were created from pressure cookers and possibly were detonated remotely by cellphones.

By On April 18, 2013 Respond
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Glacial Ice That Formed Over 1,600 Years Melted In 25 Years, Research Shows

Glacial Ice That Formed Over 1,600 Years Melted In 25 Years, Research Shows

It took a minimum of 1,600 years to form the glacial ice in the Peruvian Andes, Peru. Surprisingly at present, there is no sign of the glacier. After a long study, some scientists have discovered that the glacial ice have melted in just 25 years, leaving behind a large pool of water framed by exposed rock and diminished beds of ice!

By On April 7, 2013 Respond
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Steve Jobs’ First Boss, “Steve Was Difficult, Very Few Companies Would Hire Him”

Steve Jobs’ First Boss, “Steve Was Difficult, Very Few Companies Would Hire Him”

Apart from designing products for Apple, its co-founder and late CEO Steve Jobs also designed a 260 feet yacht dubbed Venus. In fact, Steve Jobs was such a person that even the U.S. president Barack Obama hailed Steve Jobs in his speech. But interestingly Steve Jobs’ first boss Nolan Bushnell said that very few companies would have hired Steve Jobs because of his attitude!

By On April 1, 2013 Respond
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Honey Bees In The US Dying At Extreme High Rate

Honey Bees In The US Dying At Extreme High Rate

American commercial beekeepers are at a loss — their hives continue to shrink each year, and they’re not getting any closer to pinpointing a cause or finding a solution.

By On March 31, 2013 2 Responses
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A Meteoroid Streaked Through Sky Over East Coast Last Friday

A Meteoroid Streaked Through Sky Over East Coast Last Friday

On March 22, a bright object was spotted up and down the northern mid-Atlantic United States from Maryland to Manhattan to Massachusetts. Streaking across the sky just before 8 p.m. EDT, the fireball was witnessed by thousands of people. Most importantly, the American Meteor Society alone has received over 630 reports on its website from the event. According to NASA’s Meteoride Environment Office, the object might be a meteoroid.

By On March 24, 2013 Respond
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The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

The Mindset Of Educators Behind Online Education

Ever taken a course on Coursera, edX, or Udacity? I have. Even before that, I was a frequent user of MIT OpenCourseWare. From the experience I gathered while using these resources or taking these massive online open courses, aka MOOCs, is that most people enroll to learn, formal credit means very little. Hence, when I read an article by Gregory Ferenstein of TechCrunch giving undue focus on MOOC professors’ belief that their students don’t deserve any formal credit, I think there are things to be clarified.

By On March 23, 2013 Respond
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Thrill-Seeking Photographer Captured Rare Moments Of Lava Meeting Lightning

Thrill-Seeking Photographer Captured Rare Moments Of Lava Meeting Lightning

Professional photographers are really dedicated and passionate to their work. We have already seen a photographer waiting for two years to snap a perfect photo of the Milky Way Galaxy. And now we have found another thrill-seeking photographer who have captured some awesome images of lighting while colliding with lava.

By On March 20, 2013 Respond
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