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Why are white people expats when the rest of us are immigrants?

In the lexicon of human migration there are still hierarchical words, created with the purpose of putting white people above everyone else. One of those remnants is the word “expat”. ... more
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Google exec sets new high-altitude skydiving world record

Google exec, Alan Eustace, has broken the 128,100-ft (39,045-m) high-altitude skydive record set by Felix Baumgartner in October, 2012 (with much less fanfare). Jumping from a balloon at 135,890 ft ... more
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Super-resolved fluorescence microscopy pioneers awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Ever since Antonie van Leeuwenhoek turned his simple microscope on a bit of pond water in the 17th century, optical microscopes have been a key tool for biologists. Unfortunately, theyre ... more
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2014 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to inventors of blue LEDs

Thomas Edison may have invented the lightbulb, but he never received the Nobel Prize for it. Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano at the University of Nagoya, and Shuji Nakamura working ... more
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Bonhams auctions remarkable collection of technology antiques the Michael Bennett-Levy Early Technology Sale

The freight train progress of technology during the last century has masked the true value of landmark specimens of mankinds technological triumphs. First-of-a-kind devices were quickly superseded and hence soon ... more
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Guitar pioneer Les Paul - 1915-2009

Genuis. Pioneer. Innovator. Words that don't even come close to describing the revolutionary thinking of one Lester William Polsfus. Better known as Les Paul, he had such a huge influence ... more
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Fourteen-year-old develops DIY tablet kits to educate and inspire

Less than one year ago, 14-year-old Taj Pabari was like any other kid, toiling away on a 3D printer at school (ok, maybe not quite like any other kid). An ... more
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Dyson working to perfect robotic vacuum cleaner

A launch event in Sydney, Australia, this week was the latest stop on Sir James Dysons world tour introducing his companys new line of Airblade hand dryers . While the ... more
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Charles Babbage: the brain that invented the computer

Though Silicon Valley may be the heart of the commercialisation of all things digital, it is the British who can proudly boast having invented the computer. Indeed, so proud are ... more
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Second Livestock virtual reality for chickens

Battery hens live pretty grim lives but what if their lot could be improved with the use of virtual reality? Second Livestock is a project that envisions caged hens being ... more
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Engineer designs DIY bionic hand for boy he met in an elevator

It seems like hardly a month goes by without news reaching us of advances in the field of bionic hands . Unfortunately, however, these high-tech prostheses can be very costly ... more
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Gas turbine model train looks (and sounds) incredible

Developed by Hidepon Works , this train is about as bad-ass as model trains can possibly get. It's powered by a gas turbine engine, thus giving it a very noisy ... more
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