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World’s smallest flying robot takes off

May 7th, 2013 at 10:17 am » Comments Off

A robot the size of a fly that is able to perform the agile maneuvers of the ubiquitous insects has been created bu scientists in the United States. This “robo-fly”, built from carbon fiber, weighs a fraction of a gram and has super-fast electronic “muscles” to power its wings.    

Mobile phone carriers profit from phone theft ‘are not innocent,’ says DC police chief

May 7th, 2013 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

Carriers benefit from phone theft. Theft of mobile phones is a massive and growing problem, accounting for more than 40 percent of all thefts in San Francisco in 2012. But is that a good thing for mobile carriers like AT&T and Verizon?    

Global luxury goods ecommerce market rises by 25%

May 7th, 2013 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

Luxury goods ecommerce soars. The worldwide appetite for luxury goods doesn’t seem to have been slowed down by concerns about the state of the global economy, according to research released by business consulting firm Bain & Company in October 2012. In fact, total demand for luxury goods has remained very strong, with worldwide revenues estimated to have […]

Crowdfunding trend will revolutionize the U.S. investing landscape

May 7th, 2013 at 9:38 am » Comments Off

The tan building in the middle is 1351 H Street NE, where the plans for the restaurant Maketto are being drawn up. Micah Lubens bought a share of a vacant, two-story brick building that was promoted as the next up-and-coming hot spot along D.C.’s bustling H Street corridor for only $100.    

Inmates post reviews of prisons on Yelp

May 7th, 2013 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Prison inmates post reviews to Yelp. Robert Miller , an attorney, has visited five prisons and 17 jails in his lifetime, but he has reviewed only three of them on Yelp. One he found “average,” with inexperienced and power-hungry officers. Another he faulted for its “kind of very firmly rude staff.” His most recent review, […]

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