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This airport has just been named Best in the World for the seventh year in a row

April 4th, 2019 at 3:47 am » Comments Off

Courtesy Singapore Changi Airport And it’s set to open the world’s largest indoor waterfall in just a few weeks. It’s not very often that travelers actually look forward to arriving early to an airport for its amenities, but Singapore’s Changi Airport—with its rooftop swimming pool, 24-hour movie theater, and butterfly garden—has become that place. So […]

RANKED: The 10 best economy-class airlines in the world

January 1st, 2018 at 1:33 pm » Comments Off

Every year, Skytrax names the airlines with the best overall economy-class experience. Airlines from Asia dominate the list, taking 15 of the top 20 spots. Skytrax also named the airlines with the best food and seats in economy class.

Top 10 colleges in the U.S. with the biggest application drops

September 21st, 2015 at 3:12 pm » Comments Off

This fall, more than 20 million students are expected to return to college, a 24 percent increase from 2000. Still, the enrollment surge doesn’t mean that all colleges have gotten more popular. Some expensive private colleges have experienced significant drops in the number of high school seniors applying, according to a recent report. Elite Boston College has suffered the biggest plunge.

The Big Trends in 3-D Printing

January 10th, 2015 at 8:15 am » Comments Off

It’s been a fast-paced year for 3D printing, with more capital, more companies, and more big ideas than ever. Behind the scenes, we’ve witnessed no fewer than 50 new ventures raising money in the 3D printing sector. That doesn’t include more than 40 crowdfunding projects on Kickstarter alone.

Top 10 Most Influential Columns by Futurist Thomas Frey in 2014

December 29th, 2014 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Over the past year we’ve delved into a variety of different topics on and naturally some have been more popular than others. Sometimes it’s the headlines, other times the graphics, but in the end it’s the subject matter and content that will determine which ones rise to the top. Overall, we’re still finding a […]

Top 10 most profitable businesses in the U.S.

December 27th, 2014 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Big data analytics answers the question of what the most profitable industries are.. The most profitable sector in the United States is electrical equipment manufacturing, according to Powerlytics, a big data analytics company that offers financial insights into millions of businesses.    

Top 10 Articles on

December 27th, 2014 at 9:56 am » Comments Off

The articles posted on the Impact Lab represent an unusual mix, all of which are oriented around future trends, future thinking, or recent innovations that may more may not alter the course of history. With that in mind, here are the posts that caught most people’s attention over 2014.

Top 10 Trends in Digital Marketing

December 22nd, 2014 at 12:00 pm » Comments Off

In the coming year, mobile will continue to strengthen its hold on the industry, smart data will outshine big data, and real-time marketing will become an achievable goal. With just a few weeks left in 2014, it’s time for some of my annual digital marketing predictions for the upcoming year.

Top 10 crazy devices the secret service could use to put a stop to White House fence jumping

November 9th, 2014 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

A White House gate crasher bypassed an unlocked, manual front door and two guards and made it deep into the White House last month, while two K-9s managed to halt a would-be uninvited guests. So far, this year, there have been at least five intrusions on White House grounds demonstrating that maybe Secret Service officers could use some help […]

Top 10 mind-boggling paradoxes

October 8th, 2014 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

Fletcher’s paradox A statement or problem that either appears to produce two entirely contradictory (yet possible) outcomes, or provides proof for something that goes against what we intuitively expect is called a paradox. Paradoxes have been a central part of philosophical thinking for centuries, and are always ready to challenge our interpretation of otherwise simple […]

Top 10 future jobs for chemical engineers

September 25th, 2014 at 9:14 am » Comments Off

Space Fuel Processor There are a lot of articles that hypothesize about what possible careers we will be performing in the future. The majority of the time these future careers all involve some aspect of chemical engineering.    

Top 10 questions the Pew Research Center has tackled in the past 10 years

September 22nd, 2014 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

The Pew Research Center was established by The Pew Charitable Trusts ten years ago to bring together several of Pew’s information initiatives. The new organization had a unique mission to offer nonpartisan, non-advocacy information to decision-makers and the public. The Center has amassed a large body of work over the past decade. For their tenth anniversary, here’s a look […]

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