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July 20th, 2014 at 8:33 am

China expected to become a world leader in high speed rail while the U.S. stands by

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A maglev train at the Pudong International Airport.

High-speed rail (HSR) will connect not only cities, states and countries in the future, but also far-reaching continents. In about 15 to 20 years from now, one could travel seamlessly from London, UK to Beijing, China and even have a detour within the Gulf countries using the global high-speed rail network. In the next 15 years, while UK would have built its new HSR2 that covers 332 kilometers,  China will have completed over 25,631 kilometers of high speed track to seamlessly move people in its country.

 

 

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July 20th, 2014 at 8:17 am

The salary at which money won’t make you any happier in each state

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Can money buy happiness? Only up to a certain point. But just how much you need to get to that threshold really depends on where you live, according to a new analysis by Doug Short, vice president of research at investment group Advisor Perspectives.

 

 

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July 19th, 2014 at 8:53 am

Bag2Go – ‘smart’ luggage that will text you when it gets lost

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Bag2Go

It can take hours or even days to hear from someone at an airline to tell you where your lost luggage has ended up — if it ever turns up at all. Wouldn’t it be easier to hear from the luggage itself?

 

 

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July 19th, 2014 at 8:03 am

Mutant worm created that can’t get drunk

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Genetically engineered worms could ultimately lead to anti-drunk pills for humans.

A team of researchers recently made a genetic tweak to worms’ brains that made it impossible for them to get drunk. More specifically, the scientists modified the worms’ genes so that a molecular channel that binds alcohol to their brains would no longer work. And humans have a similar molecular channel.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 10:54 am

Electric life forms that live on pure energy are unlike any other life on Earth

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Geobacter is one type of ‘electric bacteria.’

‘Electric bacteria’ are unlike any other life on Earth, these extraordinary bacteria use energy in its purest form – they eat and breathe electrons – and they are everywhere. (Video)

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 10:16 am

By 2040, 3D printer drones will become reality

BAE Systems concept designs

The Transformer is a futuristic long-range aircraft that divides into smaller ones during or upon arrival at its mission.

By 2040, 3D printers could be so advanced they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim. These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a group of wide-winged aircraft for protracted or enduring surveillance or as rotary-winged UAVs to rescue single civilians or soldiers from dangerous situations, the defense firm’s scientists and engineers suggest.

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 9:40 am

Two-thirds of all televised Shark Tank deals fall apart

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Shark Tank

Monday was the first of three open calls for contestants on ABC’s Shark Tank, the investing reality show in which entrepreneurs make live pitches for funding before a panel of angel investors. Shark Tank is entering its sixth season, the show attracts more than 7 million viewers each week, placing it among the 10 most popular adult reality shows on television, even though it airs on sleepy Fridays.

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 9:15 am

You can learn a foreign language in your sleep: Study

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Swiss study finds memory for new words reinforced by listening again during sleep.

Most tricks for enhancing learning that seem too good to be true usually are. Learning a new language while you sleep has exactly this kind of ring to it. How can anything you listen to while you are asleep possibly have much effect on learning?

 

 

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July 18th, 2014 at 9:01 am

Imagine life without cars

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The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people.

There has been a lot of discussion lately about Uber, Lyft, and all that. The big benefit from new IT-mediated car services will come if they make it possible for lots of people, not just people in Manhattan,  to live without owning their own cars. And if you think about it, you can see how that might work.

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July 17th, 2014 at 9:21 am

How sniffing rosemary can increase memory by 75%

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Rosemary has been associated with memory enhancement since ancient times.

There are many well known health benefits of the herb rosemary but scientists are now studying its specific effects with regard to memory with outstanding results.

 

 

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