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The Airbus 380, the world's largest passenger airliner, has been saved from extinction by a dramatic last minute order by Emirates. After weeks of industry speculation as to whether production of the giant double-decker plane would cease due to insufficient demand, on January 18 Dubai-based Emirates Airline publicly signed a Memorandum of Understanding to purchase 36 additional aircraft, allo
The world's fastest helicopter is being set out to pasture as the British Army announces that its last five Westland Lynx helicopters will be formally retired on January 31 after 40 years of active service. Once the backbone of Army and the Royal Navy, the Lynx is being replaced by the more advanced Wildcat and the remaining twin-engine rotorcraft with 657 Squadron are on a tour of southern E
in developing the supertall structure, the architects took inspiration from the city's small-scale courtyards by recasting them within a spiraling form.The post shanghai tower by gensler is the world’s second tallest building appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Generally speaking, open-backed headphones like the audiophile-on-a-budget HD 650s offer listeners a more spacious, detailed and accurate sound than those with a closed back design. While some makers combine the two, Sennheiser has attempted to produce that sought after open sound from decidedly closed back headphones...Continue Reading Sennheiser aims for best of both worlds with HD 820 head
We've already seen things such as bracelets that monitor the wearer's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. Now, L'Oréal has teamed up with Illinois' Northwestern University to create a tiny thumbnail-mounted gadget that does the same job. According to the university, it is the world's smallest wearable device – of any kind...Continue Reading Battery-less UV sensor claimed to be "world's sm
HDR is a term increasingly causing confusion amongst both photographers and the masses. 'Isn't it that thing that makes my images look flat and less contrasty by including all the shadows and highlights in my final image?' many of our friends and forum members ask.Well, yes, if it's not done right. But when it comes to displays, the ironic thing is that 'HDR' is meant to make imagery look less fl
the band works underwater, including the singer, and all perform without oxygen support.The post aquasonic performance reveals world’s first underwater band appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the 2.3-square-mile artificial island would generate power to the netherlands and UK, and eventually belgium, germany, and denmarkThe post future proposed as world’s largest wind farm is revealed in dutch energy plans appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Though 4K is still in the process of supplanting Full HD as the home TV resolution of choice, manufacturers are already preparing 8K systems for release. LG Display is celebrating the start of a new year by announcing the world's first 8K OLED display that rocks 88 diagonal inches. The living room centerpiece of the near future will be shown at CES in Las Vegas next week...Continue Reading LG
2017 was a busy year for science. From the bottom of the world to the bottom of the sea, new discoveries popped up all over the place. Researchers got new tools, doctors got new medicines, and tables were laid with new foods. Meanwhile, the ultimate shut-ins got their first glimmer of freedom and we learned who really will inherit the Earth. So let's look back at the highlights of this year i is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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