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England to Test Electric Motorways

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency ...

Date While You Wait: Helping Commuters in Rush Hour

Date While You Wait: Helping Commuters in Rush Hour

Is there anyone out there who seriously enjoys the rush and tedium of the daily commute? Especially somewhere like New York, where time is money and things rarely stand still. Ente ...

The Adventures of Hobbes the Toy Tiger

The Adventures of Hobbes the Toy Tiger

You’re going on holiday and you have doubled checked you have everything - twice. You make it to the airport, and onto the plane, everything running smoothly. Then your child asks ...

New Cars Adjust Their Speed According to Road Signs!

New Cars Adjust Their Speed According to Road Signs!

If there is one thing that irritates drivers all over the world, it's getting a speeding ticket - especially when they don't realise they went over the speed limit. But Ford has no ...

Speed-Dating Plan to Boost Neglected Language

Speed-Dating Plan to Boost Neglected Language

Do you speak Belarusian and wish you could find your Belarusian soul mate? Then you might just be in luck! An independent public culture initiative called Art-Siadziba (or Art Mano ...

Hotel Room Key… There’s an App for That!

Hotel Room Key… There’s an App for That!

Regular visitors to hotels might have wondered what it would like to just skip the hassle of checking in. Having to wait in line at reception just to let them know you made it ther ...

Where is the Happiest Place on Earth?

Where is the Happiest Place on Earth?

Where do you think is the happiest place on Earth? Maybe you think UK folks are the cheeriest, or that the US is the most merry. Well, what if we told you that neither of these pla ...

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency Highways England takes effect. The idea is to test wireless technology that transfer power from inside the road to the vehicle driving on it, built into England's motorways and major A roads. As you might be aware, the technology ...

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Date While You Wait: Helping Commuters in Rush Hour

Is there anyone out there who seriously enjoys the rush and tedium of the daily commute? Especially somewhere like New York, where time is money and things rarely stand still. Enter: Thomas Knox. Thomas is trying to bring fun to commuters in Manhattan with his pop-up initiative Date While You Wait. It's probably exactly as you imagine: Thomas say on a fold-up chair, at a fold-up table, graced with a single ...

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The Adventures of Hobbes the Toy Tiger

You’re going on holiday and you have doubled checked you have everything - twice. You make it to the airport, and onto the plane, everything running smoothly. Then your child asks to hold their favourite toy and that’s when you realise: the toy is stranded at the airport! This is what happened to the Lake family in Florida. Owen, 6, had accidentally left behind his favourite toy, a tiger named Hobbes that h ...

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New Cars Adjust Their Speed According to Road Signs!

If there is one thing that irritates drivers all over the world, it's getting a speeding ticket - especially when they don't realise they went over the speed limit. But Ford has now produced a car that could put an end to this accidental speeding violations, helping drivers to avoid fines in the process, and also potentially reducing the number of accidents on the road. The car manufacturer's second generat ...

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Speed-Dating Plan to Boost Neglected Language

Do you speak Belarusian and wish you could find your Belarusian soul mate? Then you might just be in luck! An independent public culture initiative called Art-Siadziba (or Art Manor) may have just the thing for you - Belarusian Speed Dating! Belarus is an Eastern European country that used to be a part of the Soviet Union. But despite gaining independence in 1991 and having a population of almost 10 million ...

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Hotel Room Key… There’s an App for That!

Regular visitors to hotels might have wondered what it would like to just skip the hassle of checking in. Having to wait in line at reception just to let them know you made it there, and be handed a plastic card that will probably get lost or broken. And then have to juggle your luggage in one hand with the silly card in another just to get into the room in the first place... What if there was an app for th ...

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Where is the Happiest Place on Earth?

Where do you think is the happiest place on Earth? Maybe you think UK folks are the cheeriest, or that the US is the most merry. Well, what if we told you that neither of these places even made it into the top ten? The Gallup-Healthways Global Well-Being Index compiled data from 135 countries last year and found that the country with the happiest people is - drumroll, please - Panama! When measuring a count ...

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The Travelling Teacher

A geography teacher and deputy head at North Cestrian Grammar School in Cheshire is showing everyone how it is done by turning his spare time into material for his lessons. Matthew Bell has a passion for travelling that he has put to good use in the classroom and is also inspiring his students to follow in his footsteps. During the six-week-long summer holidays, Matthew travels to different countries to bro ...

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The Secrets Beneath Stonehenge

Believed to have been built at some point between 3000BC and 2000BC (making it more than 4,000 years old!), Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world. And yet, such mystery surrounds not only how it got there, but also why it was built there. And now that mystery has deepened even further since a first-of-its-kind study has found 15 further monuments beneath Stonehenge that have either had the ...

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Phoenix Towers: The World’s Next Tallest Tower?

China can already boast the world’s longest bridge (Jiaozhou Bay bridge, 26.4 miles) and the world’s largest dam (Three Gorges Dam), but now it could be adding “the world’s tallest building” to their list of accomplishments. Two buildings have been designed by UK-based architectural firm Chetwoods Architects for the Chinese city of Wuhan in Hubei, and have been named Phoenix Towers after the phoenix symbol ...

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