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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 ...

Slow the Ageing of Your Brain: Learn a Second Language!

Are you able to speak another language? Maybe you have thought about learning but dismissed the idea? A new study carried out by researchers from the University of Edinburgh now suggests that becoming bilingual (speaking two languages) has a positive, age-slowing effect on the brain - and better late than never! The latest study, actually carried out between 2008 and 2010 but published recently in the journ ...

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Airbus and China Make Aviation Deals

China and France’s Airbus have signed an agreement in which states that more than a thousand planes and helicopters will be manufactured. One particular deal, which involves the French aviation company supplying 43 A320s and 27 larger A330 planes, was suspended because of a carbon emissions tax row between the EU and other outside countries. But now the deal can finally go through after a breakthrough was m ...

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Holidays on a Budget: Hostels a Cheaper Alternative

It’s January, and if you look out of your window, you will probably find that it’s dark and gloomy, and some people are thinking about booking their summer holidays. However, with Christmas and New Year just gone, many people are feeling the pinch, especially families. Maybe 2014 is the year to try something a little different and cut down on the amount spend on a holiday. Spending less on a holiday, and so ...

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Europe: Timeless Travel

Known for its history, cultural and beauty, Europe is a must-see for anyone on their travels this year (and for every year after that). But where to begin? Let’s take a look at some of Europe’s most popular countries and what they have to offer, to give you a place to start. Starting with Switzerland, which has proved one of the world’s most popular countries to visit, especially for American travellers, wi ...

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Kenya Launches Railway to Boost Trade

Late 2013, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the launch of a railway project that could revolutionise transportation in East Africa. The railway is said to be Kenya’s biggest construction project for their half a century of independence, eventually extending all the way to Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Construction for the first section of the standard gauge railway is meant ...

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First Dog to Climb Mount Everest is Former Stray

Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, first people in 1953; Junko Tabei, first woman in 1975; Rupee the dog, first canine in 2013. Climbing Mount Everest is still an amazing achievement, and these names were the first of their kind to do it, and no, you didn’t read that wrong. Rupee the dog has recently ascended the great slopes of Everest with his owner, being the first dog to have done so. What makes this ac ...

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Passengers do Squats to Pay for Tickets

The Russian Olympic Committee and Moscow city officials have come up with a great new way to encourage metro riders to exercise: paying for their train tickets by doing 30 squats. Throughout November, subway passengers can choose to perform 30 “Olympic standard” squats in two minutes. If they manage to complete the challenge, a machine prints out a ticket worth 30 rubles (57p), which is the price of one-way ...

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Could There be a Cure for Jet Lag?

Jet lag could be a thing of the past - we just have to tinker with our body clocks, say Japanese scientists. At Kyoto University, scientists have gotten one step closer to developing a drug that could cure jet lag and their findings are published in Science. Jet lag is that annoying feeling of nagging tiredness and disorientation we experience after travelling to a country with a different time zone, or hav ...

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South Africa – The Ultimate Eco-Tourism Destination

South Africa is a stunning country, full of amazing places of natural beauty and home to an eclectic and diverse culture. But its real gem is that it is an incredible eco-tourism destination, with many hidden away regions just waiting to be explored. In fact tourism alone, makes up for some 3% of the entire country’s GDP and at the end of the day, some 860,000 visitors a month to the country can’t be wrong. ...

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Escape the Winter Blues

With winter just around the corner,  you’re probably thinking of wrapping up warm, settling in front of a warm fire and sharing another year of memories with your family. With record numbers every year escaping to a nice warm climate at Christmas why not beat those winter blues by warming your cockles in the sun instead of by the fire. The Caribbean Islands 365 beaches surrounded by clear blue waters with a ...

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