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Brain implants help paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in years

Brain implants help paralyzed man drink coffee on his own for 1st time in yearsMan was able to "reach and grasp" again with electrical implants.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 19:53:25 -0400
Ivanka Trump and Betsy DeVos Support Women in STEM

Ivanka Trump and Betsy DeVos Support Women in STEMThe pair joined forces at the National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:15:22 -0400
Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to US

Space arms race as Russia, China emerge as 'rapidly growing threats' to USU.S. satellites may be vulnerable to attacks that could make our whole way of fighting war riskier, according to experts.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:49:05 -0400
New York Firm Unveils Plan to Hang Skyscraper From Asteroid

New York Firm Unveils Plan to Hang Skyscraper From AsteroidA New York architecture firm is taking experimental design out of this world with a plan to hang a skyscraper from an asteroid that would roam between the northern and southern hemispheres. The Analemma Tower, which Cloud Architecture Office is calling the worlds tallest building ever, would hang from the sky, suspended by air cables attached to an asteroid. It would travel a figure-eight route over the Earths surface, slowing its orbit over New York City, and returning to the same point every 24 hours, according to the companys initial design plans.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 05:26:14 -0400
The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights now

The Mexico Tourism Board made a cloud that rains tequila and we're booking our flights nowGrab your rim-salted margarita glass and your galoshes because there is now a cloud that can answer all of your Happy Hour prayers. The Mexico Tourism Board and the creative agency LAPIZ have partnered to create a manmade cloud that produces raindrops of actual tequila. The first cloud that rains tequila. #tequilacloud #visitmexico A post shared by VisitMexico (@visitmexico) on Mar 9, 2017 at 5:41am PST SEE ALSO: Drought drives huge, deadly cobra to calmly drink from a villager's water bottle The boozy puff was developed as a promotional stunt to attract German tourists to Mexico and was put on display at an art gallery in Berlin called Urban Spree. Unfortunately, the cloud can't float freely and meet you at your favorite bar. It's actually formed by a tequila-based mist held together by a plastic container to help it keep its fluffy cloud shape. According to The Huffington Post, the LAPIZ team used ultrasonic humidifiers to "vibrate" the tequila at a rate that turns the alcohol into a visible mist that is filtered into the container. #tequilacloud Serving free shots of delicious Silver Tequila since 2016. Come to Urban Spree, Revaler Strasse 99 for a taste #mexico #travel #tequila #art #berlin A post shared by Ernesto Adduci (@eadduci) on Mar 10, 2017 at 7:31am PST The vapor of the tequila then condenses inside of the plastic and drops from the cloud. It was also synched with the local weather patterns so when it rained in Berlin, the tequila poured down, too. Drinkers can hold their glasses under the cloud for an alcoholic rain shower shot. If that seems like too much work to get your buzz, there is a spout beneath the cloud for anyone who doesn't want to wait for the storm. A post shared by pj pj (@pojpojberlin) on Mar 8, 2017 at 9:07am PST A post shared by Cristina Zambet (@cristinazambet) on Mar 11, 2017 at 1:17pm PST We predict that we'll see this cool cloud trick tried by amateur bartenders everywhere before your next crawl. It's 5 o'clock somewhere and it might just be in the clouds. [H/T: The Huffington Post ] WATCH: The Raindrop Cake is back and this time it's a bright shade of purple

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 21:14:52 -0400
Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered species

Wild Thai tiger cub footage sparks hope for endangered speciesConservationists on Tuesday hailed the discovery of a new breeding population of tigers in Thailand as a "miraculous" victory for a sub-species nearly wiped out by poaching. Images of some tigers including six cubs, captured by camera traps in an eastern Thai jungle throughout 2016, confirm the presence of what is only the world's second known breeding population of the endangered Indochinese tiger. The only other growing population -- the largest in the world with about three dozen tigers -- is based in a western forest corridor in Thailand near the border with Myanmar.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:52:17 -0400
Floods in Peru threaten to sweep away rich archaeological legacy - explorer

Floods in Peru threaten to sweep away rich archaeological legacy - explorerBy Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Extreme floods wreaking havoc in Peru are also threatening the South American country's rich archeological heritage and the tourism that thrives on it, a Peruvian archaeologist said on Tuesday. At least 50 archaeological sites in Peru have been damaged by the intense rains that are battering northern Peru, resulting in a drastic drop in related tourism, said archaeologist and explorer Walter Alva.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:56:56 -0400
Passengers on plane see incredible light show as it flies through Southern Lights

Passengers on plane see incredible light show as it flies through Southern LightsPassengers on a Boeing 767 from New Zealand saw a view of the southern lights no one had ever seen before on the first charter flight booked to fly into the light display. The 134 passengers on the sold-out flight were treated to an incredible display of light at the edge of space after the plane took off from Dunedin. Organiser and Otago Museum Director Ian Griffin said, I thought it was absolutely brilliant.

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 05:43:45 -0400
London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index

London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car indexThe mayors of Paris, London and Seoul on Wednesday launched an initiative to rate the most polluting vehicles in a bid to keep them off the roads of their cities. The aim of the "Air'volution" scheme is to help drivers avoid buying the most harmful diesel vans and cars. Speaking at a press conference in Paris, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said respiratory problems caused by emissions led to 9,000 deaths a year in his city.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:18:17 -0400
Samsung has plan for recalled phones

Samsung has plan for recalled phonesFox Business Briefs: 3/28/17

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 11:48:47 -0400
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