TED 2017: UK ‘Iron Man’ demonstrates flying suit – BBC News

April 28, 2017

… 10 minutes. The start-up he founded, Gravity, is working on new technology for the device which Mr Browning said will make the current prototype look “like child’s play”. Since video of his maiden flight went on YouTube, he has had thousands of views and interest from investors and the UK military. But he does not think that the system is about to go mainstream anytime soon. …

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Former child soldier wins prize for risking his life to protect Congo’s wildlife

April 24, 2017

… days prior to his arrest he had attempted to stop construction of an oil communication device within the park. Katembo says he received phone calls telling him: “You have betrayed the country … You deserve to die.” Local chiefs have offered him bribes, “to help them get oil exploration going in the park,” he says, “they proposed $5,000 just to do that.” This figure would have been nearly five times his annual salary. Unknown gunmen shot the …

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Apple Watch adds new Earth Day badge to push you to get outside and active

April 23, 2017

Image: tim cook via twitter Just a couple of days after releasing its new NikeLab version of the Apple Watch, Apple is leveraging the device’s reputation as a fitness tool to join in the Earth Day festivities. Early Saturday, Apple CEO Tim Cook posted a photo of a new special edition achievement badge on the Apple Watch designed to get people outside and active. SEE ALSO: Science hero Neil deGrasse Tyson delivers his most inspiring message yet “Get outside, enjoy our planet and …

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Britain’s ‘big bang’ in Heligoland, 70 years on – BBC News

April 19, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHeligoland: When Britain blew up an island Brexit may have triggered a political earthquake in Europe, but 70 years ago the UK sent real shockwaves across the seas with the largest non-nuclear explosion of that era. As one of the four victorious allied powers after World War Two, Britain was governing a large area of occupied Germany. The British sector included the tiny island of Heligoland, which had long been a source of …

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When this man tried to fly with his mobility device, United made him cry

April 16, 2017

… upset enough so he wrote a lengthy post Thursday about the incident, which happened at the beginning of last month. Harris’ honeymoon was nearly ruined when United barred him from bringing his “previously-approved, DOT & TSA-allowed mobility device,” a Segway miniPro, on board his flight from Newark to San Diego, where the couple had planned to board a cruise. Harris says in the post he has spondylitis, a type of autoimmune spinal arthritis, which can make walking …

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Google released a new Pixel film and it’s going viral

April 13, 2017

Google’s new video to promote the Pixel phone in India is quite popular with 15 million views across Facebook and YouTube. The film starring popular Indian writer-columnist Mrs. Funnybones focuses on the all-round utility of Google Assistant the feature integral to the Pixel device. SEE ALSO: Google wants to know what you’d like to see in the Pixel 2 A #DayWithPixel traces the life of its protagonist (“comedian, restaurant hunter, selfie-taker” as Google India called …

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Trespassing on UK railways hits record high – BBC News

April 13, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSimon Munn lost his leg crossing a train track when he was 22 More than 8,000 people trespassed on railways across the UK in 2016 – the highest number since records began. Network Rail and British Transport Police figures show an 11% rise in incidents to 8,265, compared with 2015. Some 115 people have been killed on rail tracks over the past five years, with almost half of them aged under 25. Network Rail and the police said …

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This startup wants to run the internet of things via nano satellite

April 12, 2017

… says,” she explained. In the past, nano satellites have been used for scientific missions, but more recently for commercial activities like Earth observation and mapping. Plant Labs, the California company founded by Australian Chris Boshuizen, is one player in this space. But Tata Nardini wants her constellation to help network smart devices and sensors across industries. “Fleet is playing in a space device connectivity which is quite unique. We want to be frontrunners,” she …

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Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey to return to Sierra Leone – BBC News

April 12, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPauline Cafferkey fell ill with Ebola after working in Sierra Leone in 2014. Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who survived Ebola, is to return to Sierra Leone for the first time since contracting the disease there. She worked as a volunteer in the West African country in 2014, where an epidemic killed almost 4,000 people. Her return next month is to raise funds for children orphaned by the disease and people who survived it. …

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