Category Archives: Offbeat

How Virgin America are changing their cabins into chill-out zones

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Posted on by Oliver Khademi

Virgin America is transforming their cabins into flying chill-out zones and David Cush, the President and CEO of the airline just spilled a few details at Fast Company’s Innovation Uncensored San Francisco event about what Virgin has in store for …

New Apple Store app will change Apple retail stores forever and increase jobs

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Posted on by Oliver Khademi

On Thursday, Apple’s new retail store app for iOS will launch, and it will bring two major features with it. First, it will enable online ordering with retail store pick up. This has already started happening in a few stores …

Man spontaneously combusted according to coroner and BBC

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Posted on by Oliver Khademi

Can people explode? No, I’m not talking love, politics, or terrorism here. I’m talking about a 76-year-old man in Galway, Ireland, who, at least according to the local coroner, spontaneously combusted. I am aware that those who remember “Spinal Tap” …

TSA scanners can’t seem to detect your weapons if you have shiny clothes

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We are fortunate enough not to have a UK version of the TSA because if we did the tabloids would have made them too embarrassed to exist and forced changes but over in the US they seem to like being …

ATM in India uses the power of the sun to dispense clean water

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One in eight people on this planet have limited or no access to clean drinking water. In rural India an organization known as Piramal Water Private Limited hopes to bring that number down with a solar-powered ATM that dispenses clean …

The world’s first printed car has finally rolled off the printing press

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The ‘Urbee’ was made using a special printer which built up layer upon layer of bodywork – almost as if the car was ‘painted’ into existence, except using layers of ultra-thin composite that are slowly ‘fused’ into a solid. But …

Scientists can now watch your thoughts

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UC Berkeley scientists have developed a system to capture visual activity in human brains and reconstruct it as digital video clips. Eventually, this process will allow you to record and reconstruct your own dreams on a computer screen. I just …

Drunk Russian fishermen crash into nuclear submarine

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So you’re out on the water with your pals, trawling Russian waters for Neptune’s bounty. Fish! Fresh fish! What a wonder day we’ve got here—how about another drink? Yes. What’s that? A submarine? Full speed ahead. The AP reports this …

Sony sends man 7 broken desktops instead of a return-box for his laptop

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When your laptop is in need of repair, the only thing you have on your mind is sending it off to be fixed and getting it back good as new. Perhaps all the troubles Sony has dealt with this year …

This pot will make you a better cook

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I have a restaurant business and someone who serves terrible black beans is unacceptable—especially now that there’s a new Le Creuset bean pot. Beans can be incredibly delicious and are so healthy that cowboys have been eating them for over …

Faster than light particles detected at CERN meaning time travel may be possible

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This is extremely shocking: CERN scientists using a 1300-ton particle detector have measured particles travelling faster than the speed of light. If confirmed, this discovery could invalidate Albert Einstein’s 1905 theory of special relativity and revolutionize physics. Einstein’s theory says …

This badass virus kills breast cancer cells

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Penn State researchers have identified a virus that’s benign to humans but deadly to cancer. The virus is called adeno-associated virus type 2, and the scientists showed in the lab that it kills breast cancer in three stages. That’s a …