It turns out that the propensity to purchase essential goods “as a reserve” is not common only for the residents of the former USSR. Western Europe, spoiled by a surplus, is now also faced with this phenomenon. Instead of Russian buckwheat, traditional salt, matches and toilet paper, the local citizens are sweeping filament bulbs off […]
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The World Wide Web celebrated its 20th anniversary on March 13. Twenty years ago, Briton Tim Berners-Lee submitted a memorandum with his suggestions on the structure of the computer network to the administration of the European Organization for Nuclear Research. Something that we now know as the ‘browser’ appeared in about a year
The world’s first thought-controlled computer game could be launched by the end of the year. A new headset being developed by an Australian company may soon replace joysticks and Wii handles.
Virgin Galactic, a space tourism company, has presented a new program to citizens. There are currently 250 individuals expecting to fly into space. A ticket to near space is not cheap – $200,000. This is a lot less than a trip to the International Space Station. However, the new trip pales in comparison with a flight […]
One of the obvious advantages of taking over the organizations of any major world event is architects competing to decorate the host city or nation with new buildings. Such is the case with Beijing of course, preparing for this year’s Olympic Games. The city has been turned into a giant open air museum of modern […]