Online digital storage devices and innovative internet connections mean working from anywhere in the world while travelling has never been easier. For the 20% of UK workers who spend three hours or more commuting each day living as a digital nomad could be more than just a dream.
Many have begun trading in CD, DVD, and book collections for digital music, movies, and e-books. But this trend in digital technology is now influencing some to get rid of nearly all of their physical possessions – from photographs to furniture to homes altogether.
After more than six years roaming the surface of Mars, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity has spotted its first dust devil on the red planet.
Unlike its robotic twin on Mars Spirit – a prolific dust devil photographer – Opportunity’s attempts to catch the tornado-like wind formations had repeatedly come up empty. That is, until now.
Federal Reserve policy is taking a worrying turn towards monetarism. This can only result in an American ‘lost decade
A Scottish team is to make the country’s first-ever attempt to beat the world one-litre land speed record.
The Speed Scotland team will compete in the Salt Flats of Utah at the Bonneville Speed Week next week.
The current record, which was set 12 years ago, stands at 313mph (505kph).
Foreclosures rose in 3 of every four large U.S. metro areas in this year’s first half, likely ruling out sustained home price gains until 2013, real estate data company RealtyTrac said on Thursday.
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Exploiting both types of radiation could be the key to making solar power competitive with fossil fuels
A vivid new photo of the sun has revealed a new view of a solar eruption in the star’s northern hemisphere that blasted charged particles in Earth’s direction this week, according to NASA officials.
While the bulge in younger people, if they are educated, presents a potential “demographic dividend” for countries like Bangladesh and Brazil, the shrinking proportion of working-age people elsewhere may place a strain on governments and lead them to raise retirement ages and to encourage alternative job opportunities for older workers.
Dinnertime at the Peace Hotel finds the chef, immaculate in white hat and freshly pressed apron, waiting personally on his guests. He serves up a feast of curried fish fillet, french fries, camel meat and spaghetti with ground beef, washed down with freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, cold sodas and bottled waters. Dessert is a bowl of fruit accompanied with hot sweet, milky tea. The palm trees that sway in the salty sea breeze all around us do little to reveal the improbability of this sumptuous meal tranquilly consumed in this city whose name has become a synonym for anarchy. The reminder that we are in Mogadishu rather than in a beach resort in Mauritius comes in the form of the artillery shells and mortar rounds that whiz above our heads like red shooting stars, and the sound of gunfire and screaming from nearby Bakara Market.
A deep-diving robot exploring the depths of the world’s deepest water-filled sinkhole has found an amazing diversity of microbial life, even down where sunlight can’t reach.
A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked “The Plato Code” – the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.
When high-temperature superconductors were first announced in the late 1980s, it was thought that they would lead to ultra-efficient magnetic trains and other paradigm-shifting technologies.