When Ian Schrager, the pioneer of boutique hotels, and Marriott International, the pioneer of big-box hotels, joined forces to create a new luxury lifestyle brand, industry insiders called it an odd coupling. Nine years later, the hospitality giants are on...

Hi-Tech Goggles Set To Combat Air Sickness

Travel sickness on planes could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new invention that effectively gives passengers a sense of balance, even though they are on a moving aircraft. The £300 goggles are set to be unveiled at a technology convention in the US and could one day be part of every aircraft seat. They work by getting wearers to view a virtual horizon and if the plane shifts to one...

FBI: Hacker Says He Made Plane Change Course

A prominent security researcher says he took control of a plane and made it fly sideways, according to an FBI affidavit.Chris Roberts was removed from a United Airlines flight last month after tweeting that its on-board network could be hacked. He told a federal agent he was previously able to...

Microsoft To Stop Producing Windows Versions

Windows 10 is going to be the last major revision of the operating system.Jerry Nixon, a Microsoft development executive, said in a conference speech this week that Windows 10 would be the “last version” of the dominant desktop software. His comments were...

Oculus VR Headset Gets Early-2016 Launch Date

Virtual reality firm Oculus VR says its much anticipated headset, the Rift, will go on sale to consumers within the first three months of 2016. Until now, the firm had only sold “developer” editions that were targeted at video games creators and did not...

WHO: Ebola Survivors At Risk Of Eye And Joint Problems

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Many Ebola survivors are likely to face further health issues including eye and joint problems, the World Health Organization has warned.And a recent case may have caught Ebola through sexual contact with...

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Guinea Declares Ebola ‘Health Emergency’ In Five Regions

Ebola 'health emergency' in five regions

Guinean President Alpha Conde has declared a 45-day “health emergency” in five regions in the west and south-west of the country over Ebola. The restrictions include the quarantining of hospitals and clinics where new cases are detected, new rules on burials and possible lockdowns. The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea in December 2013. In January,...

Ebola Outbreak: Sierra Leone in lockdown

The authorities in Sierra Leone are enforcing a three-day lockdown to curb the spread of Ebola, with the entire population ordered to stay at home. There is a two-hour exemption on Friday to allow Muslim prayers and a five-hour window...

UK Health And Safety Executive Shuts Down Construction Sites

The UK’s Health and Safety Executive has shut down several construction sites. They found them flouting basic health and safety practices during a month-long inspection drive. Twenty-nine sites in the North West of England alone were...

Sierra Leone Braced For Increase In Ebola Cases

Sierra Leone, caught in the grip of the Ebola crisis, is bracing itself for a sharp increase in cases of the killer disease over the Christmas period.The Government is so worried about the situation it has outlawed any seasonal public...

Mayweather Triumphs Over Pacquiao In Vegas

Mayweather Triumphs

Floyd Mayweather Jr has won his much-anticipated clash with Manny Pacquiao after 12 rounds of a fight watched by millions around the world.The American now stands undefeated in 48 matches after beating...

Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia Crush New Zealand In Final

World Cup 2015

Australia overwhelmed New Zealand to win the World Cup for a fifth time at an ecstatic Melbourne Cricket Ground.New Zealand lost influential captain Brendon McCullum to the fifth ball of the match and...

Rafa is Back: Closes in On Long-Standing Record With Buenos Aires Title Romp

Rafael Nadal lifted his first trophy since last year’s French Open and closed in on a long-standing ATP Tour record Sunday by claiming the Argentina Open crown. Argentina legend Guillermo Vilas...

Lewis Hamilton Wins Sports Personality Award

Lewis Hamilton has won the Sports Personality of the Year award, with golfer Rory McIlroy in second and athlete Jo Pavey in third place.Hamilton secured his second Formula One world championship last month...

Environment Agency: 7,000 Properties To Be Lost To Sea

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An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.Analysis by the Agency, based on current funding levels,...

Reborn Kepler Spacecraft Discovers Another Planet

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The NASA spacecraft, which is designed to seek out other worlds but hit a snag when parts failed last year, found another planet thanks to some nifty repurposing by the space agency and its partners, NASA...

Google To Lease Former Nasa Airfield For Space Research

Google latest “moonshot” is an apt one – it is investing in a Nasa-owned airfield to expand research into space exploration and robotics.Planetary Ventures, an offshoot of Google, will take over...

Will SpaceX Launch Brownsville, Texas’s Aerospace Industry

Brownsville, Texas is preparing for lift off, thanks to Elon Musk’s SpaceX.This week, the rocket and spacecraft company announced it will build a commercial launch facility outside of Brownsville, bringing...