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Flexible football helmet absorbs hits like a car bumper, could put an end to concussions

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Despite the fact football continues to enjoy immense worldwide popularity (estimates put fan numbers at or above 400 million), the sport remains under constant scrutiny for its approach —or lack thereof— to concussions. In light of this ongoing criticism, the NFL finally acknowledged the negative impact concussions have on its billion …

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North Korean ballistic missile fired into the Sea of Japan

North Korea has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile from its eastern port of Sinpo into the Sea of Japan. South Korea’s defence ministry said the missile flew about 60km (40 miles). It is the latest in a series of tests which the North has been conducting in pursuit of its …

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homes with awesome hidden rooms and passages

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Hidden passages were once reserved to sprawling, labyrinthine abodes of barons and kings. Nowadays there are plenty of modern passageways discretely built into even the most modest of homes. From underground wine cellars to “Batcave”-like garages, homeowners are designing living spaces with plenty of concealed nooks and crannies to ensure a quick …

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Dubai Begins Gold-Plating £35m Landmark Structure…

Dubai’s newest landmark forms a perfect snapshot of the city’s panoramic view with a 50-storey-high gold-plated picture frame. The Frame, which cost an estimated Dh160million (£35million) consists of two 150-metre high, 93-metre wide towers connected by a 100-square-meter bridge – all covered in gold plating. From the bridge connecting the …

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South Africans to join millions around the globe by switching off for Earth Hour

South Africans will join millions of people‚ businesses‚ and landmarks around the globe on Saturday evening to celebrate Earth Hour. People all over the world will set an hour aside between 8.30pm and 9.30 pm local time to switch off their non-essential lights and appliances and to make a noise …

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A giant U-shaped skyscraper designed for NYC could be the longest building in the world

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Manhattan developers keep building skyscrapers taller and taller, but Greek architect Ioannis Oikonomou hopes to break a new kind of record. His firm, Oiio Studio, has designed a U-shaped tower called the “Big Bend” that aims to become, what Oikonomou calls, “the world’s longest building” (if you were measure from end to …

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