Solar Plane Launches on 'Earhart Leg' of Epic Flight
Borschberg, a former fighter pilot, is expected to spend nearly a week aloft, steering round the clock toward Hawaii at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. He will fly far from the Small technical problems—an ill-fitting oxygen mask, the failure of ...
May 31, 2015
At 9 o'clock on this Friday night in April, except for the stairwell and the lobby, the building was entirely dark. It was a traditional Russian restaurant, with a dining room done up like a parlor from the early 1900s, complete with bentwood ...
June 3, 2015
Sleep hacks, 37 of them
Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they'll help you get an alarm to go to bed. If you find yourself consistently wishing you had hit the hay earlier but ...
What's new and notable in backcountry gear
The Tenquille aids that activity with stretchable side panels, an athletic fit and a breathable polyester material that both repels water and wind. The jacket packs up small and weighs in impressively light, at 9 ounces for the women's version and ...
May 29, 2015
Queen's Speech 2015: As it happened
Lord Wallace also will criticise the agenda of the first Tory government in over 20 years saying that they "seem intent on taking up where they left off" from when they were last in power. Reminder: this is a "I feel it is disgraceful we are ...
May 27, 2015
Anderson: Fish were biting on Leech Lake for a wonderful opener
Outboards had been primed, reels spun with new line, and alarm clocks set to rattle anglers awake long before the sun crested the tall pines that encircle this northern Minnesota jewel. In our cabin at Big Rock Resort, Jeff Knopps and I brewed a pot of ...
May 9, 2015
One Bag, 439 Days: What to Pack for a Round-the-World Trip
(I still cringe when I think about the time I ended up at a swanky Madrid rooftop bar wearing Tevas. Shudder.) You will Easily sort and store wires, accessories, and others smaller odds and ends with portable packing compartments like Travelon ...
April 30, 2015
Borschberg, a former fighter pilot, is expected to spend nearly a week aloft, steering round the clock toward Hawaii at altitudes of up to 30,000 feet. A skin of more than 17,000 photovoltaic cells runs along the wing tops and down the spine of the plane, and this network powers all of its systems, from onboard computers and cockpit cameras to its four electric motors. The cells also feed four highly-efficient batteries, which store enough energy during the day to power the aircraft through the night. During stops for maintenance and rest, Piccard and Borschberg and a team of support staff worked to spread their clean technology message, hosting talks for local communities and opening their hangar to thousands of curious visitors. Such winds rarely deter heavier, more powerful aircraft, but they can have outsized effects on the slow-flying, lightweight Solar Impulse 2, pushing it off course or forcing changes to the flight plan as the pilots hope to complete their Pacific... More recently, the pilots were forced to wait for two typhoons to dissipate near the Philippines, and for oceanic cloud cover to clear so the photovoltaic cells would be able to sufficiently charge the plane’s batteries. The team built wait-time into their schedule, but Neumann said they were still surprised by the Pacific’s wild weather.
Luckily, there are a handful of helpful tips and tricks experts swear by, to combat sleep problems both big and small. Whether they'll help you get into bed more relaxed or get out of bed more rested, we've compiled our definitive list of all the best sleep tips -- just about ever. Set an alarm to go to bed If you find yourself consistently wishing you had hit the hay earlier but staying on track with a calming bedtime routine is virtually impossible for you, consider setting yourself an alarm -- to go to bed.
Seasoned backcountry travelers know that the right gear means you get to focus more on your surroundings. And with each new season, outdoor brands introduce new products to help make our time on the trail a little lighter, a little safer and a little more comfortable. To help you make the most of our backcountry playground, we present our top picks for new backcountry products. Channeling Northern Utah’s innovative and outdoor-loving spirit, most of our recommended gear is also made or sold locally. • Osprey Atmos/Aura AG, $230-$260. Osprey pretty much perfected the pack years ago, and makes small tweaks each year to fine-tune its product. “They’re the best, most comfortable way to go,” said Brandon Long, host of the Ogden Outdoor Adventure Show podcast and a gear guru. Long’s favorite are the “Anti Gravity” series, or AG. The packs are gender-specific, with the Atmos version for men and the Aura version for women. They have sizes ranging from small to large and extendable hip-belt padding to get a dialed-in fit. New for 2015, the Aura and Atmos have extended that webbing all the way from the shoulders to the lumbar and hip belt area for an even more comfortable and customized fit.
Here Are The 5 Coolest Features Coming To The Apple Watch
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) Aside from its big announcement about Apple Music yesterday, Apple’s WWDC keynote was a stream of small, incremental improvements ... The watch doubles up as an alarm clock that you can tap to show the time, date and battery life.
June 9, 2015
Golf in Ireland: great courses in Cork and Kerry
There are even some mountains up there in the previously unknowable Irish firmament ... with seaside golf en route. An early alarm helps us to steal a march on the caravan of buses that camp outside the Malton in readiness for the daily round of rocky ...
June 5, 2015
Survivor: Chinese ship capsized quickly
Small bottles rolled off the table ... China Daily reported. The storm had wind speeds reaching 12 on the Beaufort scale, which calculates to 64-plus mph, the center reported. Alarm raised by survivor Local authorities launched rescue efforts after ...
June 3, 2015
Hundreds missing, many elderly tourists, after ship capsizes on China's Yangtze River
Battling bad weather, divers and other rescue workers pulled five people they found trapped in the upturned hull of the four-deck Eastern Star, a small fraction of the 458 ... Soldiers set up periodic roadblocks along a muddy path, allowing only official ...
Rescuers race against clock to find survivors of China ship
Another 150 or so were picked up by rescuers or managed to swim to safety ... Teams of police worked to get small motorboats in the water to search for survivors in the rain, while other emergency personnel looked on from the shore. Xinhua reported ...
June 1, 2015
Luxury lodge hits a hole in one
The David Harman-designed par 72 championship course has 15 holes with Pacific Ocean views, six alongside plunging cliffs, and inland holes which wind through forest and farmland - catnip to cashed-up golfers ... free wi-fi), a small bar and the dining ...
May 30, 2015
Gadget Ogling: Casting Discs, Scent-uous Sunrises and Surfing Without Waves
Ahead on the tracks this week are a new player in the streaming media accessory game, an alarm clock with a focus on smell, and the personal water travel system of the future ... may be used up to 60 times. It seems much more appetizing than unpleasant ...
May 30, 2015