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How new lift technology can enable skyscrapers to go higher & higher

How new lift technology can enable skyscrapers to go higher & higher | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
WHEN Elisha Otis stood on a platform at the 1854 World Fair in New York and ordered an axeman to cut the rope used to hoist him aloft, he changed cityscapes for...
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Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever

Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
This is what a permanent underclass looks like.
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Start-up spaces

Start-up spaces | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Through three workspaces we find out what guides the design choices of fledgling businesses
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Luxury market in India may touch $15bn in 2 years - The Times of India

Luxury market in India may touch $15bn in 2 years - The Times of India | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Irrespective of the continued global economic slowdown, the luxury market in India is pegged to grow at 25% in 2013 till 2015 and likely to touch US$ 15 billion from the current level of US$ 8 billion, reveals the Assocham-Yes Bank study.
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Zimbabwe Has Only $217 Left in the Bank | TIME.com

Zimbabwe Has Only $217 Left in the Bank | TIME.com | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Got a couple hundred bucks left in your bank account? Chances are you're better off than Zimbabwe.
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Lights, Camera, Awards!

Lights, Camera, Awards! | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
It is award season in Bollywood, which means it is time to celebrate the best of 2012 by giving out trophies to whoever is performing at the function. It is also that time of the year when organise...
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Obama unveils gun control plan

Obama unveils gun control plan | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
President Obama unveils sweeping gun control proposals, setting the stage for a showdown with firearms rights advocates and their allies in Congress.
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Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs reveals how Alex Ferguson is nursing him towards career milestone

Manchester United veteran Ryan Giggs reveals how Alex Ferguson is nursing him towards career milestone | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
'I suppose I get an easier ride than some of the younger lads and that’s because the manager recognises I have different needs' says United veteran
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The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree

The Myth of the 4-Year College Degree | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Though college is typically billed as a 4-year experience, most students actually need much longer to earn a bachelor's degree.
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Builders oppose central regulation - Hindustan Times

Builders oppose central regulation - Hindustan Times | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Builders in the city are opposing the housing regulatory bill that was recently cleared by the central government on the grounds that it is loaded heavily against them.
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Malaysia Elections: The Fine Print

Malaysia Elections: The Fine Print | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
* PM Najib has dissolved the Malaysian Parliament in preparation for elections, that, according to the Malaysian Constitution, must be held within 60 days of the dissolution of the legislature * The Election Commission will meet in a few days to...
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Brics summits are so last decade: All members are slowing down - The Economic Times

Brics summits are so last decade: All members are slowing down - The Economic Times | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Every decade for the last half century , a new economic force has arisen to capture the world’s admiration.
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Will BlackBerry 10 give Kochi a global head start? - The Economic Times

Will BlackBerry 10 give Kochi a global head start? - The Economic Times | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
The largely student-developer crowd at the BlackBerry Innovation Zone in Kochi’s Startup Village has developed nearly 150 apps for BB10.
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Is Kochi Blackberry's saviour?

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Game changer? Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit

Game changer? Public Universities to Offer Free Online Classes for Credit | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
In an unusual arrangement with a commercial company, the universities hope that those who pass the free courses will pay tuition to complete a degree program.
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How Much Caffeine Before I End Up in the E.R.?

How Much Caffeine Before I End Up in the E.R.? | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
In 2005, fewer than 2,000 trips to hospital emergency departments involved energy drinks. By 2011, that number was over 20,000.
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Kingfisher Airlines: the beginning of the endgame?

Kingfisher Airlines: the beginning of the endgame? | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
Lenders may not be able to stick to their guns, but one thing is certain, they are fast losing their patience
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This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

This Isn't the Petition Response You're Looking For | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government | Mildly Interesting Stuff | Scoop.it
The greatest official response to any petition ever
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