The Effort to Bring Sail Freight Back to New York’s Hudson River

A New York entrepreneur is trying to bring sail freight back to the Hudson River valley. Though still a highly trafficked corridor, the bypass from the St. Lawrence into the Great Lakes allows the majority of freight traffic to bypass this route. By bringing back this type of freight, he harkens to a time when the Hudson and Erie Canal were king and this was...

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EasyJet Finalizes $46 Million Deal for a Piece of Bankrupt Air Berlin

EasyJet has finalized a $46 million dollar deal for a part of Air Berlin who went bankrupt. Another competitor that they could possibly takeover is Monarch Airlines, they went out of business in October. The acquirement of Air Berlin will help EasyJet catch up to Ryanair. Ryanair shut a base down in Hamburg where it had been storing four A320-series planes. Key...

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Nebraska Tourism Officials Want More Money to Fight the Flyover State Perception

Nebraska isn’t known as the highlight of a US tour of the country. It’s looking to change that image now and asking for funding from the state’s budget to do so. Nebraska’s tourism chief, John Dicks, said that they are aware the the state needs more marketing to drive visits and is looking to use the money to change Nebraska’s image....

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54 Columns in Atlanta, Georgia

Art in a public space isn’t new and often inspires some conflict in the neighborhood. This pattern holds true with Sol LeWitt’s installment in an historic district of Atlanta. He created a pattern of square columns meant to capture the sense of urbanity and from a distance, remind the viewer of Atlanta’s skyline. But local residents are conflicted,...

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Air France-KLM CEO Touts His Millennial-Focused Airline That’s Really for Everyone

Air France has created a new marketing strategy, purporting to attract the millenial generation with entertainment and lower cost. For the most part, the idea was met with mockery but Air France’s response indicated its real goal was to compete with discount fare air travel. It also hopes to spruce up the brand making the new image attractive to all ages....

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Wall Street Journal Launches Online Travel Site Powered by Upside

In an attempt to cater to more business travelers, Upside has partnered with the Wall Street Journal to lure more of the business traveler demographic. This is in addition to an advertising campaign Upside has also been running. Wall Street Journal subscribers are also able to benefit from perks offered by upside for booking travel. This type of collaboration...

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Simulated Octopus Skin May Be the Future of Camouflage

There are many uses for camouflage. You may be familiar wit it because of hunting season but there are many other times when people need it. This new simulated octopus skin is going to change the way we do things in this area. It works very well and acts like it would out in nature. Key Takeaways:Octopuses and cuttlefish have the unique ability to alter both...

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World’s Largest Cashew Tree in Parnamirim, Brazil

Brazil is home to the world’s largest cashew tree. Spanning over two acres, and multiple trunks, the huge tree is the size of seventy normal size cashew trees! Nobody seems to be sure how old it is, but some claim it to have been around for thousands of years. Others suspect genetic mutation. Either way, it is certainly a sight to behold! Key Takeaways:The...

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World’s Largest Cashew Tree in Parnamirim, Brazil

Who would have thought delicious cashews could come from such a magical tree. Apparently Brazil is hiding more than just the mysteries of the amazon, it also holds secrets on how to grow a cashew tree that spans 2 acres. The age of the tree is a mystery as well, but one thing is for sure, it still produces fruits and nuts and you even have to pay to get in to...

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