MIT Technology Review listed their choices for the “50 Smartest Companies“. I particularly like the chart they’ve made to visualize their list.
USA Today reported that Disney World prices are rising to $99 a day. The chart comparing older prices to the new price says it all. Below CNN discusses the new raise in price. If you want to get a discount, consider living in Florida. There are blackout dates for the 3 and 4 day Florida resident passes, but I don’t think the Florida resident annual pass has any blackout dates.
USA Today reported that “Delta will become the first major network carrier in the U.S. to have passengers earn award miles based on the fare they pay, rather than how far they fly.” If you are nearing the number of miles you need for a free flight, it may be interesting to look at how they award miles versus how much it costs to buy miles. Would it ever make sense to pay a little more for a flight in order to reach a free flight award rather than to buy the extra miles needed?
TripAdvisor published their 2014 Traveler’s Choice “Top 10 Islands”.
Computerworld lists “20 tech brand names you’re saying wrong.” Do you say “No-kee-uh”?
Professional golfer Rory McIlroy had a difficult save out of the desert rough recently and hit an errant shot that reportedly caused a spectator to fall into some jumping cholla cactus.
PC Magazine provides a list of “The Best Tax Software for 2014“. Below, CNNMoney explains some of the recent tax changes for 2013 and 2014.
Last year, May 2013, I remember reading the Glassdoor report on “The Top 10 Companies with the Best Business Outlook in the Next 6 Months.” I had it on my list to check out how the stocks of these 10 companies did over the past year, but first I decided to search online to see if anyone else already did that study. Turns out that Daily Finance already posted a nice article on the subject.
The Scientist reports that researchers at Penn State have “…safely manipulated nanomotors in living cells…” with low power ultrasound. See the video below. One day this technology might be used to kill off cancer cells or provide a number of different useful medical therapies. My classic video game, “Microsurgeon” (Imagic 1982) for Mattel Intellivision and the TI 99/4a computer, featured a futuristic body-monitoring nanorobot. See the bottom video below.
According to MIT Technology Review, “a new kind of battery stores energy in what researchers are calling ‘rechargeable fuel’…The materials could theoretically allow an electric car to travel 500 miles on a charge.” That range is not a reality yet, but the potential makes this new kind of battery NEWWorthy.
Alamo appears to be the first, or one of the first, car rental companies to post their 2014 deal for one-way car rentals out of Florida. Typically these one-way car rental deals out of Florida start around April, so there will be other deals coming soon, I imagine.
According to Computerworld, “…Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Wednesday said they’ve achieved a first: A nuclear fusion system has produced more energy than it initially absorbed…” Below IEEE Spectrum presents a video tour of the National Ignition Facility (NIF).
USA Today featured an article on the “Cheapest days to fly in 2014“.
USA Today features a guide to the new cruise ships of 2014. Below is Royal Caribbean’s video about their new ship, Quantum of the Seas.
TripAdvisor recently listed “10 jaw-dropping hotel pools“. Granted, these aren’t all entirely new, but because they are spectacular and modern, I’m going to make these NEWWorthy for now.
MIT Technology Review blog reported on the first teleportation “of quantum information to a solid-state quantum memory over telecom fiber.” That’s NEWWorthy! I’m not sure how exactly this relates to the discovery recently reported (see below) by DigInfo news.
Computerworld recently featured an article on “Which mobile data provider is best?”
Craig and Kevin Stadler will be the first father-son duo to compete at the Masters.
Google recently launched Build with Chrome. I have had trouble using this in Windows 8.1 on Internet Explorer, but I assume it works in Chrome. Interesting that this came out just before “The Lego Movie“. In any case, the Google ad for it (below) is very cute, and the movie is getting rave reviews so far.
I recently discovered upworthy.com. Curious what they are about, I examined their about page. Upworthy.com claims their readers are “…People who care about what’s going on in the world but don’t want to be boring about it.”
At NEWWorthy.com we would add that people who care about anything should read. They should read a lot. They should read funny, read interesting, read detailed, and yes, sometimes read boring.