Tag Archives: travel

Why Is Memory So Good and So Bad?| Scientific American.com

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What did you eat for dinner one week ago today? Chances are, you can’t quite recall. But for at least a short while after your meal, you knew exactly what you ate, and could easily remember what was on your plate in great detail. What happened to your memory between then and now? Did it slowly fade away? Or did it vanish, all at once?

Memories of visual images (e.g., dinner plates) are stored in what is called visual memory. Our minds use visual memory to perform even the simplest of computations; from remembering the face of someone we’ve just met, to remembering what time it was last we checked.

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The Kokaistudios ‘Yu Bar’ is Breathtaking | trendhunter.com

The Kokaistudios ‘Yu Bar’ is a lavish rooftop retreat that overlooks the beautiful city of Shanghai, China. Located near the banks of the Lupu River, this sky-high lounge provides patrons a view that is breathtaking and gorgeous.

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Sears offering vacation packages on layaway – money.cnn.com

Sears launched SearsVacations.com last week, a full-service travel web site that allows customers to put everything from cruises to the Bahamas to golf trips in Hawaii on layaway.

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Robert Sayegh, Delta Passenger, Kicked Off Plane For Using F-Word – AOL Travel News

Robert Sayegh was flying back from his cousin’s wedding on Sunday on a Delta flight, when, while complaining about a delay, he used the F-word to a fellow passenger and was promptly kicked off the flight.

If this is the new criteria, I will never be able to fly again – Ed.

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Complaining About the TSA Will Get You Targeted by the TSA | New York News

“arrogant complaining about airport security is one indicator Transportation Security Administration officers consider when looking for possible criminals and terrorists,”

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Aircruise luxury ships floating to the U.S. in 37 hours | Mail Online

Towering, kite-shaped airships could herald a new era of luxury transport following today’s introduction of the Aircruise concept.

Standing 98ft taller than Canary Wharf, packing 330,000 cubic metres of hydrogen gas and capable of lifting 396 tonnes, the Aircruise concept features penthouse apartments, bars and even dizzying glass viewing floors.

Aircruise was created as the antithesis of a hurried, crowded passenger jet. London-based design and innovation company Seymourpowell wanted to rethink transport – on the premise ‘slow is the new fast’. It could ferry 100 people from London to New York in a leisurely 37 hours as opposed to the seven it takes now by airplane.

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‘Naked’ scanner in airport trial | BBC NEWS

Bad Body Day

Bad Body Day

Good News: You won’t have to take off your belt, shoes and jacket.

Bad News: Your junk may find its way to Facebook.

Ms Barrett said the black-and-white image would only be seen by one officer in a remote location before it was deleted.

“The images are not erotic or pornographic and they cannot be stored or captured in any way,” she said.

Right.

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