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✈️ Innovation in Aviation: Testing the Bombardier CS100

Flight experiences on short- and medium haul itineraries in Europe rarely differ much. By introducing the CS100 Canada's Bombardier aims to challenge the notion that the narrow body market became commoditized. We were skeptical if there's any room for actual inflight innovation in the field of narrow body jets and thus went on and reviewed this new plane comparing it with the most successful planes of all times.

Phone cameras have become little helpers in engaging with law enforcement

Remember when the first mobile phones came with integrated cameras? A revolutionary concept to many people, which begged many to ask the question why a camera was necessary in a mobile in the first place? Didn't we have proper cameras for that. And indeed, the first phone cameras didn't really prove to be very effective.

Who replaces entertainment funding? Streamers have part of the answer

Back in November, I wrote an FTN piece about the fight of students such as Frédéric Jollien, against the mandatory media royalties in Switzerland. They campaigned for the abolishing of a yearly tax of 450 CHF (€385/$453), used to finance public TV and radio stations. One of the most vile criticisms howled at them was that such a move would get rid of these public broadcasters and their cultural enrichment.

Safarisource: The Airbnb for Safaris cuts out the middle-man

As the sharing economy develops, the opportunities for cutting out the middle-man seem endless. After Lyft and Uber revolutionised personal transport, BlaBlaCar challenged public transportation and Airbnb overthrew our concept of monetising our own properties, Safarisource attempts to do the same thing with safaris. Launched at the INDABA tourism trade fair in South Africa on May 16, safarisource.com connects tourists with local African tour operators.

Busy Baltic Nations - "Challenge the status quo"

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania are buzzing with entrepreneurial activity. The three countries are innovative and progressive. Experts at the Digital Freedom Festival told us more about the reasons for this success and the key factors in the near future.

We will publish the full interviews through January 2017.

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Lithuania Fines Restaurant For Blasphemy

The irreverent little restaurant behind the world-famous Trump-Kissing-Putin mural is in hot water with authorities in Lithuania for another bit of social commentary-as-advertising it did that, according to some, offends Christianity and public morals.

Lithuania’s Consumer Protection Agency fined Keulė Rūkė – a BBQ restaurant based in an artsy Vilnius’ neighborhood – 1500 euros for “mocking religion and offending public morals” with its depiction of a smiling crucified man crowned with marijuana leaves squirting BBQ sauce into a Christmas message.

Olive Oil is Awesome

Whether you sop it up with bread or use it to boost your cooking, olive oil is awesome. But a lot of chemistry goes on in that bottle that can make or break a product. Take the “extra virgin” standard: Chemistry tells us that a higher free-fatty-acid content leads to a lower grade, less tasty oil. And those peppery notes are thanks to antioxidants that contribute to olive oil’s healthy reputation. Check out the latest Reactions video for more olive oil chemistry, including how to keep yours fresh and how to best use it to give your food a flavor boost.

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