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NewTech. Supersonic passenger planes may begin test flights this year

VIRGIN GALACTIC. The time it takes to fly from New York to London may be cut by more than half if Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and a Denver start-up are successful in their effort to create a new supersonic passenger plane.

What would a recreational marijuana market in California look like?

GROOVY. Cannabis will be taxed more than tobacco, marketed like wine, funded like the riskiest of start-ups and grown under bank-like security.

That’s the emerging vision of what California’s consumer market for marijuana, expected to be worth $6 billion by 2020, is going to look like after voters on Tuesday approved recreational use of cannabis.

Africa. The iHub catalyses the growth of the Kenyan tech community

WHAT IS IHUB? WHO WE ARE, WHY WE EXIST, AND WHY ANYONE SHOULD CARE?

We believe that African innovation plays a critical role in shaping future technology globally. The iHub was the first such space in Kenya and has spurred a revolution in the tech ecosystem across the African continent over the last five years, constantly challenging and influencing technology development.

New Tech. The Best New Green Energy Tech Could Be Right Underfoot

AS FITBIT USERS like to point out, walking burns a lot of calories. But the energy you expend doing it ceases to be useful after your sneakers hit pavement.

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