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  • Google launches Flight Search in the UK, neighbouring countries
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    Google launches Flight Search in the UK, neighbouring countries

    By 19 March 2013

    Google has expanded its Flight Search functionality to the UK, France, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, after previously being available for US users only. The Google Flight Search, using data from ITA Software and launched in 2011, provides a curated...

  • Potatoes used as human stand-ins in Boeing Wi-Fi test
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    Potatoes used as human stand-ins in Boeing Wi-Fi test

    By 20 December 2012

    American aircraft manufacturer Boeing has been testing Wi-Fi signals on its planes using potatoes as human beings. Sacks of spuds apparently replicate the way people reflect and absorb wireless signals. Around 20,000lbs of potatoes were used in the experiments...