Machu Picchu Peru’s Inca citadel threatened by climate change
Conservationists are growing increasingly concerned about the damaging effects of climate change on Machu Picchu in Peru. The site is an Inca estate built for Inca Emperor Pacacuti around 1450. In recent times the weather pattens in the area have lurched from drought to heavy rains threatening the unique citadel. ...

New Japanese hotel to be staffed by robots

06.02.2015 [17:50]
Guests checking into a new hotel close to the Japanese city of Nagasaki this summer may find themselves complaining that the service is just a little .... robotic. With due cause. In a paradigm-shifting development, the hotel in question, the Henn-na Hotel, will be partially staffed by what are termed ...

Underwater Villas, Priced at Dhs5m, Go on Sale at Dubai’s World Islands

05.02.2015 [18:06]
Underwater villas priced at Dhs5 million are being launched for sale at the Heart of Europe project on Dubai’s World Islands, it was reported on Thursday. Project developer Kleindienst Group has sent out invites for an exclusive pre-launch, which is taking place on February 7, local media ...

Closing your eyes can help you remember, scientists say

16.01.2015 [20:37]
If you can’t remember your PIN number, try closing your eyes. Experiments show that recall is boosted when we shut out the outside world. It is thought that blocking out distractions frees up the necessary brainpower to remember things. ...
National Kanto’s first hydrogen filling station opens in Tokyo

National Kanto’s first hydrogen filling station opens in Tokyo

19.12.2014 [20:22]
The first filling station in the Kanto area for fuel cell cars that run on compressed hydrogen gas opened in Tokyo’s Nerima Ward on Thursday. The station, operated by Tokyo Gas, can handle six vehicles per hour or 50 per day, officials said ...

Died last male Northern white Rhino

17.12.2014 [12:57]
Died in USA male Northern white Rhino named Angelita. In the world there are only five members of this subspecies, but they are ...

Hypnosis 'helps breast cancer patients': Patients put in trance before operations 'spend less time in hospital'

15.12.2014 [12:08]
Hypnosis helps women recover more quickly from debilitating breast cancer surgery, researchers claim. Patients who are put in a trance just before the operation spend less time in hospital and also have fewer side effects if they need ...

400 asteroid impacts may destroy 'life on earth' between 2017-2113

06.12.2014 [20:20]
NASA has recently revealed new data, which has made scientists believe that around 400 asteroid impacts with the earth between 2017 and 2113, which could destroy the planet. It was mentioned that previously unknown asteroid belt that has been located in deep space could hit the Earth by 2017 and it would ...
Google invest in new anti-shake spoon aimed to help Parkinson's sufferers

Google invest in new anti-shake spoon aimed to help Parkinson's sufferers

26.11.2014 [20:20]
Google has decided to fund a new spoon designed to aid those who suffer from Parkinson’s and other conditions that cause body tremors. Lift Lab was bought by Google in September and the tech giant has invested heavily in the development of their anti-shake Liftware Spoon ...

Tel Aviv dubbed ‘world’s smartest city’

21.11.2014 [19:17]
The city of Tel Aviv won the World Smart Cities Award on Wednesday, trumping over 250 other cities bidding for the title, according to The Times of Israel online newspaper ...
‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

‘Rocket man’ hits 333 km/h on bicycle, breaks world record but no bones

14.11.2014 [20:07]
Lying on top of his bicycle with three rocket engines attached to its shining frame, a French daredevil has broken the world record, covering a quarter mile in less than seven seconds, beating a Ferrari F430, and hitting a top velocity of 333 km/h. ...

Swiss Pocket Watch Sells for Record $24 Million

12.11.2014 [16:25]
Designed by luxury Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe A Swiss-made pocket watch fetched a record $24 million, the most ever paid for a timepiece, at a Sotheby’s auction in Geneva on Tuesday. The Henry Graves Jr. Supercomplication is named after a New York banker who competed ...

Nik Wallenda says Chicago wind kept him from dawdling on wire walk

05.11.2014 [20:37]
Nik Wallenda successfully completed his controversial Chicago skywalk Sunday, breaking two world records and defying critics who claimed the stunt was too dangerous to perform without a harness. In a spectacle drawn out over two hours for television, Wallenda completed the two walks in about eight minutes. The stunt added to the Wallenda family legacy, as its latest star ...

Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds: Many Interacting Worlds theory challenges foundations of quantum science

03.11.2014 [19:58]
Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and interactions between, parallel universes. In a paper published in the journal Physical Review X, Professor Howard ...

Science finally backs it up: Leaders are made not born

10.10.2014 [16:21]
Genes have a little role to play in making future leaders and leadership development follows a specific progression via life experiences, says an interesting study. To prove their point, professors Kari Keating, David Rosch and Lisa Burgoon from University of Illinois analysed a group of students ...

Google's Moonshot Chief Claims Progress on Project Loon Balloons

26.09.2014 [16:02]
Google says it’s making progress on one of the Internet company’s more ambitious projects: An effort to beam Internet access to billions of unconnected people from high-altitude, wind-borne balloons circling the earth. ...

New Japanese battery only needs water to power up smartphones in a disaster

17.09.2014 [19:48]
Sitting on several fault lines, Japan is no stranger to natural disasters and the havoc that ensues afterward. While these tragedies can’t be prevented, their effects can be lessened by making a disaster preparedness kit to handle several days without power or access to food and water. ...

NASA Awards Boeing, SpaceX $6.8B USD to Launch Astronauts to ISS by 2017

17.09.2014 [18:34]
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on Tuesday announced a major effort dubbed "Launch America", which aims to offer a private partnership to replace the retired Space Shuttle by 2017. Leaked hours before, NASA's awards target two top commerical ventures locked in a heated race to ...

Japan carries out first iPS stem cell implant surgery

16.09.2014 [19:57]
Japanese researchers Friday conducted the world's first surgery to implant "iPS" stem cells in a human body in a major boost to regenerative medicine, two institutions involved said. A female patient in her 70s with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a common ...