Teen breaks record for fastest text

16.05.2014 [18:53]
A 16-year-old from Brazil can dash off a wordy, complicated, text message in the time most of us can thumb "Where R U?" and the folks with Guinness World Records have noticed ...

Cyprus found untouched ancient burial

15.05.2014 [18:09]
Cypriot workers stumbled upon three ancient burial during excavation in the village of Agios Silas west of the city of Limassol on the south coast of Cyprus. This was announced by state television on Wednesday CYBC. Bucket opened the cave in which were found, according to preliminary estimates, the remains of seven people and personal belongings buried, as well as various artifacts ...

New jellyfish species identified in Gulf of Venice

15.05.2014 [12:07]
Scientists in Italy say they have discovered a new species of jellyfish in the Gulf of Venice. Sightings of yellow jellyfish in the North Adriatic Sea were reported to a citizen science project last year, said Ferdinando Boero, a zoologist. ...

Ancient Roman Military Camp Unearthed in Eastern Germany

14.05.2014 [10:40]
Archaeologists have confirmed the presence of a long-lost Roman military camp deep in eastern Germany. The 18-hectare site, found near the town of Hachelbich in Thuringia, would have sheltered a Roman legion of up to 5000 troops ...

Drones for the Consumer Market: Parrot Unveils UAV with HD Camera

13.05.2014 [18:20]
While the use of drones by the government has been a controversial issue, some in the private sector apparently see the sky is truly the limit for the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market. On Sunday consumer drone maker Parrot ...

Deep-sea 'graveyard' reveals fate of dead ocean giants

13.05.2014 [16:01]
The chance discovery of a deep-sea "graveyard" is helping scientists to shed light on the fate of dead ocean giants, scientists report. Footage recorded by the oil and gas industry shows the carcasses of four large marine creatures in a small patch of sea floor off the coast of Angola. Around the dead whale shark and three deceased rays, scavengers flocked to the food ...

Canadian company opens pre-orders for smart shirts that track activity, fitness and stress

12.05.2014 [18:05]
After raising $1 million last year and debuting its smartwear clothing-embedded sensor tech, Montreal-based OMsignal is now ready to start accepting orders from customers. Its first product is the OM shirt, with four new models going up for pre-order today including an undershirt, sleeveless shirt, t-shirt and long-sleeved shirt for men ...

Astrological complex erected 2,300 years ago in Peru

07.05.2014 [16:26]
Archaeologist Charles Stanish and his team documented 71 lines of geoglyphs in a group of five mounds in an area of 40 square km. They have published their research in magazine PNAS of the National Academy of Sciences. ientists at the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at the University of California Los Angeles ...

Most Expensive Pizza in the World Sold in Canada

06.05.2014 [17:37]
Most of us think of pizza as the go-to, fast-casual meal that usually doesn’t dig too much into your wallet. But at Steveston Pizza in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, you can get a full-on gourmet pie experience. ...

Astronomers Discover Hypervelocity Star Cluster

05.05.2014 [20:00]
A team of astronomers led by Dr Nelson Caldwell from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has discovered a globular star cluster thrown out of its home galaxy Messier 87 (M87 for short). Globular clusters are relics of the early Universe. These objects usually contain thousands ...

Sony magnetic tape tech could create 185TB cartridges

05.05.2014 [16:47]
IDG News Service - Sony has developed a magnetic tape material that can store data at 148 gigabits per square inch, roughly 74 times the density of standard tapes ...

Scientists have built an 'off switch' for the brain

04.05.2014 [11:28]
Scientists have developed an “off-switch” for the brain to effectively shut down neural activity using light pulses. In 2005, Stanford scientist Karl Deisseroth discovered how to switch individual brain cells on and off by using light in a technique he dubbed 'optogenetics' ...

Ballmer Becomes Largest Individual Microsoft Shareholder

03.05.2014 [14:54]
Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive officer of Microsoft (MSFT) Corp., became the company’s biggest individual shareholder yesterday after Bill Gates sold 4.6 million shares of the world’s largest software maker. The 58-year-old, who retired Feb. 4 after serving 33 years at the Redmond ...

Concerns grow in Europe over threat from deadly pig virus

03.05.2014 [13:42]
France is expected to suspend pig-related imports from a number of countries as worries grow over the spread of a deadly swine virus. Porcine Epidemic Diarrhoea Virus (PEDv) has killed some seven million piglets in the US in the past year ...

Smartphones Leave Identifiable 'Fingerprints'

30.04.2014 [16:47]
The signals produced by smartphones turn out to be so identifiable that it may never be possible to use one anonymously. Even basic privacy may be difficult to achieve. Despite all the standardization and quality control that go into accelerometers and other ...

Branson vows to build Abu Dhabi spaceport in two years

29.04.2014 [11:03]
Sir Richard Branson, the British entrepreneur and founder of the Virgin group, is hoping to open a spaceport in Abu Dhabi in the next two years, as he deepens his business ties with the capital, he said on a visit to the UAE. He also said he was in discussion with Abu Dhabi investors regarding a new project in the leisure sector, thought to be at an early stage, but declined to give details ...

Spain to search for Miguel de Cervantes' remains

28.04.2014 [17:54]
Forensic scientists in Spain have announced plans to search a Madrid convent for the body of the 17th Century author, Miguel de Cervantes. Ground-penetrating radar will be used to try to locate the remains of the celebrated ...

The car that cleans itself—Nissan tests new model

28.04.2014 [16:04]
If it's not winter's salt and grime, it's mud and everyday dirt. Keeping your car clean can be a chore—a backbreaking one if you prefer to do it yourself. But Nissan is testing a car that can keep itself clean, thanks to special paints that repel water and oils. Similar technology could eventually allow manufacturers to do away with ...

This machine makes drinking water from thin air

28.04.2014 [15:40]
Water. A vital nutrient, yet one that is inaccessible to many worldwide. The World Health Organization reports that 780 million people don't have access to clean water, and 3.4 million die each year due to water-borne diseases. But an Israeli company ...