Ruins of Bustling Port Unearthed at Egypt`s Giza Pyramids
The remains of a bustling port and barracks for sailors or military troops have been discovered near the Giza Pyramids. They were in use while the pyramids were being built about 4,500 years ago. The archaeologists have been excavating a city near the Giza Pyramids that dates mainly to the reign of the pharaoh Menkaure, who built the last pyramid at Giza ...
Engineers create light-activated 'curtains'
Forget remote-controlled curtains. A new development by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light, no batteries needed. A research team led by Ali Javey, associate professor of electrical engineering and ...
Vor 7000 Jahren hatten Spanier noch blaue Augen
Blaue Augen unter dunklem Haar: Aus einer Zahnprobe haben Forscher das Aussehen eines Europäers reproduziert, der vor 7000 Jahren lebte. Sein Erbgut zeigt auch, dass er schlecht verdauen konnte ...
40 percent of parents learn how to use technology from their children
Just how are adults learning to use technology? Chances are if you are a parent, your child is teaching you. A recent paper published in the Journal of Communication found that between 30%-40% of parents were taught how to use the computer and Internet from their children ...
Hershey's 3D Chocolate Printer Will Make Your Mouth Water
Willy Wonka's wildest dreams might be coming true. Hershey's and 3D Systems are teaming up to create a 3D printer that, yes, produces chocolate. Both companies see the endeavor as an opportunity for advancement. Hersey's believes a 3D printer could act as a new delivery system for its products, and 3D Systems hopes that ...
Google chief warns of IT threat
A broad range of jobs that once seemed beyond the reach of automation are in danger of being wiped out by technological advances, Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, warned on Thursday. Speaking in a briefing at the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said that an acceleration ...
Princeton engineers predict Facebook may lose 80% of users by 2017
According to new research from Princeton, which compared the ”adoption and abandonment dynamics” of social networks by “drawing analogy to the dynamics that govern the spread of infectious disease,” Facebook is beginning to die out ...
Why a holiday really IS good for you: Sunshine reduces your blood pressure - and cuts the risk of heart attack and stroke
A little sunshine could be good for your heart. A short, sharp blast from a tanning lamp can cause blood pressure to fall, scientists have found. The results suggest that well-meaning advice to avoid the sun to protect against skin ...
Single malt breaks world auction record as market matures
A rare bottle of Macallan whisky has set a world record for the most expensive single malt whisky sold at an auction over the weekend. The six-liter bottle of the highly sought after Macallan 'M' in a crystal decanter fetched $628,205 at Sotheby's auction in Hong Kong, above the expected range of $258,000 to ...
Man going barefoot for a year to buy shoes for children
A Kentucky man is 48 days into his quest to go barefoot for an entire year to raise money and awareness for shoeless children around the world. Richard Hudgins of Louisville said he began his project Dec. 4, the day before the snow fell in Louisville, and he nearly gave up immediately, reported Monday ...
3D-printed prosthetic leg helps Dudley the disabled duck walk again
Dudley the duck who has only one foot, following an unfortunate encounter with a chicken, is walking tall today after being fitted out with a movable plastic webbed leg, thanks to 3D printing technology. Born August 19, 2013, Dudley was placed in an enclosure with some chickens at K9-1-1 Animal and Rescue ...
Bosnian Town Library Unveils 'Secret' Picasso
A library in the remote Bosnian town of Kozarska Dubica claims it has an original work by Pablo Picasso, which they kept secret for years in order to protect it. A graphic piece by the famous painter Pablo Picasso, which was apparently kept secret for ...
Teeny tiny windmills can recharge phones
A microscopic windmill could one day provide a portable method of charging devices: at just 1.8 millimetres at its widest point and able to fit 10 on a single grain of rice, the tiny machines can harvest energy from the movement of air. They are the work of research associate Smitha Rao and electrical engineering professor ...
Cancer survivors: Care for your body after treatment
After your cancer treatment, as a cancer survivor you're eager to return to good health. But beyond your initial recovery, there are ways to improve your long-term health so that you can enjoy the years ahead as a cancer survivor ...
Apple to refund $36.5 million for children`s app purchases
Apple has agreed to refund at least $US32.5 million ($A36.36 million) to US customers for children`s purchases from its online App Store without parental consent, US regulators say. The Federal Trade Commission said Apple also agreed to modify its practice - which until ...
Continental predicts sales growth of 5% in 2014
German supplier Continental predicts a fifth consecutive year of record sales after deliveries of parking-assistance and braking electronics helped revenue rise 2 percent in 2013. Sales this year will jump 5 percent to 35 billion euros ($47.8 billion), the company said ...
Citizenship for sale: Malta sells EU passports for €650k
Malta is selling EU passports for 650,000 euro (US$875,000) as part of a law passed in order to bring in cash and investment. It comes with the benefits of EU membership, including the right to reside and work in the 28-member bloc. The plan, which was approved on Wednesday, is expected to begin within a week. ...
20% cut in quota for foreign Hajis stays
Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday that it would continue to impose a 20-percent cut in foreign pilgrims and a 50-percent reduction in domestic pilgrims during the upcoming Haj season. “The government will continue to request foreign countries to slash the quota of their Haj ...
2013 Record Year for Israeli Tourism
Israel experienced a record breaking year in terms of tourism in 2013 according to the Central Bureau of Statistics. International tourist entries reached a record high, marking a 3% increase from 2012, as domestic tourism similarly ...