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Eighty-year-old climber 'on top of world' after reaching Everest summit

Yuichiro Miura, an 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer, says he is feeling elated after becoming the oldest person in history to reach the top of Mount Everest.<p>Mr Miura, who has conquered the 8,850 metre peak twice before, when he was aged 70 and 75, reached the summit on Thursday morning.<p><i>Yuichiro</i> …

Mount Everest

Eric Schmidt: Kim Jong Un Could Turn On North Korea's Internet If He Wanted

There is literally a switch that could give the hermit nation the Web, Google's chairman said.<p>As you might expect, North Korea's "Internet" mirrors North Korea itself: Sad, secluded, and limited to just a handful of propagandistic sites.<p>There's a country-wide intranet, and the content consists of …

Is computing speed set to make a quantum leap?

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost," wrote Richard Feynman, the greatest physicist of his day, "not, as in fiction, to imagine things which …

This 18-Year-Old's Invention Could Make Your Future Phone Instacharge

While you are hanging out on the Internet (in your underwear, maybe?) on a Saturday, kids that are smarter than either of us are out there getting …

Batteries

Under the black flag of al-Qaeda, the Syrian city ruled by gangs of extremists

The black flag of al-Qaeda flies high over Raqqa’s main square in front of the smart new governor’s palace, its former occupant last seen in their prison. Their fighters, clad also in black, patrol the streets, or set up positions behind sandbags.<p>The Islamists smashed up one of the two shops that …

Middle East

Useful Photography Tip #58: Develop Your Eye

We often talk about cameras, lenses and lighting but rarely do we talk about what’s behind them–your eye. Not the organ, no, the part of your mind …

RAW vs. JPEG: Digital Camera Image Formats

There is much confusion among new photographers as to which format—JPEG or RAW—is best to use. The problem is there’s no one correct answer to the …

Jimmy Savile: police apologise for blunders that left him free to abuse

West Yorkshire police have apologised to victims of Jimmy Savile for the force's mishandling of intelligence and its "over-reliance on personal …

Ariel Castro: Ohio prosecutors may seek death penalty for kidnap suspect

Prosecutors in Ohio have said they may seek the death penalty in the case of the former school bus driver accused of the kidnap and rape of three …

Here Is the Magnificence of One World Trade Center — All 1,776 Feet of It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Friday morning, after a week-and-a-half delay due to bad weather — and many more delays before that …

Associated Press News

How to Do Timelapse

All of us have seen timelapse photography sequences. Timelapses of sunsets, construction, the Aurora Borealis, etc. They’re beautiful, often very …

Time-lapse Photography