Nathalia Engmann

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Smart shoe devices generate power from walking

<b>German researchers have built shoe-sized devices that harvest power from the act of walking.</b><p>The technology could be used to power wearable electronic sensors without the need for batteries.<p>There are two separate devices: a "shock harvester" that generates power when the heel strikes the ground and …

Tales from the India Office

<b>A transgender singer hits stardom in Baghdad. Officials scramble to impose order after a Kuwaiti restaurant is found to be selling cat meat. Gulf royals on an official visit to London are left marooned in a drab south London suburb because of a shortage of hotel rooms in the West End.</b><p>These are some …

Nobel Prize: How English beat German as language of science

<b>Two Norwegian scientists have won the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine - for work published in the English language. Historian of science Michael Gordin explains why they wrote in the language of Dickens and Twain rather than Ibsen and Hamsun.</b><p>Permafrost, oxygen, hydrogen - it all looks like …

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa'

<b>The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced to the 1920s in the city of Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.</b><p>An international team of scientists say a "perfect storm" of population growth, sex and railways allowed HIV to spread.<p>A feat of viral archaeology …

Satellites detect 'thousands' of new ocean-bottom mountains

<b>It is not every day you can announce the discovery of thousands of new mountains on Earth, but that is what a US-European research team has done.</b><p>What is more, these peaks are all at least 1.5km high.<p>The reason they have gone unrecognised until now is because they are at the bottom of the ocean.<p>Dave …

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

<b>Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.</b><p><b>Leobo Private Reserve</b><p><b>LIMPOPO, SOUTH AFRICA</b><p>Amidst the scenic Waterberg Mountains, 20,000-acre Leobo Private Reserve is the …

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

cold noodles with miso, lime and ginger

Because we did not move this past weekend after all, we ended up with a bit of free time which we used to do some overdue purging. I’m sorry if this …