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Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer

It’s the coffee table with the computer built right into the top. Giant Coffee Table Touchscreen Computer is a wooden coffee table with an integrated …

Samsung Wants Folding Screens By 2015

We know that Samsung has already put out a phone with a curve in it, called the Galaxy Round because “Galaxy Curve” was already taken. And we know …

Z-Machines robot band at Maker Faire Tokyo

Gravity star Sandra Bullock: 'What we do, it's all sci-fi' - video interview

Sandra Bullock, star of Alfonso Cuarón's thriller about an astronaut stranded in space, talks to Andrew Pulver about the film's existentialist undertones and answers questions from users of the Guardian's film site, including Haigin88, The_Truth_Hurts and Stalky. Gravity, in which Bullock stars …

Apple reveals government data requests

<b>Apple has revealed details of requests it has received from governments across the globe to share customer data.</b><p>The US government, which made between 1,000 and 2,000 requests in the six months to 30 June, topped the list.<p>The firm said the US requests affected 2,000 to 3,000 accounts, adding it gave …

Surveillance

Elk on the Trampoline

(YouTube link)<p>Greg Chase and his wife were enjoying their morning coffee in Evergreen, Colorado, when they spied elk in the backyard. And not just in …

A Patch Designed To Make You Invisible To Mosquitoes

<i>In our "Weekly Innovation" blog series, we explore an interesting idea, design or product that you may not have heard of yet. Previously we've featured</i>the sink-urinal<i>and</i> a better travel neck pillow<i>.</i><i>(Do you have an innovation to share?</i>Use this quick form<i>.)</i><p>A small, square patch that's not yet …

Is age the cause of receding gums?

What’s true for horses may not be true for us, as Claudia Hammond explains. And watch the video above to discover what happens if you don't brush your teeth for a week.<p>The phrase “long in the tooth” comes from the practice of gauging a horse’s age by the length of its teeth. Nineteenth century …

Dental Care

Why the world is awesome in 60 facts

Did you know it's possible to make diamonds from peanut butter? Or that 99% of Earth's gold is at its core?<p>As it is YouTube Geek Week, the Earth Unplugged crew give you epic facts that show why the world is awesome. If you have more facts to add, head over to their comments section.<p><i>For more videos</i> …

Geek

Why rabbits have white tails

Why should an animal that wants to avoid being eaten have a bright white patch on its rump?<p>Rabbits are one of the many animals that have the …

Distinct brain regions cooperate for reading - Futurity

USC (US) — New research suggests that people who have difficulty reading could benefit from …

Low-Income American Preschoolers Are Getting Less Obese

The trend shows up in 18 U.S. states.<p>After years of White House initiatives, news reports and controversial healthy-eating laws, maybe finally something stuck.<p>In a new analysis of data from 2008 to 2011, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the proportion of low-income …

Why sleepy brains crave doughnuts - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — We’re more likely to have an appetite for junk food when …

Huge fire destroys Nairobi airport terminal

A large fire engulfed Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International airport's arrival hall, forcing the cancellation of dozens of flights.<p>By late Wednesday, the airport, East Africa's largest transport hub, re-opened for domestic and cargo flights, officials said.<p>Kenya Airways said its first overseas …

Bristol zoo investigates alleged punching of seal by keeper

Head vet Michelle Barrows says South American fur seal remains on public show after staff attempts to weigh animal<p>A keeper at Bristol zoo has been suspended after allegedly throwing a punch at a South American fur seal, prompting an investigation.<p>The alleged assault is said to have taken place as …

Hundreds of tons of radioactive water pouring from Fukushima nuclear plant

Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tons a day, officials said on Wednesday, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up.<p>The admission indicates that two and a half years after the plant …

Nuclear Energy

US drone strikes kill seven alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen

New US drone strikes reportedly killed seven alleged al-Qaida members in southern Yemen on Wednesday after the government in Sana'a claimed to have foiled a large-scale terrorist attack and the US and Britain evacuated their embassy staff.<p>Security officials told the Associated Press the latest …

French mayor threatens to take own life if travellers return to his village

The mayor of a small French village has threatened to commit suicide if travellers who set up caravans in the local sports stadium return uninvited.<p>Paul Renaudat, mayor of the village of Chavannes, in <b>France</b>'s central department of Cher, issued the extraordinary threat after a group of around 40 …

Travelers

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Tens of thousands of protesters rally in Tunisia

The country is seeing the worst turmoil since a 2011 uprising as protesters demand the resignation of the Tunisia’s Islamist-led government.

Protest

America's scariest airport could pack thrills as FAA considers 'S-curve' takeoff

FAA considering takeoff route for California's John Wayne airport to further muffle noise over wealthy neighbourhoods<p>It is already known for one of America's most stomach-churning takeoffs, an abrupt, steep ascent which can make passengers feel like they are blasting into space.<p>Now John Wayne …

Iran's President: The U.S. Is Sending Mixed Messages on Sanctions

While he doubts the honesty of American political leadership, he remains open to serious and "practical" negotiations.<p>Just a few hours after the August 4 inauguration of Iran's new president, Hassan Rohani, the White House issued a statement saying that Tehran would find a willing partner in …

Ariel Castro's house is demolished - video

Michelle Knight attends the demolition of Ariel Castro's house in Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday where she was imprisoned, along with Gina DeJesus and Amanda Berry, for almost a decade. The demolition happened a week after Castro was sentenced to life in prison without parole, plus 1,000 years. He …

US will not reverse Middle East terror precautions in wake of foiled plot

Obama administration cautions that threat to western outposts has not subsided after Yemen claims it thwarted large-scale plot<p>The Obama administration cautioned on Wednesday that the terror threat to western outposts in the Middle East and Africa will not necessarily subside in the wake of Yemen's …