Ebraheem AlQattan

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Are sticky notes the future of data storage?

In the future we may store and exchange data on thin, flexible strips of plastic by sticking them to the front of computers like Post-it notes<p>In the future we may store and exchange data on thin, flexible strips of plastic by sticking them to the front of computers like Post-it notes.<p>Although they …

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 makes it clear: we need to rethink black boxes

Why is a normally safe aircraft – the Boeing 777-200 – missing over the South China Sea, with all 239 passengers and crew on board Malaysia Airlines flight 370 presumed dead?<p>I'l tell you why: it was a fireball ignited by faulty lithium-ion batteries carried on board by cellphone-wielding passengers.<p>…

Great White Shark Heading For Britain Says Satellite Tracker

Jaws is coming for Britain.<p>A monstrous Great White shark has been spotted via an online tracker heading straight for the British and/or Irish coast …

Michael Schumacher: 'only a miracle' can save him

Michael Schumacher needs "a miracle" to survive, doctors reportedly tell his family<p>Doctors treating Michael Schumacher and other medical experts have told his family that "only a miracle" can save him, sources have claimed.<p>The seven-time Formula One world champion suffered serious brain injuries …

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Exploring Sudan: a desert journey in pictures

To the wider world the North African nation of Sudan is often seen as a place of untold horror. A burning and featureless desert where war, genocide and misery are the norm. And although some aspects of this image are grounded in truth, for the most part the popular impression couldn’t be more off …

Top tourist hot spots worth the crowds

The hordes come to these places for a reason. Don't hate them just because they're popular or you'll miss out! This excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> gives you the places worth the queues.<p>1. Angkor Wat, Cambodia<p>Tourists crawl over Angkor like ants over a picnic blanket. But it's …

Readers' travel tips: Greek coastal tavernas and cafes

Contribute with Guardian Witness<p>Have you discovered the perfect place to sit and watch the waves roll in while sipping an ouzo or eating a fresh feta-laden Greek salad? Share your tip on your favourite Greek seaside taverna, cafe or bar via GuardianWitness and you could win this week’s …

The Office Of The 21st Century Will Be Your Self-Driving Car

The future of self-driving cars means working in gridlock. Joy?<p>In the age of self-driving cars, you’ll have no excuse for slacking off during your commute. That’s because the office of the future might very well be your car.<p>Rinspeed, a Swiss automobile manufacturer that has specialized in designing …

An App For Sharing Things You Never Wanted Anyone To Find Out

Secret is a social network for the skeletons in your closet, giving it a sense of vulnerability that you just don’t find on Facebook.<p>For a generation of social media addicts, the only thing you don’t share online is the stuff you don’t want anyone to ever find out. Enter Secret. The brainchild of …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

Would you take your child on holiday during term time?

<b>Why I'm taking my child out of school for a holiday</b><p>This half-term, my family and I are leaving the country for a much-needed break. To save around £800, I will be taking my child out of school before the term officially ends. I have not sought permission from the head teacher. Nor will I. In the …

Parliament could debate price hikes of holidays out of school term time

Parents calling for an end to overcharging by travel companies during the school holidays could see the issue debated in the House of Commons.<p>An online petition created just over ten months ago has already had more than 136,000 signatures from parents angry about price hikes for going away during …

Are London's drivers ready for 'the Oyster card for cars'?

The scramble for small change at the parking meter could soon be a thing of the past in central London after the City of Westminster council expanded a "smart" parking trial.<p>The City is looking into the possibility of creating a "cashless parking scheme", the council's parking services development …

One Family's Aging Process Documented Across Two Decades

In 1991, photographer Zed Nelson asked his friend and his friend's pregnant wife if he could document the family in a portrait. The couple agreed and, since then, Nelson has continued to photograph the trio on the same day each year, in front of the same backdrop and with the same lighting in this …

My New Years Resolutions: Simple Enough to Stick to, Helpful Enough to be Beneficial

New Year’s resolutions can be very bittersweet. Everybody loves the sweet sensation of starting off a new year fresh, cleaned of your bad habits and …

How cats can help you learn Spanish

Give your nervous system a break and learn a new language with the help of some cute kittens<p>We humans are foolish geniuses. Whether we behave like fools or geniuses largely depends on context.<p>Schools bring out the fools in us. A study by Walker (2010), for instance, found that UK secondary school …

$375-per-person New Year’s feast – at Applebee’s?

<b>The pitch:</b><p>Sure, you may think of Applebee’s as an affordable casual-dining chain, famed for its whiskey-flavored steaks and two-for-$20 dinner …

Second operation for Michael Schumacher but doctors say he is still critical

Doctors treating Michael Schumacher have revealed they carried out a two-hour operation to remove blood from a clot in the skull of the Formula One star.<p>The procedure took place on Monday night after consultations with the 44-year-old’s family, who remain at his bedside.<p>The medical team at the …