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Blub Uno USB desk clock uses 1950’s Nixie tubes to display time, temperature and more

Designer Duncan Hellmers is making use of 1950’s cathode tubes to build his new retro USB desk clock. Much like the products found in our ongoing Small States feature, the Blub Uno is being created with a focus on blending old-school aesthetics and components with modern design.<p>Head below for more …

Megaupload copyright infringement case sees its first conviction

Andrus Nõmm is the first guilty plea and prison sentence the case has seen<p>The Megaupload copyright infringement case saw its first conviction yesterday, <i>Ars Technica</i> reports. Programmer Andrus Nõmm plead guilty to felony copyright infringement and was sentenced to one year and one day in federal …

Corruption

Chinese police rescue 37 babies in trafficking bust

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police rescued 37 babies and a 3-year-old girl after busting a child trafficking ring in eastern China's Shandong province, reported the state-run China Central Television.<p>The newborn babies, many suffering from HIV/AIDS and malnutrition, were sold for between 50,000 yuan to 80,000 yuan …

Crime

Pilot with history at Maryland airport among 6 killed in fiery crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> A pilot and CEO of a health research firm, who survived a 2010 mishap involving a plane in Gaithersburg, Maryland, was among six people killed in Gaithersburg Monday when a twin-engine plane crashed into a subdivision.<p>Marie Gemmell and her sons, Cole, 3, and Devon, an infant, were found in …

France to recognise Palestine if talks fail

France has warned that it would recognise a Palestinian state if a final international effort to overcome the impasse between Israelis and Palestinians failed, and proposed a two-year timeframe to end the conflict through a UN-backed resolution.<p>"If this final effort to reach a negotiated solution …

18 Photos of People Awestruck by the Beauty of Nature

Nature has a way of making our problems feel small and insignificant, an incredible view can change our whole perspective on life. While in Moab, Utah for a March photo shoot adventure, photographer Jerry Patterson captured a shot of the Milky Way through the arches of beautiful sandstone …

Photography