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Sony Shows Off a New Ultra-Sensitive CMOS Sensor Called ‘STARVIS’

Sony just launched a new image sensor called the STARVIS that excels in capturing images in low-light environments. Designed for industrial …

7 quirky cat behaviors and what they mean

My temperamental calico cat, Harlem, is one of them.<p>And while she's the only one I have, she embodies many of the most common, and most perplexing, cat stereotypes.<p>So why does she — and the tens of millions of cats like her — act that way?<p>Here are some explanations, backed by cat researchers, for …

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Texas floods: Enough rain to cover entire state with 8 inches of water in May

<b>(CNN) —</b> So much rain has fallen this May on flood-ravaged Texas that it could cover the entire state with 8 inches of water, meteorologists say.<p>And it ain't over yet.<p>Every drop of rain these days is a drop too many in much of Texas, where 22 people have died and President Barack Obama has declared …

LG's leather G4 is the swiss army knife of smartphones with a killer camera

With LG's new flagship G4 Android smartphone, life really is good. No, scratch that, life is great.<p>The best Android smartphones all have compromises. …

Tim Cook plans to donate $800m fortune to charity before he dies

• Cook says money will go to many social causes, as well as nephew’s education<br>• Apple co-workers found Cook’s sexuality to be a ‘yawner’, he says in interview<p>Tim Cook is planning to give away all of his near $800m fortune before he dies, the Apple boss said in a surprisingly frank interview, in which …

Norovirus sickens more than 170 on cruise ship

The latest norovirus outbreak aboard the Princess Cruises' Crown Princess has infected 172 people, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>At least 158 of 3,009 passengers and 14 of 1,160 crew members came down with the virus aboard the Crown Princess during a 28-day cruise …

Cut the shawl talk: Chinese censors wipe Putin's move on China's first lady

It was a fleeting moment, but one that Chinese censors were quick to snuff out.<p>At an APEC event to watch the fireworks in Beijing on Monday night, Russian President Vladimir Putin created a few of his own by slipping a shawl over the shoulders of Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping.<p>A …

Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks: newspaper

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a “foreign country” for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying.<p>A general view of the Arak heavy-water project, 190 …

Russia and Ukraine fail again to agree deal on gas

Ukraine and Russia are preparing for a fresh round of talks to reach a deal on resuming gas supplies to Kyiv.<p>The meeting in Brussels went on late into the night on Wednesday (October 29) but European Union officials trying to broker an accord said the two sides remain far apart after months of …

Why NASA Blew Up a Rocket Just After Launch

A National Geographic staffer's on-scene account of the Antares rocket failure.<p><b>WALLOPS ISLAND, Virginia—Every time NASA launches a rocket, two safety officers have one weighty decision: They have to decide whether to push a self-destruct button if it appears the launch is going awry.</b><p>If they make …

North Korea to deepen probe into Japanese abductees: Japan's Abe

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea had told Japan it intends to deepen its probe into the fate of Japanese citizens kidnapped by Pyongyang decades ago, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday, but there was no indication of any imminent breakthrough.<p>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends …

Central Europe, Britain oppose Ukraine rebel vote

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The foreign ministers of four Central European countries and Britain have condemned a plan by pro-Russia insurgents in …

Palestinians, Israelis Clash: In Pictures

Relatives suspected poisoning in family's deaths

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Relatives of five Utah family members found dead in a locked bedroom last month suspected the deaths weren't accidental, and …

Man's release twists Ill. death penalty reform narrative

CHICAGO— A 64-year-old man whose confession for a double homicide played a key role in Illinois eventually abolishing the death penalty has been freed.<p>Alstory Simon's confession to the homicides led to the freeing of death row inmate Anthony Porter in 1999, and spurred the state to abolish the …

Ukraine crisis: Russia to recognise rebel vote in Donetsk and Luhansk

<b>Russia says it will recognise the results of controversial separatist elections in eastern Ukraine, which the rebels plan to hold on 2 November.</b><p>Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions "will be important to legitimise the authorities there".<p>But …

Plane Hits Building at Kansas Airport