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How does a digital camera work?

You use them on holiday, at concerts, or just for a plain old selfie, but how exactly does your camera work? James May explains all.<p>It's all very simple really. In the CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) sensor that sits in the majority of digital cameras, the sensor is covered with tiny …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

10 Ways that iPads are Transforming Retail

<i>Andrew Yates is the head of iOS at Buffer, a smarter way to share your Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn posts. You can contact him on Twitter, where he is @ay8s.</i><p>Ever since the introduction of the iPhone and iPad, people have found amazing ways to use the devices and with the arrival of iOS 7, the new …

The Art of Honest Fried Chicken (A Lifestyle Choice)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: The slow art of fried chicken -- with 12 tips and a master recipe.</i><p>Frying chicken, at its best, is a state of mind formed …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

Is time travel possible?

The simple answer is yes. The more complex answer is it requires travelling close to the speed of light. And always going forward. Unless you find a wormhole.<p>Cosmologist <i>Andrew</i> Pontzen and particle physicist <i>Tom</i> Whyntie show how you can time travel at home.<p><i>For more videos subscribe to the Head</i> …

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What's Better for Business: Logic or Emotion? Answers From Neuroscience

<i>Part 1 of a series on neuroscience and innovation</i><p>Humans are animals. While we like to think we’re captains of our destiny, we’re far more driven by instinct than we know. In many ways, we’re just glorified apes, even in business.<p>For over a century, the overriding philosophy in business has been …

The planet’s most spellbinding sights

Most everyday experiences are lessons in the inevitable pull of the future: books are replaced with e-books, laptops are replaced with tablet computers, billions of dollars are replaced with trillions of dollars, fresh is replaced with cling-wrapped. When travelling, however, you may find fragile …

With Over 15M Sites Built, Weebly Launches New Planner And Mobile Editor, Brings Website Creation Service To Android

In this day and age, if you own a small business, you need a web (and mobile) presence. It’s just the way it is. Some might opt just to go for a social media approach, a Twitter account and a Facebook page, but the likelihood is that you want something a little more flexible, high-quality and …

Leap Motion Controller Delayed Until July for Longer Beta Test

The public release of the Leap Motion controller has been delayed until July because the company feels it needs a longer beta test, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. Best Buy has sent notifications to customers who preordered the device, and Leap today said the device will ship July 22th.<p>Leap Motion's controller …