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Responsive ‘Hexi’ Wall Ripples and Wobbles Based on Nearby Motion | Colossal

<p>Based in Canada, designer Thibault Sld explores the realm where “geometry, light, mechanisms and interaction collide,” by creating interactive …

Snowden says 'significant threats' to his life | Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden told German TV on Sunday about reports that U.S. government officials want to assassinate him for leaking secret documents about the NSA’s collection of telephone records and emails.<p>An undated aerial handout photo …

Sochi's mayor says homosexuality not accepted in his region | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - The mayor of Sochi, the Russian city hosting the Winter Olympics next month, said homosexuality was not accepted in his Caucasus region, but that gay visitors would be welcome at the Games if they respected Russian laws.<p>Flags are pictured in front of mountains at the Sanki …

Exclusive: Firm that vetted Snowden in new push to sell unit-sources | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Altegrity Inc, which owns the provider of background checks for the U.S. government that vetted former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden, has revived talks to sell its unit that screens private-sector employees, two people familiar with the matter said.<p>Ares Management LLC, …

Opposition campaigner attacks Putin over Sochi costs | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A leading opponent of President Vladimir Putin criticised what he said was huge overspending on the Winter Olympics on Monday and accused Russian officials and businessmen of making big profits from the Games.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses students at the National …

Ukraine's Yanukovich meets opposition ahead of crunch parliament session | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine’s Viktor Yanukovich held fresh talks with opposition leaders on Monday to prepare for a crunch session of parliament at which the president and his allies will be under pressure to make major concessions amid mass unrest.<p>An anti-government protester gestures at the site of …

Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday.<p>Pall bearers carry the body of the late Pope John Paul II through a packed Saint Peter's Square at the …

Two bitcoin exchange operators charged in money laundering scheme | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two men who operate bitcoin exchange businesses have been charged with money laundering for helping drug merchants exchange $1 million (603.2 thousand pounds) in cash for bitcoins, the digital currency, U.S. prosecutors said on Monday.<p>A Bitcoin logo is seen at the window of …

No discrimination against gays at Sochi Olympics - lawmaker | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - There will be no discrimination against gay people during the Winter Olympics in Sochi next month, a Russian lawmaker said on Monday.<p>Former Olympic ice-skating champion Svetlana Zhurova, 42, who is a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party in parliament, …

China puts four more anti-graft activists on trial | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - Four more Chinese activists went on trial on Monday, accused of disturbing public order after urging officials to reveal their assets, the latest in a string of closely watched prosecutions of anti-graft campaigners.<p>A Paramilitary soldier walks underneath red flags on the …

New clashes as Ukraine's president tries to tempt opposition | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Police clashed with protesters in central Kiev on Sunday and the fate of Ukraine’s government was uncertain after embattled President Viktor Yanukovich offered important posts to opposition leaders, including the role of prime minister.<p>One of the president’s main foes described his …

Syrian government says women, children can leave Homs district - mediator | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Sunday that the Syrian government delegation at peace talks in Geneva had told him that authorities would allow women and children to leave the besieged old district of Homs city straight away.<p>“What we have been told by the …

Dead man found hanging on Kiev's Independence Square - police | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - A 55-year-old man was found dead on Monday hanging from the framework of a huge artificial ‘New Year tree’ in central Kiev which has become a symbol of anti-government resistance, Ukrainian police said.<p>Tents of anti-government protesters are seen at Independence Square in central …

Egypt's Sisi poised to announce presidency bid | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Three years after the “Arab Spring” toppled Hosni Mubarak, a secretive field marshal with a cult-like following is expected to announce his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt ahead of elections which he is expected to win easily.<p>Egypt's Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is …

D-notice system to be reviewed in wake of Edward Snowden revelations

Inquiry into future of system that warns media not to publish stories leads to fears that compliance may become compulsory<p>Officials are planning to review the historic D-notice system, which warns the media not to publish intelligence that might damage security, in the wake of the Guardian's …

"We hope this could someday lead to a new way for people with diabetes to manage their disease." http://bbc.in/1hyPS9s #Google has said it is testing a "smart contact lens" that can help measure glucose levels in tears. It uses a "tiny" wireless chip and a "miniaturised" glucose sensor embedded between two layers of lens material. The internet giant says that "a lot more work" needed to be done to get the technology ready for everyday use.