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No matter what type of smartphone you have, the device can serve as your MP3 player, digital camera, gaming system, and even your TV while you’re out and about — as long as you have battery power. If it seems like smarter phones are getting less life out of their batteries… you’re absolutely right. Smartphones..
Russia clashes over energy with Belarus, Ukraine, EU
Russia plunged back into the disputes over energy with Ukraine and Belarus that have repeatedly disrupted oil and gas supplies to European Unioncountries, and it also termed EU energy policy as "uncivilized". Russia on Friday denied remarks by Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko that it [more]
Simple test may predict life expectancy
Don’t be surprised if your doctor asks you to sit on the floor at your next checkup. A new study says testing a person’s ability to sit down and then rise from the floor could provide useful insight into their overall health and longevity. [more]
For North Korea, next step is a nuclear test?
North Korea's next step after rattling the world by putting a satellite into orbit for the first time will likely be a nuclear test, the third conducted by the reclusive and unpredictable state. A nuclear test would be the logical follow-up to [more]
NASA releases “Told Ya So” apocalypse video early
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=QY_Gc1bF8ds Dec. 21, 2012, has long been rumored to be the day of the Mayan apocalypse, when Earth comes to its inglorious end. The good folks at NASA want you to know that isn't going to happen. In fact, NASA is so [more]
Evie, a chatbot avatar that uses the Cleverbot software. CREDIT: Existor Last week, an artificial intelligence computer named Cleverbot stunned the world with a stellar performance on the Turing Test — an IQ test of sorts for "chatbots," or conversational robots. Cleverbot, it seems, can carry on a conversation as well as any human can...
On the Modern’s fourth floor DeWain Valentine’s “Triple Disk Red Metal Flake — Black Edge,” a recent acquisition, dominates a room juxtaposing Angelenos with New York Minimalists. The permanent collection of any great museum is in a state of constant, usually subtle flux. Works go up, are shifted about and later removed from view, making..
From the days of Albert Einstein’s nonconformist youth forward, we’ve come to understand that the brilliant minds wrestling with quantum mechanics are pretty far out there compared with the rest of us. Frankly, many physicists seem to delight in their public personas as outlying oddballs who dwell in the spacey clouds of other worlds. But..
Hot spots: The colour splashes shows where men, left, and women tend to look at the same bikini ad. Red indicates which part of the poster generates most interest and green the least. In this instance, attention ti the face is evenly matched between the genders. But women are much more interested in the model’s..
Scrolling through your address book and pressing the "call" button could become obsolete. A new brain interface is being explored by researchers in San Diego, California, which could enable you to make calls just by thinking of the number. Participants who used it found it to be almost 100% accurate, though some people achieve higher..
Despite having no Internet access in his hideout, Osama bin Laden was a prolific email writer who built a painstaking system that kept him one step ahead of the U.S. government’s best eavesdroppers. His methods, described in new detail to The Associated Press by a counterterrorism official and a second person briefed on the U.S...
“Tribal” means a lot more today than it did fifteen years ago. The definition hasn’t expanded any, but people are trying to throw more and more design and black work tattoos into the category of tribal, unsuccessfully. A solid black tattoo isn’t necessarily tribal, in fact, a tribal tattoo doesn’t need to be black at..
Women and men who begin sleeping more or less than six to eight hours per night are likely to age by four to seven years. Sleep deprivation and sleepiness have adverse effects on performance, response time, errors of commission and attention or concentration. Furthermore, sleep duration has been f ound to be linked with a..
In some cases, as when nature needs a boost, a little push from you and your partner can go a long way in getting pregnant. When it comes to the best position to get pregnant, the general rule is that the male sperm must be deposited as near to the female cervix as possible. This..
Closure: The Allen Telescope Array, the worlds last radio telescopes, are to be mothballed due to U.S. government spending cuts It’s a question which has always fascinated humans: Are we alone in the universe? But the search for other intelligent life in space has been dealt a devastating blow which means we may never find..
Osama Bin Laden’s death comes after more than 20 years of terrorist attacks linked to the terrorist organisation al-Qaeda. Here are some of the major events to which the group and Bin Laden have been linked. 1988 The withdrawal of the Soviet Union from Afghanistan creates a power vacuum, and the US-sponsored mujahideen movement is..