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Google ‘Nazi death camps’ game incurs furious backlash from Holocaust survivor groups
Google has caused uproar among Holocaust survivor groups with an augmented reality game that includes Nazi death camps among its playing locations. The Google subsidiary responsible has since apologized.

03.07.2015 14:36

Trusting the app: Blind French hikers use new technology to cross mountains
A new smartphone app helped five blind hikers to cross a mountain range in eastern France without any help from sighted guides. The technology offers new freedom to visually impaired people to lead fuller, more adventurous lives.

03.07.2015 04:53

​Solar-powered plane sets solo flight world record
A Swiss man has broken the world non-stop flight record while crossing the Pacific on a plane powered solely by solar energy.

03.07.2015 04:33

Russian Navy’s intel ship for monitoring US ABM systems 'to start tests in 2016'
A Russian intelligence military vessel specializing, among other things, in monitoring the US missile shield, is getting ready for seagoing tests, media report. It is one of four ships that will replace outdated intelligence vessels in Russia’s fleets.

02.07.2015 12:44

Digital drawing: Novel holographic device allows mid-air index finger artistry
Hong Kong scientists have come up with an incredible invention – an interactive 3D fog display that plucks full-color holographic images out of thin air.

02.07.2015 11:08

​Aliens existence ‘inevitable,’ they should be like humans & have orgasms – Cambridge scientist
Not only should aliens exist on planets with similar conditions to Earth, but they should look similar to human beings and even experience orgasms, according to a Cambridge evolutionary biologist.

02.07.2015 10:22

Internet goes mad as Sarah O'Connor tweets news about killer robot at VW plant
When a German VW robot killed a car worker in a tragic accident, “Terminator” devotees began to wonder if the machines were really taking over. The paranoia grew when the reporter tweeting the news was Sarah Connor – sorry, Sarah O’Connor of the FT.

02.07.2015 09:21

​Google apologizes after photo software tags black people as 'gorillas'
Google has apologized after its new Photos app classified two black friends as 'gorillas’, placing their photos in a special album. The tech giant has since removed the tag from the program, saying it is "genuinely sorry” for the mistake.

01.07.2015 12:31

World’s 1st 3D printed office building to glam up Dubai
An ambitious UAE plan to build the first fully functional 3D printed office building in the world has been announced in Dubai. It is being promoted as both cost effective and time saving.

30.06.2015 18:35

Venus & Jupiter to pair in spectacular 'Star of Bethlehem' conjunction
The two brightest planets Venus and Jupiter are to appear so close in the sky in the upcoming nights that they will be seen like a single super bright star, which some astronomy-lovers say resembles the biblical 'Star of Bethlehem'.

30.06.2015 07:02

Pentagon’s F-35 stealth jet can’t win dogfight – report
A mock air battle between an F-16 jet and the military’s new and oft-troubled F-35 stealth jet showed that the F-35 is too sluggish to hit an enemy plane or dodge gunfire, according to a report.

30.06.2015 03:30

Google searches give own services priority, ‘yield inferior results’ – new study
A hard-hitting new study claims that Google’s search results not only favor its own internal websites over competing destinations, but also degrade social welfare and freeze out potential rivals in doing so.

30.06.2015 03:24