BREAKING NEWS

2009-09-30

Sci-tech

The robot that can

This is iCub. He is a 95 centimetre-tall robot built by researchers at the Italian Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies in Rome. ICub

Sci-tech

Cheetahs in motion

At Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, using high-speed cameras at 1,000 frames per second and a pressure-sensitive track, scientists are studying North African

Culture

Fame - Class of 2009

Fame has been released to a chorus of mediocre reviews, many commentators failing to see what the re-make adds to Alan Parker’s iconic original

World

Strong quake hits off Indonesia

A strong earthquake has just struck off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra.   The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake, with an epicentre