Twirling Battery Concept promises a quick fix

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“battery concept designed by Song Teaho and Hyejin Lee. While there’s still a bit of work to be done with the actual “working” part, the concept is to simply let you twirl your cellphone battery around your finger a few times for a quick bit of juice to send a text or make a call”

US military offers $40,000 challenge to internet users

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“According to the event’s organisers, the challenge is an attempt to find out more about how large-scale problems can be solved by using the net and social networks to enhance “timely communication, wide-area team building and urgent mobilisation”.

The idea is that through observing how the various groups attempting the task fare, the organisation will learn a significant amount about the way computer systems and popular websites can be used to harness collective intelligence.”

SOA Watch – El Salvador Delegation

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Join Fr. Roy in events commemorating the 30th anniversary of Monseñor Romero´s assassination at the hands of SOA graduates. Walk in the footsteps of martyrs Ita Ford, Maura Clark, Fr. Ignacio Ellacuria, Celia Ramos and others. Accompany SOA Watch’s Partnership America Latina (PAL) Coordinator Lisa Sullivan in visiting high level Salvadoran government officials in asking that El Salvador send no more soldiers to this school of assassins. For more information and to apply, write Lisa Sullivan at LSullivan@soaw.org

No let up as Europe braves cold snap

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Europe continues to brave the big chill. In Germany, sub zero temperatures and heavy snowfall, combined with strong winds, made for an unpleasant cocktail for road users.

France ‘to tax Internet ads’

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France could start taxing Internet advertising revenue from online companies such as Google.

Asnycnow Network Welcome Newcomers Greg,Natalie and Kleo!

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Asnycnow Network is Proud to Welcome Newcomers Greg, Natalie and Kleo to the Asnycnow Network Family

Traditional Kheyanmeya Handmade Egyptian Tapestry

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Who in the world has lived a more romantically dangerous life than Scheherazade with her one thousand and one nights of exotic tale-telling? The artist Hani D. El-Masri has created a taste of her world for you.

Portuguese parliament passes gay marriage law

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Gay rights advocates in Portugal are toasting the future, after parliament voted to legalise same sex marriage. But it was a bittersweet victory, as Portuguese MPs rejected proposals to allow adoption by gay couples.

Technical problems persist for Eurostar

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More than 230 passengers were stuck for over an hour beneath the English Channel after the latest in a series of breakdowns to plague the Eurostar rail service.

Conn. Couple Charged With Depriving Children of Food

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Connecticut couple was arrested and charged Wednesday for depriving their two daughters of food, authorities said.