Monday, September 29, 2014
Good news for smartphone addicts: the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has developed an innovative way to get extra juice for mobile gadgets by collecting readily available heat and transforming it into electricity.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Poles have long been a staple of smoky strip clubs, but the women scaling and swinging from them in Las Vegas earlier this month weren't doing it for dollar bills.
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a “precycling” first for the environmentally switched-on city.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for US$200,000 at an auction.
It likes to call itself the “country of chocolate” and now Belgium has a new treat for visitors: a museum dedicated to the confectionary featuring a Willy Wonka-style factory and cocoa tree jungle.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Move over Pokemon, a legion of new cutesy monsters is haunting Japan and set to break out all over the world after trampling the competition at home.
Swiss Wine Week, which started Sept. 6, is designed to highlight an industry where almost all locally-made wine is consumed at home. In a typical year perhaps 1 percent of Swiss wine is exported.
A Taiwanese design company has won several awards at this year's Red Dot Communication Design Awards, including a “Best of the Best” title given only to the top designs.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
When his family business was closing after nearly four centuries of making sake and other spirits, Ichiro Akuto swooped to rescue the doomed distillery's whisky stock and went out on his own.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Starlets take note: Hollywood filmmakers pushed a no-fuss, no-makeup look in new movies at the Toronto film festival this week, redefining beauty as “raw.”