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Burj 2020 in Dubai to have world's highest observation deck
Burj 2020March 5, 2014 ET
Dubai is aiming to break yet another property record with plans to build the world's highest observation deck at the top of what is planned to be the world's tallest commercial building.
Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer
Kazuhiro TaniguchiMarch 4, 2014 ET
A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan.
Fukushima radiation reaches waters off Canada
FukushimaMarch 3, 2014 ET
Two forms of radioactive cesium from Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster have reached the continental shelf off British Columbia, but in concentrations far too low to represent a radiological hazard.
Scientists: It is possible to die of a broken heart
Broken heartFebruary 28, 2014 ET
Grief doubles the risk of suffering a heart attack, and has the same effect on the chances of suffering a stroke, a study has found.
NOAA: World experienced 4th warmest January
Warm JanuaryFebruary 25, 2014 ET
Last month was the fourth warmest January since record keeping began in 1880, trailing only 2002, 2003 and 2007, U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.
Mysterious polio-like disease in U.S. children
PolioFebruary 24, 2014 ET
Researchers have identified a mysterious polio-like disease in five children in California. The emerging infection that mimics the worst symptoms of polio was found over a one-year period by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.
Food storage chemicals a cause for concern
Food storageFebruary 20, 2014 ET
Substances used in packing, storing and processing consumer foods may be harmful to humans in the long term, according to environmental scientists.
Now you can have just the right potato for your meal
PotatoFebruary 18, 2014 ET
At the Lethbridge Research Centre researchers unveiled 15 new potato varieties. It's now on growers to experiment with them and on chefs to use them.
U.S. army funds Mission Impossible 'vanishing' tech
Mission ImpossibleFebruary 10, 2014 ET
Darpa, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, has awarded IBM a $3.5 million contract to work on its Vanishing Programmable Resources (VAPR) project to develop electronics that can self-destruct.
Breath-operated mouse for physically impaired computer users
Breath mouseFebruary 7, 2014 ET
Researchers from Wakayama Prefecture in Japan have created a computer mouse that is operable via breath. The new device will allow physically impaired users to operate a computer and move the cursor without using their hands.
Study finds that stock prices can be predicted
nyseFebruary 5, 2014 ET
new study from the University of Iowa shows evidence that stock price movements are predictable during short windows.
Cars to talk to each other to avoid collision
CarsFebruary 4, 2014 ET
A car might see a deadly crash coming even if its driver doesn't, the U.S. government says, indicating it will require automakers to equip new vehicles with technology that lets cars warn each other.
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