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Powerful typhoon churns towards Japan

Powerful Typhoon Vongfong churned towards Japan on Saturday, injuring at least a dozen people as it pounded the southern Okinawan islands with ferocious winds and driving rain.

dateOct 11, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Kafka's The Metamorphosis, robot style

Franz Kafka's seminal work The Metamorphosis is famous for its themes of alienation, absurdity and now androids, as a robot takes centre stage in a new theatrical adaptation.

dateOct 08, 2014 in Robotics
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Toshiba develops lifelike communication android

Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has developed a lifelike communication android that can move its arms and hands smoothly and use Japanese sign language. The android is a prototype that the company ...

dateOct 07, 2014 in Robotics
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Mobile revolution shakes up Silicon Valley

Smartphones, tablets and other gadgets aren't just changing the way we live and work. They are shaking up Silicon Valley's balance of power and splitting up businesses. Long-established companies such as ...

dateOct 07, 2014 in Business
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