Why queues for women's toilets are longer than men's

If you're a woman, then you've definitely experienced the frustration of standing in a long, slow-moving queue for the toilets while watching men quickly go in and out of theirs. And you've likely had the same conversation ...

There's a mathematical formula for choosing the fastest queue

It seems obvious. You arrive at the checkouts and see one queue is much longer than the other, so you join the shorter one. But, before long, the people in the bigger line zoom past you and you've barely moved towards the ...

New regional traffic model to combat urban road congestion

Until now, traffic flow models have been based on individual vehicles or roads. The length of time needed for calculating models for larger areas, such as complete cities, was too great. However, Dr Victor Knoop, assistant ...

Apple iPad mini makes low key debut (Update 2)

Apple's new iPad mini debuted on Friday with less fanfare than previous incarnations amid talk it might have come too late to the 7-inch tablet computer market.

Apple fans jostle for earlier iPhones in Hong Kong

As the new iPhone 4S went on sale in Australia and Japan on Friday, Apple fans and resellers jostled to get their hands on discounted earlier models in Hong Kong, witnesses said.

A quick fix for queues

Queuing, standing in line... it's what we do well, but complain about the most. Thankfully, science is coming to the rescue as researchers in Taiwan have devised a formula that could revolutionize restaurants, post offices, ...

Research gives new meaning to 'green' cross code

Pedestrians could reduce the amount of traffic pollution they breathe in simply by crossing the street, according to the latest research from the University of Leeds.