Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

Pasta-inspired radio waves could unclog the wireless world

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – Radio waves that move like pasta spirals could help unclog the wireless world by boosting the power of radio communications, Italian and Swedish researchers said Friday. The new way to make radio signals more potent without boosting bandwidth is described in the Institute of Physics and German Physical Society’s New Journal of Physics […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

Top iPad apps: Draw Something, Star Drummer

(Relaxnews) – This week the free version of the doodling-meets-social networking game Draw Something was popular, topping the charts in the USA and Australia, while in Korea iPad users were trying out their hand at drumming with the Star Drummer app. Details of these and other top free iPad applications by country* for the week, […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Apps, Games ·
Google boss lays out future vision at world’s top tech fair

Google boss lays out future vision at world’s top tech fair

(HANOVER, Germany-AFP) – Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt cast a science-fiction vision of the future as the world’s top tech fair opened Monday, with the German IT sector predicting record sales in 2012. “Think back to ‘Star Trek’, or my favourite the ‘Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’. Much of what those writers imagined is now […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Science & Technology ·
Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

Cookie for bedroom nookie? Aphrodisiac and hangover cookies to debut at organic trade show

(Relaxnews) – There’s a cookie that claims to boost your brain power, a biscuit that claims to help with a hangover, and even the ‘Chocolate Chip Nookie’ to help with sexy time in the boudoir. Created by The Cookie Department in Berkeley, California by a lone entrepreneur and baker, a quintet of cookies pull double duty when […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Videos ·
Lipstick index: Shoppers want a little bit of luxury with premium cosmetics

Lipstick index: Shoppers want a little bit of luxury with premium cosmetics

(Relaxnews) – While nail art has been dominating beauty news during the ongoing fashion week season, a recent report by the NPD Group revealed the nail category grew by 67% in the US in 2011. The North American-based market research company recently released its analysis of 2011 beauty sales of department store brands, and in […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine on humans

Cuba to test new AIDS vaccine on humans

(HAVANA-AFP) – Cuba’s top biotech teams have successfully tested a new AIDS vaccine on mice, and are ready to soon begin human testing, a leading researcher told a biotechnology conference in Havana on Monday. “The new AIDS trial vaccine already was tested successfully (on mice) and now we are preparing a very small, tightly controlled […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

Saveur opens up nominations for annual Best Food Blog Awards

(Relaxnews) – US-based gourmet food magazine Saveur has opened up nominations for its 3rd annual Best Food Blog Awards, which highlights the best in the foodie blogosphere. Beginning March 6, readers can nominate their favorite food blogs in categories that include Best Cooking Blog, Best Food Photography, Best Culinary Travel Blog, and Best Baking & Desserts Blog. […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics, Promotions ·
Ultra-luxury models break cover at Geneva Motor Show

Ultra-luxury models break cover at Geneva Motor Show

(Relaxnews) – Bentley has unveiled a new concept which hints at how a luxury SUV conceived by its designers might look. The EXP 9 F concept, unveiled March 6 at the Geneva Motor Show, is unmistakably a Bentley, albeit one with some very unfamiliar lines designed to appeal to the British brand’s “increasingly diverse customer […]

06.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring ·
Expose kids to a variety of vegetables to avoid picky eating: study

Expose kids to a variety of vegetables to avoid picky eating: study

(Relaxnews) – Instead of trying to pull a fast one on your children and hiding vegetables in their food, a new study suggests it’s more important to expose kids to variety in order to develop better eating habits. In recent years, food writers have been coming out with a slew of children’s cookbooks that encourage […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
‘I will if you will’ – Earth Hour dares people to save the planet

‘I will if you will’ – Earth Hour dares people to save the planet

(Relaxnews) – On March 31 individuals, businesses and some of the world’s most recognizable landmarks will pull the plug and plunge themselves into darkness for the fifth annualEarth Hour. However in the month leading up to the event, organizers are asking individuals “what are you willing to do to save the planet?” and encouraging people […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations, Environment ·
Lady Gaga breaks 20 million Twitter fans barrier

Lady Gaga breaks 20 million Twitter fans barrier

(Relaxnews) – Eccentric pop star Lady Gaga now has more than 20 million followers on Twitter, pushing her further ahead of her nearest Twitter rivals. According to social media monitoring site socialbakers.com, Lady Gaga broke the 20 million followers barrier over the weekend of March 4-5. Currently, as of 10:30 GMT March 5, Lady Gaga (@Lady […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment ·
‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

‘Harry Potter’ 31-disc Wizards Collection features five new hours

(LOS ANGELES-Relaxnews) – Since Harry Potter fans are no longer awaiting more books or films from author J.K. Rowling, who is readying an adult novel now, devotees can anticipate the ultimate Harry Potter box set on Blu-ray/DVD, available to pre-order now. The most successful film franchise will get the deluxe treatment with a definitive package containing all eight films, […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Entertainment, Videos ·
New itineraries added to North Korea vacations

New itineraries added to North Korea vacations

(TOKYO-Relaxnews) – Encouraged by the interest in traveling to one of the most unlikely tourist destinations in the world, Koryo Tours has added a new trip to its itineraries in North Korea. The company, founded by Briton Nick Bonner in 1993, had been concerned that the death in December of Kim Jong-Il, known as The […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Consumers seek ‘authentic’ ethnic flavors: report

Consumers seek ‘authentic’ ethnic flavors: report

(Relaxnews) – No more ‘nuclear-orange’ shellacked Chinese chicken balls or cowardly spiced curries. When it comes to ethnic fare, a new market research report has found that increasingly international taste buds are seeking authentic and traditional flavors. In a Mintel survey released last week, analysts found that two-thirds of US respondents named authenticity as the […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Kitchenomics ·
Audi reveals seven new technologies heading for our cars

Audi reveals seven new technologies heading for our cars

(Relaxnews) – Audi has revealed details of seven new technologies it believes could soon be changing the way we drive. The automaker, which is gearing up to display at the enormous CeBIT technology show this week (March 6-10), is keen to emphasize the rapidly increasing sophistication of its vehicles in the face of competition from […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Motoring, Videos ·
Fragrance boon: Celebrity scents and designer launches bolster category

Fragrance boon: Celebrity scents and designer launches bolster category

(Relaxnews) – Celebrity fragrances and designer launches have been cited as two of the biggest factors behind the fragrance industry’s dominance among prestige beauty sales last year. The trend for celebrity fragrances is showing no signs of slowing down, with recent figures from the NPD Group revealing the category enjoyed gains of 57% last year […]

05.03.2012 · Filled under: Beauty & Style ·
China says most cities fail to meet new air standard

China says most cities fail to meet new air standard

(BEIJING-AFP) – China said Friday that two-thirds of its cities currently fail to meet new air-quality standards introduced this week that are based on the pollutants most harmful to health. Under pressure from a worried Chinese public, the government this week issued revised air-quality targets based on the smallest particulates, which make up much of […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Ocean acidification may be worst in 300 million years: study

Ocean acidification may be worst in 300 million years: study

(WASHINGTON-AFP) – High levels of pollution may be turning the planet’s oceans acidic at a faster rate than at any time in the past 300 million years, with unknown consequences for future sea life, researchers said Thursday. The acidification may be worse than during four major mass extinctions in history when natural pulses of carbon […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Environment ·
Macabre hobby gives dead animals new life

Macabre hobby gives dead animals new life

(NEW YORK-AFP) – There are mice and men and, thanks to a macabre hobby, there are also mice that look like men. Bent over tables in a room in an industrial corner of Brooklyn recently, about 20 New Yorkers used scalpels to slice into dead white mice, the first step in the animals’ unlikely journey […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Offbeat ·
(March-April) Health and fitness agenda: International Women’s Day

(March-April) Health and fitness agenda: International Women’s Day

(Relaxnews) – More than a thousand events around the globe will celebrate women in honor of International Women’s Day on March 8. Also coming up, fitness professionals head to Los Angeles’ world-renowned IHRSA Convention. 101st International Women’s Day March 8 Worldwide More than a thousand events will be held around the world to mark the […]

04.03.2012 · Filled under: Happenings ·