Friday 19 January 2018

Big plans for tiny pinhead camera

A microscopic "pinhead" camera has been developed that costs pennies to make and could have a host of applications, from surgery to robotics.

The device contains no lenses or moving parts. US scientists at Cornell University in New York produced a working prototype measuring just half a millimetre across.

Dog comes home after seven years

A dog that went missing seven years ago will soon be reunited with her original owner after living for all that time with another family in the same town.

Andrew Navarette told animal control officers that he let his Shih Tzu, Mimi, out in the backyard of his home seven years ago but that when he went to retrieve her she had disappeared.

NASA in Martian sites dilemma

Nasa is deciding between two places on Mars to send its next rover.

The space agency said the team and scientists had narrowed the options to two landing sites. The rover, nicknamed "Curiosity", will touch down either in Gale Crater near the Martian equator or Eberswalde Crater in the southern hemisphere.

Nazi resort turned into youth hostel

A gigantic Nazi seaside resort on Germany's Baltic coast in the town of Prora has been turned into one of the country's largest youth hostels.

Yet initial advertisements highlighting its past as the "world famous" Strength through Joy project caused objections from local historians and led to a marketing U-turn.

Wood's award goes up in smoke

Rolling Stones star Ronnie Wood missed his big moment at an awards bash -- after nipping out for a cigarette when he should have been collecting a prize.

The guitarist was nowhere to be found when he was named the winner of the best newcomer prize at the Arqiva Commercial Radio Awards on Wednesday night.

Paedophile jailed after faking death

A paedophile who staged a Reginald Perrin-style disappearance to evade detection has been jailed for seven years.

Leslie Andrews (54) wanted people to believe he had drowned in the sea at Blackpool when he parked nearby and left his clothing and a suicide note on the beach. He was tracked down after eight years on the run.

Irish Independent

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