LED lights could see upgrades with self-assembling particles
Researchers have already shown how perovskites could improve solar cells, but until now it was difficult to create uniform films made out of the material.
Microsoft CEO: AI should help, not replace, workers
"The fundamental need of every person is to be able to use their time more effectively, not to say, 'let us replace you'," Satya Nadella said.
Obama administration, Cuba Interior Ministry sign law-enforcement deal
The U.S. signed the memorandum of understanding with the Cuban Interior Ministry, which is responsible for internal security in Cuba.
Vinyl set to become a “billion dollar industry”
Over the last year, sales of the format have reached a 25 year high, with David Bowie’s final album “Blackstar” the highest-seller.
NASA recreates Huygen's historic landing on Titan in video
The video features what the probe saw from an altitude of around 6 miles, including the moon's rugged highlands and deep ravines.
New Michael Jackson TV movie announced
Meanwhile, Sky has pulled its controversial MJ-based comedy after it was heavily criticised by the late pop icon’s daughter, Paris Jackson.
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Intel launches new platform to help you with your shopping
Intel is investing over $100 million into the retail industry over the next 5 years to help get the ball rolling.
Smart bullets to help warships fend off drone swarms
The MAD-FIRES project should lead to ammo that's as fast and small as what you'd find in a medium-caliber gun, but with the guidance of a missile.
Armenian, Russian premiers meeting in Moscow Dec 24
The two are expected to discuss issues of bilateral cooperation, as well as the integration policies of both countries within the EEU.
Australia, China, Malaysia announce end of underwater search for MH370
"Despite every effort using the best science available ... the search has not been able to locate the aircraft," authorities said.
Muse return to recording studio to work on new music
Last year, frontman Matt Bellamy suggested that the band could be heading in a more stripped-back and acoustic direction for their next record.
The 1975 postpone a swathe of European tour dates
The 1975 have recently been added to the line-up of Spanish festival Bilbao BBK Live, which takes place in July.
60 ceasefire violations by Azerbaijan registered overnight
The Karabakh Defense Army troops continue controlling the situation on the contact line and protecting their positions.
“Trivisa” named best film of the year by Hong Kong Critics
The best director award was bestowed jointly on Stephen Chow and first-time director Wong Chun.
Russian box office grows 9.5% to $727 million in 2016
“Zootopia” was the best-selling film with $28.2 million, followed by “The Secret Life of Pets” with $311 million.
Turkish police arrest Istanbul nightclub attacker
The attacker had been on the run for over two weeks, after slipping into the night following the attack on the glamorous Reina nightclub.
Pierre Lescure re-elected president of Cannes Film Fest
Lescure, who also serves as head of streaming platform Molotov TV, has been the president of the film festival since 2014.
AMC, BBC reteam for “The Spy Who Came in From the Cold” series
Fresh off The Night Manager's Golden Globe wins earlier this month, AMC is ready to pull from the pages of John le Carre once again.
S. Korean prosecutor plans to question Park by early February
As president, Park is immune from prosecution in the case but has said previously she would agree to questioning by the special prosecutor.
Last man to walk on moon passes away at 82
According to a family statement released by NASA, Cernan, a retired naval officer, died following ongoing health issues.
“Fifty Shades Darker” tops social media buzz
The sequel depicts an escalating romance between the characters played by Dakota Johnson (Anastasia Steele) and Jamie Dornan (Christian Grey).
Isabelle Huppert receives French Cinema Award at star-studded ceremony
The ceremony brought together more than 12 filmmakers who came on stage to celebrate the iconic actress.
German FM says NATO concerned about Trump's "obsolete" remark
"Obviously the comments from President-elect Trump, that he views NATO as obsolete, were viewed with anxiety," Steinmeier said.
Myanmar's "smiling" dolphins on brink of extinction
Irrawaddy dolphins can be found in rivers, lakes and seas across southern Asia, from the northwest Bay of Bengal to the south of Indonesia.
Clever Armenia
Most important IT events of 2016
2016 can be called a year of policy review rather than a year of development of the Armenian IT field. The April escalation of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict showed that the efficiency of military operations for some part depends on use of the latest technologies. After the 4-day war, a lot of IT companies have reviewed their approaches and offered assistance in boosting the development of military industry.
Iraqi forces advance in eastern Mosul amid fierce clashes
Iraqi forces say they control nearly all of Mosul's eastern half, but another wave of intense IS resistance likely awaits them in Mosul's west.
Microsoft rebuilding Xbox One dashboard for speed
Detailing a new Game Mode for Windows 10, Microsoft reveals that it’s not only Windows 10 that’s getting some performance enhancements.
Green-hot galaxies give clues to the ancient universe
Galaxies with a lot of hydrogen gas, signalling young galaxies and star formation, can look slightly pink, for instance.
Microsoft patents foldable phone that turns into tablet
While Microsoft patents thousands of inventions that never make it into final products, the context of this particular application is key.
Netflix documentary “The Ivory Game” to screen at Beijing Film Fest
Shortlisted in the best documentary Oscar category this year, the film has been hailed for its gripping depiction of the dangerous underworld of ivory trading.
AMC greenlights James Cameron docuseries about evolution of sci-fi
The series will delve into sci-fi's origins as a small genre with a cult and developing to the blockbuster pop-culture phenomenon it is today.
300 U.S. Marines land in Norway, irking Russia
U.S. troops are to stay in Norway for a year, with the current batch of Marines being replaced after their six-month tour is complete.
Hailee Steinfeld confirms her return for “Pitch Perfect 3”
In "Pitch Perfect 2", Steinfeld played Emily Junk, a freshman who eventually became a member of all-female a cappella group The Barden Bellas.
President expresses condolences over plane crash near Bishkek
The Turkish cargo plane crashed just outside the main airport in Kyrgyzstan, killing 37 people on the ground and in the plane.
Skrillex reunites with former band From First To Last for new song
He recently contributed to the soundtrack for the film Suicide Squad, which saw him collaborate with rapper Rick Ross for the song “Purple Lamborghini”.
Twin suicide bombs rock Maiduguri University in Nigeria
NEMA said that four people had been killed, including the two suicide bombers, and that 17 people were injured in the blasts.
Skepta, David Bowie lead 2017 BRIT Awards nominations
A Tribe Called Quest have been nominated in the International Group category, as have Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
Oracle opens start-up accelerator program in Israel for cloud innovation
The program provides six months of mentoring from technical and business experts, access to Oracle's customers, and partners and investors.
Turkey mulls including concept of jihad in school curricula
The new curriculum, which will be finalized in February, will be put into effect during the 2017-2018 academic year.
Rovio Entertainment to open game development studio in London
Privately-held Rovio has struggled in recent years as profits from the Angry Birds franchise dropped, prompting deep job cuts and divestments.
Pound hits lowest level in 3 months ahead of Theresa May Brexit speech
The pound has fallen about 20% against the dollar since June's EU referendum, to lows last regularly seen in 1985.
Egypt court rules against handing Red Sea islands to Saudi
The verdict was met by an eruption of jubilation by activists and lawyers in the courtroom in Cairo, some of whom sang the national anthem.
"Game of Thrones" final season could be longer than expected
It was previously reported that showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were ready to end the series with 13 episodes.
Spanish police arrest Moroccan accused of leading IS militant cell
New recruits would be sent to Turkey where they would receive training and instructions for potential attacks in Europe, a ministry said.
First look at resurrected Jerome in “Gotham” season 3B promo
The video features a first look at the resurrected version of Jerome Valeska (Cameron Monaghan).
Revolutionary armor seeks to tackle traumatic brain injury from explosions
“A system like BLAST can help recognize the signs of TBI early and tell warfighters they might need medical attention,” said Dr. Timothy Bentley.
EU vows to stand by Iran nuclear agreement
"The European Union will continue to work for the respect and implementation of this extremely important deal," Mogherini said.
MIT enables modifying 3D-printed objects after making them
If you add the right monomer (a core aspect of plastic), you can also make an object swell or shrink by changing the temperature.
Steve Jones talks possibility of another Sex Pistols reunion
The legendary punk band originally split in 1978 after frontman Johnny Rotten left the band.