Ritsuhiko Tajima has about 100 CDs by his favourite artist, Japanese girl-group AKB48, many of them copies of the same disk. The attraction The CDs often include tickets to events where he can briefly meet his idols
Forget London, Paris, New York or Tokyo. French electro duo Daft Punk have picked a small New South Wales farming town as the location to launch their highly anticipated fourth album
As Cranford Glimp’s funeral procession wound its way through the musty streets of Plattsburgh, N.Y., in June 1973, a small boy gazed at the burnished casket and the three mourners trudging after it and asked his father, “Papa, who is in that box?” The answer was not long in coming.
At the Kiev offices of Innovative Marketing Ukraine, hundreds of programmers, translators and database engineers created a software product that made the company a world leader an exceptional achievement in the impoverished former Soviet republic.
The humble sail is undergoing a revolution and is set to be thrust into outer-space for use on satellites, rockets and other space craft. A new form of sail, known as an “aerobraking sail”, is being adapted by space engineers who hope to use it to speed up the return of various forms of space craft to Earth faster than they would naturally fall from the sky. The development comes at a critical time when the volume of space junk in orbit is continuing to rise and poses an ever-increasing collision threat to new missions