Forecasters expect the coldest air in more than a decade to sweep into the United States on Sunday. Retailers expect the usual array of flowers and dinners and diamonds this weekend, but -- like Irene's Flowers in Des Moines, Iowa -- they're glad to have an extra day this year to get it all done.air Arctic cooling expect flowers Forecasters Irene passion Sunday temperatures
Mustard prices have jumped this fall to their highest level in seven years as growers in Western Canada, which supplies three-quarters of the world's traded mustard seed, turn in their smallest crop in nine years, threatening to drive up costs of the yellow condiment for producers.
With everything that is being heard every day - one day we have an agreement the next day we don't - people aren't shopping because they are afraid. George Kavathas is President of the Greece Confederation of Craftsmen.business confederation country demanding foreign Greece paid pre reforms suppliers
There's no doubt China's tech sector is heating up, but not all opportunities are made equal.
Arizona-based company World View Enterprises says it plans to launch commercial balloon flights to space in just two years . The flight tested the balloon's ability to launch and land safely, with particular attention paid to the aerodynamics of the parafoil, a steerable, inflatable wing crucial to the capsule's safe descent.balloon capsule chief flight launch officer plans safe Taber technical
Its developers say their Velociraptor Robot is the fastest robot on Earth. Balance is provided by a long tail-like appendage and, while it has to remain tethered to a supporting arm, Park Jong-won from South Korea's KAIST Institute, says his robot is quicker than the fastest man on Earth.appendage balance Bolt like Park provided purpose Robot tail Usain
Rooney, Messi, Neymar.. the faces of the world's greatest soccer players are everywhere throughout Brazil. Its habitat in northeastern Brazil is being detroyed by human expansion and environmentalists like Rodrigo Castro, of the Caatinga Assocation hope that, Fuleco will draw attention to the animal's plight.advantage animal armadillo bit Brazil conservationists Cup famous FIFA taking
The rotting piles of waste are a source of methane gas, a bi-product of decomposition and a major contributor to global warming. They're capturing the methane and converting it into a source of energy for more than 400 nearby homes, according to landfill technical manager Lanto.energy gas landfill Lanto manager methane piles Rupiah SOUNDBITE technical
Now they can visit the smallest of local hospitals, thanks to the Cardiopad - a medical touchscreen tablet created by local entrepreneur, 22 year old Arthur Zang. SOUNDBITE (French) DOCTOR NDJOMO MBA, BANKOMO HOSPITAL DIRECTOR SAYING: "Here in Bankomo, we treat patients with heart problems without them having to go away for treatment.Arthur Bankomo Cardiopad created Essomba Hospital local medical SOUNDBITE Zang
According to its creators, the MisTable takes motion control to a new level. UPSOT: MIST University of Bristol researcher Diego Martinez says users can either work alone or collaborate on the device as needs require.English fog mist particles project RESEARCHER SOUNDBITE tabletop UNIVERSITY BRISTOL UPSOT