Day: May 15, 2011

25$ computer is a reality

David Braben, a game developer from UK has developed the world’s cheapest computer. The USB stick PC developed by David Braben has two ports namely USB port on one side and HDMI port on the other side. Some of the facts about this tiny PC is as follows: CPU powering […]

Brainwave helps stroke victims

Treatment for stroke survivors is being revolutionised by neuro-scientists at Auckland University. They have developed a way to fast-track recovery using electro-magnetic equipment to activate dormant brain cells. Lead researcher Dr Cathy Stinear said the technique prepared the brain when used immediately before a physiotherapy session. “We can excite the […]

My Take: How technology could bring down the church

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and Bible publishers are ostentatiously commemorating the landmark by producing an abundance of gorgeous doorstops. Leather bound Bibles. Two-volume sets. Replicas of the 1611 version complete with “original” illustrations. The hoopla is entirely justified, since the King James Bible […]

Muslim World League eyes better India ties

By P.K. ABDUL GHAFOUR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: Abdullah Al-Turki, secretary-general of Muslim World League, has reiterated his organization’s desire to hold an interfaith dialogue conference in the south Indian state of Kerala and hoped the Indian government would soon endorse the program aimed at improving relations among the country’s […]

Palestine Papers: Why I blew the whistle

The mislabeled “peace talks” were instrumental in creating divisions amongst Palestinians, compelling me to speak out. In Palestine, the time for national reconciliation has come. On the eve of the 63rd commemoration of the Nakba, this is a long-awaited and hopeful moment. Earlier this year, the release by Al Jazeera […]

Survey names Soeharto best president

Soeharto was named Indonesia’s best president by a plurality of respondents, according to a survey released on Sunday. According to the Indo Barometer survey, 40.9 percent of respondents agreed that Indonesia was better off under Soeharto’s New Order than under former president Sukarno or the current reform era. “This is […]

Clashes on ‘Nakba’ Day

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces in Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza Strip in “Nakba Day” protests, while police are investigating whether a fatal traffic accident in Tel Aviv was a deliberate attack. The violence occurred on the anniversary of what Palestinians call the Nakba, or catastrophe, referring to […]