Archive for the ‘Break News’ Category

Researchers say their 3D point-of-care sensor, called oPad, can be printed on a simple office printer.

by March 8, 2012 3:51 PM PST
The oPAD can be assembled in less than a minute for less than a dime.

(Credit: Alex Wang)

Affordable paper sensors aren’t exactly new. Think home pregnancy tests. But researchers out of the University of Texas at Austin are pushing (or is it folding?) the envelope with their origami-inspired 3D paper sensor that, thanks to strategic folding, can identify more substances in more complex tests. (more…)

By the CNN Wire Staff
March 20, 2012 — Updated 1144 GMT (1944 HKT)
A woman faints as crowds converge on Saint Mark's Coptic Cathedral in Cairo's al-Abbassiya district, March 18, 2012.
A woman faints as crowds converge on Saint Mark’s Coptic Cathedral in Cairo’s al-Abbassiya district, March 18, 2012


Cairo (CNN) — Thousands of people flooded into Cairo’s Abbasiya Cathedral Tuesday to say a final farewell to Pope Shenouda III, the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Coptic Christians for more than four decades. (more…)

By Samira Said, CNN
March 20, 2012 — Updated 0426 GMT (1226 HKT)
Peace-minded Israeli reaches out to everyday Iranians via Facebook.
Peace-minded Israeli reaches out to everyday Iranians via Facebook.


(CNN) — It is not possible to dial an Iranian number from an Israeli telephone. It will simply not go through. That lack of communication stems from the government level, where there is no dialogue between the two countries aside from public speeches meant to carry weighty threats of war to each camp. (more…)

BOGOR, – The government plans to unify the present time Indonesia is divided into three time zones, namely Western Indonesia Time (GMT), Central (local time), and Eastern (EDT). The plan, the government will use local time as a benchmark. This is done, inter alia, for the sake of bureaucratic efficiency and increase economic competitiveness. (more…)

The Ghost Rides Again!

Posted: March 20, 2012 in Break News, Entertaintment
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Ghost Rider sequel

Ghost Rider sequel trailer

Flaming skull, wicked motorcycle, and crushing chain—sound familiar? That’s right, Ghost Rider is back! Nicholas Cage has returned for a second film installment of the Marvel Comics franchise character. (more…)

A survey shows that texting is the dominant way teens communicate and they’ve cut way down on talking on the phone, while e-mailing is practically nonexistent.

by March 19, 2012 8:10 PM PDT Follow @darakerr
(Credit: Screenshot from CNET TV)

Year after year, study after study, teens are proving to be texting at an increasing rate. In a new survey by the Pew Internet Research Center, U.S. teenagers are talking on landlines and cell phone less, using more smartphones, and are averaging 60 texts a day–up from 50 in 2009. (more…)

by Rachel King March 19, 2012 12:25 PM PDT

Yahoo has been trying to revamp itself in several different ways over the course of the last year, especially as the company shifts its image from a one-time search giant to a digital media company.

One way that Yahoo is going about that is through a new partnership with Fandango. (more…)