A Taiwanese government agency says that an explosion caused by a gas leak in the country's second city killed 22 people, injured 270 and sent flames shooting 15 storeys into the air. Sarah Toms reports.
A JACK Russell shows no fear as she licks cleans the face of a female cheetah. The best friends are both based at the Cheetah Experience big cat centre in Bloemfontein, South Africa. Five-year-old rescue dog Chloe first clapped eyes on 14-month-old cheetah Eden during a morning walk - and now the pair spend hours together playing, nuzzling and cleaning one another. Although they live in separate areas of the park, the duo are reunited whenever the cheetahs are allowed into the big camp. And while they may seem like an unlikely pairing, this little and large-style friendship seems set to go from strength to strength.
Videographer / Director: Cheetah Experience, Producer: Tom Midlane, Editor: Jack Stevens.
An American black bear is recovering from a titanium lower jaw implant operation after animal handlers at a Mexican circus ripped off most of his lower jaw, apparently to prevent the bear from biting, authorities said.
Ford's Tech TV crew get a hands on demo of the new Nokia 808 Pureview. The phone (running Symbian) was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona and features a 41 megapixel camera sensor, made possible by a combination of Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia-developed pixel over-sampling technology.
Fresh from unleashing its latest high-tech cleaners, the DC47 cylinder vacuum and the DC50 upright vacuum cleaner, Dyson set its engineers another challenge – with a bit of a twist.
The objective was to design a remote controlled car using a ball and spare Dyson parts. The British electronics giant had over 50 engineers take part and, after three weeks of development, the winning car was chosen.
Made up of different mechanics and Dyson parts, the team took an iterative approach engineering a robust and highly manoeuvrable vehicle. Check out the video for all the action.
MirageTable: freehand interaction on a projected augmented reality tabletop
MirageTable is a novel augmented reality system which enables instant digitization of physical objects, correct 3D perspective views, and interaction using bare hands without gloves or trackers.