Google's new patent glues pedestrians to cars

2016-05-20 09:16

Google had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit.

Simpson wins as SA race drivers star abroad

2016-04-18 11:31

7 South African racers took to the track in overseas competition, but it was Stephen Simpson who took victory at the IMSA Prototype Challenge in Long Beach California.

Unlicensed surgeon accused of mutilating man's penis

2015-08-06 09:42

An unlicensed US doctor and convicted felon, Mark D. Schreiber, has been accused of mutilating man's penis during surgery and has been arrested.

Parents going viral with ugly hair cut videos shaming kids

2015-06-12 07:21

A new trend where parents punish (shaming) misbehaving tweens and teens with ugly hair cuts has been countered with parents who create videos with hug-it-out versions instead.

Wow! US petrol now cheaper than water

2014-10-31 13:51

Americans are rejoicing! The price of crude oil has dropped so far that petrol in the US is down to around $3/gallon - the equivalent of R8.60/litre and cheaper than water.

Video: Audi slams BMW, Merc

2013-12-31 12:33

In 2013 we reported luxury automaker Jaguar took on Mercedes-Benz in a cheeky video. Now, Audi has joined the fray as it rips both Mercedes and BMW in a funny new ad featuring its new A3 with the tagline "Don't regret your first luxury car".

US youth now more credit savvy – study

2013-02-22 13:47

Young Americans who have seen the credit crisis up close are taking on less debt, delaying plans to buy homes and owning fewer cars, according to a study.

US CPI rises on jump in shelter cost

2012-11-15 18:17

US consumer prices rose in October as the cost of shelter surged by the most in over four years, while gasoline prices fell in a boost for consumer spending power.

Fed plan offers SA hope as well

2012-09-16 15:15

The third round of US quantitative easing could see more investment flowing into SA, but only if the violent strikes in the mining sector are resolved rapidly.

White House pomp heralds Merkel

2011-06-07 17:45

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at the White House on an official visit at which American pomp will mask differences between the allies over Libya and global economics.


Startup wants to put self-driving big rigs on US highways

2016-05-18 08:13

A robot-loving engineer who helped steer Google's work on self-driving cars is aiming to transplant the technology to trucks barreling down the highway with up to 36 tons of cargo.

4 reasons why automakers should 'slow down on self-driving cars'

2016-04-11 09:34

Engineers, safety advocates and even automakers have a message for federal regulators eager to get self-driving cars on the road: slow down

Low-fat diets are dead. They only drive us to sugar.

2015-06-29 11:52

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee quietly drops restrictions on dietary fat intake and says people must rather choose foods based on their quality. Think whole dairy and nuts rather than low-fat potato chips and those with added sugars.

16 strange laws from around the world

2014-11-07 11:17

Some are seriously outdated and others completely ridiculous, while the rest are just utterly hilarious!

McDonald's introduces their new mascot

2014-05-21 10:49

McDonald's scary mascot retires to an even more terrifying one.

Ford's Ka gets funky fresh

2013-11-14 13:44

Remember Ford’s litte Ka? Well, the automaker has unveiled a concept version and it looks much better than before. Which wouldn't be hard...

Pentagon embraces green energy

2012-11-29 22:23

The US Senate gave the Pentagon the green light for its investment in green energy.

US jobless claims surge in wake of Sandy

2012-11-15 18:08

The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits surged, a sign superstorm Sandy had dented the US economy by leaving people out of work.

Obama warns Americans on Hurricane Irene

2011-08-26 18:27

President Barack Obama has warned Americans to take Hurricane Irene seriously and urged them to obey orders to evacuate from its path.

Jamie Oliver's food demise in USA

2010-04-21 15:14

American kids don't like Jamie's 'food revolution'.

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