Japanese technology group Murata Manufacturing's robots, the bike-riding Murata Boy (l.) and unicycling Murata Girl are seen. Electronic eyes made of ultrasonic sensors tell the robots when they are about to bump into something and their robotic brains help them change direction. The robots can be also be guided by humans using bluetooth technology found in phones and computers.
At Andy's Barbershop in Owego, N.Y., John Janosko gets a cut from owner Andy Romano, who has been in business here for 40 years. Janosko says he has been a client for almost that long. The men chat about local company Lockheed Martin, which just lost a big contract for presidential helicopters. Owego was voted the coolest small town in America.
Summer is here and many people from around the world will be visiting America's national parks. The National Park Service expects over 270,000,000 guests at parks every year. Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular – every year at least 2 million tourists enjoy the park's wildlife and unique geothermal features. Yellowstone was the first American national park and is renowned for its bears, wolves, bison, geysers, and hot springs.
A flamingo chick is nudged by its mother in their enclosure in the Budapest Zoo in Hungary in June 2009. With fifteen chicks newly hatched the number of flamingos at the zoo has grown to 98.
Refusal by ‘America’s toughest sheriff’ to stop immigration sweeps fits into the career of a controversial populist.
Discount deals and tax incentives help homeowners go solar,
Police in North Carolina counties issued more tickets when their revenue declined, according to a recent study.
The Taliban combined with an Al Qaeda-linked militant group and others to kill eight US soldiers in northeastern Afghanistan Sunday. The Taliban's flexibility is a major threat to US forces.
Did Senator Ensign violate a lobbying ban by helping a former staffer who's wife he had had an affair with? Ethics watchdogs think so.