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.
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.
Interim Honduran President Micheletti is downplaying Zelaya's return, though the Brazilian Embassy's utilities were cut off and police beatings have increased.
Plans to build the largest mosque in the country highlight a fundamental demographic change that some fear poses a threat to Europe's Christian culture.
Bickering and divisiveness among democrats within former Soviet states could lead to authoritarian, anti-Western rule.
Shades of Charles Dickens, critics say the controversial measures create debtors prisons
The recession and a desire to make a difference drive more students toengineering programs. But the US still faces a shortage in the profession.
Budgets are cut as a new study reports an average loss of 23 percent in endowment value.