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Minding your Ps and Qs

Minding your Ps and Qs

Ideas of what is and is not polite can and do change over time, sometimes dramatically. At any given point in time, etiquette can vary widely from place to place. Often, when doing business, it's the little details that make the difference, so it can...
Santa v The Easter Bunny

Santa v The Easter Bunny

If Easter is here can chocolate be far behind? While those in the Northern Hemisphere are using chocolate to celebrate the start of Spring, those in the Southern Hemisphere are using it to console themselves for the start of Autumn. Admittedly Autumn...
Australia in Autumn

Australia in Autumn

Gadget-lovers recently flocked to Germany for CeBIT, one of the greatest technology shows in the world. The influence of the smartphone was everywhere with one invention looking particularly useful in the recent weather – a pair of gloves which can...
Changing stations

Changing stations

There are numerous ways of getting from A to B.  Most people familiar with an area do it without thinking.  People new to a place tend to rely on maps and signs.  In Germany, the national rail company Deutsche Bahn has just been instructed to impr...
Writing on air

Writing on air

German computer scientists from Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) have recently developed a glove which allows people to write in the air and have their words automatically input into their smartphone or tablet.  This ingenious invention won ...