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People in China are smashing iPhones and mobbing KFC in 'patriotism'

Chinese nationalists are boycotting KFC outlets and smashing their iPhones in protest of American companies.

Chinese state media called for "rational patriotism" Wednesday amid a number of anti-U.S. protests in recent days about the outcome of a United Nations tribunal that ruled against Beijing in its spat with the Philippines over territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Chinese nationalists have protested at KFC outlets and called for boycotts of the fast-food chain while photos and video circulating online and on social media show people wearing scarves and banners with patriotic slogans smashing Apple iPhones in protest.

The case against China was brought by U.S. ally the Philippines but the protesters' public anger has been fueled in part by Chinese government accusations that Washington encouraged Manila to oppose Beijing’s claims to the vast tracts of ocean.

Last week’s ruling by the U.N. tribunal in the Hague found there was no legal basis for Beijing’s claim…

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Turns on Science Gear at Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft is opening its eyes to prepare for its first good look at Jupiter.NASA's Juno spacecraft's nine science instruments were off when the Juno probe entered orbit around the solar system's largest planet Jupiter Monday (July 4), to reduce complications during that night's make-or-break orbit-insertion engine burn.The juno spacecraft's mission team powered up five of those instruments Wednesday (July 6) and plans to turn on the other four before the end of the month, NASA officials said. So Juno spacecraft should be ready to gather some science data when Juno spacecraft makes its next close pass by the huge planet on Aug. 27. The juno spacecraft is currently in a 53-day orbit around Jupiter.subscribe to my channel for more about Nasa juno spacecraft.

Obama is with Clinton on presidential campaign trail

President Barack Obama has appeared on stage with Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for the first time on the campaign trail, revving up voter support.

“There has never been any man or woman more qualified for this office than Hillary Clinton….And I’m here today because I believe in Hillary Clinton and I want you to help elect her to be the next President of the United States of America,” declared President Obama.

In less than three weeks time the Democratic National Convention is set to nominate Hillary Clinton as its candidate for the November election.

Obama attendance at the rally in North Carolina was him retuning the favour after Clinton backed him in 2008. He had delayed endorsing Clinton while she battled US Senator Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination.

Clinton used the rally to take a swipe at her Republican rival Donald Trump:

“Can you imagine him (Donald Trump) sitting in the Oval Office the next time America faces a crisis. The world hangs on every wo…

l'll miss drama of European Parliament says UKIPs Nigel Farage

UKIP MEP Nigel Farage took questions from the media on Wednesday after announcing his resignation as the leader of the party.

His former deputy, Paul Nuttall, is widely tipped to take over from the ex-commodities trader at the head of the party.

But Farage says he will stay on as an MEP until the end of his mandate in 2019.

“I shall miss it enormously. I’ve had an absolute whale of a time. I shall miss the theatre, I shall miss the drama there’s been inside the European Parliament,” he told journalists.

“I’ll miss being the pantomime villain. I’ve just so much enjoyed them all booing at me and shouting. It’s been wonderful.”

The 52-year-old tried and failed to win a seat in Westminster seven times during his career as a politician; he was first elected as an MEP in 1999.

He will, however, remain as the leader of the eurosceptic group in the European Parliament. It means that he will still be granted extra speaking time in the chamber.

UK's first robot college to teach future tech workers | colleges for rob...

Two years after it first emerged in Japan, "Pepper" the robot has already been used in shopping centres, banks, train stations and hospitals.

But, its latest assignment, in London, is in the classroom to train scientists and employees for the tech industry.

Andrea Leadsom: I didn't like gay marriage law because it hurts Christians,

Andrea Leadsom: I didn't like gay marriage law because it hurts Christians, admits Tory contender to be PM

'My first task is to show how great we are as a nation – let’s banish the pessimists'

Chilcot report-Labour MP Ian Austin accused of being unpleasant bully' a...

Chilcot report: Labour MP Ian Austin accused of being 'unpleasant bully' after heckling Jeremy Corbyn in Parliament

Labour leader called the Iraq War 'an act of military aggression, launched on a false pretext'

Horror VR- How virtual reality might spawn a new age of horror – and why...

This week, nearly two million people watched a woman scream, panic and attempt to kill her zombie attackers. None of those zombies were real and the woman had a big piece of plastic on her head – but it doesn’t really matter, at least to her.

A video went viral this week that showed a woman playing ‘The Brookhaven Experiment’: a virtual reality game that sees the player try to fend off zombies using only a gun. It’s built for HTC’s Vive virtual reality platform – meaning that it’s played by strapping a screen to your face, some headphones to your ears and grabbing hold of a controller.

The women in the video shrieked and flailed, and her hands shook so heavily that the game picked it up and the gun she was holding in the game shook too. The video and its 1.6 million views were perhaps the most potent demonstration yet of virtual reality – the technology trend that everyone is claiming will soon arrive in all of our houses – perhaps because horror is the most visceral experience of all…

brexit saga highlights european union referendum

The Brexit saga in 90 seconds

.See the most shocking Brexit moments, from the vote to leave the EU to Boris Johnson's announcement he won't be running for Prime Minister.

Drone photage of Huge Eid Gathering at Bermingham

Drone footage shows huge crowds gathered for Eid celebrationsDone footage shows thousands of Muslims celebrating Eid in Birmingham

Prostate cancer treatment with robot

New robot technology to help in fight against prostate cancer

Imperial College London has developed a new system of training doctors with robots to help diagnose prostate cancer

Google defends its Success | Google My Activity shows everything that co...

Google My Activity shows everything that company knows about its users – and there’s a lot

The new site collects every website you’ve been on, everything you’ve searched and many of the things you’ve done with your phone.

Google has launched a new site that shows absolutely everything it knows about its users. And there’s an awful lot of it.

The new My Activity page collects all of the data that Google has generated by watching its customers as they move around the web. And depending on your settings that could include a comprehensive list of the websites you’ve visited and the things you’ve done with your phone.

Google has long allowed its users to see the kinds of information that is being generated as people use the company’s products, including letting people listen in on automated recordings that it has made of its users. But the new page collects them together in a more accessible – and potentially more terrifying – way than ever before.The page shows a full catalogue of pages v…

Man flying in air | howarboard are in air

When he released the video of his first test-flight on his Flyboard Air, former French jet ski champion Franky Zapata was initially accused of staging a hoax.

It’s no surprise given the extraordinary look of his hoverboard.

On his new prototype, recently demoed over Barcelona’s Old Harbour, Zapata has replaced the water jets with jet turbine engines. He claims it’s able to fly up to 3,000 metres with speeds topping 150km/h, though those figures were not reached in Barcelona.

“By leaning my body to the front, or to the back, or to the left or the right, just by doing this, I control the direction. But also the stability. So it is a bit like: ‘If I’m going this way, I just have to move my body and to replace my centre of gravity’. The board’s thrust moves your gravity point. So if you move your legs like this, your gravity point is on the board. But if you are perfectly rigid, your gravity point is on your body, around your stomach. So just by moving the point you want, you adjust your …