LET THE CAR DO ALL THE WORK
Brew a cup of coffee, watch a movie or surf the Internet, all while driving a car. Isn't this against the law, or even plain unsafe? Not if you are in [...]
Ever thought of using your legs to generate electricity? Or dancing to power up light bulbs? Well, this could one day be possible, scientists say.
There is a ne[...]
Planet Earth is rich in resources. It provides so muchÂ to sustain us.Â We have lots ofÂ resources that we can use to produce energyÂ Â - fossil fuels, natural gas, wind, sun[...]
TINY & MIGHTY
It's small and light, needs no hands to operate and can be worn on your ear. Make a guess - what is it? It's a computer that weighs just 17 grams!
Did you know that we can get energy from inside the Earth's crust?Â The Earth's crustÂ contains heat that we can use to provide energy.
The word "geothermal" co[...]
AMAZING NEW GADGETS
The Mobile World Congress was held in Barcelona, Spain from February 24-27, 2014. Over four days, visitors to the tech fair were treated to amazing new inven[...]
WE NEED THE SUN
We need the Sun for many reasons - to keep us warm, for food production, for solar energy, to help us see and to prevent our planet from hurtling out into other ga[...]
TRACKING YOUR EVERY STEP
Tracking systems are very useful. They can track people, vehicles and even pets. They are used in wireless maps to tell you exactly how to get to your d[...]
COULD ANOTHER EARTH BE OUT THERE?
European astronomers are on the hunt for another planet Earth. Could it possibly be a new home for humans?
The European Space Agency (ESA) annou[...]
The third week of February 2014 saw lots of unusualÂ events and happeningsÂ around the world. Our world is far from boring. There is always something [...]
WHAT A CLEVER IDEA
Venice is a city in Italy thatÂ is considered one of the most interesting and beautiful places in the world. Located on a lagoon, it is made up of 118 islands.[...]
It's not a sci-fi movie. It's real. These towering robots really do control traffic. They can even take pictures of people who break traffic rules!
YOU KNEW IT COULDN'T BE EATEN
Remember the story that The Whiz Times brought to you about a jelly doughnut rock being discovered on Mars? Well, NASA scientists at first couldn't q[...]
Many people in SingaporeÂ will hearÂ the deafening roar of airplanes flying overhead from 11 - 16 February, 2014. They will also see long white streaks of smoke in[...]
GAME DEVELOPER WANTS SIMPLE LIFE
Flappy Bird will no longer be available for download on online stores. Its creator, Nguyen Ha Dong, has decided to remove the game after announcin[...]
Excuse me, your baby's diaper needs to be changed.
One day, parents and caregivers may have an easier way to tell if they need to change their baby's diaper. Most of the time, car[...]
AN UNUSUAL RACE
Cars in many different shapes and sizes were spotted on the streets in Manila, Philippines over the last few days. They were actually part of a race to see which c[...]
NOT FOR FUN
Are the soldiers of South and North Korea having fun playing Xbox games? Certainly not.
Microsoft's Xbox gaming machine is helping to keep watch on the border. It wil[...]
NOT JUST IN SCI-FI MOVIES
In the United States, vehicles traveling on the roads will soon be able to "talk" to one another to avoid accidents. Vehicles won't be saying to each oth[...]
CONCRETE & STEEL GIANTS
The first skyscrapers were built in the United States at the end of the 19th century. Since then, architects and builders across the world have raced[...]
BIG, LOUD & LOTS OF FUN
They can soar over 100 feet into the air. They have wheels that are as tall as a grown man. When they are in motion, they growl fiercely and oh so lo[...]
DESERT PLANTS - A PROMISING NEW FUEL
Did you read our story about how desert plants could one day be a source of fuel for jet planes? It is a very promising idea and we sure hope [...]
A FERRARI BOBSLEIGH
Is Ferrari leaving the F1 to take part in the Winter Olympics? No, but they're trying to help the Italian bobsleigh team whiz their way to a gold medal!
A BRILLIANT IDEA
Aviation scientists may have found a way to use desert plants as biofuel for airplanes.
AerospaceÂ company Boeing and its research partners will start tests to fi[...]
A YUMMY-LOOKING ROCK
It's not fried or sugary, but it sure looks lipsmackingly delicious!
A strange rock that looks like a jelly doughnut has appeared on Mars, and scientists are[...]
WALK SAFELY -Â TEXTING CAN WAIT
Texting while walking affects how you walk and can be dangerous for you.
WASHINGTON, January 22, 2014 (AFP) -
If you walk and send a text message [...]
SPEND YOUR VACATION ON THE MOON OR EVEN MARS!
Have you ever dreamed of going to the moon? Well, you may not have to be an astronaut to do that. Vacations in outer space could so[...]
In France, there is a special substitute studentÂ that will attend school for you if you're too sick to go to school. It's a robot that has beenÂ designed to allo[...]
JAPAN'S 3D MENUS
In Japan, restaurants often don't have English menus. Instead, some of them turn to plastic replicas of soup, rice dishes and even ice-cream to help hungry tour[...]
NOT JUST IN THE MOVIES ANYMORE
In science-fiction stories and some futuristic movies, cars can fly at the touch of a button. Well, this fantasy may very well come true soon.
A MEGA SPRING CLEANING IN SPACE
Not too long ago, The Whiz Times brought to you a story calledÂ Scientists to test "space broom".Â This special broomÂ could one day sweep up old spac[...]
NEAT TRICKS IN THE AIR
At the Bahrain International Airshow 2014 opening ceremony, crowds watched in awe as jets zipped around in the sky performing awesome stunts. They flew in f[...]
TIME TO CLEAR UP ALL THAT SPACE JUNK
Japanese scientists are preparing to test a special broom that will help get rid of junk from outer space.
TOKYO, January 16, 2014 (AFP) -
SAY HI TO THE WORLD'S FIRST JELLYFISH AIRCRAFT
Scientists in the United States said they have built the world's first jellyfish aircraft.
PARIS, January 15, 2014 (AFP) -
AND IT'S EDIBLE TOO!
Never thought you could print food and eat it too? Well, now you can!
At the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 2014 on January 7, 2014, the ChefJe[...]
STYLUS PEN & FINGER NOT REQUIRED
Never thought that using a brush on your tablet screen could be possible? The Nomad Brush lets you do exactly that - digital painting on the i[...]
FROM EARTHLINGS TO MARTIANS
Planet Mars is freezing cold, dry and has no oxygen. It is FAR, FAR AWAY from Planet Earth - 55 million kilometres (or six months' travel) away. Yet, a[...]
Tablets and Smartphones for kids- the new trend?
Kid-safe tablets and smartphones are hitting the market, giving parents more control over how the mobile devices are used.
LIZARDS FOR WHIZARDS
The idea of robots that cling to walls is a great one, isn't it? Do you know that the technology was created after studying how lizards stick on walls?
THIS ROBOT BEHAVES LIKE A LIZARD
Abigaille can stick to walls and not fall off. It can even walk along walls. But it's not a lizard. It's a robot!
Scientists at the European Sp[...]
What a cool job! Astronauts gets to whiz off to outer space in a super fast rocket, float around weightlessly, get awesome views of our beautiful planet Earth, [...]
Have you ever taken a selfie? You know, those photographs that you take of yourself using a smartphone or webcam? The word "selfie" was named the new word of the yea[...]
SPENDING CHRISTMAS IN OUTER SPACE
While many of us were having our Christmas Eve dinners, some astronauts were far away from planet Earth in outer space. They were working on the [...]
JUST LIKE IN THE MOVIES
Protesters held a demonstration (protest) in Washington, DC, USA on December 16, 2013. They were dressed as spies and posed with equipment such as fake "sh[...]
Â DON'T MISS OUT ON THE LATEST NEWS!
Europe is made up of 50 countries. There's sure to be lots of news about Europe everyday. Do you know some of the latest events that happened i[...]
SPOTLIGHT ON EUROPE
In today's story, we focus on the latest happenings in Europe. They include a skiing competition, a missile launch, a high-speed train and more...
Take a lo[...]
COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably stillÂ on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have youÂ ever learntÂ cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of theÂ minority left inÂ your generationÂ who knows how to write in cursive.
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
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