Brussels: A Belgian company has produced the world's first Islamic alarm clock that calls its users to prayer wherever they may be in the world. The clock emits, at the right times, a voice calling the faithful to prayer for 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
Tokyo: Students at the Waseda University in Tokyo have developed a robot that changes colour to show emotion and gets sleepy as its battery runs low. It says "delicious" when given a new battery and will say "ouch" if you hit its pressure pad.
India: The Indian Health Organisation is promoting the Kama Sutra as a means of encouraging sexual fidelity and combating AIDS. "Kama Sutra came from India, but people are not following it. We have to reinvent the wheel," said I S Gilada, the head of the IHO.