Washington, July 22 - A smart toilet paper holder known as RollScout allows one to know when they are out of toilet paper before they sit down as it comes with an infrared emitter and sensor.
The emitter and sensor are connected and the holder pulses with a round amber light to alert unsuspecting bathroom users to the dire nature of the situation, CNet reported.
The 59dollars worth toilet paper can run for up to a year on a single A23, since it's designed to only "wake up" every few minutes to check on the roll for a split second.
New York, July 22 - Former US President Bill Clinton allegedly has a mistress, who has been given the unofficial code name of 'Energizer' by his Secret Service.
The revelation was done by Ronald Kessler in his upcoming book 'The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of Presidents', which hit the markets in August, the New York Post reported.
Kessler claims in his book that a supervisor said to some new agent that whenever the buxom blond arrives in her SUV, which happens in the absence of Hillary Clinton, the security is given orders never to stop or approach her, and just let her pass.
Washington, July 22 - Images from the Malaysian Airlines MH17 crash site debris show spots with holes and tears resulting from shrapnel damage from the missile attack, say experts.
They alleged that the only surface-to-air missile system that could go as high as 33,000 feet to reach the aircraft could be SA-11 Buk.
The images showed that excessive damage had been caused that could only result from SAM system, remarked an expert.
American officials also believed that the aircraft had been shot by an SA-11 Buk fired by pro-Russian separatists.
Washington - Former president Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
In an interview to a news channel, Bill Clinton says, "Whatever she does is fine."
He called Hillary Rodham Clinton "the ablest public servant I've ever worked with." But he said determining whether to seek the Democratic Party presidential nomination is, quote, "a decision only she can make."
Bill Clinton adds, in his words, "I'm not going to try to jump the gun."
Washington, July 21 : Describing the dismal state of the dead bodies of MH17 crash victims in Ukraine, US Secretary of State John Kerry has reportedly said that drunken separatists are piling dead bodies in trucks unceremoniously and tampering with evidence at the location of the crash in Donetsk region.
According to CNN, Malaysia's transportation minister has confirmed that the separatists are preventing the international team from entering the crash site.
Washington, July 21 - A new study has claimed talking to complete strangers actually gives people more positive experience.
University of Chicago Booth School of Business Professor Nicholas Epley said that connecting with strangers on a train may not bring the same long-term benefits as connecting with friends, but commuters on a train into downtown Chicago reported a significantly more positive commute when they connected with a stranger than when they sat in solitude.
Washington, July 21 - Louise Gold, a Berlin-based singer/songwriter, recorded John Lennon's song 'Oh My Love' cover and added sounds of ' Neil Armstrong's heartbeat and planet Venus' to honor the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing.
Gold started this when he heard a radio program about the moon landing that mentioned how Armstrong's heartbeat spiked to 160 bpm before he left Apollo 11 and then slowed again when he walked on the lunar surface, CNet reported.
Washington, July 21 - A new study has revealed that the size and age of plants has more impact on their productivity instead of climate that has a relatively minor direct effect on net primary productivity.
University of Arizona professor Brian Enquist said that a fundamental assumption of their models for understanding how climate influenced the functioning of ecosystems was that temperature and precipitation directly influenced how fast plants could take up and use carbon dioxide.
Washington - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday agreed that "the world is in turmoil" but that is "not the fault of President Barack Obama".
"I agree with the analysis to the degree that it says that the world is in turmoil right now, and the world is, because enormous numbers of forces have been unleashed with globalisation, with the Arab Spring, with radical religious extremism. None of which are the fault of President Obama," Kerry told ABC News.
Washington - The Afghan election crisis and unravelling of Iraq have lawmakers and regional allies thinking President Barack Obama should rethink his decision to withdraw virtually all US troops from Afghanistan by the close of 2016.
The White House says Afghanistan is a different situation from Iraq, mired in sectarian violence since shortly after US troops left, and the drawdown decision a done deal.
Some lawmakers, however, say they are uncomfortable with Obama's plan, which responds to the American public's war fatigue and his desire to be credited with getting the US out of two conflicts.
Washington, July 19 : A U. S. official has reportedly said that the missile launcher that is suspected to have been used by pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine to bring down Malaysia Air flight MH17 is probably back in Russia.
According to FOX News, the official said the missile that brought down the plane, killing all 298 people on board, was fired from Schnidze, a town in eastern Ukraine.
The senior U. S. official said that a case was being build, adding that it is "damn near bulletproof" at this point of time.
Washington, July 19 : US President Barack Obama's wife, Michelle Obama recently swore to take a break from ' French fries .'
During White House's annual Kids State Dinner Friday, the first lady vowed the fast food away from her diet, the Washington Times reported.
Hearing the disclosure, a surprised President Obama asked his wife if she sure, and hearing her firm "yes" as a response said "that's big."
The US President also admitted to the audience in the State Dining Room "a bowl of good chips and guacamole" to be his weakness, and advised that as long as there was regular intake of healthy food, fun food should not be a problem.
Washington, July 19 : Books that Charles Darwin had with him during the five journey spent at sea aboard the HMS Beagle are now reconstructed and available online
Darwin's collection comprised of more than 195,000 pages and covered a range of topics; moreover, he took both fiction and non-fiction to occupy his mind on his travels, including history books, geological studies, and atlases joined by literature, the Verge reported.
New York, July 19 : United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki moon is expected to visit Israel and the Gaza Strip sometime today in an effort to bolster truce efforts between the two sides.
Ban would help Israelis and Palestinians "in coordination with regional and international actors, end the violence and find a way forward," Under Secretary General for Political Affairs Jeffrey Feltman was quoted by the Express Tribune, as telling during emergency talks at the Security Council.
Ban Ki Moon's visit comes even as fresh Israeli air strikes killed 11 people in Gaza on Saturday, hiking the death toll above 300.
Washington, July 19 - Scientists have experimentally re-created the conditions that endure deep inside the giant planets like Jupiter, Uranus and many of the planets recently discovered outside our solar system with the help of very powerful laser.
The National Ignition Facility at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, teams from the Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University squeezed samples to 50 million times Earth's atmospheric pressure, which is comparable to the pressures at the center of Jupiter and Saturn with the help of world's largest laser.