Oscars gift bag contains $900 toilet tissue and dispenser

9th of March 2016
Oscars gift bag contains $900 toilet tissue and dispenser

We all know celebrities often enjoy the very finest things in life. That's why attendees at this year's Oscars ceremony in Hollywood last week received the Rolls Royce of toilet tissue in their gift bags - a two month's supply of Joseph's Toiletries products. 

This tissue is no ordinary two-ply, retailing at $275

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French cleaners scrub off street art

8th of March 2016
French cleaners scrub off street art

Citizens of Reims in northern France have lost a new artwork commissioned for the town, after the anti-graffiti squad scrubbed it off.

The town hall commissioned a street art mural by the country's top graffiti artist, C215, showing a sulking boy slumped against a wall.

But there was a slight hitch - the town's cleaning department were not told

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Dutch train operator to start cleaning trains during journeys

7th of March 2016
Dutch train operator to start cleaning trains during journeys

Dutch train operator NS has employed cleaners tokeep its carriages tidy during journeys following complaints about litter.

The cleaners will work on the routes between Den Helder and Nijmegen, Alkmaar to Maastricht, Amsterdam to Dordrecht and Lelystad to Vlissingen, following a successful trial between Amsterdam and Utrecht in the autumn.

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Hackers take control of high-tech toilet

4th of March 2016
Hackers take control of high-tech toilet

It must be among the worst fears of the smart toilet user - that hackers might take control of your lavatory from a remote location.

But this has already happened according to experts at a recent information security conference.

Smart toilets have become popular - in Japan in particular - for their range of intelligent functions that can be

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Chemistry team develops superbug-killing disinfectants

2nd of March 2016
Chemistry team develops superbug-killing disinfectants

A US team is developing disinfectant compounds that could be used to destroy infectious bacteria, even drug-resistant strains.

And the team hopes to bring its most successful compounds to market - maybe even incorporating them into plastics to make antibacterial surfaces.

According to experts, bacteria have begun to develop resistance to

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Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016

1st of March 2016
Shortlist announced for Amsterdam Innovation Award 2016
The jury of the this year's ISSA/INTERCLEAN Amsterdam Innovation Awards has announced the nine shortlisted nominees from a record total of 110 entries. 

The overall winner and the three category winners will be announced by the jury during the special award ceremony on the opening day of the show - Tuesday May 10. At the same ceremony, the

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