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Rihanna injured in electric scooter accident

Rihanna injured in electric scooter accident

Entertainment
Rihanna has suffered facial injuries after "flipping over" on an electric scooter, according to reports in the US.It comes after photos emerged of the star with what appeared to be bruising on her face as she sat in a car outside a restaurant in Los Angeles on Friday. Image: Simon Cowell broke his back in an accident on an electric bike last month Entertainment websites People and TMZ reported that Rihanna was involved in an accident on an electric scooter.In a statement to People, the singer's representative said she was "healing quickly"."Rihanna is completely fine now but flipped over on an electric scooter last week and bruised her forehead and face," the star's representative was quoted as saying. ...
A bit of gold grants crystals new electric properties

A bit of gold grants crystals new electric properties

Science
Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Crystals can acquire a variety of novel electric qualities when enhanced with just a bit of gold -- or any other noble metal -- according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. Crystals are not defined by their chemical contents, but by the ordered, symmetrical structure of their molecules -- material scientists like patterned structures, but symmetry, not so much, they say. Advertisement "In physics, those materials are rather boring," Marin Alexe, a physicist at the University of Warwick in Britain, said in a news release. "From the point-of-view of functionality, symmetry is not the greatest thing you want to have. You want to break the symmetry in such a way that you would get new effects." Alexe and his colleagues at Warwick used gold and platinum to b...
Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Simon Cowell issues ‘good advice’ on riding electric bike after breaking his back

Entertainment
Simon Cowell has thanked medics following surgery on his broken back after he fell while testing a new electric bike.The entertainment mogul was taken to hospital where he had an operation on Saturday night, which involved a number of procedures including having a metal rod put in his back. Cowell is understood to have been with his six-year-old son Eric at the time of the fall at his house in Malibu. Image: Cowell's partner, Lauren Silverman, accompanied him to the hospital In a post to his 11.3 million Twitter followers following his surgery, Cowell wrote: "Some good advice... If you buy an electric trail bike, read the manual before you ride it for the first time."I have broken part of my back. Thank you to everyone for your kind m...
Who’s greener? Mine fight pits electric cars against flower

Who’s greener? Mine fight pits electric cars against flower

Technology
RENO, Nev. -- The rare Tiehm's buckwheat stands less than a foot tall (30 centimeters) in Nevada's rocky high desert, its thin, leafless stems adorned with tiny yellow flowers in spring. To the Australian company that wants to mine lithium beneath the federal land where it grows, the perennial herb is a potential roadblock to a metal badly needed for electric vehicles and the global push to reduce greenhouse gases. To environmentalists determined to halt the open pit mine, it's a precious species that exists nowhere else in the world. And to plant ecologists, it's a scientific challenge to try to grow the wildflower from seeds in a greenhouse. Whose mission is a nobler shade of green depends on who you ask. The competing interests appeared to find some common ground earlier this year at t...
Lotus Evija: The £2.2m electric hypercar

Lotus Evija: The £2.2m electric hypercar

Technology
The Lotus Evija will be the first all-British electric hypercar.The company says it will be the most powerful production car in existence with the capability of accelerating from 0-186mph (0-300km/h) in "significantly" less than nine seconds, and with a maximum speed of more than 200mph. BBC Click finds out more.See more at Click's website and @BBCClickLet's block ads! (Why?) BBC News - Technology