Tag: Netherlands

Modern Architecture: Dutch Building Has Emojis As Gargoyles Of The Internet Age

A building in Dutch city Amersfoort sports a unique design: one of its sides has 22 emoji gargoyles. The architect used the iconic digital symbols in a bid to memorialize the current age and contemporary society.

Life & Style April 25, 2017

Twitter Accounts Hacked Over Turkey Dealings, Pushing 'Nazi Germany' And 'Nazi Holland' (Netherlands) Messages

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked on March 15, posting rogue tweets with the hashtags #NaziHollanda and #NaziAlmanya. The tweets come as Turkey's relations with the Netherlands and Germany keep deteriorating after Turkish President Erdogan accused both countries of Nazi practices.

Internet March 15, 2017

Tinder For Apes: Dutch Zoo Lets Orangutan Choose Mate On A Tablet

A Dutch zoo is launching Tinder for orangutans in a bid to find a prospective male partner for 11-year-old female Samboja. It will show her pictures of prospective partners from an international great ape breeding program.

Animals February 1, 2017

Ocean Cleanup Could Clean Up Oceans With 62-Mile Barrier

The Great Pacific Garbage Patch could soon meet its match in a new device being tested in the waters of the Netherlands. How does Ocean Cleanup work?

Earth/Environment June 28, 2016

Belgium Residents To Get Iodine Pills In Case Of Nuclear Incident

Belgium is distributing iodine pills to its citizens to prepare them for any potential nuclear fallout. The Netherlands has followed suit, considering some of its people live near two aging Belgian nuclear plants.

Public Health May 1, 2016

Sunken Medieval Trading Ship Brought To Surface After Lying In Dutch Riverbed For 600 Years

Construction workers discovered a 15th-century sea vessel in a river delta in the Netherlands. The medieval trading ship is considered well-preserved and sturdier than other ships of its time because of its metal joints.

Animals February 14, 2016

Samsung Gear VR Now Available For Preorder In Germany And The Netherlands

A few days after Samsung officially announced that its Gear VR is already available for preorder in the U.S., it also unveiled that the device will soon arrive in Germany and the Netherlands. Samsung Gear VR works in tandem with Samsung's devices, which include the Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+, S6 edge and S6.

Wearable Tech November 18, 2015

X-ray Tomography To Reveal Contents Of Unopened Letters Inside 17th Century Trunk

After 300 years of being preserved, letters from the 17th century will be examined by scientists using X-ray tomography. The letters contain undelivered messages written by people from all walks of life.

Arts & Culture November 10, 2015

Samsung Drops Galaxy S6 And Galaxy S6 Edge Prices By 100 Euros In Europe: Could The U.S. Be Next?

Samsung has cut its recommended retail prices for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the Netherlands. Are there grounds to believe that the same is about to happen in the U.S.?

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 3, 2015

Egg Crisis: Bird Flu Forces U.S. To Import Eggs From Netherlands

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that it will begin importing eggs from The Netherlands in order to ensure enough supplies for American markets. The ongoing avian influenza outbreak has caused a shortage of poultry stocks in the country and the wholesale price of eggs to spike in previous months.

Life June 10, 2015

Jellyfish In The Sky Or UFO? 'Jellyfish' UFO Spotted In Netherlands

Harry Perton captured a bizarre object that appeared like a jellyfish-shaped UFO with his camera. The image has prompted speculations on what the object really was.

Space June 4, 2015

Dutch Sue Own Government For Lackluster Climate Change Policies

Some 900 Dutch citizens have filed a case against their government over its lack of effort in preventing climate change in the country. The group argues that this inadequacy is in direct violation of human rights.

Earth/Environment April 16, 2015

The Dutch Embassy Majorly Trolled D.C. With This Hilarious Infographic

The Netherlands Embassy released a snarky infographic last week after the mayor's office in D.C. reassured residents that the district, which just legalized marijuana, was not going to 'become like Amsterdam.'

Internet Culture March 2, 2015

Dutch Gov't to Facebook: We Punished Google and Now We're Watching You

Facebook isn't exactly known for its support for user privacy. The social networking site, however, believes its new privacy policy will be able to stand up against rigid Dutch scrutiny.

Internet December 18, 2014

Man Proposing From Heavy Duty Crane Wrecks Roof of Nearby House

A botched marriage proposal ends with a crane in the neighbor's roof.

Internet Culture December 18, 2014

Cute Gray Seals Discovered Killing Porpoises on Purpose: What Could That Be?

Porpoises are being attacked by gray seals once deemed harmless to the species. What is driving this unusual behavior?

Earth/Environment November 28, 2014

82-year-old man reunited with stolen Jaguar XKE... 46 years later

Ivan Schneider, a retired lawyer, has been reunited with his old car, a Jaguar XKE that was stolen outside of his New York apartment in 1968. His car was found in a shipping container headed to the Netherlands.

Society September 20, 2014

Dutch authorities prepare legal framework for self-driving cars, trucks

A group is aiming to have the self-driving vehicles commercially available within five years. Self-driving trucks may also be transporting goods from Rotterdam port to other cities in Netherlands within five years.

FUTURE TECH June 18, 2014

Glow-in-the-dark roads may help Netherlands save tons of money

New technology in the Netherlands has glow-in-the-dark road markings that help keep highways illuminated for drivers and pedestrians. Up next is removing smog from the air.

FUTURE TECH April 15, 2014

Dutch court surrenders, allows Pirate Bay to sail again

The Pirate Bay ship is now free to sail in the Netherlands after an appeals court ruled that blocking it is ineffective.

Legal January 30, 2014

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