Glasgow Will Demolish Its Tallest Buildings Live On International TV

When the Commonwealth Games come to Glasgow this July, the city wants to put its best foot forward. The city thus has plans to blow up the Red Road flats, an infamous and now largely abandoned housing project, as part of its opening ceremony. A growing backlash, however, asks whether dynamiting the Red Road flats… » 4/07/14 3:00pm 4/07/14 3:00pm

Scottish Scientists Invent "Sonic Screwdriver"

Part Tricorder and part lock-pick, Dr. Who's famous all-in-one device could handle any crisis—save deadlock seals. Now, researchers from Dundee University have replicated at least some of the screwdriver's functionality with a machine capable of lifting and turning suspended objects. » 4/19/12 10:00pm 4/19/12 10:00pm

The Ultimate Test of Siri's Accent-Deciphering Skills: Scotland

Siri has been tested in the interpretation of accents across the country, but she meets her match with the utterly amazing dialect of the proud Scottish people. To be fair, how many actual humans would know how to respond to a request for a "jammy dodger like a f*ckin jam sandwich"? [YouTube/thegavin2000] » 2/01/12 2:00pm 2/01/12 2:00pm

Prisoners Are Hacking Playstations With Stolen Computer Mice For…

Honestly, I'm beginning to think prisoners have been receiving some sneaky electricians' training, such is the quality of rewiring skills they possess. From rewiring Playstations into tattoo guns, Scottish crims have gone a step further down the sparky route. » 1/18/11 12:40pm 1/18/11 12:40pm