All around the world, hip young people are competing to see who can live in the tinest, quirkiest, twee-est house. But this one has them all beat. Assembled by a combination of origami and nanometer-precise robot wielding an ion beam, this tiniest of houses measures about 20 micrometers across. For comparison, that's almost as small as a studio in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Apple has paid 1.5 billion euros (US$1.18 billion) into an escrow account set up by the Irish government to hold 13 billion euros (US$16 billion) in disputed taxes, Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Friday.