Legions of giant crabs clawing their way along the bottom of the Barents Sea are proving a godsend to the few fishermen authorised to catch the lucrative crustacean, but some fear the crabs are threatening the sea's fragile ecosystem. The Kamchatka crab, was introduced into the Barents by the Soviets in the 1960s -- about 30 years after a first, failed attempt by Stalin.
Four times heavier than the Titanic and with decks big enough for 25 football pitches, the Freedom of the Seas is the world's biggest cruiseliner, and yet as easy to manoeuvre as a zippy sports car, its captain insists. The vessel can accommodate 4 375 passengers and 1 365 crew.
Perhaps hoping for a modern remake of David's victory over Goliath, Opera Software of Norway has taken on none other than mighty Microsoft as it attempts to get a hold on the emerging cellphone internet browser market.