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Around the World 09/27 - Day Ed Updated: 2011-09-27 00:00:00 KST

At London's Heathrow airport, the latest in passenger travel from terminal to car park has been unveiled.
They are laser-guided pods that work without drivers or timetables.
The pods, which look like something fresh out of science fiction films, can travel at speeds of up to 40 kilometers per hour.
They run along tracks and use laser sensors to ferry passengers and their luggage along a 3.8 kilometer route.
The pods consistently and efficiently recharge themselves at battery points, so they are always ready to serve.
Passengers can choose their destination using a computer touch screen.
The British invention may not replace shuttle buses yet, but after a few trial runs like this, it may even go on to become a dominant mode of transportation in densely populated areas around the world.

It's been a while since fans of Chinese superstar Zhang Ziyi graced the silver screen.
The wait is finally over for fans of the Memoirs of a Geisha actress.
The movie to watch out for is Dangerous Liaisons, a collaboration project between Korean and Chinese filmmakers and actors.
It revolves around a love triangle, and a story of a vicious game of sex, seduction and manipulation.
Working alongside Zhang is a star-studded international cast.
From the US, Lisa Lu, famous for her performance in the Joy Luck Club.
And from Korea, multi-talented actor Jang Dong-gun and director Hur Jin-ho.
There's been some concerns about how Chinese censorship might affect the movie when it's released but Hur is unfazed, saying that there are many ways to express the essence of the story within those limits.
This is the first Chinese version of the classical French novel.
Over the years, it has been made into more than 13 different versions.
Each movie featured heavyweights like John Malkovich and Reese Witherspoon.

The latest in cosmetics and technologies to help one look healthier, younger and better were offered at a beauty expo which opened recently in Japan.
One stand out product featured in the 10th annual Diet and Beauty Fair in Tokyo was a computerized face scanner.
According to its developers.. the product can assess one's skin condition based on the number of wrinkles, freckles and the size of pores.
It's a great way to find out what can be done to improve one's skin, but sometimes, visitors are disturbed and even angered by the objective and honest assessment results.
Another crowd-gatherer was a solar-powered face roller.
Named "ReFa", the product can revitalize the skin cells when rolled on one's face.
Also, a half-body sauna that can enhance blood circulation using infrared light impressed health-oriented visitors.
Other than these, there were more than 300 booths showcasing various products and services.
Daniel Choy, Arirang News.
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