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Sun-powered plane flies non-stop for 20 hours


June 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat (Morocco), June 6 (IANS) An aircraft of the size of an Airbus A340, fitted with 12,000 solar cells, took off from Madrid, Spain, flew about 800 km over ... Read more...

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Hero Cycles forays into high-end bicycles


February 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Cycle major, Hero Cycles Monday announced their foray into high-end bicycles with the launch of their brand 'Urban Trail', unveiling the 'Red Dot', the first product ... Read more...

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Origami inspires technique to ‘clone’ robo-insects


February 17th, 2012 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 17 (IANS) Elegant pop-up books and origami are inspiring a new technique to 'clone' tiny robo-insects by their dozens from a single sheet. Designed by Harvard engineers, the ... Read more...

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This car model costs more than the original


October 12th, 2011 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 12 (IANS) A car model of a Lamborghini made of gold and studded with diamonds costs more than the original and is expected to fetch a whopping 3 ... Read more...

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Now, a futuristic fuel efficient lightweight car


September 13th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 13 (IANS) MUTE is here. It's an agile, sporty two-seater, eco-friendly electric vehicle capable of hitting a peak speed of 120 kmph.Its lithium-ion battery is designed to guarantee ... Read more...

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Britons may soon fly cars!


July 19th, 2011 - 12:00 am ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) A flying car which usually finds its mention in children books or animated cartoon movies, may soon become a reality in Britain.Aviation experts are saying ... Read more...

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Jaguar to launch limited edition supercar


May 6th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 6 (IANS) The iconic Jaguar will soon launch C-X75, a hybrid supercar, priced in the range of British 700,000 pounds plus local taxes, an official said here Friday.The ... Read more...

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A 23-passenger-Superbus that can travel at 155mph!


April 14th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 14 (ANI): A design team from TU Delft University has unveiled a 15ft-long, six-wheeled Superbus.Aerodynamic and luxurious Superbus, which on the first glance looks like a cross between the Batmobile ... Read more...

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Mechanical insects to take flight on 3D printed wings!


March 21st, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 21 (ANI): Mechanical insects can soon take flight on 3D printed wings.Until now, 3D printers were capable of printing objects out of metal, glass, plastic, even sugar and mashed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Horse foot shoes up for sale at the National Hunt Festival in Cheltenham


March 17th, 2011 - 1:22 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Cheltenham, Mar 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Shoe fanatics and collectors have something to look forward to, in the National Hunt Festival which is being held in Cheltenham.Shoes made like a horse’s foot ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Self-locking, biometric digital wallet to make pickpocketing history


January 30th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Muggers beware: A self-locking, biometric digital wallet will soon make your profession a thing of the past.The 'Dunhill Biometric Wallet' uses a biometric reader and opens only ... Read more...

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Volkswagen unveils world’s most economical car doing 313 miles per gallon


January 27th, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Automobile manufacturer Volkswagen has unveiled the world's most economical car, which it says can travel 313 miles on a gallon of diesel.The XL1 Super Efficient Vehicle emits just ... Read more...

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Kemrock to invest $2 bn in Gujarat for speciality polymers


January 14th, 2011 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Vadodara-based Kemrock Industries and Exports, a leading manufacturer of reinforced polymer has signed an agreement with the Gujarat government to invest $2 billion to set Greenfield projects ... Read more...

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‘Eternal’ solar plane Zephyr confirmed record-breaker


December 25th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
London, Dec 25 (ANI): The UK-built solar-powered plane Zephyr, dubbed 'eternal plane', has been officially announced a record breaker following its feat of non-stop flight for two weeks.Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), gave Zephyr ... Read more...

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Green car made of cannabis on its way


August 24th, 2010 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Vancouver, Aug 24 (IANS) More than a dozen Canadian companies have joined hands to produce a 'green' car made of hemp.To be run on electricity, the prototype design of the ... Read more...

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Saudi Arabia unveils world’s largest clock


August 3rd, 2010 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Riyadh, Aug 2 (DPA) Saudi Arabia is ready to begin operating the world's largest four-faced clock, in Makkah, Islam's holiest city, Saudi state news agency reported Monday. The tower, designed by German and ... Read more...

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Now, 3D printers to print tiny robotic insects


July 17th, 2010 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 17 (ANI): 3D printers could soon create the perfect insect wing, a feat perfected by nature over millennia.The Pentagon's Defense Advance Projects Research Agency (DARPA) is in need of micro-aircraft ... Read more...

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McLaren’s luxury ‘core sports car’ to hit road by 2011


March 19th, 2010 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 19 (ANI): To bring Formula One driving know-how on road, McLaren has unveiled its new two-seater super car, which is anticipated to sell for around 150,000 pounds.McLaren expects to produce ... Read more...

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Modified Nano to be sold at Lamborghini’s price


January 29th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan. 29 (ANI): An Indian company is set to produce an enhanced version of the world's cheapest car, Tata Nano, only with a price tag of a Lamborghini Gallardo.Mumbai-based ... Read more...

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‘Personalised mover’ draws eyes at Auto Expo (With images)


January 6th, 2010 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) A "Personalised Mover" that could find applications at the Commonwealth Games in October and a "Formula Student Car" developed by students of a technological university here are ... Read more...

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Green racing car to debut in Formula 3 Championship


October 6th, 2009 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) The world's first green racing car, fabricated from woven flax, recycled carbon fibre and carrot pulp, will be making its competitive debut in the Formula 3 Championship finals ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

British steam supercar aims to break world land speed record


August 19th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 19 (ANI): A British-built steam supercar is to challenge a century-old world land speed record for steam-powered vehicles.The longest officially-recognised land speed record is of 127mph reached by American Fred ... Read more...

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‘Intelligent’ bicycle of the future is theft proof, self-inflates tires


August 13th, 2009 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): A design that makes bikes as "intelligent" as computers has been unveiled by British Olympic cyclist Chris Boardman.Thanks to the revolutionary system, the bike can never be stolen ... Read more...

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Soon, bulletproof vests made of cement


June 30th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): A new type of body armour made from cement is being developed by engineers at the University of Leeds.The boffins are combining super-strong cement with recycled carbon fibre materials ... Read more...

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F1 technology being used for healing injured soldiers, land probes on Mars


March 12th, 2009 - 11:13 am ICT by ANI
London, March 12 (ANI): When novel techniques were first developed for Formula One racing, their inventors would not have thought that they would one day also turn out to be beneficial ... Read more...

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Brit teenager attempts to become youngest person to sail round the world


November 16th, 2008 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 16 (ANI): A 16-year-old Brit boy has set sail from Portsmouth in an attempt to become the youngest person to sail around the world single-handed.Michael Perham, who two years ... Read more...

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Blade Runner fails to qualify for the Olympic games in Beijing


July 19th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 19 (ANI): An amputee sprinter, whos nicknamed the Blade Runner, has failed in his bid to qualify for this summers Olympics in Beijing, after South Africas athletics federation left ... Read more...

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Volkswagen may launch ‘one-litre’ eco car by 2010


July 3rd, 2008 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, July 3 (ANI): Volkswagen may be set to launch their super-economic and ultra-efficient microcar which is capable of travelling 100km on just one litre of fuel - as early as ... Read more...

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Frenchman set to plunge to Earth from the edge of space


May 24th, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London , May 24 (ANI): Parachuting has been a hobby for many, but a retired French army colonel is so passionate about the sport that he is preparing to attempt a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

MCC specifications for bat handle


May 8th, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
London, May 8 (IANS) The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), guardians of the laws of cricket, has for the first time laid down specifications of the handle of the bat to cut out ... Read more...

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Worlds first wooden car that is faster than a Prosche


February 21st, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
London, February 21 (ANI): Students at North Carolina State University have unveiled a wooden sports car, which can run faster than a Porsche or a Lamborghini, as part of their graduate project. ... Read more...

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Blade runner Pistorius looks to compete in London Olympics


February 19th, 2008 - 2:08 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua St. Petersburg, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Double amputee runner Oscar Pistorius is looking to compete in the London 2012 Olympics after the international athletics governing body did not allow him to attend this ... Read more...

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Now, TATA to come out with a five-seat concept car that runs on air


February 14th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb.14 (ANI): A French engineer-cum-inventor, who has received the backing of India's TATA Group, has announced that within a year he will start selling an "Aircar" for 2,500 pounds.According to Guy ... Read more...

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