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Mexico issues 1 kg commemorative gold coin


September 18th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Sep 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexico' central bank Monday brought into circulation the country's first 1 kg gold commemorative coin.The Banco de Mexico announced in a communique that the coin ... Read more...

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Giant burger sets new world record


September 4th, 2012 - 9:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Minnesota, Sept 4, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A casino near Carlton Minnesota has baked the world biggest cheese burger ever. The burger is 10 feet in diameter and weighs more than a ton. When ... Read more...

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Scientists say that building a sandcastle is no child’s play


August 3rd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, Aug 3 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientific researchers in Amsterdam, Netherlands and others in Paris, France are trying to come up with a formula for building a steady sand castle. The researchers spent ... Read more...

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NASA photographs craters that resemble Mickey Mouse on Mercury


June 18th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, June 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The NASA’s Mercury orbital spacecraft Messenger has photographed three craters that strongly resemble the head of the iconic Disney character Mickey Mouse. Mercury is a planet ... Read more...

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Ancient Hebrew seal found in Jerusalem


May 2nd, 2012 - 12:39 am ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, May 1 (IANS) A rare seal from the First Temple period has been uncovered in an archaeological excavation in Jerusalem, authorities said Tuesday.The seal was found among the ... Read more...

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North Korea puts rocket on pad for satellite launch


April 9th, 2012 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Pyongyang, April 8 (IANS) The rocket for the planned satellite launch later this month by North Korea has been installed on the launch pad, Xinhua reported Sunday.Last month, North Korea ... Read more...

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Asteroid hurtles past Earth


April 2nd, 2012 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 2 (IANS) Earth had a near miss from an 150-foot asteroid that was detected only two weeks ago, it was revealed Monday.The space rock, 2012 EG5, flew past ... Read more...

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Alga blooming in Antarctica can be seen from space


March 6th, 2012 - 9:27 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sydney, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Australian scientists have produced images from space which shows giant algae floating on the surface of Antarctica. It is not clear how the algae got there but ... Read more...

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Woman accused of burning one of world’s oldest trees


March 1st, 2012 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Miami, March 1 (IANS/EFE) American authorities announced Wednesday that they had arrested a 26-year-old woman for burning down The Senator, one of the world's most ancient trees at some 3,500 ... Read more...

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Unidentified metal from space startles Brazilians


February 25th, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sao Paulo, Feb 25 (IANS/EFE) An unidentified metal object that may have come from a spacecraft caused a huge commotion when it fell to the Earth in a small town ... Read more...

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China completes tunnel under Yellow river


January 9th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 8 (IANS) China has completed the construction of a tunnel under the Yellow river as part of a huge south-north water diversion project, the government said Sunday.Water diverted ... Read more...

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Metallic Spaceball falls from the sky in Namibia


December 23rd, 2011 - 9:30 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Windhoek, Dec 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Namibian authorities have contacted NASA to investigate a mysterious metallic spaceball that dropped at a remote location in the country. Government officials explain that the object with ... Read more...

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China relaxes rules for army recruits


November 2nd, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 2 (IANS) China has relaxed its rules for army recruitment. It will now allow those with small tattoos and excess weight to enlist.China Daily reported that as part ... Read more...

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Six-tonne satellite to fall from orbit


September 9th, 2011 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A six-tonne satellite, launched in 1991 and which completed its mission in 2005, will now fall out of orbit. Its debris would possible spread over large ... Read more...

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New device to explore your guts


September 8th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 8 (IANS) Gastric disorders can now be easily diagnosed with the help of a new device that provides unprecedented clarity of muscular contractions even in the deepest digestive ... Read more...

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Fearing world’s end, he builds ark with AC


September 8th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 8 (IANS) A Chinese man is convinced the world will end in 2012, and has hired workers to build an ark like that of the biblical Noah.The ark ... Read more...

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Hurricane Irene makes landfall in North Carolina, killing 3


August 27th, 2011 - 6:54 pm ICT by BNO News
MIAMI (BNO NEWS) -- The center of Hurricane Irene made landfall in North Carolina on early Saturday morning, forecasters said. Three storm-related fatalities have so far been reported. Irene made landfall at about ... Read more...

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NASA rover reaches rim of the big Martian crater ap


August 11th, 2011 - 8:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Aug 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) On Tuesday, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity got to rim of the Endeavour crater, the space agency has announced. NASA released a statement shortly after they received ... Read more...

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South Croydon mudslide causes disruption in 5 railway lines


August 2nd, 2011 - 9:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Croydon, Aug 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Workers are still at the site of the mudslide in South Croydon that caused five railway lines to be closed. Partial rail service was resumed on Monday ... Read more...

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RBI to issue new coins


July 22nd, 2011 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 22 (IANS) Three weeks after the 25 paise coins were withdrawn from circulation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Friday announced it will introduce new coins in five ... Read more...

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New moon found orbiting Pluto


July 21st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 21 (IANS) Astronomers have discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto, the NASA has announced.The tiny, new satellite - temporarily designated P4 - was uncovered ... Read more...

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Rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers


June 24th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 24 (IANS) A rare celestial spectacle awaits skygazers Monday when a newly-found asteroid - 2011-MD - will pass between 10,000-12,000 km above earth, a scientist said Friday. It ... Read more...

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Pakistan to issue Rs.20 coin


May 21st, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, May 21 (IANS) The State Bank of Pakistan will begin issuing from Saturday a Rs.20 commemorative coin to celebrate 2011 as the Pakistan-China friendship year, a media report said.The ... Read more...

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Bog butter found in underground store in Ireland could be from Iron Age


May 3rd, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, May 3 (ANI): A wooden vessel containing bog butter, thought to be 5,000 years old, dating from the Iron Age, was found buried in an underground store in Ireland.Joe Clancy ... Read more...

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Egg-shaped nanomagnets could support future data storage systems


April 28th, 2011 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): Researchers are claiming that "eggcentric" nanomagnets can suggest strategies for making future low-power computer memories.Magnetics researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology used electron-beam lithography to ... Read more...

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Fire ants make rafts to save themselves from floods


April 27th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well, if you thought the humans were the smartest and well prepared against natural calamities, then think again! Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have ... Read more...

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Swipe your mobile 3 times a day with saline wipes to keep it bacteria-free


March 17th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Swiping your pager or cell phone just three times with a simple tissue moistened with saline would help you get rid of most of the bacteria, according to ... Read more...

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New images show the scars of impacts on Mars


March 5th, 2011 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Scientists say new image of an elongated impact crater on Mars suggest it was carved out by a train of objects hitting the surface at a shallow angle.The ... Read more...

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Venus and crescent Moon to pair up at dawn on Feb 28th, March 1st


February 23rd, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): In the early dawn of Monday, February 28th, and Tuesday, March 1st, 2011, Venus and the eerie waning crescent Moon will create an arresting sky scene low in ... Read more...

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New technique that makes LEDs more efficient developed


January 26th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers have now developed a new technique that reduces defects in light-emitting diodes (LEDs), thus making it more efficient.LED lighting relies on the gallium nitride (GaN) thin films ... Read more...

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UAE releases silver commemorative coins


January 22nd, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 22 (IANS/WAM) The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is issuing silver coins to mark 50 years of archaeological excavations in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The ... Read more...

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Four solar, two lunar eclipses in 2011


January 3rd, 2011 - 2:02 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Four solar and two total moon eclipses will be observed in different parts of the world, including in India, in 2011.The first solar eclipse will take place ... Read more...

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Solar eclipse will occur on January 4, 2011


December 24th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have said that Europe and India will witness a solar eclipse next year on January 4th.In Western Europe, the Sun will be eclipsed as the day ... Read more...

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Japanese scientists create ‘world’s hardest artificial diamond’


December 21st, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): Japanese scientists have successfully synthesised what is believed to be the world's hardest artificial diamond.It was created by a team of researchers at Ehime University.The cylindrical-shaped ... Read more...

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3400-yr-old Bronze Age man who broke his neck but survived, found in Spain


December 18th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a Bronze Age man that lived more than 3,400 years ago in Spain and suffered a broken hyoid bone, likely caused by ... Read more...

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