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No-fly zone imposed over Beijing


March 1st, 2012 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 1 (IANS) Small aircraft will be banned from flying over the Chinese capital for the next two weeks when parliament and the country's top political advisory body meet.Planes, ... Read more...

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Over 200 pilots to take wings in Himachal


October 15th, 2011 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) Over 200 pilots will take wings in the skies of Himachal Pradesh with a weeklong paragliding championship beginning Sunday, an official said Saturday."More than 200 gliders ... Read more...

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Boston bans Segways


June 24th, 2011 - 8:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Boston, June 24 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Officials in Boston plan to ban Segways from the city’s sidewalks. The Boston Herald says a bus tour has decided to sue the city officials for ... Read more...

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Army personnel show maneuver stunts at Nowshera ‘Fauji Mela’


April 10th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Nowshera, Apr 10 (ANI): The Indian Army organised a 'Fauji Mela' at Nowshera in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri District to ensure the general public that they are capable enough to defend the ... Read more...

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New undersea robot is ‘fast, hovers and carries several instruments’


November 3rd, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 3 (ANI): MBARI engineers recently demonstrated a new super-efficient autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) that can travel rapidly for hundreds of kilometres, "hover" in the water for weeks at a time, ... Read more...

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Himachal postpones paragliding event


October 21st, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has postponed the paragliding championship of next week following requests by foreign participants, an official said Thursday.The four-day championship will now be held from Nov 11 ... Read more...

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Himachal revokes ban on para-gliding as CWG ends


October 15th, 2010 - 6:54 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 15 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government Friday revoked the suspension of aero-sports in the state imposed as a security measure for the duration of the Commonwealth Games, bringing ... Read more...

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Paragliders wait in Himachal for CWG to conclude


October 13th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 13 (IANS) Over 80 paragliders from across the globe will finally take wing at an annual event in Himachal Pradesh this month. Many have had to wait it out as ... Read more...

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Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Successfully Completes Its First Flight


October 11th, 2010 - 8:28 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Los Angeles, Oct 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The first commercial manned spacecraft of the world completed its maiden flight on Sunday and was able to make a successful landing at the ... Read more...

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Himachal bans paragliding after CWG advisory


October 4th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 4 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh government has temporarily banned aero-sports activities in the state with officials saying the ban has been imposed following a civil aviation ministry advisory during the ... Read more...

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Limited closure of airspace on CWG opening, closing


September 25th, 2010 - 8:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 25 (IANS) With security a key priority for the Commonwealth Games, the government said Saturday there will be limited closure of the Indian capital's airspace on the opening and ... Read more...

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Glider robots prowl through the Gulf Oil Spill to collect data


June 20th, 2010 - 9:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Gulf of Mexico, Jun 20 (THAINDIAN NEWS) In the latest development on the Gulf Oil Spill, glider robots are prowling through the gulf oil spill. They are being used to ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Monitor Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:46 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 20, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The devastating Gulf oil spill is about to enter its third month. As America braces itself for a lengthy battle to overcome the vicious ... Read more...

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Glider Robots Helping Researchers Track The Plume In Gulf Oil Spill


June 20th, 2010 - 7:34 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Peru, June 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With the Gulf Oil spill rolling into its third month, the researchers have introduced a new way to track the plume. Reportedly, the "glider" robots ... Read more...

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First Birds Were Poor fliers


May 17th, 2010 - 9:29 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): Investigators have come about with the fact that the earliest birds were poor fliers. They did not have feathers tough enough to take to the ... Read more...

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“Science” Issue Depicts The First Birds To Be Poor Fliers


May 17th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri London, May 17, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Recent discoveries and researches have proved the fact that the earlier birds were poor fliers. Reportedly, the researchers believe that birds of earlier centuries lacked ... Read more...

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I’m so sorry, says glider pilot after landing in garden


May 17th, 2010 - 11:38 am ICT by IANS
London, May 17 (IANS) A British glider pilot, who survived after landing in a garden hedge, profusely apologised to the house owners, saying "I'm so sorry". Mike and Eileen Baber were watching TV ... Read more...

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Govt. has inputs about terrorists’ plans to target cities with para-gliders


March 3rd, 2010 - 10:58 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, March 3 (ANI): Union Government on Wednesday admitted that it has intelligence inputs about some terrorist groups who have acquired sophisticated technologies and planning to use para-gliders to carry out ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs may have descended from birds, not the other way around


February 10th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 10 (ANI): A new study has provided further evidence for the theory that birds did not descend from ground-dwelling theropod dinosaurs, and it actually might be the other way around.In ... Read more...

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Air force on alert in Gujarat


January 25th, 2010 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, Jan 25 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) has heightened its air defence alert following intelligence inputs of terrorists using para-gliders to attack around Republic Day, officials here said Monday. A defence ... Read more...

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Vine seeds that disperse like ‘giant gliders’ inspiring aircraft design


December 7th, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 7 (ANI): Remarkable footage of falling Alsomitra vine seeds, which use paper-thin wings to disperse like giant gliders, is inspiring researchers for designing aircraft.The Alsomitra vine is a type ... Read more...

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Himachal refurbishing Bir Billing to host world paragliding events


October 18th, 2009 - 2:16 pm ICT by IANS
By Vishal Gulati Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) Sheltered by mountains and surrounded by rolling tea gardens, Bir Billing in Himachal Pradesh, considered one of the finest aero sports sites in the world, is ... Read more...

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Himachal cancels paragliding competitions


October 3rd, 2009 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Shimla, Oct 3 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh has decided not to hold its annual paragliding meet this year as one of the finest aero sports sites at Bir-Billing in Kangra district is set ... Read more...

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Airplanes can never mimic birds and bees miracle of flight


July 7th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 7 (ANI): A researcher from the Royal Veterinary College in London, UK, has suggested that scientists should avoid imitating the actions of birds and bees in flying machines.First attempts ... Read more...

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Wild animals use rope bridge to safety


June 6th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 6 (IANS) A 70-metre rope bridge strung across a busy highway in Victoria is helping locals cross over safely - only the locals in this case are wild animals. Yes, ... Read more...

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Koalas may be threatened as climate change makes leaves inedible


April 6th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, April 6 (ANI): A new research has indicated that Koalas and other leaf-eating animals may be threatened because of climate change causing eucalyptus leaves to become inedible. The research, carried out ... Read more...

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Two dead after mid-air plane and helicopter collision


February 17th, 2008 - 3:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Wellington, Feb 17 (DPA) Two people were reported to have died when a small plane and a helicopter collided in mid-air near the New Zealand capital, Wellington, Sunday. The collision happened near ... Read more...

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US adventurer Steve Fossett dead


February 16th, 2008 - 12:55 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Los Angeles, Feb 16 (Xinhua) US adventurer Steve Fossett, who set 116 world records in sailboats, powered aircraft, balloons, airships and gliders, has died. The multimillionaire aviation and sailing world record holder ... Read more...

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