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Hypersonic Plane Fails Mach 6 Attempt


August 17th, 2012 - 9:31 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An experimental aircraft turns out to be a disappointment and failure as well. The X-51A Wave rider which is believed to fly six times as fast ... Read more...

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Unmanned US hypersonic craft fails


August 16th, 2012 - 5:50 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 16 (IANS) An unmanned American experimental aircraft failed in a hypersonic test flight and dropped into the Pacific Ocean, the US Air Force said Wednesday.The aircraft, named X-51A ... Read more...

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No active deployment of warships in Pacific: India


August 7th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 7 (IANS) India Tuesday said it was not considering any active deployment of its warships in the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea in particular in ... Read more...

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Fiji scraps holiday on Elizabeth’s birthday


August 2nd, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 2 (IANS) Former British colony Fiji has scrapped a bank holiday on the birthday of Queen Elizabeth because it was "unimportant" and a "burden" on the country, a ... Read more...

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US F-16 fighter crashes off Japan


July 22nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) A US F-16 fighter jet crashed into the sea Sunday off Japan's northern Hokkaido prefecture but the pilot ejected safely, Xinhua reported.The pilot was later ... Read more...

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US concerned over South Korea’s whaling plan


July 6th, 2012 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) The US Thursday expressed concern about South Korea's plan to start what it called a "scientific" whaling programme in the Pacific Ocean."We remain committed to the ... Read more...

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China deep-sea submersible sets diving record


June 17th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 17 (IANS) A manned Chinese submersible with three divers on board was raised to the surface after setting the country's deep-sea diving record of more than 6,000 meters ... Read more...

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China submersible to attempt 7,000-meter dive


June 3rd, 2012 - 9:45 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, June 3 (IANS) A Chinese manned deep-sea submersible Sunday left for Mariana Trench, the deepest part of the Pacific Ocean, to attempt a 7,000-meter dive.Jiaolong, named after a mythical ... Read more...

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US to redeploy naval fleet in Asia-Pacific region


June 2nd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 2 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US will re-deploy bulk of its naval fleet in the Pacific Ocean by 2020, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has said."By 2020, the ... Read more...

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Russia launches US satellite from floating pad


June 1st, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 1 (IANS) Russia has put a US communications satellite into space from a sea-based launch pad, said the country's space agency Roscosmos Friday.According to the mission control centre, ... Read more...

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Private US spacecraft lands in Pacific Ocean


June 1st, 2012 - 3:03 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 1 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The first private spaceship, the Dragon, undocked from the International Space Station (ISS) Thursday, and landed in the Pacific Ocean.The Dragon's bell-shaped capsule plunged into ... Read more...

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Fukushima-contaminated tuna caught off San Diego coast


May 29th, 2012 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
San Diego, May 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have discovered high radioactivity levels in bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California. Last year, the huge earthquake in Japan generated a nuclear disaster. ... Read more...

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New record for deep-sea drill depth


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A Japanese research team has set a new record for deep-sea drilling depth, reaching 25,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface.The Chikyu, operated by the Japan ... Read more...

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Hundreds of dead pelicans found in Peru


April 30th, 2012 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, April 30 (IANS/EFE) Fishermen and environmentalists are calling on officials to investigate the deaths of more than 200 pelicans on the beaches of northern Peru, media reports said.The dead ... Read more...

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Plastic waste in ocean can harm environment, says study


April 26th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Tonnes of plastic waste that are shoved into the ocean could impact the environment, says a case study.Working on a research sailboat gliding over the Pacific ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite falls in Pacific


April 8th, 2012 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 8 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Fragments of a defunct Russian military communication satellite fell into the Pacific Ocean Saturday night."According to preliminary data, fragments of the Molniya satellite that did ... Read more...

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Russian military satellite to fall Saturday


April 6th, 2012 - 10:55 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 6 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A defunct Russian military communication satellite is expected to fall Saturday morning in the Pacific Ocean, Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Alexei Zolotukhin said."Fragments of the ... Read more...

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James Cameron dives to deepest point of ocean


March 26th, 2012 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, March 26 (IANS) "Titanic" and "Avatar" director James Cameron succeeded in reaching the depth of the Mariana Trench Sunday, becoming the first person in the world to ... Read more...

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Chinese submersible to try 7,000-meter dive


March 4th, 2012 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 4 (IANS) China's manned submersible will try a 7,000-meter dive in the Pacific Ocean between June and July this year, an official said Sunday.Preparatory work for the dive ... Read more...

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Smiling owl caught on camera in Washington Olympic National Park


March 1st, 2012 - 8:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
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Japan to make lifeboat for tsunami


February 23rd, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Feb 23 (IANS) Japan has initiated a project to develop a lifeboat which is able to float on rising tsunami waves as one of the evacuation measures, a media ... Read more...

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Ecuador begins destroying WW II bombs


January 18th, 2012 - 6:01 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 18 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador has begun destroying 11 US bombs of World War II vintage that were found in 2010 by fishermen in the Galapagos Islands, the defense minister ... Read more...

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Russia’s Mars spacecraft falls in Pacific Ocean


January 16th, 2012 - 6:46 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Jan 16 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Doomed Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars probe spacecraft, which had been stuck in Earth orbit for two months, crashed down in the Pacific Ocean late Sunday.Launched Nov ... Read more...

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Strong earthquake strikes off Tonga, no damage reported


December 26th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by BNO News
HIHIFO, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Monday evening, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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Small island nations want global treaty now


December 7th, 2011 - 7:27 pm ICT by IANS
Durban, Dec 7 (IANS) While major economies like China have proposed to take legal emission cuts post 2020, the Association of Small Island Nations (AOSIS) Wednesday rejected the proposal saying ... Read more...

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Man rescued from drainage pipe


November 22nd, 2011 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS/EFE) A 25-year-old man who tried to cross into the US illegally through a drainage pipe had to be rescued Monday near the estuary of the Tijuana ... Read more...

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Mexican firm launches LPG auction


October 14th, 2011 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 14 (IANS/EFE) Mexican state oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has opened up a bidding round for LPG contracts in the April 2012 to March 2013 period.The winners ... Read more...

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Hurricane Jova to strike Mexico soon


October 11th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Mexico City, Oct 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Mexico is bracing up for the strike of Hurricane Jova on Tuesday. Four coastal cities have been alerted and evacuated ahead of the arrival of the ... Read more...

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Defunct satellite has fallen back to Earth: NASA


September 24th, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 24 (IANS) A decommissioned US satellite fell back to Earth but its precise re-entry time and location remained unknown, US space agency NASA said Saturday."The Upper Atmosphere Research ... Read more...

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Strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake jolts the Pacific Ocean near Tonga


September 23rd, 2011 - 8:46 pm ICT by BNO News
NIUAFO'OU, TONGA (BNO NEWS) -- A strong earthquake struck off the Pacific island nation of Tonga on early Friday afternoon, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.The ... Read more...

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21 dead in Chile plane crash


September 4th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago, Sep 4 (IANS) Twenty-one people onboard a Chilean air force plane were killed when their aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean, Xinhua reported.The plane was flying to a small ... Read more...

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Russia tests ballistic missile


August 27th, 2011 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 27 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A Russian nuclear submarine has successfully launched the Bulava ballistic missile to its maximum range of 8,000 km, a defence ministry spokesman said Saturday.Nuclear submarine ... Read more...

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Angelina, Pitt’s mansion up for sale


August 24th, 2011 - 9:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) Hollywood star couple Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have put their Malibu house up on sale for $13.7 million.The property overlooking the Pacific Ocean has four-bedroom ... Read more...

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Chinese satellite fails to enter orbit


August 19th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 19 (IANS) A Chinese satellite failed to enter its designated orbit due to a rocket malfunction, a media report said Friday.The SJ-11-04 orbiter was launched at 5.28 p.m. ... Read more...

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China tests manned submarine


July 31st, 2011 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 31 (IANS) China has successfully tested its manned submarine in the Pacific Ocean, a government statement said.Saturday's mission - the last of four test dives that began July ... Read more...

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