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Robert Scott’s ship found after 70 years


August 18th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 18 (IANS) The SS Terra Nova, the ship that carried Captain Robert Scott in 1910 with the aim of becoming the first expedition to reach the South Pole, ... Read more...

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Polar explorer launches environmental awareness programme


April 20th, 2012 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Renowned environmentalist and polar explorer Robert Swan launched the fourth phase of Project SEARCH, an environmental sustainability awareness programme, here Friday.The project's fourth phase aims ... Read more...

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First ever wedding held at North Pole


April 14th, 2012 - 10:09 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Norwegian explorer Borge Ousland and his bride Helge became the first couple ever to get married at the North Pole.According to Russian expedition Barneo-2012, the ... Read more...

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Around the world in 80 days for 1 mn yuan


March 15th, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 15 (IANS) Have you ever thought of going around the world in 80 days like the dashing Phileas Fogg in Jules Verne's famous novel? If you are in ... Read more...

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Indian Army women’s team to again attempt Mt. Everest (Lead, superseding prervious story)


March 12th, 2012 - 10:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Women in the Indian Army may not be deployed on combat roles but they will soon prove they are good enough for any challenge when ... Read more...

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(VM) Indian Army women’s team to scale Mount Everest


March 12th, 2012 - 10:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Women in the Indian Army may not be deployed on combat roles but they will soon prove they are good enough for any challenge when ... Read more...

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NASA films far side of moon


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Rare and spectacular video footage of the far side of the Moon has been captured by a NASA spacecraft, The Telegraph reported Thursday.One whole face of ... Read more...

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Pandit Jasraj sings in Antarctica


January 22nd, 2012 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) In a rare achievement, noted classical singer Pandit Jasraj, who is 82, gave a performance at the South Pole, becoming the first Indian to do so.The ... Read more...

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Ozone not healing


October 21st, 2011 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Scientists worldwide are looking for evidence that the ozone layer is beginning to heal, but this year's data from Antarctica does not hint at a turnaround.National ... Read more...

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Team to retrace Shackleton’s Antarctica trek


September 14th, 2011 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 14 (IANS) A team of adventurers is planning to recreate the epic journey of explorer Ernest Shackleton across Antarctica. Jo Davies will become the first woman with a ... Read more...

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Four selected for Tenzing Norgay Award


August 12th, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 12 (IANS) The sports ministry Friday selected four from adventure sports for the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award.Reena Kaushal Dharmshaktu, Mamta Sodha, Dilip Donde and the late ... Read more...

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Indian schoolboy rewrites history on the Himalayas


May 20th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 20 (IANS) A 17-year-old schoolboy from a New Delhi suburb, who became a climbing sensation last year by becoming the youngest Indian to conquer Mt Everest, created a ... Read more...

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India’s youngest Everest hero sets himself loftier targets


April 6th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 6 (IANS) Twelfth grader Arjun Vajpai, who became the "tallest" teen-ager in India last year when he climbed Mt Everest, has now set himself loftier goals: To climb ... Read more...

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NASA’s Messenger fetches first orbital photo of Mercury


March 30th, 2011 - 7:12 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) NASA's Messenger spacecraft, the first ever to enter the orbit of Mercury, has fetched its first photo, the project's website said.The image, the first ever ... Read more...

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Indian scientists traversed shortest path to South Pole


January 11th, 2011 - 5:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) Braving temperatures as low as minus 54 degrees Celsius and navigating jagged sharp ice hills, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole took a ... Read more...

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Meet the real ‘Happy Feet’ - the baby penguin who can’t stop dancing!


January 2nd, 2011 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 2 (ANI): Remember the adorable baby penguin in 'Happy Feet'? Turns out he really exists.As snow began falling at the South Pole, this baby penguin couldn't stop hopping all over ... Read more...

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Dalai Lama on Wikileak - focus on climate not politics in Tibet


December 17th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 17 (IANS) Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama told a US envoy to India that "political agenda should be sidelined for five to 10 years and the international community should ... Read more...

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UK expedition team makes world record by crossing Antarctica in 13 days!


December 10th, 2010 - 6:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 10 (ANI):A British expedition team to Antarctica has claimed that it has established a new record, the fastest land crossing of the southernmost continent, in less than 13 days.The team ... Read more...

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Scientific expedition completed to mark 30 years of Indian presence in Antarctica


December 1st, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 1(ANI): A scientific expedition to South Pole was launched from the Indian Station 'Maitri' at Antarctica to mark 30 years of Indian presence in the Earth's southernmost continent.An eight-member ... Read more...

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Plans afoot for astronauts to orbit moon’s far side


November 26th, 2010 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 26 (IANS) Scientists want to explore the far side of the moon using a manned spacecraft for the first time since the Apollo landings of 1968.Engineers with aerospace giant Lockheed ... Read more...

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India’s maiden scientific team reaches South Pole


November 22nd, 2010 - 11:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 22 (IANS) After traversing over 2,350 km in nine days, India's first scientific expedition team to the South Pole planted the Indian flag at the earth's southernmost point Monday ... Read more...

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Sir Edmund Hillary’s Rolex watch up for grabs


November 2nd, 2010 - 4:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 2 (ANI): Sir Edmund Hillary's family is selling a Rolex watch, presented to the explorer after his successful ascent of Mount Everest in 1953. The Oyster Perpetual, which was presented ... Read more...

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Double eye of Venus polar vortex disappears


September 24th, 2010 - 2:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 24 (ANI): Using data from ESA's Venus Express spacecraft, a new animation has shown that the double eye of the giant vortex at Venus's South pole has disappeared.Dr. Giuseppe ... Read more...

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Relics of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic expedition up for grabs


September 21st, 2010 - 8:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Sep 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Resources such as photos, skis, scientific equipment from the failed mission of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott to the South Pole will be auctioned this week at Christie’s ... Read more...

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Relics From Capt. Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic Expedition To Go Under Hammer


September 21st, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Sep 21, (THAINDIAN NEWS) It was meant to be one of the greatest expeditions of all time but turned out to be one of the most heroic failures in the ... Read more...

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Pune woman sets record by ‘flying like a bird’ over Spain (With Images)


September 20th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Pune, Sep 20 (IANS) Pune sportswoman Shital V. Mahajan-Rane 'flew' like a bird over Spain and successfully created a new Indian record of jumping from an aircraft at 13,000 feet, an aide ... Read more...

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Wonder conductors to keep your laptops and mobiles cooler


September 2nd, 2010 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 2 (ANI): It's a common phenomenon for laptops and mobiles to become blisteringly hot after an hour or two of use, but a new wonder conductor could change all that.In ... Read more...

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Kiwi museum thawing 100-year-old whisky


July 22nd, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Cantebury (South Island, New Zealand), July 22 (ANI): A New Zealand museum is slowly thawing a crate of Scotch whisky that was retrieved in a frozen state from Antarctic ice after more ... Read more...

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Jupiter Struck By Meteor


June 7th, 2010 - 6:53 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
June 7, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The first ever video footage of a meteor strike on Jupiter has been captured by two amateur astronomers. The strike happened on 3rd ... Read more...

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Meteor Strikes Jupiter


June 7th, 2010 - 6:37 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar June 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) As per the latest reports, another giant celestial object has hit the Jupiter's surface.The claim was made recently by an amateur astronomer in Australian named ... Read more...

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Scientists say simulated Mars mission in Moscow hangar is no joke


June 4th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Moscow, June 4 (ANI): Six fearless volunteer astronauts who have taken on the challenge of undertaking a 520-day simulated mission to Mars in Moscow, have rebutted critics claims of it amounting to ... Read more...

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Far-off stellar explosion behind shrapnel coming towards earth


June 1st, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 1 (ANI): A scientist at the University of Wisconsin in Madison has said that the excess of high-energy particles hitting Earth could be shrapnel from a stellar explosion 800 light ... Read more...

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Moon’s biggest crater exposes its hidden lower crust


March 5th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 5 (ANI): Reports indicate that the biggest and deepest crater on the Moon can provide glimpses of the hidden lower crust of Earth's natural satellite.Shortly after the Moon formed, an ... Read more...

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Enceladus Spits Fumes, Scientists Awestruck


February 25th, 2010 - 8:35 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Feb 25, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Cassini spacecraft of the Space agency has taken some close up photos of Enceladus, the sixth biggest moon of Saturn that have stunned the astronomers ... Read more...

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Ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 23 (IANS) Floating ice shelves attached to Antarctica are disappearing due to global warming, says a new study, adding that this is especially alarming because the shelves hold together the ... Read more...

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