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Mars rover Curiosity targets football-sized rock


September 20th, 2012 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 20 (IANS) Mars rover Curiosity has driven up to a football-sized rock that will be the first for the rover's arm to examine, US space agency NASA announced. ... Read more...

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Tweaking chips to locate concealed explosives


September 13th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Sep 13 (IANS) Israeli engineers have developed small affordable chips that will be able to see through packages and clothing to image whether they are carrying contraband and ... Read more...

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Russia plans two space laboratories by 2016


August 31st, 2012 - 2:43 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 31 (IANS/RIA Novosti)Russia is planning to launch two space laboratories within the next four years, according to a space company.An x-ray observatory, Spektr-RG, will be launched in 2013, ... Read more...

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286 kg marijuana found in vehicle in Hungary


August 26th, 2012 - 12:56 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Aug 25 (IANS) Hungarian authorities discovered 286 kg of marijuana, valued at about 580 million forints ($2.6 million) in a supposedly "empty" vehicle at a checkpoint on the Serbian ... Read more...

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Scientists capture star’s ’screams’


August 9th, 2012 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) The "screams" of a dying star have been recorded by scientists for the very first time, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.The star let out periodic bursts ... Read more...

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Nine genes found to affect bone density


August 8th, 2012 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 8 (IANS) Scientists have identified nine genes that seem to weaken or strength bone, which could pave the way to more effective treatment for osteoporosis, affecting millions worldwide.Out ... Read more...

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Olympic tennis: Tradition takes back seat at All England Club


August 3rd, 2012 - 8:46 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The "home of tennis" is known for its tradition and strict adherence to rules, but during the Olympic Games the venue is looking noticeably different.Gone are ... Read more...

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Tara Reid hits nightclub days after hospitalisation


July 26th, 2012 - 3:38 am ICT by IANS
Paris, July 26 (IASN)Actress Tara Reid, who was admitted to hospital with food poisoning while on holiday here, was seen smoking cigarettes out and about in Saint-Tropez.Reid was spotted in South ... Read more...

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US firm to supply X-ray machines to Myanmar


July 17th, 2012 - 5:06 am ICT by IANS
Yangon, July 17 (IANS) American company General Electric (GE) has signed a $2-million deal with a Myanmar firm to supply X-ray machines for hospitals.This is Myanmar's first private business deal ... Read more...

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Radio waves from black hole detected


July 11th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 11 (IANS) Surprisingly, scientists have for the first time ever detected the radio waves emanating from a mid-sized black hole, called the HLX-1, around 300 million light years ... Read more...

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New Zealand skipper Taylor sidelined by injury


July 2nd, 2012 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Fort Lauderdale (Florida), July 2 (IANS/CMC) Injury has ruled New Zealand captain Ross Taylor out of the Jamaica leg of the five-match one-day series, starting next Thursday. Left-arm spinner Ronnie ... Read more...

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Florida teenager survives harpoon through head


June 20th, 2012 - 8:47 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Miami, June 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS)
Yasser Lopez has miraculously survived after being shot through the head with a fishing harpoon. Lopez, who is currently recovering from the accident, remains in a Miami ... Read more...

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Nanoparticles can solve mystery of Moon’s topsoil


June 13th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 13 (IANS) A stunning discovery of nanoparticles inside bubbles of glass in lunar soil could solve the mystery of why the Moon's surface topsoil has many unusual properties, ... Read more...

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Ultrafast lasers make mini X-ray device possible


June 8th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Researchers have generated the first laser-like beams of X-rays from a tabletop device that is likely to revolutionise developments in medicine, biology and nanotechnology. For half ... Read more...

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Indian questioned over Bali smuggling


May 29th, 2012 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 29 (IANS) An Indian and three Britons are being questioned in Indonesia following the arrest of a British housewife for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine into the country ... Read more...

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Doctors save dog Daisy’s life after she swallows a 2-inch needle


May 22nd, 2012 - 7:29 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, May 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Veterinary experts have saved the life of a dog who swallowed a two-inch (5cm) needle after finding it on her owner's carpet. After noticing that her ... Read more...

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At 100, ex-army man gifts hospital to Rajasthan village (Feature)


May 15th, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Dudavas (Rajasthan), May 15 (IANS) For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War Two veteran who turned 100 this weekend, it has been a life of service with the army man ... Read more...

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Ex-soldier turns 100, gifts hospital to village


May 13th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dudawas (Rajasthan), May 13 (IANS) Rao Kabool Singh, a World War-II veteran from Rajasthan who has turned 100, Sunday gifted a 15-bedded hospital to this remote village in Jaipur district.Kabool ... Read more...

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Star Trek-like hologram to revolutionise video conferencing


May 6th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Researchers have created a Star Trek-like human-scale 3D video conferencing pod that allows people in different locations to communicate as if they are standing in front ... Read more...

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Chinese student held with 59 iPads


May 3rd, 2012 - 7:56 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 3 (IANS) A Chinese student was arrested after he tried to smuggle 59 iPads into Shanghai from Australia, on the same day the company put its new tablet ... Read more...

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‘Six-legged baby’ operated in Karachi


April 19th, 2012 - 9:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 19 (IANS) Doctors in a Karachi hospital have successfully removed the extra limbs of a baby boy who was born with six legs.The operation lasted for about two ... Read more...

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Baby with six legs born in Pakistan


April 18th, 2012 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, April 18 (IANS) A baby born in Pakistan's Sindh province has six legs, with a doctor assessing that the removal of the parasitic limbs could be a "serious and ... Read more...

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Dental x-rays linked to most common brain tumour


April 10th, 2012 - 12:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) Frequent dental x-rays have been linked with higher risk of developing meningioma, the most commonly diagnosed primary brain tumour, says a new study.The findings suggest that ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba) (With Images)


March 18th, 2012 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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World’s newest country beckons Indians to shine (Letter from Juba)


March 18th, 2012 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Juba (South Sudan), March 18 (IANS)The world's newest nation is eight months old. I drive past our consulate at Juba, South Sudan two days after we finally announced its upgrade ... Read more...

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Assam villagers angry at ULFA extortion bid


March 13th, 2012 - 3:32 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 13 (IANS) The United Liberation Front of Asom's (ULFA) reported demand that a hospital in Assam should cough up Rs.20 lakh has triggered mass anger.People in at least ... Read more...

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Lee wants to bowl despite broken foot


March 1st, 2012 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, March 1 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee wants to continue playing ODIs despite a sore right foot which scans have revealed is still broken.The 35-year-old admitted that the ... Read more...

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Madhya Pradesh asked to respond to silicosis death report


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The National Human Rights Commission has sought a detailed report on a tribal labourer's death Feb 14 allegedly from silicosis in Panna district of Madhya ... Read more...

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Peering into plant roots for better crops


February 19th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 19 (IANS) A revolutionary technique will not only peer into plant roots with greater accuracy and clarity, but will also improve the chances of breeding better crop varieties ... Read more...

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High tech security at 76 railway stations by March


February 15th, 2012 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) Rushing to upgrade security cover at 202 sensitive stations, the Indian Railways Wednesday said they hope to complete installation of the high-tech Integrated Security System ... Read more...

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Lee ruled out of tri-series with broken toe


February 5th, 2012 - 3:06 pm ICT by IANS
Melbourne, Feb 5 (IANS) Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the One-day tri-series with a broken toe, sidelining him for around four to six weeks.Lee hurt ... Read more...

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Mona Lisa’s ‘twin sister’ found 500 years later


February 2nd, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Spanish curators claim the 'Mona Lisa' at the Prado in Madrid was executed by an artist in Leonardo da Vinci's workshop at the same time as ... Read more...

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26 kg narcotics seized in Dubai


January 30th, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Jan 30 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Customs officials have foiled a bid to smuggle 26 kg of narcotic crystal meth into the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The prohibited substance was found hidden ... Read more...

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How black holes fire gas jets into space


January 12th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 12 (IANS) Scientists are a step closer to figuring out how black holes can fire superfast gas bullets into space, by determining the precise moment when they form, ... Read more...

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Man with explosives held at US airport


January 1st, 2012 - 11:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 1 (IANS) A man has been arrested in the US for allegedly attempting to carry explosives through a security checkpoint at an airport in Texas, the authorities said.Trey ... Read more...

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