Kids News - Current Events

Pedaling For Power

By Meera Dolasia on December 11, 2009
Pedaling For Power

Like most teenagers, 12-year old Daniel and 15 year-old Isobel were a little careless about their electricity use.They often forgot to switch off the lights, unplug their laptops and left the central heating on, as they dashed out to school, each morning - However, that was all before the family took part in an unusual experiment conducted by British television station BBC One, for its science show 'Big Bang Theory'.

If You Can Dream It, He Can Make It!

By Meera Dolasia on December 10, 2009
If You Can Dream It, He Can Make It!

How would a bank celebrate its 20th birthday - With a cake of course! And what would be more appropriate then one that looks like a bank vault stuffed with currency? Think that's impossible? Look again - That picture on side is a cake made for The Commerce Bank of Washington and, it's edible too!

University Researcher Creates Batteries From Copier Paper

By Meera Dolasia on December 10, 2009
University Researcher Creates Batteries From Copier Paper

Yi Cui, an assistant professor for material sciences and engineering at Calfornia's prestigious Stanford University has come up with an ingenious and lightweight way to store power - making batteries using plain-vanilla copier paper.

Surfers Rush To Compete In Rare Big-Wave Surfing Contest

By Meera Dolasia on December 9, 2009
Surfers Rush To Compete In Rare Big-Wave Surfing Contest

Twenty-four of the world's most skillful and dynamic surfers converged to Oahu's Waimea Beach this week, to compete in the Quicksilver Big-Surfing competition, which began on Tuesday morning at 8.00am.

Video Of The Week - A 'Disposable' Fashion Show

By Meera Dolasia on December 7, 2009
Video Of The Week - A 'Disposable' Fashion Show

While most designers are on the look out for the softest and silkiest materials for their creations, Marion Macedo sticks to a true and trusted medium - Paper.

Cooking With Miranda - Red Ribbon Cupcakes

By Meera Dolasia on December 7, 2009
Cooking With Miranda - Red Ribbon Cupcakes

 

Welcome to 'Cooking with Miranda'. This month, I am going to teach you how to bake a holiday treat that will have your friends and family, licking their fingers - 'Red Ribbon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting' - Yum!

Domo Arigato (Thank You Very Much), Mr. Roboto

By Meera Dolasia on December 7, 2009
Domo Arigato (Thank You Very Much), Mr. Roboto

In November 2008, Astuo Takanishi and his fellow researchers from Japan's Waseda University, introduced to the world a new flute prodigy. The Robo Flautist made headlines thanks to his dapper black bowler, flawless music and the fact that he not human but a robot! Now, the talented musician has been joined by . . . . . a saxophone tooting pal.

Solar-Powered Plane Soars - 3ft Above The Ground!

By Meera Dolasia on December 7, 2009
Solar-Powered Plane Soars - 3ft Above The Ground!

On December 17th, 1903 the Wright brothers revolutionized our world when they piloted their first powered flight that went up 20ft, lasted for 12 seconds and traveled a distance of 120ft. Now, almost 106 years later, two Swiss inventors have achieved a similar feat, with the successful maiden voyage of the world's first piloted solar-powered airplane - the Solar Impulse.

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