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Space Shuttle Atlantis finally blasts off

By Meera Dolasia on February 8, 2008
Space Shuttle Atlantis finally blasts off

After months of delay, Space Shuttle Atlantis finally blasted off into space yesterday, carrying with it Europe's gift to the International Space Station, a $2 billion (US Dollars), science lab named Columbus.

Southern U.S. States Hit By Powerful Tornadoes

By Meera Dolasia on February 7, 2008
Southern U.S. States Hit By Powerful Tornadoes

Powerful tornadoes swept through the Southern U.S. States of Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Alabama. The storms, which hit Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, are the worst ones to strike the area over the last decade.

The Beatles play for Space Aliens

By Meera Dolasia on February 5, 2008
The Beatles play for Space Aliens

Yesterday the folks at NASA completed yet another successful mission. However, unlike their other missions, this did not entail sending an Astronaut on a dangerous spacewalk or launching a space shuttle. Entitled "To boldly go where no music has ever gone before"  - this mission was to beam music into deep space for the first time ever.

Astronauts Undertake Risky Spacewalk To Repair Solar Panel

By Meera Dolasia on January 31, 2008
Astronauts Undertake Risky Spacewalk To Repair Solar Panel

Two American astronauts, Commander Peggy Whitson and Flight Engineer, Daniel Tani conducted a risky spacewalk to replace a motor on a solar panel at the International Space Station, on Wednesday.

Watch out kids - here come "The Cubinator"

By Meera Dolasia on January 30, 2008
Watch out kids - here come "The Cubinator"

Watch out kids, here comes "The Cubinator" - a puzzle-solving robot that is currently being displayed at the Toy Fair in London.

Stylish, Fast and Green - This Car's Got It All!

By Meera Dolasia on January 29, 2008
Stylish, Fast and Green - This Car's Got It All!

It looks like a Porsche, drives like a Ferrari and is more environmentally friendly than a Prius. Meet the world's coolest alternative fuel car - The Tesla Roadster.

Have a couple of hours? - How about a quick jaunt to Space?

By Meera Dolasia on January 27, 2008
Have a couple of hours? - How about a quick jaunt to Space?

If you have two hours and $200,000 US Dollars to spare, Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Galactic promises you the ride of a lifetime - A trip to Space!

San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

By Meera Dolasia on January 25, 2008
San Francisco Ocean Film Festival

The San Francisco Ocean Film Festival has become a must-see event for all nature lovers. Now in it's fifth year, this family friendly event starts at the Comwell Theatre on February 1st-3rd. The festival features films that showcase our incredible oceans, their marine life and the importance of our ecosystem. 

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