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Humanoid Robot Prepares For Space . . . Without Its Legs!

By Meera Dolasia on February 4, 2011
Humanoid Robot Prepares For Space . . . Without Its Legs!

NASA's first trainee robot astronaut is all ready to head to Space when Space Shuttle Discovery launches off for its final mission on February 24th - However, its legs are not! No problem, say the scientists, for there is plenty to do even without them - The legs will just have to follow when they are ready!

China Ushers In 'Year Of The Rabbit'

By Meera Dolasia on February 3, 2011
China Ushers In 'Year Of The Rabbit'

Today, February 3rd, marks the first day of the Chinese or Lunar New Year, one of the most important traditional festivals for people of Chinese descent. While all festivals entail some days of celebration, this one lasts for a whopping fifteen days!

Why the Revolutions In Tunisia And Egypt Will Change Our World Forever

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2011
Why the Revolutions In Tunisia And Egypt Will Change Our World Forever

If you have been paying even the slightest attention to the news over the last few weeks, you have probably noticed the large demonstrations and unrest in North Africa. While it may look quite scary and overwhelming, what you are witnessing is a public cry for democracy and freedom - similar to what our ancestors fought for, many years ago.

Legendary Groundhog Predicts Spring In Two Weeks!

By Meera Dolasia on February 2, 2011
Legendary Groundhog Predicts Spring In Two Weeks!

If you have been pummeled by this year's harsh winter, take heart, for spring is around the corner. At least that's what legendary groundhog  'Punxsutawney Phil', 'predicted' this morning in front of hundreds of freezing fans.

San Francisco Students Get A Rare Peek At School Life, 100 Years Ago

By Meera Dolasia on February 1, 2011
San Francisco Students Get A Rare Peek At School Life, 100 Years Ago

On Wednesday, January 26th, some lucky students from San Francisco's Cleveland Elementary School were witness to a once-in-a-lifetime event - The opening of a 100-year old time capsule, left by former students of the school. 

Video Of The Week - Snowboarder Makes History At Winter X-Games

By Meera Dolasia on January 31, 2011
Video Of The Week - Snowboarder Makes History At Winter X-Games

23-year old Norwegien snowboarder Torstein Horgmo, made history on Friday night, after landing the first Big-Air triple cork in the 15-year history of the Winter X-Games. For those of you not familiar with snowboarding lingo, it means performing three 360° flips in mid-air, before making a perfect landing on the snow.

How The Seahorse Got Its 'Curves'

By Meera Dolasia on January 31, 2011
How The Seahorse Got Its 'Curves'

Scientists have often wondered why the seahorse, with its curvy neck and snout resembles a horse, to which it has no relationship, rather than its closest cousin, the straight bodied and rather ordinary looking - Pipefish. Now, a researcher believes he may have the answer and as is the case in any kind of evolution - It's to do with survival.

Lady Gaga - Polaroid's New Chief Creative Officer!

By June Liu on January 31, 2011
Lady Gaga - Polaroid's New Chief Creative Officer!

Lady Gaga’s quirky and imaginative outfits never fail to stun us, so it should comes as no surprise that having conquered the music world, she has now decided to try her hand at design. And, the newly appointed Chief Creative Officer for camera manufacturer Polaroid, is off to a running start with a number of innovative products that were recently introduced under the 'Polaroid Grey Label' brand.

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