Madurai Girls Bag Third Prize in NASA Space Settlement Design Contest

April 1, 2014 / 3 Comments

The annually conducted NASA Space Settlement Contest has hundreds of schools from across the globe vying for top honors. Bringing back the bronze to the temple town of Madurai from the prestigious competition are the girls from Sri Saradha Vidyalayam Matriculation Higher Secondary School. Conducted jointly by NASA Ames Research Center and the National Space Society (NSS), the competition encourages students to ...

Paper Maps See End Of The Road, No Regular Production Anymore

April 1, 2014 / No Comments

The traditional paper maps may soon be a matter of history as Ordnance Survey is thinking of ending the policy that demanded routine production of paper maps in Great Britain. Declining sales over the years has pushed the loved maps in the range of other navigational aids like North Star and sextant. Most consumers now prefer electronic navigation options, which is why ...

Sri Lanka vs New Zealand T20 World Cup 2014: Star Sports live streaming info & highlights

March 31, 2014 / No Comments

A high-voltage game is on the cards tonight at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong between New Zealand and Sri Lanka. It is by all means a virtual quarter-final with the winner progressing to the semis and the loser going to be knocked out from the ICC World T20 2014. Sri Lanka will be cussing themselves to be in this ...

Narendra Modi as Indian Prime Minister could be an environmental disaster

March 31, 2014 / No Comments

Many perceive the accession of Narendra Modi to the seat of India's next Prime Minister as a potent threat to our environment.   The harbinger of “the Gujarat Model” of economic development in a recent declaration made his intentions clear regarding the reopening of mining activities in the concerned areas.  This goes on to substantiate the apprehensions of environment enthusiasts’ that they ...

Climate change: UN report says the poor will suffer most

March 31, 2014 / No Comments

According to report that was released by the United Nations today, March 31, 2014, the organization has stated that climate change is a potential threat to human security and the effects of the rapid change in climate and global warming will badly effect the poor sector of the society, which obviously has less to do with man made change in ...

India vs Australia T20 World Cup 2014: Star Sports live streaming info, highlights

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

India who became the first team to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Cup T20 2014 will play against Australia in Mirpur on March 30, 2014. [caption id="attachment_16301" align="aligncenter" width="473"] Dhoni at the toss World cup 2014[/caption] [gallery columns="6" ids="16304,16305,16306,16307,16308,16309"] It is an inconsequential match for Team India but it will serve them as a nice practice ahead of the big ...

Scientists Find Icy Body Orbiting The Sun Outside The Solar System

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

The BBC reported on March 28, 2014, that scientists have now discovered a planet in our Solar System, which is for now being called 2012 VP113. The new planet is far in the galaxy and has an icy composition and the second object to be found outside the major orbiting planets. The last object that was found was called Sedna in ...

UN Panel Climate Report To Be Released on March 31; Many Pointers To Asian Cities

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

The much awaited reported from UN Panel will be out on Monday, March 31, which will talk on the impacts of climate change on certain regions, natural resources and human settlements.   To be released in Japan’s Yokohama, the report will put some light on how some of the major Asian cities might be at risk with rising levels of sea, including ...

Pakistan vs Bangladesh ICC T20 World Cup: PTV, Star Sports live streaming info and highlights

March 30, 2014 / 1 Comment

For the 27th Match in Group 2 of ICC World T20, hosts Bangladesh will take on Pakistan at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur on March 30, at 3:30 local, 2:30 p.m. Pakistan time. [caption id="attachment_16276" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Misbah, Azmal and Hafeez celebrate a wicket.[/caption] [gallery columns="6" ids="16282,16283,16284,16285,16286,16287"] The hosting nation certainly has a lot to deal with as they play against Pakistan at ...

Over 3,500 Years Old Copper Age Skeleton Found In Odisha

March 30, 2014 / No Comments

A recent finding from Utkal University anthropology experts is a skeleton that is presumed to be over 3,500 years old.   The skeleton is the second find at the Copper Age site in Banga, which is around 25 km from Odisha capital Bhubaneswar. According to the experts of Utkal University, the skeleton is of a woman of age 30-35 years and belongs to ...