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Vivid Sydney: A Festival of Light, Music, and Ideas

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Vivid Sydney: A Festival of Light, Music, and Ideas

Vivid Sydney, a festival of light, music, and ideas, lit up the Harbour City Friday as the annual 18-day event, on this year from 22 May to 8 June, got underway. Sydney’s landmarks, its Harbour and urban spaces were transformed by 3D projections and over 60 light installations including the sails of the World Heritage [...]

NASA Plans to Build Houses on Mars

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NASA Plans to Build Houses on Mars

NASA and the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute, known as America Makes, are holding a new $2.25 million competition to design and build a 3-D printed habitat for deep space exploration, including the agency’s journey to Mars. The multi-phase 3-D Printed Habitat Challenge, part of NASA’s Centennial Challenges program, is designed to advance the additive [...]

Rail Europe’s New Offer for France-Spain Train Travel

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Rail Europe’s New Offer for France-Spain Train Travel

Head from Le Sacre-Coeur to La Sagrada Familia, or Notre-Dame de la Garde to El Museo Nacional del Prado this summer at a discount with Rail Europe. Rail Europe, Inc., a top distributor of European rail products in North America, is offering travelers discounts on rail travel between France and Spain this spring with 20% [...]

FedEx Transports Polar Bear to Saint Louis Zoo

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FedEx Transports Polar Bear to Saint Louis Zoo

Kali (pronounced “Cully”), a 2 ½-year-old, 850-pound male polar bear that was orphaned in Alaska as a cub, is now resting comfortably in the Saint Louis Zoo’s new McDonnell Polar Bear Point exhibit, which is set to open June 6. Kali’s transportation on May 5 from Rochester, New York, to St. Louis was donated by [...]

NASA Invites Public Ideas for Journey to Mars

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NASA Invites Public Ideas for Journey to Mars

What do you need to bring, and how do you minimize the need for delivery of future supplies in order to establish a sustained human presence on a planet 140 million miles away from Earth? NASA is embarking on an ambitious journey to Mars and Tuesday announced a challenge inviting the public to write down [...]

Entries Invited for “Share the Experience” Photo Contest

Entries Invited for “Share the Experience” Photo Contest

The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, Active Network and optics manufacturer Celestron have announced the winners of the 2014 Share the Experience photo contest. This annual contest encourages amateur photographers to share their experiences by submitting their favorite views, moments and adventures in America’s national parks and public lands. The [...]

How to Deal with Vehicular Pollution in Delhi

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How to Deal with Vehicular Pollution in Delhi

If the government really wants to remove polluting vehicles from the country – or particularly Delhi – it must impose some back-breaking penalties on car owners. By Rakesh Raman Strange but true. Nitin Gadkari, a transport minister in India, is showing his reluctance to remove the polluting vehicles from India’s capital New Delhi, which is [...]

Livability Index: Is Your City Livable?

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Livability Index: Is Your City Livable?

The AARP (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons) Public Policy Institute launched Monday the AARP Livability Index, which allows people to determine how well their communities are meeting their current and future needs. According to AARP, people, policy makers and the private sector can use the Livability Index to measure how their location – [...]

Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

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Mr. Modi, When Will You Come Back to India?

In a period of just 11 months since he became the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has already made 13 visits at the world’s top tourist destinations. By Rakesh Raman If his number of foreign visits is an indication, you can safely infer that India’s Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s favorite pastime is picnic on foreign [...]

Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015

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Best U.S. Beaches for Families in 2015

Family Vacation Critic, TripAdvisor’s family travel site, has announced the winners of its annual Best Beaches for Families list, naming the top family-friendly beaches of the year, along with fun, insider tips for each destination. According to the editors of Family Vacation Critic, this year’s list of the Best Beaches for Families includes: Lincoln City [...]

Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

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Taj Group Announces Opening of Taj Dubai

Taj Group announced Sunday the opening of its luxury hotel Taj Dubai, located in the Burj Khalifa downtown area. “We are delighted to enhance the nobility of Indian heritage and hospitality in one of the world’s most vibrant cities,” said Rakhee Lalvani, director – Public Relations, Taj Group. Accommodation at Taj Dubai includes a total [...]

NASA Plans to Send Humans on a Journey to Mars

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NASA Plans to Send Humans on a Journey to Mars

Journey to Mars: The tests will track any degeneration or evolution that occurs in the human body from extended exposure to a microgravity environment. Three crew members representing the United States and Russia are on their way to the International Space Station after launching from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 3:42 p.m. EDT Friday [...]

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