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Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

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Narendra Modi Is Having a Ball at Your Expense

By Rakesh Raman “What good fortune for governments that the people do not think.” – Adolf Hitler This saying goes well for India’s jet-setting Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is getting excessively berserk these days with his foreign trips. And Indian people, who cannot and do not think as Hitler remarked, are allowing Modi to [...]

San Antonio’s Missions Get World Heritage Status

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San Antonio’s Missions Get World Heritage Status

The San Antonio Missions have officially been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The decision was announced on July 5th at the annual UNESCO World Heritage committee meeting in Bonn, Germany. An elite list with just 22 existing U.S. landmarks included, the five Missions (including The Alamo) are taking their place among other great American [...]

World’s First Solar Flight to Land in Honolulu

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World’s First Solar Flight to Land in Honolulu

After flying over 5,000 miles purely on solar power, Solar Impulse is set to land in Honolulu. The Round the World flight mission, led by co-founders and pilots Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, is stated to be the first of its kind. The nonstop trip across the Pacific Ocean—never before attempted by a zero fuel [...]

London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

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London’s Double-Decker Buses to Go Electric

Transportation for London (TFL), known for its red double-decker buses, has contracted for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement. TFL has selected global electric vehicle company BYD to build the next generation London Bus double-deckers. The announcement took place at this week’s C40: Clean Bus Summit held at London City Hall. Breaking [...]

NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

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NASA Signs Deals to Advance Journey to Mars

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden signed agreements with two European partners to advance Mars exploration and the journey to the Red Planet during meetings Tuesday at the Paris Air Show. Bolden and Jean-Yves Le Gall, president of the French space agency, Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), signed an agreement for France to provide the mast for [...]

Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

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Captured: Mango Showers in New Delhi

I have captured a few still and moving images of today’s rain in my device. You can also enjoy these moments with me. By Rakesh Raman India’s capital New Delhi welcomed the first pre-monsoon rain today after weeks of scorching summer heat. Although peacocks dance in such rains, perhaps Delhi doesn’t have any peacock these [...]

Orlando – the Never Ending Story

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Orlando – the Never Ending Story

Visit Orlando, the official tourism association in Central Florida, unveiled Sunday a new series of emotionally based, editorial-style brand photographs and video that elicit the unique emotions that visitors experience in Orlando. To celebrate its first global marketing and sales campaign featuring this new creative and titled “Orlando – the Never Ending Story,” Visit Orlando [...]

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 [...]

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