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Thursday, 27-April-2017

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UAE’S GAS STATION GOES SOLAR

15 minutes ago
Dubai: A government oil company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has opened the country's first solar-powered gas station in Dubai. The Dubai-owned Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) said on Wednesday that the service station on the city's main Sheikh Zayed Road thoroughfare is covered with solar panels that can generate up to 120 kilowatt hours. The company said that is about 30 per cent more energy than the station needs, so the excess power is directed back into the city's electricity grid. A ceremony marking the inauguration was held in the presence of Saeed Mo...
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CLEANING AIR OF CARBON DIOXIDE

18 minutes ago
New York: Researchers have found a way to trigger a process similar to photosynthesis in a synthetic material, turning greenhouse gases into clean air and producing energy -- all at the same time. The process has great potential for creating a technology that could significantly reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas linked to climate change, while also creating a clean way to produce energy. "This work is a breakthrough," said one of the researchers Fernando Uribe-Romo, Assistant Professor at University of Central Florida in the US. "We are contributing to the de...
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CHINA TO LAUNCH CARGO SPACECRAFT

a day ago
Tianzhou-1 is the first cargo ship independently developed by China. China is set to launch its first cargo spacecraft between April 20 and 24.The Tianzhou-1 was transferred with a Long March-7 Y2 carrier rocket from the testing centre to the launch zone in Wenchang, Hainan province, the office of China’s manned space programme said. “The completion of the transfer signals the Tianzhou-1 mission has entered its launching stage,” the People’s Daily quoted the office’s statement as saying. Technicians have performed several tests during the assembling of the spacecraft and rocket since February. ...
International

GURUDWARA FEEDS 600 FROM 101 COUNTRIES

a day ago
A gurdwara in Dubai broke the world record for serving free breakfast to the maximum number of people from diverse nationalities. Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar entered the Guinness World Record last week for serving continental breakfast titled “Breakfast for Diversity” to 600 persons from 101 countries in an hour-long event in Jebel Ali. The Khaleej Times reported that schoolchildren, government officials and diplomats attended the event, while Indian Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri was the chief guest.
International

MALALA: UN’S PEACE MESSENGER

a week ago
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Hailing the Pakistani teenager as “the most famous student in the world” and the symbol of the cause of education for all, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed her recently as the Messenger of Peace for girls’ education. After receiving her appointment, Yousafzai, who survived a terrorist attack for campaigning for girls&rsquo...
International

BACK IN SPACE

2 weeks ago
US space firm SpaceX is attempting to make history with the first launch of an already-used Falcon 9 rocket into space. The two-stage rocket is scheduled to launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to deliver a communications satellite into the orbit for Luxembourg-based satellite operator SES. “The SES-10 mission will mark a historic milestone on the road to full and rapid reusability as SpaceX attempts the world’s first reflight of an orbital class rocket,&rdqu...
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WORLD’S LARGEST SOLAR PLANT

2 weeks ago
To generate 42 per cent of the national need through renewable energy sources, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI has launched the fourth and final stage of ‘Noor Ouarzazate’, the world’s largest solar plant. This plant represents a critical step in the Moroccan solar energy programme, which aims to generate 42 per cent of its electricity needs through renewable energy by 2020 and 52 per cent by 2030. The Noor Ouarzazate IV power station in the southern province of ...
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Researchers Make Anti-HIV Cells

2 weeks ago
New York: Scientists have found a way to create an HIV-resistant cell population which can quickly replace diseased cells, thereby potentially curing the disease in an infected person. "This protection would be long-term," said Jia Xie, senior staff scientist at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in the US and first author of the study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The researchers found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, thereby creating a cell population resistant to the virus.  Their experiments...
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Three Pulitzers Go To NYT

2 weeks ago
New York: The New York Times won three Pulitzer Prizes this year in the categories of best feature writing, best special reporting and best breaking news photography, as journalism presented its highest honours, the media reported. On Monday, the New York Daily News and ProPublica shared the prize for public service for their joint coverage on the New York Police Department's widespread abuse of a decades-old law to force people from their homes and businesses over alleged illegal activity. The investigation, which involved the examination of more than 1,100 nuisance abatem...
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Gay Face 'Confinement, Torture'

2 weeks ago
Grozny: Chechnya has opened the world's first concentration camp for homosexuals, where campaigners say gay men are being tortured with electric shocks and beaten to death, the media reported. This comes after it was claimed 100 gay men had been detained and three killed in Chechnya last week, the Daily Mail online reported on Monday. A report by Novoya Gazetaon said authorities had set up several camps where homosexuals are killed or forced to promise to leave the republic. One of the camps is reportedly at the former military headquarters in the town of Argun. Svetlana Zakharova, fr...
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Malala Becomes Peace Messenger

2 weeks ago
United Nations: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Hailing the Pakistani teenager as "the most famous student in the world" and the symbol of the cause of education for all, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appointed her on Monday as the Messenger of Peace for girls' education. After receiving her appointment, Yousafzai, who survived a terrorist attack for campaigning for girls' education, said: "I have a s...
International 1

RIVER ST CROIX IN TEARS!

3 weeks ago
USA, the world’s engine for development and progress, has a rich store of environmental wealth. But in the name of further material and technological advancement, much of these natural resources are getting polluted or even destroyed. One such example is the case of St Croix River. In the American states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, a tributary of the Mississippi, approximately 169 miles in length, is the ancient St Croix River. The River begins from the north western part of Wisconsin, from Upper St Croix Lake in Douglas County. It then flows south ...


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