Fermilab shuts down Tevatron Injector

The Tevatron, the second highest energy particle collider in the world after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),has finally ceased its operations at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois on Friday. The “energy doubler” accelerates protons and antiprotons in 6.28 km ring to generate energy of up to 1 TeV. Set up in 1983, the $270 million unit added its main ...

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Erstwhile Brigade Road barber proves mettle in car rentals

Erstwhile barber on Brigade Road in Bangalore has become the owner of a million dollar car rental company with 154 imported cars, thanks to the boom in IT industry in the last two decades. Ramesh Babu inherited a salon from his father who died when he was a teenager. When Ramesh finished his graduation from a local college, he began ...

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire gets 95,000 pre-order on Day One

On the opening day after the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, an estimated 95,000 pre-orders were made, according eDataSource, which tracks consumer purchases. By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased. Though this was one-third of what Apple’s iPad ...

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After Osama, another top al Qaeda leader Awlaki killed

Few months after al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s death, the second-most target in the list of dreaded terrorists was killed on Friday in an airstrike in Yemen, confirm the country’s defence ministry. While some US officials confirmed the reports discreetly, no confirmation has come from the office of the Secretary of State so far. Awlaki was tipped to be ...

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US-Iran flip-flop drama on hostages remains thorny

Thirty-two years ago, Iran held the US embassy staff hostage for over 444 days coinciding with the so-called Islamic Revolution led by cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The hostage drama which was led by student leaders, including the present Iranian President  Ahmedinejad. The trick had worked for Tehran while it showed the shallow diplomacy by Washington in such situations. The US ...

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Germany, EU demand Iran to free pastor Nadarkhani

Germany, one of the few countries with diplomatic ties with Iran, has asked Iran to stay the execution of a pastor who refused to re-convert to Islam. German diplomat Boris Ruge has summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires in Berlin on Thursday and demanded the death penalty on Youssef Nadarkhani be lifted and he should be freed. “In light of the ...

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Samsung launches new dual core ARM Cortex processor

Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest addition to its Exynos product family – the Exynos 4212 – a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, designed on Samsung’s advanced 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process. The dual-core Exynos 4212 supports a high-quality user-experience and energy-efficient requirements of smartphones and tablet devices. Samsung’s new Exynos application processor was displayed recently at ...

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‘Invisibility Cloak’ shown in film ‘Mr India’ comes true

Remember the film ‘Mr India’ in which the hero (Anil Kapoor) wears a wrist watch or clock to get invisible? It has come true in less than two decades. BAE Systems said it has successfully tested an ‘invisibility cloak’ that allows a vehicle to camouflage into its surroundings. The system, which can work over infra-red and other frequencies, will be ...

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US 2011 Losses from Natural Disasters so far stand at $55 billion

The Hurricane Irene, though weakened by the time it touched the shore off New York to a mere tropical storm from Category 3 hurricane, has caused more than $20 billion in losses, say latest estimates. More than 15 people were reported dead during the its course of destruction. Taking into account two days of lost business activity in the range ...

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Corruption stalks India’s 65th Independence Day

India’s 65th celebrations of Independence marked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi, with corruption topping his focus on one side and social activist Anna Hazare embarking on fast unto death on the other.

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Sathya Sai Baba passed away

PUTTAPARTHI — Indian spiritual guru Sathya Sai Baba passed away on Sunday morning at 6.25 am, said sources at Prashanti Nilayam. Baba, 85, was hospitalized on March 28 with respiratory problems and his condition deteriorated and he was virtually kept on machine support until the end. Sathya Sai Trust said Baba’s body will be kept for public darshan at Sai ...

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Timeline: Sathya Sai Baba’s life and contribution

Here is a brief timeline of Sathya Sai Baba’s life. Nov. 23, 1926 — Born as Sathyanarayana Raju to Eswaramma and Raju Ratnakaram in Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh. March 8, 1940 — 14-year-old Sathya was supposedly stung by a scorpion in Uravakonda, a nearby town and was unconscious for hours. He woke up laughing and weeping and singing that changed his ...

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Yunus exit from Grameen Bank upheld by high court

Bangladesh Nobel laureate Mohammad Yunus has been shown the exit of Grameen Bank not on moral grounds but on archaic rules of  retirement set for banks. The High Court upheld the decision of the board of directors of Grameen Bank to retire Prof Yunus, 70 and gave the ruling in favour of the government which was adamant to oust Prof ...

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Norwegian Govt clears Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus from charges

Norwegian government has cleared Nobel Laureaute Muhammad Yunus from the charge of unauthorised fund-transfers in mid-90s. Minister for Environment and International Development Erik Solheim said in a posting on the foreign ministry website that the Grameen Bank had neither embezzled the funds of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) nor used the money for unintended purposes. Solheim’s remarks came ...

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