Tag Archives: Photos

Nepal Earthquake: Live Updates, Reactions, Twitter Messages, Photos

The USGS on Saturday upgraded Nepal earthquake from 7.5 to 7.9 on the Richter scale, while China Earthquake Networks Center put the intensity at a staggering 8.1 magnitude. About 8 aftershocks hit the region according to the US Geological Survey. 5.041km SE of Lamjung, Nepal2015-04-25 08:29:24 UTC10.0 km 4.722km W of Kodari, Nepal2015-04-25 08:20:11 UTC10.0 km 4.917km ENE of Banepa, ...

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Elaborate security arrangements made for IPL in Kolkata (Photos)

Kolkata, April 6: Round-the-clock monitoring by CCTV cameras, strict check on movement around players’ dressing rooms with hundreds of policemen posted in and around the stadium – the city police have put in place elaborate security arrangements for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that starts at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday. “We have made elaborate security ...

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Dawn Inching Closer to Ceres Orbit, 2 Days Short of Rendezvous

NASA’s spacecraft Dawn is approaching its target Ceres dwarf planet as planned for a historic rendezvous set for Friday, March 6, 2015. As the spacecraft is inching closer to the dwarf planet, it has sent new images captured about the dwarf planet Ceres, making the team on the earth excited and upbeat. “Dawn is about to make history,” said Robert ...

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Just 29000 Miles Away, Ceres Bright Spots in Photos Puzzle Researchers

As NASA’s DAWN spacecraft began to spiral towards the dwarf planet Ceres, what remains puzzlesome for scientists was a bright spot that stands out in the middle from an apparent crater. The latest images from Dawn, taken on Feb.19, nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) away from Ceres, reveal that the bright spot seen in the images lies close to yet another bright ...

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UP police chief for 2 months orders policemen to buy his photos

In a typical and ugly display of power and pomp, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) A.K. Jain’s office has directed police officials to buy and put up his photographs in their offices and all police stations. DGP Jain’s assistant B.P. Jogdand has written to all police officials to ensure that the ‘officially approved’ pictures of the police chief ...

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Dawn Gets Closer to Dwarf Planet Ceres, Gets Better Snapshots

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft, moving closer to Ceres, the dwarf planet, has snapped better and close pictures of this mysterious world. At a resolution of 8.5 miles (14 kilometers) per pixel, the pictures represent the sharpest images to date of Ceres. After the spacecraft arrives and enters into orbit around the dwarf planet, it will study the intriguing world in great detail ...

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NASA Launches SMAP On Delta II Rocket Successfully (Photos, Video)

After a delay of two days, NASA successfully launched its first ground-breaking Earth satellite to collect data of the vital soil moisture hidden just beneath our surface by 2 inches to help scientists forecast draughts, rainfall, snowmelt and warn about global famine. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory lifted off at 6:22 am PST on Saturday from Vandenberg Air ...

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NASA images show Blizzard wave and gusts

When blizzard warnings were in effect in New England, NASA’s ISS-RapidScat instrument provided forecasters with wind speed data on the nor’easter that had hurricane-force wind gusts. “The nor’easter has been over a large enough region that RapidScat has had ascending and descending passes over parts of it every 24 hours,” said Doug Tyler who creates RapidScat imagery at NASA’s Jet ...

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NOAA GOES Satellite Captures Live US Northeastern Blizzard (Photos, Video)

Today’s blizzard developing in the northeast of US, being tracked by National Weather Service forecasters, has been captured in a NASA movie of NOAA’s GOES-East satellite imagery, taken as an animation of visible and infrared imagery. The Geostationary Operational Environmental (GOES) satellite shows the progress of the blizzard from January 24 through 26. The satellite animation started on Jan. 24 ...

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German Hasso Plattner Institute Develops Teleporter ‘Scotty’, Just Like in Star Trek (Photos)

It was no longer confined to Star Trek to scan an object and ‘beam’ it to another location. German scientists from Hasso Plattner Institute have successfully developed a similar machine using 3D technology and transport material, if not humans for now. The new machine scans an object, destroys it, transmits over internet and rebuilds it at the destination using a ...

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Obama arrives in New Delhi to red carpet welcome by Modi (Photos)

US President Barack Obama arrived in New Delhi on Sunday morning on a three-day India visit – his second in five years – and he will attend the Republic Day parade tomorrow at Rajpath. Departing from protocol, he was received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the VVIP terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport. As Obama alighted from his ...

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Xiaomi to Launch Mi4 on Jan 28 to be priced Rs.19999?

Unable to get any reprieve from the ongoing Ericsson patent row over the sale of Redmi Note devices, Xiaomi is planning to launch its next device Mi 4 smartphone in India on January 28. While the device is being sold globally at $379.99 (Rs.23,474), according to an Indian Express report, quoting Xiaomi India head Manu Jain, the price of the ...

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20,000 more visitors can see Republic Day parade this year, besides Obama (Photos)

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Republic Day parade this year will see an additional gathering of 20,000 people on Rajpath here, a police official said Wednesday. “The extended sitting arrangements were done in the anticipation of more people coming to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi alongwith US President Barack Obama,” a senior police official told IANS. Arrangements are being ...

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Paris Media Attack: 12 Killed in Daylight Storm over Cartoons on Prophet

Two masked gunmen suspected to be Islamists on Wednesday massacred 12 people after storming a French satirical magazine’s office here, killing among others a cartoonist who drew a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. World leaders denounced the cold-blooded mayhem at the office of “Charlie Hebdo” that left over 20 people injured, four in critical condition, and forced French President ...

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Robot ‘Turtle’ for Underwater Surveillance Developed by Singapore Varsity Researchers

Robots can be used for hazardous tasks and now they can be used for underwater surveillance. A prototype ‘smart’ maneuvering robot has been developed by a team of scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) for oceanic surveys, inspections of pipe and cable, ship hull or a propeller’s shaft. The robotic sea turtle which could move underwater and dive ...

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NASA Satellite Image Shows Two-Third US Submerged in Christmas Eve Clouds, Snow

The Christmas Eve and following holidays will be mostly cloudy, beset with snow in many places as shown in a satellite image of  NOAA’s GOES-East satellite, that is up there to keep a weather eye for storms that may affect early travelers. The wide-field image created from GOES-East imagery shows two-thirds of the U.S. blanketed in clouds that are bringing areas of rain and snow across the ...

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‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’ (DDLJ) finishes 1000 weeks, becomes epic in Bollywood history (Photos)

“Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge”, one of the best movies by filmmaker Aditya Chopra, on Friday completed 1,000 weeks of uninterrupted and surprisingly long-supported screening, and the film’s lead pair Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol recalled their fond memories of the film’s journey. “It’s been 20 years for this film and I feel honoured that I was part of this film. ...

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Facebook launches new chatting application ‘Rooms’

Facebook launched on Tuesday a new chatting application worldwide called “Rooms” which reflects traditional internet chatting rooms, enabling users in a group to chat within and also to chat with strangers on specific topics. “Rooms”, which has been active in the US since last October, will be available in Spanish, French and German, in addition to English, for devices that ...

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