Indian Railway: all-women crew steers Tippu Express ahead of International Women’s Day

Friday, March 6, 2020 Yesterday, an all-women crew ran the Mysuru–Bengaluru Tippu Express in the Indian state of Karnataka. The state-run Indian Railways launched this event ahead of International Women’s Day, for promoting gender equality at work places. B Shiva Parvathi was running the train as loco pilot (locomotive pilot), and 22-year-old Rangoli Patil was […]

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‘Bright’ idea lights its way to win NASA contest

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 NASA Tech Briefs INSIDER newsletter 02/05/08 reports that the winner of the $20,000 first prize in the agency’s “Create the Future” contest is an invention called “Litroenergy”, the luminous output of micro particle “Litrospheres.” Their self-luminance reportedly endures for over 12 years. The spheres are inexpensive, making them useful in many […]

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Microsoft Silverlight released into first test phase

Monday, April 30, 2007 Microsoft has finally released its long awaited “Silverlight” into Alpha Testing for the general public. “It’s the biggest challenge for Microsoft right now,” said Brent Thill, an analyst from Citigroup. This is the most direct threat to date, that Microsoft has posed to Adobe (makers of the popular Flash platform). The […]

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Crosswords/2005/February/19

Saturday, February 19, 2005 Feel free to use the Wikimedia sites to solve our Wikinews crossword. Please do not fill it out online as it would spoil it for other people; print it out and fill it in at your own leisure! < Previous crossword. Contents 1 Quick crossword 2 Across 3 Down 4 Yesterday’s […]

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Buddhist relic collection tours North America and world

Saturday, November 25, 2006 With the hopes of funding the creation of a statue in northern India that would end up dwarfing the Statue of Liberty, an unprecedented collection of Buddhist artifacts continue crisscrossing American, Europe, and Asia in three different, but related collections. The Maitreya Project, the brainchild of Lama Zopa Rinpoche, seeks to […]

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New study of endangered whale shark youth shows vital habitat similarities

Sunday, June 10, 2018 In findings published on Friday in PeerJ, an open-access peer-reviewed scientific journal, researchers from the University of York and Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme have mapped key habitats of the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, shedding light on congregation sites that have perplexed marine biologists. According to the researchers, Whale […]

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