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Virgin's test space craft crashes, pilot killed

The Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo rocket explodes in mid-air during a test flight above the Mojave Desert in California. Photograph: Kenneth Brown/Reuters One pilot died and another suffered a......

When UK's bravehearts turn photographers

The annual ‘People’s Choice’ for Royal Air Force image of the year has opened for public voting. Members of the public are now able to choose one of nine contestants to receive......

Braving the wasteland: Live out your Mad Max fantasy

Thousands of cosplayers, mounted atop muscle cars and monster trucks that would make Mad Max proud, came together in the southern California desert to celebrate the Wasteland Weekend. The annual......

Lighting up moon's dark craters

Astronomers have created a new lunar topography map with the highest resolution of the moon's rugged south polar region, which they claim provides new data on some of the Earth's natural......

Discovery lands, ending days of anxiety

Space shuttle Discovery, with seven astronauts onboard, landed at the Edwards Air Force Base in California successfully, after a two-week stay in space, and ending days of anxiety about the safe......

California dreaming

Silicon Valley is at the heart of the transformation of the global economy -- which has both winners and losers, writes Ajit Balakrishnan. Image: While the rest of the world slides into......

Engineering marvel: World's largest solar power plant

One of the world's largest solar projects, which uses heat from the sun to generate power in California, opened on Thursday but may be the last of its kind in The Golden State.  Sprawling......

California solar project: Google puts $168 mn

Popular Internet engine Google has invested $168 million to help complete the construction of one of the world's biggest solar energy power plants in the state's Mojave Desert.The plant, Ivanpah......

Will the aviation sector recover in 2009?

As far as aviation goes, the less said about 2008 the better. Not only has the Indian industry been reeling with losses through the year, global airlines have had to watch over their tails like......

World's largest solar project in Gujarat

This could well be the world's largest solar power project at a single location if all goes as planned.The US-based Clinton Foundation is in talks with the Gujarat government to set up an......

Army doctor from Maharashtra pedals to history in US

Another Maharashtrian, Dr Amit Samarth of Nagpur, followed him at the finish line at Annapolis on American east coast around midnight on Monday as per the Indian time. IMAGE: Srinivas Gokulnath.......

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