Archive: 27/06/2006

Shuttle Crew in Florida for Launch

(AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery's crew of seven arrived at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday for this weekend's launch, a day after a top NASA engineer who praised his colleagues for voicing doubts about the wisdom of going ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Hubble Reveals Two Dust Disks Around Nearby Star

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revealed two dust disks circling the nearby star Beta Pictoris. The images confirm a decade of scientific speculation that a warp in the young star's dust disk may actually be a second inclined ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Astronomy
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Bombay Dabbawalas go high-tech

For over a century they delivered hot lunch in packages to thousands of Bombay's working people with almost faultless efficiency without the help of information technology. But now Bombay's ubiquitous Dabbawalas lunch deliverymen ...

dateJun 27, 2006 in Other
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Venice fights creeping Chinese seaweed

Venetian officials are reportedly fighting a fast-breeding giant creeping Chinese seaweed problem in the citie's fabled waterways.

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