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NASA found ‘Star Wars’ spaceship on Mars

MOSCOW, Aug. 26 (PNA/Sputnik) — Star Wars fans couldn’t believe their eyes. NASA’s Curiosity Rover took a photo which appears to have captured an object which looks strikingly similar to a Star Destroyer from the blockbuster series. Freshly unveiled photos taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover caused media hype, as one of them depicts something that looks like the wreckage of a craft from the Star Wars movies. Many franchise fans thought they recognized an Imperial […]

Wars improve air quality in the Middle East

AUGUST 25 (Reuters) — Amid the increase in death, displacement and overall chaos in the Middle East over the past five years.. Professor Jos Lelieveld of the Max-Planck Institute, says he has spotted one area where statistics indicate a decrease. He says, air pollution has declined significantly. Using satellite data Lelieveld says he’s found that the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East is drastically decreasing the level of air pollutants across the region. The findings […]

Polish scientists develop low-calorie, low-fat pork

AUGUST 25 (Reuters) — Health-conscious pork lovers may soon be able to bring home as much bacon as they wish. Polish researchers say they have used innovative feeding and packaging methods to develop a lower fat, lower calorie pork meat that retains its quality and flavor for longer. The BIOZYWNOSC project’s “functional pork” is a collaboration between the Department of Human Nutrition and Consumer of Warsaw University of Life Sciences and the Institute of Genetics […]

Onigirazu: Japanese rice sandwich

AUGUST 21(Reuters) Onigirazu, Japanese rice sandwich, is tickling American palate. San Franciscans were introduced to the new rice cuisine at J-Pop Summit earlier in August. Kenichi Kawashima, owner chef of a California-based caterer Kawashima’s Kitchen, made some 800 onigirazu for the two-day event. “Everybody knows sushi such as nigiri or rolls. So this time, I wanted to introduce a new item onigirazu,” said Kawashima. Scott Ysebert, a visitor who tasted onigirazu, also said he like […]

Dancers compete in Stage Tango qualifiers in Buenos Aires

AUGUST 21(Reuters) Dancers gave it their all for the Stage Tango qualifiers in Buenos Aires on Thursday (August 20) as part of the annual World Tango Festival and Championship held in the world’s tango hub. Excitement levels were running high, as dance pairs from around the world donned colorful costumes for the much vied for title. Stage tango is known for its theatrical elements and, unlike Salon tango, only one pair takes to the stage […]

NASA releases images of Saturn’s moon

AUGUST 21 (Reuters) — NASA shed new light on Saturn’s orbiting moon Dione on Thursday (August 20), with pictures taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its latest close approach to the icy world on Monday (August 17). The series of grey, black and white images show Dione’s icy terrain that NASA says shows the surface in “the best resolution ever.” But the latest images aren’t the work of the closest flyover for this particular NASA […]

Hackers dump data online from cheating website Ashley Madison -reports

Hackers dumped online personal details of more than a million users of infidelity website AshleyMadison.com, tech websites reported on Tuesday (August 19), the latest high-profile cyber attack that threatens to wreak strife in relationships across the globe. After threatening to release salacious details on as many as 37 million customers of the website, which uses the slogan “Life is short. Have an affair,” hackers claimed to publish a huge cache of email addresses and credit […]

Research aims to develop eco-friendly nanoparticles for pesticides

A new study published in the journal ‘Nature Nanotechnology’ has found that lignin-based, environmentally-benign nanoparticles (EbNPs) could replace the better known and less eco-friendly silver-based nanoparticles in pesticides. Nanoparticles are microscopic particles that exist in the environment and the silver-based nanoparticles are considered the most widely used in pesticides. While the silver-based nanoparticles exhibit broad anti-microbial properties that can kill bacteria, fungi and other microbes, they are also considered hazardous to the environment. For that […]

Horse in Chile rescued after falling into well

Aug 14 (Reuters) On Wednesday (August 12), firefighters in the Chilean city of Concepcion rescued a horse that fell into a well that was filled with optical-fibre cables. Local police and fire officials responded to the Valle Escondido Paicavi area with ropes and a crane to aid in the rescue of “Dreamer,” the horse. Dreamer’s owner and rider, Oscar Vallejos, said the animal became frightened by the passage of a vehicle, so he jumped and […]

Philippines may face food supply shortage

MANILA, Philippines – The Senate Committee on Agriculture, headed by Senator Cynthia Villar, warned against the possible food shortage in the Philippines in 2016 due farmers and fishermen migrating to Metro Manila to find more lucrative jobs. Villar added that her committee is now looking into alternative means to supplement the income of agricultural workers. (Eagle News Service Jay Paul Carlos, Jericho Morales, MRFaith Bonalos)

Computer animation shows how Mars could look

AUGUST 17 (Reuters) — A German university has created a computer-animated video showing a simulated flight over a regions of Mars. Using data gathered from a High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars Express aircraft which is operated by the German Aerospae Center (DLR), scientists at the Freie Universitaet in Berlin were able to piece together and create a computer-animated video showing how the ground could look in a […]

Tips to conserve energy and save money

KALIBO, Aklan, August 17 (PIA6) — Did you know that at home or in government or private offices, people can do many things to help conserve electricity and in the process – pay lesser electric bills and therefore use the savings to buy other household or office needs? This and more were shared by officials of the Department of Energy (DOE) here when they recently conducted an IEC/Seminar on Government Energy Management Program (GEMP) for […]