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The 4-Ton Steel Ball That Produces Artificial Earthquakes

Interesting News In the wooded hillside of Hainberg, near Göttingen, Germany, stands an old seismological station. The Wiechert Earthquake Station was built in 1902 by the noted German physicist and geophysicist, Emil Wiechert, to carry out research in the emerging field of geophysics. Wiechert built several seismographs there to record tremors. These instruments have been […]

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Classrooms Around the World by Julian Germain

Interesting News Julian Germain is a British photographer based in North East UK who has published and exhibited widely, notably at the Photographers’ Gallery, London, Parco Gallery, Tokyo, MASP, Sao Paulo and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead. For his Classroom Portraits series, Julian Germain photographed classes all over the world. The detailed colour photographs […]

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Siberia’s Silicon Valley

Interesting News Tucked away in a remote forest of birch and pine in the heart of Siberia, 3,000 km away from Moscow, at a place where winters are six months long with temperatures dropping to minus 40 degree Celsius and summers are swaddled with mosquitos, is a city built for scientists and researchers. This frozen […]

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The Delicate Art of Cobweb Paintings

Interesting News Who could have thought that the delicate, fine, silky threads of a spider’s cobweb could be woven into a canvas strong enough to withstand the abrasive strokes of an artist’s brush? But the hundred or so paintings that survive today in museums and in the hands of private collectors bear testimony to this […]

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Fermont’s Inhabitable Wind Break

Interesting News The town of Fermont, situated near the Quebec-Labrador border, is a Canadian mining town. It was founded in the early 1970s by the Québec Cartier Mining Company to exploit the vast deposits of iron ore on Mont Wright, located about 25 kilometers to the west from the town site. It is the only […]

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Fermont’s Inhabitable Wind Break

Interesting News The town of Fermont, situated near the Quebec-Labrador border, is a Canadian mining town. It was founded in the early 1970s by the Québec Cartier Mining Company to exploit the vast deposits of iron ore on Mont Wright, located about 25 kilometers to the west from the town site. It is the only […]

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This Wooden Barrel Was The World’s First Military Submarine

Interesting News The possibilities of a submersible boat that could cruise below the water’s surface undetected and ambush enemy ships has fascinated military leaders of the world since antiquity. Legend has it that Alexander the Great himself had got into a primitive form of submersible to conduct underwater reconnaissance. One of the first concepts for […]

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The Sidoarjo Mud Flow Disaster

Interesting News In the densely populated Sidoarjo area in East Java, Indonesia, there is a huge expanse of mud, that is the result of a mud volcano that has been spewing since May 2006. The disaster, known as the Lusi mudflow — a contraction of Lumpur Sidoarjo where lumpur is the Indonesian word for mud […]

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Tipu Sultan’s Mechanical Tiger

Interesting News The sun is the hottest when the clock strikes one in the small town of Seringapatam, not far from the city of Mysore, in present day Karnataka, a state in India. Colonel Arthur Wellesley, who was leading two army units of the British East India Company, knew that the defenders of the fortress […]

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Adnan Sami Enthralis fans in Kashmir

Bollywood singer Adnan Sami enthralled fans at a concert here this evening on the banks of Dal lake AT SKICC lawns, to help the tourism sector which has seen a huge slump during past two years, reports Mumbai Mirror. The Pakistani-origin artist who is now Indian citizen confessed that he was blown away by the […]

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