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Chandrayaan on the moon; congratulations ISRO

India marked its presence on Moon tonight to be only the fourth nation to scale this historic milestone after a Moon Impact Probe with the national tri-colour painted successfully landed on the lunar surface after being detached from unmanned spacecraft Chandrayaan-1. Joining the US, the erstwhile Soviet Union and the European Union, the 35-kg Moon Impact Probe (MIP) hit the …

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Search Google using your voice via iPhone

This is way too cool to pass up. The New York Times reports Google researchers have added sophisticated voice recognition technology to the company’s search software for the Apple iPhone. Users of the free application, which Apple is expected to make available as soon as Friday through its iTunes store, can place the phone to their ear and ask virtually …

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Boeing delays delivery of new 747-8 airplanes

Deliveries delayed 9 months; deliveries of 747-8 Freighter to begin third quarter of 2010; deliveries of 747-8 Intercontinental passenger model to begin second quarter of 2011. Company working with customers to minimize disruption. Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced an adjusted schedule for production and delivery of the 747-8 Freighter and Intercontinental airplanes. Source Boeing via Bloomberg The delays have been …

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Star ratings widget for Blogger, Typepad, WordPress

I have added a new star ratings widget from Outbrain that allows you to rate blog posts and provide instant feedback. This widget is available to bloggers on Blogger, WordPress or TypePad. I am very impressed by the widget. It’s light, requires no registration and very intuitive, automatically blending in to the current blog design. I also like the fact …

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BIA domestic UDF fixed at Rs. 375 on par with RGIA

The Deccan Chronicle reports that the ministry of civil aviation (MoCA) is ready to roll out the User Development Fee (UDF) for Bengaluru International Airport Limited which is likely to cheer air passengers but leave the promoters red faced. While the UDF for domestic passengers will be Rs 375, international travellers will have to fork out Rs 1,000 every time …

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