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Astronaut Neil Armstrong dies aged 82

Posted on August 26 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Former US astronaut and first man to walk on the moon underwent heart-bypass surgery earlier this month Armstrong died following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures, a statement from his family said on Saturday. Praising Armstrong as a “reluctant American hero,” his family said they were heartbroken and noted that the space pioneer had “served his nation […]

New Zealand jails ‘accidental millionaire’

Posted on August 25 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Hui “Leo” Gao sentenced for theft after fleeing to China when bank mistake put millions of dollars in his account. A New Zealand man who fled to China after millions of dollars were accidentally put in his bank account has been jailed for four years and seven months “Accidental millionaire” Hui “Leo” Gao was sentenced […]

Bungled restoration attempt destroys painting ( video)

Posted on August 24 2012 by Al jazeera / IM

The 19th-century Spanish artwork was ruined after an octogenarian decided it was deteriorating A 19th-century Spanish fresco by painter Elias Garcia Martinez has been destroyed after an octogenarian grandmother decided it was deteriorating and attempted to fix it. Spanish news EFE reported that Cecilia Jimenez, a resident of the Spanish northeastern town of Borja, entered […]

Concerns over Indonesia air safety ( video)

Posted on August 23 2012 by Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen / IM

Compromises seen as pilots get fast-tracked through system plagued by demand-supply gap as air travel booms. A boom in Indonesia’s airline industry has meant that the country needs 800 pilots each year. But supply is failing to meet demand as flight schools in the nation are only able to train 350 people annually. As a […]

After Olympics Setback, Disappointed Indonesians Look to the Future

Posted on August 23 2012 by Juke Carolina / Khabar Southeast Asia / IM

London 2012 was bitter medicine for fans used to Olympic glory in  badminton. But questions are now being asked whether the Indonesian team’s failure lies with the athletes, or with the tournament format?4 In a country where badminton is king, Indonesians have long come to expect world-class performance from stars of the sport. Since 1992, […]

The future of gold

Posted on August 22 2012 by Rtrs / IM

Commodities and precious metals in particular have had a wild ride in the last 24 months. Last September, gold hit a nominal all-time high of $1,921 a troy ounce (although it was lower in real terms than a peak in 1980. Since then it has declined markedly to about $1,600. What’s behind its movements and […]

New tech could mean 3D movies with no glasses

Posted on August 22 2012 by CNN / IM

Watching 3-D movies generally means suffering through two things: crappy plotlines that favor spectacle over substance and the need to wear some annoying, dorky glasses. Scientists may have solved one of these frustrations. (You might be able to guess which.) Researchers in South Korea have created a new method that would allow moviegoers to simply […]

Apple is now the most valuable company of all time ( video)

Posted on August 21 2012 by David Goldman / CNN

As Apple’s stock rose to new high on Monday, the technology giant set another record: It became the most valuable public company in history. Apple’s market value — the price of its stock multiplied by the number of outstanding shares — soared to $623.5 billion at the market’s close. That eclipsed the previous record of […]

Indonesia Media Spain – Portugal 2012. # 4

Posted on August 20 2012 by Stacey Irawan / IM

Day 4 : TOLEDO I’ve come to the attention that whenever I mention that I’m going on a tour abroad most people tend to half-heartedly respond by saying, “Oh, so it’s a tour.” It seems that tours have been given a bad name. I imagine that most people conjure up images of intimidating tour buses […]

Photos: Yu Wenxia crowned Miss World 2012

Posted on August 20 2012 by CNN / IM
Photos: Yu Wenxia crowned Miss World 2012

Miss China, Yu Wenxia, waves to the audience after being crowned Miss World 2012 during the pageant’s final ceremony in Ordos, Mongolia, on Saturday, August 18. Wenxia defeated more than 100 other hopeful beauty queens.               This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Wind

Posted on August 18 2012 by The White House / IM

The Department of Energy put together a list of the top ten things most people don’t know about wind energy. Check it out: 10. Human civilizations have harnessed wind power for thousands of years. Early forms of windmills used wind to crush grain or pump water. Now, modern wind turbines use the wind to create […]

Lamborghini’s $2.2 million Sesto Elemento supercar ( video)

Posted on August 18 2012 by CNN / IM

Lamborghini’s Sesto Elemento concept car, unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, will go into production at a price of about $2.2 million, the automaker has announced. Only 20 will be built but there’s one thing you should know before you sign up for yours. You won’t be able to drive it on the street. […]

Bakery owner refuses Biden visit ( video)

Posted on August 17 2012 by CNN / IM

A Virginia bakery owner is causing a stir after turning down a visit from Vice President Joe Biden             This post was submitted by CNN / IM.

Look At London Olympics 2012 From Different Spectacle

Posted on August 16 2012 by Stanley Chandra / IM

Many people were so excited about London Olympics 2012 and so did I. However, that excitement apparently did not last long enough for some people. Some have complained about the Olympics committee not doing a great job with selling the tickets, organizing the venue and you can go on and on criticizing whoever involved in […]

A Banner Year for the U.S. Wind Industry

Posted on August 15 2012 by The White House / IM

Today, the Energy Department and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a new report highlighting strong growth in America’s wind energy market in 2011 and underscoring the importance of continued policy support and clean energy tax credits to ensure that the U.S. remains a leading producer and manufacturer in this booming global industry. As President Obama has made […]

Asylum seekers feared dead off Australia

Posted on August 15 2012 by Al Jazeera / IM

Authorities admit “grave fears” for 67 people reported missing after leaving Indonesia last month for Christmas Island. More than 60 asylum seekers have been reported missing off the Australian coast, and authorities hold “grave fears” for their safety, an official has said. The 67 people left Indonesia in a rickety boat bound for Australia more […]

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