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Space sunflower to find another earth!

Space sunflower to find another earth!California, March 24 - A spacecraft that looks like a giant sunflower might one day be used to acquire images of earth-like planets around nearby stars, scientists say.

The spacecraft called 'starshade' is being developed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California.

“The proposed 'starshade' could launch together with a telescope. Once in space, it would separate from the rocket and telescope, unfurl its petals, then move into position to block the light of stars,” Jeremy Kasdin, a professor at New Jersey-based Princeton University, informed.

The hunt is on for planets that resemble earth in size, composition and temperature.


Neel Kashkari keen on California governor run

Neel Kashkari keen on California governor runWashington, Feb 1 - Former Indian-American US treasury official Neel Kashkari, a multimillionaire who oversaw the $700 billion bank bailout after the 2008 financial crisis, thinks he can unseat California's popular Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.


US hosts exhibition of contemporary Mexican art

San Diego, July 23 - San Diego's Centro Cultural de La Raza is hosting "Proyecto 5", an exhibition of contemporary Mexican art featuring the works of such artists as Arturo Aicos, Otilia Carrillo and Julie Sasson.

The theme of the travelling exhibition, which is headed for the Latino Art Museum in Pomona, California, next, is "overcoming borders", gallery director Marisol De las Casas told EFE.

"Adriana Focke, organizer of Mexico City's 23 Grados Global Art gallery, made a call for works from contemporary artists in that country who are exploring this theme visually. From that call for works, the participating works were selected," De las Casas said.


AGPC appeals to convert Sikh Gurdwaras in US into `shelter home’ in wake of ''Hurricane Sandy''

AGPC appeals to convert Sikh Gurdwaras in US into `shelter home’ in wake of ''Hurricane Sandy''Freemont , Oct 30 : As Hurricane Sandy hit the East American coast, bringing with it fears of devastation, the American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC) today appealed all the Sikh Gurdwaras to lend hands to the affected persons.

They ordered that all gurdwaras in the areas under impact of the storm be converted into `shelter homes’ to make arrangements for providing food and water to those impacted by this devastation.


Afghan, Pakistani Taliban are ''non-expansionist bogeymen'', says political scientist

Afghan, Pakistani Taliban are ''non-expansionist bogeymen'', says political scientistCalifornia, Oct


iPhone 5 first weekend sales cross five million

iPhone 5 first weekend sales cross five millionCupertino, Sep 24 - Apple Monday said it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5 sets just three days after its launch Sep 21.

Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October, the company said in a statement.

iPhone 5 is available in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore and the UK, and will be available in 22 more countries including Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy and Luxembourg on Sep 28 and in more than 100 countries by the end of the year.


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