Bangalore’s Namma Metro to Open on Oct. 20, Kamal Nath, not PM to inaugurate

Bangalore’s much-awaited Namma Metro will be opened officially on October 20, announced state chief minister DV Sadananda Gowda. Since Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not available for the inauguration, Union Urban Development minister Kamal Nath will inaugurate the first reach of the Bangalore Metro from Byappanahalli to MG Road at 11 am on Oct. 20. The opening of the metro ...

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Fermilab shuts down Tevatron Injector

The Tevatron, the second highest energy particle collider in the world after the Large Hadron Collider (LHC),has finally ceased its operations at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Illinois on Friday. The “energy doubler” accelerates protons and antiprotons in 6.28 km ring to generate energy of up to 1 TeV. Set up in 1983, the $270 million unit added its main ...

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire gets 95,000 pre-order on Day One

On the opening day after the launch of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet, an estimated 95,000 pre-orders were made, according eDataSource, which tracks consumer purchases. By analyzing purchase receipts received by email, eDataSource is able to estimate the daily orders places at major ecommerce sites as well as what products are being purchased. Though this was one-third of what Apple’s iPad ...

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US-Iran flip-flop drama on hostages remains thorny

Thirty-two years ago, Iran held the US embassy staff hostage for over 444 days coinciding with the so-called Islamic Revolution led by cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The hostage drama which was led by student leaders, including the present Iranian President  Ahmedinejad. The trick had worked for Tehran while it showed the shallow diplomacy by Washington in such situations. The US ...

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Germany, EU demand Iran to free pastor Nadarkhani

Germany, one of the few countries with diplomatic ties with Iran, has asked Iran to stay the execution of a pastor who refused to re-convert to Islam. German diplomat Boris Ruge has summoned the Iranian charge d’affaires in Berlin on Thursday and demanded the death penalty on Youssef Nadarkhani be lifted and he should be freed. “In light of the ...

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Samsung launches new dual core ARM Cortex processor

Samsung Electronics has introduced its latest addition to its Exynos product family – the Exynos 4212 – a dual core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, designed on Samsung’s advanced 32nm High-K Metal Gate (HKMG) low-power process. The dual-core Exynos 4212 supports a high-quality user-experience and energy-efficient requirements of smartphones and tablet devices. Samsung’s new Exynos application processor was displayed recently at ...

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