August 31, 2008
August 30, 2008
Hottest Point on Earth Registered in Iran
A documentary film group registered the hottest point on Earth in the district of Gandom-Berian (Parched corn) in Shahdad desert in Kerman province with the temperature of 63 degrees centigrade on Wednesday. The group headed by a famous environmentalist Mohammad Ali Ilanlo registered the temperature as well as pictures of the area on Wednesday afternoon. Ilanlo, who also heads the Institute of Eco-Tourism, told IRNA If the temperature had been registered in July it could have reached 70 degrees centigrade. He said the area is about 480 square kilometers.
August 29, 2008
August 28, 2008
"Many children are happy making some money from selling the animals to the markets, but they keep some for their family," Ly Marong, an agriculture official, said by telephone from the Koh Thom district on the border with Vietnam.
"Not only are our poor eating it, but there is also demand from Vietnamese living on the border with us."
August 26, 2008
Radi Kaiof, 41, now walks down the street with a dim mechanical hum as the system moves his legs and propels him forwards.The device, called ReWalk, is the brainchild of engineer Amit Goffer.Goffer himself was paralysed in an accident in 1997 but he cannot use his own invention because he does not have full function of his arms.
The system, which requires crutches to help with balance, consists of motorized leg supports, body sensors and a back pack containing a computerized control box and rechargeable batteries
With this double-purpose container you can make the ice and keep the drinks cool as well. Actually, it’s a combination of 2 containers- one for the ice-balls and the other for containing food or drink. This can prepare 21 ice-cubes at once while the container can store more than 2 batches in it. Just pour the water in the tray and put the container with lid into it. After taking out from the refrigerator, it’s easy to remove the ice-cubes. But don’t take out the ice if you want to serve your drinks cool. A fantastic idea indeed! Price: $16.
August 25, 2008
August 24, 2008
August 23, 2008
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have found an Asian elephant named Ashya can add small quantities together and correctly identify which is larger.
For example, when researcher Naoko Irie-Sugimoto dropped three apples into one bucket and one apple into a second, then four more apples into the first and five into the second, Ashya correctly identified that the first bucket contained more apples and began munching on her tasty prize.
Nine times out of 10, she went to the bucket with most fruit - even if it only had one apple more.
Mya Thompson, of Cornell University, said: "Elephants might need to count to make sure every animal is still in a herd.
It’s a type of dwarfism, but instead of having dwarf features, Karina’s body is perfectly in proportion.
Because of her condition, doctors warned it was unlikely she would ever be able to carry a child — she was simply too small to be a mum.
But now happily married to factory worker Paul, 37, she has defied the odds to become the smallest woman with SEDC in the UK to fall pregnant.
Karina, expecting a girl .
August 22, 2008
Princess Haya was also honoured by carrying the Olympic torch during the Beijing Olympic Torch Relay.
HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein presents the Canadian team with their Silver medals after The Individual Jumping (3rd Qualifier) which takes place at the Equestrian Venue at Sha Tin Hong Kong, China in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.