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Light, reparable bullet-proof armour developed

Washington:Scientists have developed a newtransparent bullet-proof armour that is lighter in weight and can easily be repaired on the field. Thermoplastic elastomers are soft, rubbery polymers converted by physical means, rather than a chemical process, to a solid. The solidification is reversible and enables damaged armor surfaces to be repaired ‘on-the-fly’ in the field. “Heating

Google Doodle marks determination of speed of light 340 years ago

New Delhi: Google Doodle has celebrated the occasion of determination of speed of light 340 years ago with a Doodle on Wednesday. Danish astronomer Ole Roemer determined the speed of light – 299,792,458 metres per second – in 1676.For NASA Astronomy Cafe, part of the NASA Education and Public Outreach programme, Sten Odenwald explained that

Smoking ban may persuade light users to kick the butt

New York: Smoking bans can influence light users to give up or non-users never to take up smoking cigarettes, finds a study. The study found that young males who were light smokers before a smoking ban was instituted in their area were more likely to give up cigarettes after a ban came into effect. Smokers

The sensitive hunter: Jim Corbett in a new light

Title: In the Jungles of the Night – A Novel About Jim Corbett; Author: Stephen Alter; Publisher: Aleph Book Company; Pages: 208; Price: Rs 499 In our era of threatened natural environment and diminishing wildlife, big-game hunters, leave alone poachers, are viewed with much opprobrium (remember the disgraced US hunter of Cecil the Lion?) but

NYC exhibition sheds light on Sikhs, their religion

New York: Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero.Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. US Army Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a doctor, fought for the ability to wear

All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light: Richa Chadha

Mumbai: Actress Richa Chadha feels that all films in Bollywood don’t always portray women in a good light. “All Bollywood films don’t depict women in good light but to counter that, enough good films are also being made in Bollywood. There are many sensible people in the film industry who will not allow violence against

Various projects yet to see light of day

Punjab government’s various ambitious projects such as Bus Rapid Transit System (BRTS) Amritsar, Inter State Bust Terminal (ISBT) Mohali and Heritage Village Amritsar are yet to see light of day after having missed several deadlines.Regardless, the Punjab government officers maintained that most of the projects are in final phase and likely to be operational by

Patient Examined in torch light at GGSMC hospital Faridkot

  Faridkot: A emergency case in which ,patient Examined in torch light at GGSMC hospital Faridkot, today. According to source, Electricity in hospital snaps for more than one hour and there is no power backup. Medical Superintendent by making an excuse said he was not aware of this problem as he is in Chandigarh.

Happy Bhag Jayegi’: A light-hearted, feel-good film

“Happy Bhag Jayegi” is a loosely inspired, Indian version of the Julia Roberts starrer, Hollywood film, “Runaway Bride”.But unlike in the English film, the Punjabi bride Harpreet Kaur aka Happy (Diana Penty), in this romantic comedy, elopes to marry the person she loves.After being spotted romancing with her college sweetheart Gurpreet Singh aka Guddu (Ali

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 ultra light howitzers from US

New Delhi: The Defence Ministry today pavedthe way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about USD 750 million, from the US and also approved bulk production of 18 Dhanush artillery guns, the first acquisition of such weapon systems by the Army in three decades since the Bofors scandal. Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired

One third of people can’t see Milky Way due to light pollution

London: One third of humanity cannot see theMilky Way at night due to the luminescent glow of artificial light, say scientists who created a new world atlas of light pollution. Artificial light pollutes the night sky for more than 80 per cent of the world’s population, researchers said. The atlas, created by Fabio Falchi and