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First satellite launched by Sri Lankans

First satellite launched by Sri Lankans 0

🕔18:52, 18.Apr 2019

Sri Lanka’s first satellite designed by two Sri Lankan Engineering students was taken to the International Space Station early this morning.  It was launched into space at 2.16 am today, marking Sri Lanka’s entry into the global space age. RAAVANA-1

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Star-spotting tech helps count endangered orangutans

Star-spotting tech helps count endangered orangutans 0

🕔13:54, 16.Apr 2019

Swinging through dense jungle and resting in nests by night, orangutans have proved difficult to track for scientists in Sabah, on the southeast island of Borneo.Borneo’s orangutan population has declined from 230,000 to an estimated 104,000 over the last century

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Massive fire consumes Notre Dame cathedral in Paris (Photo/Video)

Massive fire consumes Notre Dame cathedral in Paris (Photo/Video) 0

🕔13:15, 16.Apr 2019

A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, but firefighters managed to save the shell of the stone structure and its two main bell towers from collapse.Flames that began

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Giant panda Yuan Yuan set for 4-year research project in Austria

Giant panda Yuan Yuan set for 4-year research project in Austria 0

🕔14:40, 15.Apr 2019

A giant panda is set to leave its base in southwest China’s Sichuan Province and embark on its journey to Austria Monday as part of a research project between the two countries. Panda Yuan Yuan, a 20-year-old male, has been

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Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off

Art frenzy takes over Havana as biennial kicks off 0

🕔14:23, 15.Apr 2019

Cones of white paper sprout from the seasalt-eroded pillars of one colonial building along Havana’s seafront, elaborately painted curtains cascade from another while out front children play with an installation of multicolored hoses.Havana’s 13th Biennial kicked off this weekend with

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NY artist Debra Rapoport turns garbage into high-end fashion

NY artist Debra Rapoport turns garbage into high-end fashion 0

🕔15:45, 13.Apr 2019

Donning a hat she made out of beach chair fabric and a necklace from disposable Chinese soup spoons, artist Debra Rapoport struts down a West Village sidewalk with purpose, in search of treasure, hidden in a dumpster and piles of

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Brazilian bodybuilder eyes home glory at Schwarzenegger’s Arnold Sports Festival

Brazilian bodybuilder eyes home glory at Schwarzenegger’s Arnold Sports Festival 0

🕔14:00, 12.Apr 2019

Brazil’s Rafael Brandao is looking to take on the world’s best bodybuilders for Schwarzenegger’s Arnold Sports Festival in Sao Paulo. With just days to go to the global competition, Brandao, 25, is putting the finishing touches to his shredded form.

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Surging volume of Hukou waterfall amazes spectators

Surging volume of Hukou waterfall amazes spectators 0

🕔13:59, 11.Apr 2019

A dramatic growth in the volume of water flow at Hukou Waterfall has been witnessed in recent days, making the waterfall sight unusually stunning and spectacular. As a result from the water diversion in the upper stream of the Yellow

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Scientists in Chile reveal details of first black hole photo

Scientists in Chile reveal details of first black hole photo 0

🕔13:40, 11.Apr 2019

Using a global network of telescopes to see “the unseeable,” an international scientific team announced a milestone in astrophysics – the first-ever photo of a black hole – in an achievement that validated a pillar of science put forward by

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Hearing-impaired artist moves Dubai with lightning-speed painting

Hearing-impaired artist moves Dubai with lightning-speed painting 0

🕔14:16, 10.Apr 2019

Only seven minutes could be enough for a Zambian painter to start and finish an oil painting, a feat that dozens gathered to see for themselves at World Art Dubai. Victor Sitali, 29, is a hearing-impaired artist who moved with

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