Monthly Archives: September 2010

Russian Firm Plans Commersial Space Station

Buoyed by plans for commercial space taxis, a Russian company plans to build and launch a privately owned outpost in orbit for tourists, scientists and other paying visitors.RSC Energia, which designed and built the Russian modules of the International Space … Continue reading

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Fastest Growing City:Dhaka

Global Post reports that Dhaka is fastest growing urban centre of the world. Read here

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And Now a Plane as a Satellite

The U.S. military wants a drone plane that can stay aloft for five years.Boeing, which is building a prototype, intends to test fly its solar-electric drone called Solar Eagle in 2013.The plane could serve as a pseudo-satellite for communications, reconnaissance … Continue reading

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Future Indian City Lavasa brought to You by GIS

Lavasa, a hill city currently under development near Pune, is setting up the benchmark for future Indian cities. The core idea of Lavasa master plan is to create a hill city to Live – Learn – Work – Play. Lavasa … Continue reading

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