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Happy Pi Day!

By Meera Dolasia on 03/14/2012

Happy 24th Pi Day! Yes we actually set aside a day to celebrate the numerical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, on a flat plane surface. Why today? Because while Pi has been calculated to one trillion digits past the decimal point, we all simply recognize it as 3.14, which also happens to be, today's date!

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Happy Pi Day!

Happy 24th Pi Day! Yes we actually set aside a day to celebrate the numerical constant that represents the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter, on a flat plane surface. Why today? Because while Pi has been calculated to one trillion digits past the decimal point, we all simply recognize it as 3.14, which also happens to be, today's date!

Andres Amador Turns Sand Doodles Into Works Of Art

By Meera Dolasia on 03/14/2012

Like most people, 40-year-old Andres Amador likes spending hours on the beach doodling on the sand. However unlike most of us, he does not draw random scribbles, but giant masterpieces that can measure as big as 300 by 500 feet.

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Andres Amador Turns Sand Doodles Into Works Of Art

Like most people, 40-year-old Andres Amador likes spending hours on the beach doodling on the sand. However unlike most of us, he does not draw random scribbles, but giant masterpieces that can measure as big as 300 by 500 feet.

Video Of The Week - The Next 'American Idol'?

By Meera Dolasia on 03/12/2012

Move over Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ron Hicks and all you other American Idol superstars - Here comes Petu, a dog who cannot only croon out a soulful melody, but also, play the piano.

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Video Of The Week - The Next 'American Idol'?

Move over Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Ron Hicks and all you other American Idol superstars - Here comes Petu, a dog who cannot only croon out a soulful melody, but also, play the piano.

Origami-Inspired Paper Testing Device May Save Millions Of Lives

By Meera Dolasia on 03/12/2012

In order to correctly diagnose certain diseases like malaria, doctors have to send blood and body fluid samples to specialized laboratories. However, while this is possible in the western world, things are not as easy in third world countries, where labs are few and far between.

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Origami-Inspired Paper Testing Device May Save Millions Of Lives

In order to correctly diagnose certain diseases like malaria, doctors have to send blood and body fluid samples to specialized laboratories. However, while this is possible in the western world, things are not as easy in third world countries, where labs are few and far between.

Rising Sea Levels May Force Residents Of Kiribati To Relocate

By Meera Dolasia on 03/12/2012

While for most of us the threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming is just a topic of discussion, for the people who live on the island of Kiribati it could be a life-threatening situation - One that could submerge their tiny nation forever. While that may not be anywhere in the near future, their progressive President is taking no chances. He already has a back-up plan in mind - Relocating his people to a different country!

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Rising Sea Levels May Force Residents Of Kiribati To Relocate

While for most of us the threat of rising sea levels caused by global warming is just a topic of discussion, for the people who live on the island of Kiribati it could be a life-threatening situation - One that could submerge their tiny nation forever. While that may not be anywhere in the near future, their progressive President is taking no chances. He already has a back-up plan in mind - Relocating his people to a different country!

The Biggest Solar Storm To Hit Earth In Five Years, Passes Without Incident

By Meera Dolasia on 03/11/2012

On Thursday, March 8th, scientists from all over the world watched with abated breath, as a powerful solar storm hit earth. While the first day proved to be quite benign, the intensity of the solar flares increased dramatically into early Friday.

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The Biggest Solar Storm To Hit Earth In Five Years, Passes Without Incident

On Thursday, March 8th, scientists from all over the world watched with abated breath, as a powerful solar storm hit earth. While the first day proved to be quite benign, the intensity of the solar flares increased dramatically into early Friday.

This Weekend, Be Sure To 'Spring Forward'

By Meera Dolasia on 03/09/2012

For those of you still waiting for the snow, this may come as a bit of shocker - Winter is over! This weekend, most of us living in the United States, as well as, a majorityof the countries in the Northern Hemisphere will 'Spring Forward', by moving their clocks ahead by an hour. Also referred to as Daylight Saving or British Summer Time, this age-old tradition dates all the way back to World War One.

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This Weekend, Be Sure To 'Spring Forward'

For those of you still waiting for the snow, this may come as a bit of shocker - Winter is over! This weekend, most of us living in the United States, as well as, a majorityof the countries in the Northern Hemisphere will 'Spring Forward', by moving their clocks ahead by an hour. Also referred to as Daylight Saving or British Summer Time, this age-old tradition dates all the way back to World War One.

Indians Celebrate Holi - The Festival of Colors

By Meera Dolasia on 03/09/2012

Festivals are the mainstay of the Indian culture - Not a month goes by without a celebration. However, none are as fun as Holi, the festival of color. Held annually at the beginning of spring on the day after a full moon, this year's festival was celebrated by Indians all over the world, on March 8th, 2012.

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