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Day: September 22, 2014

President signs 16th amendment bill Breaking
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President signs 16th amendment bill Breaking

News Desk: President Abdul Hamid has given consent to the 16th constitution amendment bill that empowers the parliament to remove Supreme Court judges for misbehaviour and incapacity. The approval came five days after the parliament unanimously passed the amendment bill, according to the Parliament Secretariat. On September 17, the parliament passed the bill rejecting all calls for soliciting public opinion and bringing some changes to the bill. Today, the BNP-led 20-party alliance enforced the hartal protesting the 16th constitutional amendment. The passage was bizarre, though, in that the opposition and the ruling alliance MPs, who themselves had moved the motions for soliciting public view and incorporating some changes, also voted in favour of the bill. Twenty-two lawmakers belong...
Special delivery: posties trial new electric unicycle
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Special delivery: posties trial new electric unicycle

New one wheeled postal service is on a roll Discover the new transportation devices being used by everyone from students to postal workers Taylor Herring A Whistl delivery man scoots along on an AirWheel unicycle Innovators across the world are intent on finding better solutions to the problem of personal transport: how can we get around more quickly and efficiently with minimal impact on the surrounding environment? From the odd-looking Segway (first introduced way back in 2001) to the Bough wooden bike, engineers want to help us find the best way of tootling around town. These inventions aren't meant for long journeys but to improve the 'last mile' of a journey between the train and the office or the hotel and the beach. One idea that's gathering momentum centres around the ...
Head to head: Apple Watch vs Android Wear
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Head to head: Apple Watch vs Android Wear

Head to head: Apple Watch vs Android Wear Smartwatches go head-to-head Thanks to a much-anticipated press event near its headquarters in Cupertino, we now have our first official look at the Apple Watch, a device that CEO Tim Cook has described as "a revolutionary product that can enrich people's lives". Interested buyers will have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on one though, and in the meantime it may be worth considering picking up an Android Wear smartwatch instead. Android Wear has the advantage in that there are actually devices currently on sale, but being first isn't everything. How do these alternatives stack up when compared with Apple's new wrist-based gadget? Should you take the plunge now or wait until the Apple Watch goe...
Nasa spacecraft reaches Mars’ orbit
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Nasa spacecraft reaches Mars’ orbit

Nasa Spacecraft Successfully Enters Mars Orbit Nasa Spacecraft Successfully Enters Mars Orbit Nasa's Maven spacecraft has reached Mars after a 442-million-mile flight through space that began a year ago.After arriving at the Red Planet, Maven fired its main engines for about 33 minutes to slow down enough to "capture" into Mars' orbit.Flight controllers managing the $671m mission will spend six weeks checking the robotic explorer's instruments before it begins observations of the Red Planet's atmosphere.The mission's goal is to explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere, and interactions with the Sun and solar wind. Maven - the name is short for Martian Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution - will also explore the planet’s interactions with the Sun. Scientists beli...