Monthly Archives: November 2014

Graphene shows promise for bulletproof armour

By Paul Rincon Science editor, BBC News website The “wonder material” graphene could be used to make bulletproof armour.US researchers carried out miniature ballistic tests by firing tiny silica spheres at sheets of graphene. In Science magazine, they report that atom-thick layers of this material can be stronger than steel when it comes to absorbing impacts. Graphene consists of a sheet ...

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First India Test postponed as Australia mourns Hughes’ death

SYDNEY: The first Test match between Australia and India was postponed on Saturday following the death of batsman Phillip Hughes, with a shattered skipper Michael Clarke admitting the team were in “deep pain”. Hughes, 25, died on Thursday from massive bleeding on the brain, two days after being knocked unconscious by a bouncer while batting at a domestic match at ...

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EU gives France, Italy last chance to fix budgets

BRUSSELS: The EU on Friday gave France, Italy and Belgium an extra three months until March to fix their bloated budgets, but warned it would still enforce humiliating sanctions if they fail to curb spending. The three countries were singled out by the European Commission, the EU’s executive branch, as it unveiled a tough assessment of eurozone budgets under new ...

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‘Homeland’ actor Damian Lewis honoured by royal fan

LONDON: Prince William revealed Wednesday that he and his wife Kate are fans of hit US television series Homeland as he awarded its British star Damian Lewis a royal honour at Buckingham Palace. “He said, Catherine and I are huge Homeland fans,” Lewis told reporters after his brief meeting with the royal. “I’m amazed they have time for that.” Lewis ...

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Nawaz hits out at PTI during groundbreaking ceremony of Hazara Motorway

ABBOTTABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hit out at the ongoing movement of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) during his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony of the Hazara Motorway on Saturday, and said that sit-ins are detrimental to the country’s progress. While commenting on the current sit-in protests, the premier said that they will not ensure progress for Pakistan, nor will they ...

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