» 06/06/2012, 00.00
Rare sighting as Venus transits the sun
In Israel, India, Hong Kong, China, Japan, the phenomenon that happens once in 100 years. An opportunity for scientists to study and calculate the distances of the planets and for more information on the atmosphere of Venus.
Informed by science and magic, Asians wait for the longest solar eclipse of the century
The “event of the century” is scheduled for tomorrow when a solar eclipse is set to last 6 minutes and 27 seconds. Astrologers and magicians predict clashes and social unrest. In China the authorities have launched a campaign to educate people. But the event will breathe new life in a tourist sector badly hurt by the global recession and the swine flu.
Asia, rain and pollution obscure the eclipse of the century
In India a woman died crushed by the crowd, millions of people barricaded themselves in their homes for fear of the pernicious influences of the sun's invisible rays. In Beijing the sky covered by a thick blanket of smog, in Shanghai the rain ruined the spectacle for millions of tourists.
Taiwan, a super radiotelescope for black holes
A global partnership between the United States, Europe, Japan and Taiwan has created Alma, a next generation complex of 66 antennas. The inauguration took place in Chile, where the telescope was installed.
Do not seek in science all the answers to man's problems, says Pope
Benedict XVI says there is no "necessary conflict" between science and faith, but technology and scientific progress cannot answer questions about the meaning of life and death. Scientists should not use their knowledge against human life.
23/06/2008 INDIA – IRAN – PAKISTAN
Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline to be approved “very soon”
The project had stalled over a transit fee dispute between India and Pakistan, which now seems solved. Washington opposes the 2,600-km pipeline.
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