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Story | Nov 5, 2013 | 1:35 PMNorwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
Story | Dec 9, 2013 | 9:31 AM
The Antares rocket is set to launch Wednesday evening, Dec. 18, from Wallops Island to boost a Cygnus cargo craft to the International Space Station — the first official resupply mission from Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. The...
Story | Dec 9, 2013 | 9:45 AM
Story | Dec 8, 2013 | 6:20 PM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian companies that built most of the parts for the country's recently launched Mars mission are using their low-cost, high-tech expertise in frugal space engineering to compete for global aerospace, defence and nuclear contracts...