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2011 "Eye catching" special

"Eye catching" Special !

In this edition

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Editor's Desk

Bull's eye ...

It was very concerning to hear the news that NASA could not locate where the 6 tonne Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) fell. NASA reported that it fell somewhere in the Pacific ocean and no one will ever know where it landed. Hmmm.. What could have happened if it had landed on one of the major metropolitan cities? It can be a plot for another Armageddon movie.

Space agencies across the world take a lot of pain to hit the bull's eye by launching a satellite into the right trajectory and into the right oribit. However, if the satellite malfunctions while in orbit, they do not have a pre-defined plan to bring the satellite back to earth in a safe way. Most of these malfunctioning satellites and other launch wastes remain in the space orbit as space debris, space junk or space waste. These space debris are a hazard to the existing satellites and to the the earth.

Interestingly, these debris fall to earth periodically. Luckily these are either small in size or falling on places un-inhabited by humans. Moreover, these debris are burnt to further smaller pieces during its re-entry into earth's atmosphere. According to NASA, the chances of a debris falling on a human is 1 in 21 trillion. So be assured that the falling debris is not designed to hit a bull's eye - a human, in this case. So, feel safe, when the next debris, German telescope Rosat, is expected to fall between October and December 2011 :-)

On the world front, Saudi King has announced that women will be given voting rights soon. Looks like a step in the right direction. Despite world leader's unhappiness, Palestinia filed for a state recognition with UN council. Need to watch how it will pan out. On the economy front, the debt crisis has crossed the Atlantic and is now looming over Europe. The markets are feeling the impact of the global debt situation.

In this edition we have hand picked contents which reflect this month's theme- eye, sky and better breakfast. Check out our new section "Recipe Spot" to try some recipe at your home. Read, enjoy, share and be healthy!

  • In the Brain-tickler category:
    • Breakfast Sayings - Myth or Fact? Find yourself.
  • In the Health Topic section:
    • Learn facts about eye and eye health in the article "An Eye Opener"
    • Learn about choosing a healthy breakfast in the video picks "Breakfast Choices"
  • In the English Song category:
    • Listen to our song picks for "Eye and Sky" theme.
  • In the Seriously Funny section:
    • Watch the funny video "Need to keep your eyes on the back, else ... "
    • Read the humor, "Eye glasses: Is it helping?"
    • Read the humor, "Can you see me, now?"
  • In the Surfboard section:
    • Read the thought "A twinkle in his son's eyes ..."
  • In the Tamil Picks section:
    • Enjoy the 10 Tamil songs picked out of 23 songs we reviewed for Eye (Vizhi) theme!
    • Listen to the 20+ best Eye (Vizhi) theme songs using our Jukebox.
    • Read the poem pick "Kavalan" in the Tamil poem section.
    • View our recommended tamil movie for this month.
  • In the new Recipe Spot section:
    • Learn how to make a bread roll yourself at home.
  • Nuggets:
    • Don't miss to enjoy the interesting photos on various pages under the title "More than what meets your eye ..."
  • Get Inspired by watching the video "Vision for Success" in "Your Feedback" page.

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