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Measles Deaths Worldwide Fall by 74 Percent

Source: Voice of America, Sat December 06, 2008
Geneva, Switzerland - Health officials say aggressive efforts to vaccinate young children against measles have resulted in a 74 percent global decline in the number of deaths due to the illness. Experts say the biggest decline, 90 percent, occurred in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

World’s First Nuclear Bunker Turned Zero-Star Hotel Opens in Switzerland

Source: Fox News, Sat October 11, 2008
Sevelen, Switzerland - Tourists in Switzerland can soon sleep in the world's first "zero-star hotel," a former nuclear bunker several meters below the ground.

Good news? There is some

Source:, Sat October 11, 2008
New York City, New York, USA - With bad economic news pounding our brains day after day, it's important to note the hopeful signs that exist.

Pilot completes jetpack challenge (With Video)

Source: BBC, Sat September 27, 2008
Dover, England, UK - A Swiss pilot becomes the first person to fly across the English Channel using a jet-powered fixed wing.

Large Hadron Collider “Actually Worked” this article opens in a new window

Source: National Geographic, Wed September 10, 2008
The atom smasher's first step toward recreating post-big bang conditions was a success. "Oh wow," exclaimed one scientist at the event, "it actually worked!"

Earth ‘not at risk’ from collider

Source: BBC, Mon June 23, 2008
Our planet will not be sucked into a black hole made in a new European physics facility, a report concludes.

Totally Tubular Modern Prefab

Source:, Mon June 16, 2008
Switzerland - Around 1960, Swiss artist Guy Dessauges wondered why we were so square.

VIDEO: Rocket Man Makes Debut Flight

Story contains video Source: National Geographic, Fri May 16, 2008
Real-life rocket man Yves Rossy soared through the Alps this week on his first demonstration flight with a self-made flying contraption.

Virgin unveils spaceship designs

Source: BBC News, Wed January 23, 2008
England - Virgin Galactic has released the final design of the launch system that will take fare-paying passengers into space.

Rain Power: Harvesting Energy from the Sky

Source:, Wed January 23, 2008
Grenoble, France - Researchers who study energy harvesting see energy all around us – we just need to find a way to capture that energy. One of the latest energy harvesting techniques is converting the mechanical energy from falling raindrops into electricity that can be used to power sensors and other electronics devices.

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