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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1041

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Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level

Having woken up on Monday morning, much to our surprise, we found out that our cars were covered with layers of fine yellowish form of dust. At night before, we suffered from itchy eyes and short outbursts of cough in unusual manner, especially in the wee hours. As the dawn broke, the scale of the problem was all too clear: the atmosphere was covered with smog, which, at first, was mistaken for a usual form of fog at the beginning of spring.

Air Pollution in the UK: Saharan dust takes the smog to an alarming level
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Pi Day – 3 / 14

On Friday, enthusiasts of mathematics worldwide celebrated the most famous mathematical symbol – constant – of all time, Pi, π the Greek letter that represents a sequence of never-ending numbers, starting from 3.14159…

Pi Day – 3 / 14
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Floods in England: it is biblical!

Britain is being battered by a deadly combination of storms, unprecedented floods and snow at the moment without any reliable sign of let-up. The storms on Friday night were pretty strong and caused immense damage to properties throughout the country, especially on the coastal belt.

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Satya Nadella: the new CEO of Microsoft and the bumpy road ahead

The ascent of Satya Nadella to the apex of the world’s largest software maker was low-key, with one of the most notables being the absence of elaborate fanfare, which once was the trademark of his immediate predecessor, perhaps in line with the wishes of the humble engineer from Hyderabad, India.

Satya Nadella: the new CEO of Microsoft and the bumpy road ahead
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Social Networking in 2014: Google finally gets its strategy right

Social Networking landscape is rapidly changing in proportion to the progress made in the technological realm and the steady stream of new arrivals has not raised the frightening prospect of point of saturation – as yet, of course.

Social Networking in 2014: Google finally gets its strategy right
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Mac at 30: an epic product in personal computing

The famous television commercial, now known as ‘1984’, screened in Super Bowl XVIII on 22 January 1984, lasted just 60 seconds with a female athlete roaring into a massive screen, while smashing it with a sledgehammer; the destruction and the melee that followed, immediately led to a special announcement: “On January 24th, Apple Computer will introduce Macintosh. And you'll see why 1984 won't be like 1984."

Mac at 30: an epic product in personal computing
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Time Travel: at last, do scientists take it seriously?

Two American physicists said this week that they had been probing the internet for any evidence left behind by the time travellers of the future. Robert Nemiroff and his equally-enthusiastic disciple, Teresa Wilson, from Michigan Technological University’s physics department have been analysing Twitter and Google trends to find the traces of the captivating beings.

Time Travel: at last, do scientists take it seriously?
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Aliens are already living among us: former Canadian defence minister says so

It seems to be fairly coincidental that a pilot of a British Airways A32O airbus reporting a close encounter with a UFO – Unidentified Flying Object – near Heathrow Airport, the world’s busiest airport, during the day and the disclosure of a fact by a former Canadian defence minister that aliens are already among us, this week , through two different channels.

Aliens are already living among us: former Canadian defence minister says so
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Amazon Ambition – delivery by drones

The serious profit warning issued by Debenhams, a major department store chain in the United Kingdom, did not sound the death knell for the humble High Street, as we know of it quite yet. Unfortunately, the omens are not very good for the beleaguered traditional players either. Debenhams joins a catalogue of department stores, such as Marks and Spencer and Tesco, which started feeling the pinch due to explosive online trading boom.

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Edward Snowden: baddy or chum?

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistle-blower, currently living in Russia on one-year temporary asylum visa, has not lost his ability to surprise the world on sporadic basis and leave his former employer, the NSA – National Security Agency of the USA - in a state of perpetual suspense, since taking refuge in Russia in dramatic fashion in the last summer.

Edward Snowden: baddy or chum?
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