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Astronauts wouldn’t need to wear spacesuits in NASA’s new Moon rover

London, Oct 29 : NASA has unveiled a new lunar rover that aims to transform space exploration by allowing astronauts to roam large distances without cumbersome spacesuits when they return to the Moon by 2020.

According to a report in New Scientist, a team of scientists is testing the Small Pressurized Rover Concept vehicle, which resembles a small, futuristic recreational vehicle mounted on six sets of wheels.

The trials are taking place in a rocky, barren corner of northern Arizona, selected for its similarities to the surface of the Moon.

“This is the next generation of lunar exploration,” said NASA’s Doug Craig.

Britons send staggering 217m texts per day

London, Oct 29 : The number of text messages being sent by Britons continues to soar – with an average of 217m messages per day – according to a new report.

The numbers have significantly increased by more than 60 million text messages per day, compared to last year.

The report by Mobile Data Association revealed that Brit mobile phone users have been sending almost 1.5m picture and video-based text messages every day, which has increased by 20 per cent on the same period in 2007.

The Mobile Data Association tracked the volume and type of messages sent between July and September this year.

‘Careless Facebook generation risking data breaches’

London, Oct 29 : “Facebook generation” is too careless with technology and personal information held on databases, says a British Information watchdog.

Richard Thomas, the Information Commissioner, said that with more and more databases being created, the risk of data breach is also increasing.

He said that the number of data losses reported to his office has almost doubled in the past six months.

As many as 177 cases were reported between April and November this year, compared to 100 cases earlier.

Eighty of the 277 breaches were by private sector organisations, 75 NHS and other health bodies, 28 by central government, 26 by local authorities and 47 by other public sector organisations.

Nuclear-powered passenger aircraft ‘to transport millions’ in future

London, Oct 29 : A scientist has predicted that later this century, nuclear-powered aircraft will be transporting millions of passengers around the world.

According to a report in The Times, the scientist in question is Ian Poll, Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University, and head of technology for the Government-funded Omega project.

Because the aircraft will no longer need to land to refuel, it might mean non-stop flights from London to Australia or New Zealand.

The flights will also produce no carbon emissions and therefore make no contribution to global warming.

Professor Poll is calling for a big research programme to help the aviation industry convert from fossil fuels to nuclear energy.

World’s ‘most romantic couple’ sets up record of marrying 6 times

World’s ‘most romantic couple’ sets up record of marrying 6 timesLondon, Oct 29 : World’s most romantic couple Anette and Kenneth Lund have not only set up a record by marrying six times, they have also broken a world record by completing four ceremonies in a day.

The couple is so head over heels in love that they plan to keep tying the knot every year, until they die in a bid to keep the excitement of their marriage alive.

“When Kenneth asked me to marry him again and again, I loved the idea,” the Telegraph quoted Anette as saying.

Here’s what Hefner and his Playboy Bunnies did on Halloween preview

London, Oct 29 : Playboy bunnies Bridget Marquardt and Kendra Wilkinson stepped out clad in a kinky clown outfit and a raunchy cowgirl outfit for a preview of the annual Playboy mansion Halloween.

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