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Russian gamers race to prevent nuclear ‘war’

[ad_1] Story highlights Latest craze in Moscow is war game in which players race to find nuclear codes Russian officials are playing on fears, staging a mass nuclear drill CNN —   “Attention! Attention!” blares the Russian voice from a loudspeaker. “The nuclear bombs will be launched in one hour.” Inside a room styled as a Soviet-era nuclear bunker, a couple of Russians race to prevent a catastrophic strike on
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Mars Science Lab launch delayed two years

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (CNN) -- NASA's launch of the Mars Science Laboratory -- hampered by technical difficulties and cost overruns -- has been delayed until the fall of 2011, NASA officials said at a news conference Thursday in Washington. A photo illustration of a laser-equipped vehicle that is set to be part of the Mars Science Laboratory. The mission had been scheduled for launch in the fall of 2009. The Mars
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Shuttle Endeavour lands at California air base

[ad_1] (CNN) -- Space shuttle Endeavour landed safely Sunday afternoon at California's Edwards Air Force Base after NASA waved off two opportunities for a Florida landing because of poor weather. Endeavour glides in for a landing Sunday at California's Edwards Air Force Base. The shuttle, steered by commander Christopher Ferguson, landed at 1:25 p.m., ending a mission that lasted more than two weeks. Wind, rain and reports of thunderstorms within
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Indian lunar orbiter hit by heat rise

[ad_1] NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Scientists have switched off several on-board instruments to halt rising temperatures inside India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft. The spacecraft carrying India's first lunar probe, Chandrayaan-1, lifts off from Sriharikota. Mylswamy Annadurai, the project director for the lunar mission, told CNN that temperatures onboard Chandrayaan-1 had risen to 49 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit). The increase occurred as the craft, the moon -- which it
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Wilmington, Delaware bus driver shorage: This school will pay parents to take their kids to school

[ad_1] "EastSide wants to pay you $700 for the year for dropping off and picking up each child from school," said a notice to parents on the EastSide Charter School website. The Wilmington school said the entire state is facing a shortage of bus drivers and "empowering parents is the best solution." The incentive is $700 per child and, "if you have 3 children we would give you $2,100," the