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

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

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

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