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COSMONAUTS PRACTISE BEFORE BLAST-OFF
Russian cosmonauts have been hard at work. They have been undergoing preflight training at the Gagarin Cosmonauts' Training Centre in Star Cit[...]
THIS BUNNY'S GOING ON A LONG TRIP
As you read this, China's first moon rover mission is probably still on its long journey to the moon. We are excited to hear about its successful[...]
CURSIVE VERSUS KEYBOARDS
Have you ever learnt cursive handwriting? If you have, you may be one of the minority left in your generation who knows how to write in cursive.
A RABBIT ON THE MOON!
On December 2, 2013, China launched its first ever moon rover mission. The Chang'e-3 rocket carrying the Jade Rabbit rover blasted off from the Xichang Satel[...]
LIGHTING UP LIVES
In the video "Plastic bottles of light", we see how an engineer, Tony Lopes, makes lives easier in South Africa through very simple ideas that use no electricity[...]
COULD THIS WORD BE IN YOUR NEXT SPELLING LIST?
On November 19, 2013, Oxford Dictionary named "Selfie" the new word of the year. The word is defined as "a photograph that one has t[...]
FANTASTIC FLYING MACHINES!
Those of you who love aircrafts will know these names - Apache, Hornet, F-16, A380 ... the list goes on. Do you know that they are on display at the Dub[...]
UP, UP & AWAY!
What a sight to behold! Huge, colourful balloons all blown up and ready for flight. These are not balloons that you can hold with a string at a birthday party. [...]
WATCH THEM WHIZZZ BY!
The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is a modified-pickup truck racing series. The Ford EcoBoost 200 is a 200-mile (321 km) NASCAR Camping World Truck Serie[...]
IT'S QUIZ TIME AGAIN!
Earlier this month, we posted a video on the plight of cyclists in India. Now it's time for you to dig deep into your memory to answer our quiz questions.
GET A HIGH SCORE ON THIS QUIZ
The Whiz Times brings to you a brand new quiz. This time, it's on the record-breaking building, One World Trade Center. Try it out!
Here's a hint:[...]
WHAT A MAJESTIC SIGHT!
It is official - One World Trade Center in New York City, USA, will be the tallest building in North America when it is completed in early 2014. It will sta[...]
A new use for cooking oil
Remember The Whiz Times' video on used cooking oil? What other purpose can cooking oil be used for? Come, let's try the quiz below.
ROCKETS, LUNAR ROVERS & MORE!
There are lots of exciting things happening in outer space these days. Enjoy the slideshow to find out what our astronauts and rockets are up to![...]
CYCLISTS IN INDIA'S BIG TRAFFIC SQUEEZE
Have you ever been in a crowded place and felt really uncomfortable? Well, cyclists in India are uncomfortable AND afraid for their lives[...]
Snakes, planes & ear wax!
So many things happened around the world in just one week! Find out
more in our awesome slideshow!
UP, UP & AWAY!
What an awesome feeling it is to be able to fly without being in an aircraft! Did you read the story about the 'Jetman' who did just that around Mount[...]
THE "EXTREME" QUIZ!
Here's a quiz on some of the biggest, tallest and coldest stuff we know.
Put on your coolest thinking cap and score the highest score!
WHAT GREAT HELP THESE ROBOTS ARE!
Robots can do so many different things. These latest robots from Japan can help farmers pick strawberries, entertain us with music and [...]
If you live in a country where there is no winter, you won't know how much people miss the sun and its warmth in the middle of those very cold winter days.
Its name is Wabian-2!
In Japan, there is a group of people known as 'robot researchers'...you guessed right, they study or research robots! Recently, they've been wondering how to[...]
Can Apple's iPad get even better?
Apple's iPad line got even more fancy yesterday 23 October. It announced a slimmer version of its top-selling full-size tablet computer, called t[...]
A State-of-the-art New Campus!
Apple's plan to build an amazing new campus crowned with a shimmering flying-saucer shaped headquarters was cleared for launch earlier this week. [...]
It's Here to Stay!
Just imagine: a car that has an auto pilot system that can move to avoid hitting another vehicle and also keep to the middle of the road! It's here already!
Another Planet just like Earth?
In a planetary system around 150 light years away, the right conditions for life appear to have once existed, and planets like Earth may have or[...]
The Power of the Sun!
It was an epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) long race in Australia yesterday, where cars had to travel from Darwin to Adelaide. But these weren't just regu[...]
Not 1 but 3 Chemists!
Their names are Martin Karplus (US-Austrian), Michael Levitt (US-British) and Arieh Warshel (US and Israel) and they won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry yester[...]
A car that drives itself and glasses that translate a menu as you read it are just some of the things you can see at a Tokyo gadget fair that began on earl[...]
Have you ever heard of technology that people can wear? In a fashion show that was definitely for tech whizzes, models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pe[...]
Ever thought of blasting off to outer space and living on Mars? The idea that this can actually be done is slowly becoming more real after a recent discovery. Scie[...]
However clever an artist is, do you think it is possible for him to draw in three places at the same time? Impossible, you would say, right? Actually it can be [...]
An Even Better Search Experience!
Most of you reading this would have used Google at some point. Maybe it was to find some information for a class project? But if you Google "[...]
Isn't Technology Just Awesome?
An amazing car has been unveiled by Australian road safety researchers. It's so amazing because it actually reads the driver's mind to keep him or[...]
Farmer Sleeps, Robot Works!
Believe it or not: In Japan there is a robot that picks ripe strawberries as the farmer sleeps! This new robotic farmer was unveiled in Japan yeste[...]
No More 'Berry Thumb'!
Remember we brought you a story last month about smartphone BlackBerry, and that it was probably going to sell itself in order to survive? Well the deal[...]
Way back in the 1960s, the stars of US and Soviet space programmes were often not humans, but dogs and monkeys!
Now Iran has decided the best four-legged candida[...]
He Already has Thousands of Followers!
Yesterday, the 20th of September, was a very important day for technology whizzes around the world. Why? Because Apple's two brand new i[...]
What a Great Project!
Every person in the world has the right to education no matter how old they are. With this in mind, around 3,600 indigenous Colombians who dropped out of [...]
3-2-1 BLAST OFF!
Another story about Japan, but this time it's not about typhoons. This is all about a super-cool rocket! Japan's new solid-fuel rocket successfully blasted [...]
A Journey Beyond the Stars for this Spacecraft!
Our solar system is a really exciting place. It's full of planets, moons, asteroids, comets and many other strange and wonderfu[...]
The Business and Technology World is SUPER Excited!
Many of you Whiz People probably know what Twitter is. For those of you who don't, Twitter is an online social networking ser[...]
NASA may Narrow it Down to just One Asteroid!
There's a very special hunt going on in the USA at the moment. No, it's not a search for criminals on the run, or even an escaped[...]
They Come in a Rainbow of Colours too!
Apple unveiled two new iPhones yesterday the 10th of September. And one is going to be selling for as low as US$99!
The two new desig[...]
Amazing Smartphone Technology!
When 26 year old Simon Kamau of Kenya was just 3 years old, he accidently injured his eye with a sharp object and has been in almost non-stop pa[...]
A Must-Have for all you Gadget-Geeks!
A watch that lets users make calls, receive texts and emails and take photos...this super-cool new gadget is Samsung's new Galaxy Gear sm[...]
Who does your Child 'Hang Out' with on Social Media Networks?
All you mums and dads: you certainly know that if your tween or teen hangs out with the wrong crowd, it can enco[...]
The Pope is getting Tech Savvy!
Do you know what a 'selfie' is? It's when you take your own picture using a smartphone. But of course you knew this right? But did you also know [...]
Skype Brings the World Closer Together!
Do you Skype? Maybe you do, with your family or friends who live in other countries? For many people, 'Skyping' is a really important w[...]
Such Clever Dogs!
Most dogs can be taught commands or tricks. Your dog may be able to sit, stay, fetch a ball or even roll over. But have you ever heard of a dog that can use [...]
And it's Made of 'Ytterbium'!
This clock certainly can't be hung up on your wall or placed in your bedside table. But, if you want to know what the exact time is, then it's the [...]
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