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November 19, 2010

Friday NewsBytes: Kids launch potato Santa into space; Economist rolls out iPad and iPhone app

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by Darren Allan

Primary school kids in Devon imitated a trio of Brits who launched a paper airplane into space via helium balloon last week. The children sent a spud dressed as Santa (why not) up in a drinks bottle – a plastic one, not a sherry bottle as Santa might have preferred – attached to a weather balloon. Spudnik 2 reached a height of 90,000 feet, before it fell back to the ground, landing over 100 miles away in Hampshire. After the successful venture, spud Santa has retired from being an astronaut, and plans to host his own gardening program on the BBC.

The Economist magazine is now available in app form on the iPad and iPhone. You can download every issue on your iGadget for free if you already subscribe to the print version or the website, otherwise it’ll set you back £3.49 per issue (slightly cheaper than the printed mag, which is priced at £4). The Economist website already has some 100,000 subscribers, and it hopes to boast a million digital readers within the next three years. Whether an Android app will follow, we shall have to see…

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