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SOFIA in Lufthansa Technik Hangar

SOFIA in Lufthansa Technik Hangar

NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is shown inside the cavernous Lufthansa Technik hangar in Hamburg, Germany where it was scheduled to undergo major inspections and maintenance over a...
Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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The development of civilization and industry in general has always shown itself so active in the destruction of forests that everything that has been done for their conservation and production is completely insignificant in comparison.

- Karl Marx (1818-1883), German political theorist, social philosopher.
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