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International News Archive - January 08, 2013

Apple CEO Returns To China

For the second time in less than a year, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook is visiting China, where he met with officials to discuss the development of the country’s technology industry and related issues.

Students Prepping For International Rocket Launch

Extraordinary opportunities are available at the University of Alberta, if you just try. It’s a lesson not lost on a trio of mechanical engineering students who will be launching a rocket in Norway as part of an international exchange program.

Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'