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2010-04-28 05:08:00

PARIS and WASHINGTON, D.C., April 28, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Washington D.C.-based Arthur C. Clarke Foundation has honoured Giuliano Berretta, Chairman of the Board of Eutelsat Communications, as the 2010 winner of the "Arthur C. Clarke Lifetime Achievement Award". Bestowed annually, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognises an individual, a group or an entity that exemplifies the values and accomplishments of Clarke, the writer and scientist whose expertise and vision ushered...

2010-04-27 13:15:00

The director of NASA's Ames Research Center, S. Pete Worden, was recognized Tuesday by The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation for his leadership in space exploration. Worden has written or co-written more than 150 scientific technical papers in astrophysics, space sciences and strategic studies. He also served as a scientific co-investigator for two NASA space science missions. Before becoming Ames center director, he was a research professor of astronomy, optical sciences and planetary sciences at...

2008-03-24 22:50:00

The crews of the International Space Station and the visiting space shuttle Endeavour spoke from space Sunday night to reporters gathered at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. During the event, collectSPACE.com asked the astronauts to reflect on the influences of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke, who died March 18 at age 90, and of the previous visitors to the space station. Set to undock from the outpost at 7:56 p.m. EDT on Monday, Endeavour's crew spent nearly two weeks...

2008-03-18 18:05:00

Arthur C. Clarke, a visionary science fiction writer who won worldwide acclaim with more than 100 books on space, science and the future, died Wednesday in his adopted home of Sri Lanka, an aide said. He was 90. Clarke, who had battled debilitating post-polio syndrome since the 1960s and sometimes used a wheelchair, died at 1:30 a.m. after suffering breathing problems, aide Rohan De Silva said. Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as...

2007-12-17 16:00:00

Arthur C. Clarke also wishes for cleaner energy and peace in Sri Lanka COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Science-fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke listed three wishes on his 90th birthday: for the world to embrace cleaner energy resources, for a lasting peace in his adopted home, Sri Lanka, and for evidence of extraterrestrial beings. "I have always believed that we are not alone in this universe," Clarke said in a speech to a small gathering of scientists, astronauts and government officials Sunday in...

2007-09-12 19:13:23

LOS ANGELES - The international Cassini spacecraft went into safe mode this week after successfully passing over a Saturn moon that was the mysterious destination of a deep-space faring astronaut in Arthur C. Clarke's novel "2001: A Space Odyssey." Cassini flew within 1,000 miles of Iapetus on Monday and snapped images of its rugged, two-toned surface. As it was sending data back to Earth, it was hit by a cosmic ray that caused a power trip. The spacecraft was not damaged, but had to turn off...

2006-04-12 04:21:48

By Peter Apps and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - For Buddhist monks and astrologers, when Sri Lanka permanently puts its clocks back thirty minutes at midnight on Friday, the island is putting itself back in sync with the stars and planets. For those of a more technocratic bent -- including the island's most famous foreign resident, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke -- shifting the country's clocks for the third time in a decade in unnecessary and harmful to its image. And...

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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.