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2010-11-04 12:03:29

From planes to trains, when you find something that works stick with it. That is why the Aviation Safety Reporting System (ASRS) at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is serving as a model to create a similar safety reporting system for the Federal Railroad Association (FRA). The ASRS collects, analyzes and responds to voluntarily submitted aviation safety incident reports in order to lessen the likelihood of aviation accidents. This system helped create the FRA's new...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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