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Delta improves domestic partner health benefits, participates in brief urging the Court to support marriage equality ATLANTA, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air

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Overwhelming Support for Strike in Chile LONDON, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the upcoming days, various airports in Latin America will be confronting

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MONTREAL, April 2, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - On March 31, at a public consultation for the Master Plan for the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport by the Toronto Port Authority (also known as Ports Toronto),

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Continuation of long partnership will benefit Make-A-Wish® SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every time a Seattle Mariners player hits a home run at Safeco Field during the 2015

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engine family has completed more than 16,000 hours and 31,000 cycles of full engine testing, including 3,500

2015-04-02 12:21:45

Festival-Goers Who Endure the Entire 5 hour & 45 Minute Film of a Flight on the Competition, Score Elevate® Points Good for a Virgin America Flight* SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-02 12:21:26

SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Forbes has ranked Alaska Air Group in the Top 100 in its annual "best employer" list, which ranks 500 U.S.

2015-04-02 08:20:42

SEATTLE, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc.

2015-04-01 16:21:49

HALIFAX, April 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz") has been selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for 2015 by Mediacorp Canada Inc.

2015-04-01 16:21:25

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As an outspoken and long-term advocate for workers' rights, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), a member of the Partnership for


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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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