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2015-03-12 16:21:07

March is national fraud awareness month in Canada CALGARY, March 12, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today provided another update regarding the ongoing telephone scam that continues to implicate

2015-03-12 16:20:57

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced the promotion of key individuals as the airline invests in leadership resources for its Customer Service team.

2015-03-12 16:20:46

CAMERI, Italy, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- History was achieved today when the first Italian F-35A Lightning II rolled out of the Cameri Final Assembly and Check Out (FACO) facility, marking

2015-03-12 16:20:34

'Higher Expectations' Campaign Invites Dallas Flyers to 'Refer a Friend' for a Two-For-One Offer* on Dallas Flights. SAN FRANCISCO, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the low-fare,

2015-03-12 12:23:03

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Who: Sir Tim Clark, President, Emirates airline When/Time: Tuesday, March 17 at 1:30 p.m.

2015-03-12 08:22:37

Asia's largest route development forum returns to China bringing 800 aviation decision-makers to Kunming MANCHESTER, England, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The

2015-03-12 08:22:06

Celebrating 55 years of successful partnership with all-Boeing carrier SEATTLE, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and EL AL, the Israeli flag-carrier, celebrated a major

2015-03-11 23:15:11

American Airlines Center, home to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and NHL’s Dallas Stars, to prominently feature online ticket management company for the arenas Suite and Premium seat Holders during

2015-03-11 20:20:39

PANAMA CITY, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A.

2015-03-11 16:20:37

The sky's not the limit! Select Rapid Rewards Access Events offered for Chase cardmembers include up-close experiences throughout 2015 DALLAS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This week,


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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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cowpooling
  • The practice of two or more parties jointly purchasing all or part of a butchered cow and dividing the meat between them.
The word 'cowpooling' was formed on the model of 'carpooling'.