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2010-05-15 08:10:00

Fifty years ago Sunday, a man named Theodore Maiman built the first working laser.

2010-01-25 15:45:10

What would life be like without the laser?

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2009-06-10 10:10:00

A massive bright reddish star in the Orion constellation has mysteriously shrunk by over 15 percent in the last 15 years.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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