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2009-06-18 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA cloud observation project is on a 13-month adventure to help promote ocean health. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) S'COOL, Students' Cloud Observations On-Line, was invited by the Around the Americas project to circumnavigate North and South America aboard the Ocean Watch, a steel-hulled, 64-foot sailboat.

2009-01-12 10:26:00

HAMPTON, Va., Jan.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.