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2014-07-07 12:22:31

- City of Madrid selects IBM, through its subsidiary INSA, to provide citizens more efficient environmental services MADRID, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Madrid and IBM (NYSE: IBM), through its subsidiary INSA, announced today the largest environmental services management project in Spain, designed to improve city life for all of Madrid's three million citizens. Using IBM's Smarter Cities technology, this initiative will help improve the delivery and efficiency of city...

Solar Impulse Lifts Off For Madrid
2012-07-06 07:17:33

UPDATE Solar Impulse took off from Rabat-Sale International Airport (Morocco) at 6:17 (local time) July 6. The plane, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, should land in Madrid-Barajas airport in Spain around 12:30 a.m. (local time) on July 7. Once the plane arrives in Madrid, a few days of events will follow, before the team makes the final flight home to Payerne, Switzerland. For the main article, go here.

Solar Impulse Flight To Madrid Rescheduled
2012-07-05 14:38:16

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg have rescheduled the second-to-last-stage flight of their journey home, a journey that has so far taken them more than 2,400 miles and across two continents flying only on the energy of the Sun. The flight from Rabat-Sale International Airport in Morocco to Madrid, Spain was originally scheduled for a 3 July liftoff, but was later postponed due to extreme high- and...

2009-11-11 17:36:04

Jihadist networks "have been trying to implement their structure in Spain" since the 2004 Madrid train bombings, and therefore it is necessary for police authorities to "design and implement solutions to reduce the magnitude of the jihadist structural phenomenon in Spain". Those are the conclusions of a work document prepared by Javier Jordán Enamorado, professor of the Department of Political and Administration Sciences of the University of Granada (Spain) and expert on jihadist...

2009-07-30 09:50:00

An international research team has developed a mathematical and cartographical model that make it possible to view how Mediterranean landscapes evolve in the aftermath of forest fires. In order to carry out this research study, published recently in the journal Environmental Modelling & Software, the authors studied a Special Protection Area for Birds to the south west of Madrid."We have developed a model that shows on maps how various types of plants develop in a Mediterranean landscape,...

2008-09-24 09:00:31

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AMB Property Corporation(R) , a leading global developer and owner of industrial real estate, today announced it has leased more than 157,000 square feet (14,600 square meters) of a development immediately adjacent to Madrid's Barajas International Airport, one of Europe's top ten cargo airports. The development has been leased to three customers, including approximately 104,000 square feet (9,700 square meters) to Leche Pascual, a leading...

2007-05-22 15:00:00

MADRID, Spain - Things people left on planes and at airports - more than 20,000 of them, including a wedding dress and a pair of rudimentary stilts - were auctioned off Tuesday in a big clear out of Madrid airport's lost-and-found department. The sale was organized by national flagship carrier Iberia, but it involved unclaimed items found on any plane operated by any carrier in Spain or at any Spanish airport over the past six months, Iberia said. The objects were divided up into nine lots...

2005-12-23 09:22:44

By Simon Baskett MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid responded to reports that an error in the voting procedure to decide on the host city for the 2012 Olympics could have deprived them of holding the Games with a mixture of resignation and sportsmanship. "That game has been played and is now over," Madrid mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon said in a statement on Friday. "We accepted the rules of the vote and, of course, we accept the IOC's decision in Singapore. We don't want to look back." A...

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  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
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This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.