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2010-06-10 11:00:00

A South Korean rocket exploded on Thursday less than three minutes after lift-off, offering another blow to the country's dreams of becoming a big player in the Asian space race. Science and Technology minister Ahn Byong-Man told reporters the Naro-1 rocket was thout to have blown up 137 seconds after its launch, the same time as ground control lost contact with it. "The Naro appeared to have exploded in flight," Ahn said, adding that Russian and South Korean engineers were trying to...

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2010-05-10 14:40:00

As NASA prepares to launch a space shuttle on Friday, May 14, the agency is offering the ABCs of 3,2,1 liftoff to students and educators throughout the nation. A new computer simulation program will allow them to take on the roles of NASA engineers and launch the shuttle from their own classrooms. The program is based on software used for training at the shuttle Launch Control Center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The Kennedy Launch Academy Simulation System, or KLASS, gives...

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2010-04-13 12:58:59

A renewed effort to reduce the global toll Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis prepared for a mid-April meeting of world leaders and technical experts on maternal and child health. The meeting is being held to focus attention on this toll and develop a plan of action to reduce it. Despite significant advances over the past...

2010-04-12 06:30:00

- Stay tuned to MuchMusic, muchmusic.com, and Twitter @MuchMusic for up-to-the-minute MMVAs alerts - - Vote now on muchmusic.com for Most Watched Video Award - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/q8OU2 TORONTO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - MuchMusic recruits Miley Cyrus to help bring the party to the fans! Announced today, the chart-topping superstar is confirmed to co-host and perform at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The uber-talented, uber-successful, and uber-sought-after 17-year-old has...

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2010-03-17 07:20:00

The project to produce the fastest car in the world can move forward now that the makers have fixed a stability issue that caused the vehicle's rear end to experience lift at high speeds, the project's technical director told BBC News on Tuesday. The Bloodhound SSC was being built not only to break the existing land-speed record of 763mph, but also to shatter the 1,000mph barrier. However, the 42-foot long, 14,000-plus pound vehicle had experienced a series of technical setbacks since the...

2010-02-04 09:18:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off the heels of a very successful partnership with NBC Universal for their "Countdown to Vancouver" Olympic promotional campaign, Grammy nominated artist Matisyahu is set to perform his hopeful and uplifting anthem "One Day" as part of the LiveCity Vancouver! and Canada/ Whistler Village Square Stage outdoor free concert celebrations. NBC Universal has been airing the promotional Olympic spot featuring "One Day" over the past few months across all...

2009-12-07 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of pre-launch activities and liftoff of the agency's latest space science mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) After launch, WISE will scan the entire...

2009-12-07 15:41:41

The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of prelaunch activities and liftoff of the agency's latest space science mission. After launch, WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light with a sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before, picking up the glow of hundreds...

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2009-11-25 11:20:00

The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of prelaunch activities and launch. After launch, WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light with a sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before, picking up the glow of hundreds of millions of objects and...

2009-10-23 10:49:28

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming Ares I-X flight test. The rocket is targeted to lift off at 8 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The launch will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's Web site. A launch day blog will update the countdown beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Originating from Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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