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2014-12-18 23:10:39

The Sol-Man Solar Cooker is a lightweight portable device that converts sunlight into heat; enough heat to boil water and cook food, a perfect outdoor camping equipment addition.

Fermi Eyes 'Crazy-energetic Photons'
2012-03-19 03:40:04

The human eye is crucial to astronomy. Without the ability to see, the luminous universe of stars, planets and galaxies would be closed to us, unknown forever. Nevertheless, astronomers cannot shake their fascination with the invisible.

2009-10-20 07:21:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- American Media, Inc. (AMI) today announced that Philip Kearney has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Media. Mr.

2008-08-26 15:00:39

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF ORONO - Dave Thompson paused for a moment after slogging through part of an old logging road flooded by a hardworking beaver family and the summer's seemingly nonstop rain. The precipitation had let up a bit again, if only briefly.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.