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2011-10-18 09:45:39

[ Watch the Video ] NASA's Fermi team recently released the second catalog of gamma-ray sources detected by their satellite's Large Area Telescope (LAT). Of the 1873 sources found, nearly 600 are complete mysteries. No one knows what they are. "Fermi sees gamma rays coming from directions in the sky where there are no obvious objects likely to produce gamma rays," says David Thompson, Fermi Deputy Project Scientist from Goddard Space Flight Center. Gamma rays are by their very nature...

2011-01-21 08:40:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- What's the difference between a bad driving record and a good one? As much as $3,000 a year or more according to a new analysis comparing online auto insurance quotes. The research was conducted for Chicago-based online insurance resource E-Insure Services, Inc. Profiles were created for three fictitious drivers, all age 21 with 2009 Mustangs, living in Palatine, Illinois, and reporting the same five- to six-year history of previous car insurance...

2010-02-01 08:00:00

Commercial and Government Customers around the Globe Benefit from Pioneering Space Company HERNDON, Va., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), the largest technology council in the nation, announced today that Orbital Sciences Corporation's (NYSE: ORB) Chairman & CEO David Thompson will keynote a Titans series event on February 9 at The Ritz-Carlton in Tysons Corner, Virginia. In his speech, "Commercial and Governmental Space Programs:...

2009-05-28 13:58:41

Authorities in Washington County, Ore., said a man arrested for misuse of 911 allegedly called the emergency number to report his fast food order was incorrect. Police said Raibin Raof Osman, 20, called 911 Monday night to report that a McDonald's in Aloha had failed to give him a box of orange juice with his drive-through order, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Thursday. Osman told the dispatcher that a McDonald's employee had been laughing at his brother's poor English. That's why I...

2009-05-06 10:46:00

Speakers and agenda to offer solutions that accelerate sales in today's economy SANTA CRUZ, Calif. and SAN MATEO, Calif., May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Gerhard Gschwandtner and David Thompson, co-hosts of the Sales 2.0 Conference, today announced an east coast encore to the successful and oversold San Francisco conference and presented its agenda, which featured keynotes and breakout sessions by top corporate executives from such companies as Akamai, Experian, Microsoft, and other Sales 2.0...

2009-05-05 13:52:42

Authorities in Oregon said a bar brawl that required 12 police officers to break it up started when a man slapped a woman singing karaoke. Sgt. David Thompson, a spokesman for the Washington County Sheriff's Office, said deputies and police were called to the Azteca Restaurant near Beaverton at about 2:20 a.m. Tuesday to stop a fight that involved beer bottles and chairs being used as weapons, The (Portland) Oregonian reported Tuesday. Thompson said the brawl started after Yemby Gomez, 29,...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.