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2013-08-29 10:36:52

In this month's edition of Physics World, Paula Findlen from Stanford University profiles Laura Bassi -- an emblematic and influential physicist from the 18th century who can be regarded as the first ever woman to forge a professional scientific career. Once described as the "woman who understood Newton", Laura Bassi -- born in the city of Bologna in 1711 -- rose to celebrity status in Italy and all across the globe, gaining a reputation as being the best physics teacher of her generation...

2008-08-01 12:00:50

Ryanair has announced that it will transfer seven routes from Forli to nearby Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, from October 27, 2008, expecting to deliver 800,000 passengers to the airport annually. The airline said that Bologna will become its 30th European base in June 2010, with an initial investment of $140 million in two aircraft, rising to five aircraft, 25 routes, two million annual passengers, and 2,000 local jobs by 2012. Ryanair has also announced that it will open...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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