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Solar Impulse Team Takes To The Skies Over San Francisco For Test Flight
2013-04-25 11:51:08

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Beginning in May, the Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg plan to take their solar-powered aircraft on a high-soaring journey across America. In preparations of that historic-to-be flight, Piccard took to the helm for a day-long tour over San Francisco Bay, giving spectators a look at the HB-SIA aircraft in action. The flight began just after sunrise Tuesday morning as Piccard shot off the runway at Moffett...

Golden Gate Bridge Turns 75
2012-05-29 08:02:14

Brett Smith for RedOrbit.com San Franciscans culminated the anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge Sunday night the way we typically celebrate 75-year-olds, with a cascading fireworks display and a barrage of air guitar-ready riffs. Thousands of people flocked to the American icon to mark the diamond anniversary and take part in the celebration, which included a 20-minute pyrotechnics display and musical montage. The weekend-long celebrations kicked off on Friday with a...

2011-07-01 02:01:00

OAKLAND, Calif., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges has now expired. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles took effect at 12 a.m. this morning and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles or...

2011-06-16 09:19:00

MONTVALE, N.J., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gull Wing Group reaches its golden anniversary and is marking the 50 year milestone with Mercedes-Benz USA by recreating one of the group's most famous photos taken in 1961 at Fort Point Park overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/NY20991 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100901/NY58315LOGO ) In honor of the Gull Wing Group's milestone,...

2011-06-01 08:00:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Bay Area Toll Authority (BATA) reminds drivers of big-rig trucks and other vehicles or combinations with more than two axles that their one-year exemption from the 2010 toll increase on the region's toll bridges will expire at the end of this month. The first step in the two-phase toll increase for multi-axle vehicles takes effect July 1 and will remain in place through June 30, 2012. During this period, the toll for three-axle vehicles...


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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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