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Image 1 - Galaxies Get Up Close And Personal
2012-03-07 13:17:52

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] VST captures collisions in young galaxy cluster The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) at ESO´s Paranal Observatory in Chile has imaged a fascinating collection of interacting galaxies in the Hercules galaxy cluster. The sharpness of the new picture, and the hundreds of galaxies captured in great detail in less than three hours of observations, attest to the great power of the VST and its huge camera OmegaCAM to explore the nearby Universe. The Hercules galaxy...

2011-11-10 01:00:00

Style, professional sound quality and extended listening comfort New York (PRWEB) November 09, 2011 Hercules, leader in mobile DJing controllers for computers, recently announced that it would be extending its DJ range to include monitoring speakers. Today, Hercules is proud to unveil its latest creation: a line of headphones designed for DJs. Drawing on 20 years of audio expertise, the Hercules team is bringing a fresh new personality to the world of DJ headphones by combining professional...


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2012-06-14 07:29:05

Symbol: ZACL Group: Dicot Family: Rutaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Tree Shrub Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   ZAMA3 Zanthoxylum macrophyllum Nutt. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta –...

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2009-06-17 12:23:44

Hercules' Club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), also known as Pepperwood, Southern Prickly Ash, and other common names, is a species of shrub native to the southeastern United States. This tree is also called Z. macrophyllum. It is commonly nicknamed "toothache tree" or "tingle tongue" because of the numbness to the mouth, teeth and tongue it induces when the leaves or bark is chewed on. The Hercules' Club grows to 32.5 to 55.75 feet tall. The bark is thick, spined and has cork-like lumps...

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Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'