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First Foundation Poured For MeerKAT Antenna
2013-08-15 09:45:00

The concrete for the first MeerKAT antenna foundation was poured yesterday (Wednesday 14 August 2013) at South Africa's SKA site in the Karoo. This is the first of 64 similar foundations that will be constructed for this telescope over the next nine months. Each foundation consists of 78 m³ concrete and 9 tons of steel.

SKA Project Visited By President Zuma To Celebrate An African Science Success Story
2012-10-09 17:39:40

South Africa's President joined dignitaries, scientists, a large media contingent and members of the local community in the small town of Carnarvon today to celebrate South Africa's successful bid to build the world's largest scientific instrument – the Square Kilometre Array – in Africa.

2011-03-18 04:00:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- http://Broadbandgenie.co.uk has joined communications regulator Ofcom in condemning the use of the word 'unlimited' when selling broadband and mobile phone tariffs that are anything but. Confused consumers have received huge bills, leading to anger and mistrust of broadband and phone suppliers.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.