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2013-05-31 23:22:01

The Texting Awareness Foundation announces the upcoming Great Kite Flight at Jones Beach, where participants will fly thousands of kites simultaneously in an attempt to break a world record. All proceeds will benefit Texting Awareness. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On May 31, 2013, the Texting Awareness Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to spreading awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, announces their participation in the Great Kite Flight event on Long...

2010-07-28 18:55:36

Kites have a storied history in meteorological research -- think of Benjamin Franklin and his study of electricity -- including being used to carry aloft sensors that measure wind speed. Previously, however, these sensors, because they were exposed to direct sunlight, were prone to temperature errors that affected their accuracy. Now researchers at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom have developed a way to use a kite itself to measure wind speed. The researchers, professor of...

2010-04-19 13:40:00

DETROIT, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring is finally here and the sky soon will be dotted with brightly colored kites and radio-controlled model airplanes. While enjoying the outdoors, Detroit Edison reminds kite and model airplane fliers to play it safe around electricity by following these simple rules: -- Select a level and open space away from utility poles and overhead power lines. -- If a kite or other object becomes lodged on a utility pole or tangled in the wires, don't try to...

2009-09-22 10:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Japan America Society of Southern California (JASSC), in coordination with the Up Up & Away Kite Club, announce Southern California's largest kiting event, the Japan America Kite Festival(R), will take place on the beach at the Seal Beach Pier in Seal Beach, Calif., on Oct. 4, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is free to the public and attracts some 10,000 visitors each year. Japanese Kite Master Mikio Toki will visit from his home...

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2009-05-28 09:17:57

Tensairity elements made of air filled membrane assemblies, rods and cables have already made a name for themselves in the construction world as extremely light yet strong load-bearing structures. But is this new technology also suitable for use in the aerospace industry, for example to create novel wings for kites? Empa researchers are currently pushing back the envelope in this field, and are also demonstrating their first flying models. Ultra light wing structures for kites are not just...

2008-06-24 15:02:28

Keynote Systems (Nasdaq: KEYN), the global leader in on-demand mobile and Internet test & measurement solutions for continuously improving the online experience, today announced KITE 2.0 (Keynote Internet Testing Environment), the latest version of Keynote's product for testing and analyzing the performance of Web applications across the Internet cloud. KITE 2.0 is a powerful Web performance testing product that gives users the flexibility of testing instantly from their desktop or from...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'