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2014-06-18 23:14:05

Phoenix Pick (an imprint of Arc Manor) is publishing a new book by Larry Niven which is available for pre-order now exclusively through Amazon.com. Rockville, MD (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 A new book by legendary science fiction writer Larry Niven (author of such classic titles as Ringworld and The Integral Trees) is now available for customer pre-order exclusively through Amazon.com. Red Tide is being published by Phoenix Pick/Arc Manor and is part of their critically acclaimed “Stellar...

2012-06-05 23:00:39

Birds fly into windows because they see the reflection of trees and sky and think the window is open fly space. Now with CollidEscape, Duncraft customers can make the outside of their window totally opaque while the inside view remains perfectly clear to the outdoors. Concord, NH (PRWEB) June 05, 2012 Birds fly into windows because they see the reflection of trees and sky and think the window is open fly space. Now with CollidEscape, Duncraft customers can make the outside of their window...

2011-04-21 00:00:29

Company gives its employees bonuses and the day off in honor of Earth Day Garden Grove, CA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 Earth Friendly Products (http://www.ecos.com), a leader in manufacturing award-winning, eco-friendly cleaning products, will reward all of its employees on Earth Day with bonus checks and the day off in recognition of Earth Day on Friday, April 22. More than 200 employees will receive checks for up to three weeks pay at the company's five manufacturing facilities across the...

2011-04-04 06:56:22

ESA will showcase space technologies transferred to innovative earthly applications at the Hannover Messe industry trade fair in April. The space apps will range from iPhone heart measurements and a 3D-video camera to anesthetic containers. Visitors to ESA's "ËœSpace Apps' booth will discover a wide range of novel solutions for use on Earth "“ all made possible thanks to technologies developed for European space programs. Impressive products and technology spin-offs will...

2010-09-27 13:30:00

New agencies were abuzz Monday morning with reports that the head of the UN Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) had been elected to be the first point of contact for alien lifeforms. Different reports said that astrophysicist Mazlan Othman feels Earth needs a proper welcome mat for when extraterrestrials meet human life forms. The Australian reported that she recently told fellow scientists:  "The continued search for extraterrestrial communication, by several entities, sustains...

2010-08-17 10:40:00

It's not easy to get to a galaxy far, far away using engines powered by just liquid hydrogen and oxygen. So, NASA should develop a hyperdrive that would power astronauts through the cosmos at light speed, "Star Wars" makers and fans advised agency representatives Aug. 13 during the movie franchise's Celebration V in Orlando, Fla. "The ultimate would be being able to travel faster than the speed of light and the whole hyperspace business that science fiction writers have been writing about...

2009-05-06 10:51:50

An Ohio woman who became the first U.S. recipient of a face transplant has decided to reveal her identity because she is about to leave the Cleveland Clinic. Officials at the clinic where Connie Culp, 46, underwent a 22-hour transplant operation in December say they worried she would be besieged by media once she returned home, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Culp was left unable to breathe on her own, eat solid food, smell or smile by a shotgun blast in 2004 that destroyed most...

Word of the Day
  • 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.