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Tape Drive
2010-09-29 14:57:36

A tape drive is a storage device that reads and writes data on a magnetic tape. It is mostly used for offline, archival data storage. Tape media is generally cost efficient and has a long archival strength. In contrast to a disk drive which provides random access storage, a tape drive provides sequential access storage. This takes the tape drive a substantial amount of time between winding...

Vitullo Louis R
2009-04-28 16:36:07

Chicago police sergeant, Louis R. Vitullo, focused his career in the city's crime lab and eventually because chief microanalyst. He created an organized method by which to collect and analyze evidence in sexual assault cases. The tools necessary to follow this process are all contained together in a standardized kit, originally called a Vitullo kit. Today, they are more commonly referred to...

Cape Lion
2007-07-16 13:36:43

The Cape Lion, Panthera leo melanochaitus, is an extinct wild subspecies of lion. The Cape Lion was not the only subspecies in South Africa, and its range is unclear. It was primarily found in Cape Province around Cape Town. The last Cape Lion seen in the province was killed in 1858. There are claims of people today that have captive Cape lions, although it is unclear how pure bred these...

Death Valley pupfish
2007-04-13 19:49:32

The Death Valley pupfish, Cyprinodon salinus salinus, is a species of fish that is the last known survivor of what is thought to have been a large ecosystem of fish species that lived in Lake Manly which dried up at the end of the last ice age leaving the present day Death Valley in California. The pupfish is adapted to the shallow, hot, salty water of a particular part of Salt Creek that flows...

Black-headed Spider Monkey
2006-12-28 14:03:39

The black-headed spider monkey, Ateles fusciceps, is a species of spider monkey. It is a type of New World monkey, from Central and South America. It is found in Colombia, Ecuador and Panama.

Black-mantled Tamarin
2006-12-27 15:56:36

The black-mantled tamarin, Saguinus nigricollis, is a species of tamarin from South America. It is found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Black Agouti
2006-12-26 10:38:18

The Black Agouti, Dasyprocta fuliginosa, is a South American agouti species from the Dasyproctidae family. It is found in Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil.

Black-necked Screamer
2006-09-15 05:01:22

The Black-necked Screamer (Chauna chavaria) is a species of bird in the small family Anhimidae, the screamers. It is a resident breeder in northern Colombia and northern Venezuela.

Bootes Constellation
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Bootes Constellation -- Bootes (the herdsman) is one of the 88 modern constellations and was also one of the 48 constellations listed by Ptolemy. It contains the bright star Arcturus. The constellation is located between 0 and +60 declination, 13 and 16 hours of right ascension on the celestial sphere. The exact person who Botes is supposed to represent is not clear. According to one...

Keplers Laws of Planetary Motion
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion -- The astronomer Johannes Kepler's main contribution to astronomy was his three laws of planetary motion. Kepler found these laws empirically by studying extensive observations recorded by Tycho Brahe. He found the first two laws in 1609 and the third one in 1618. Isaac Newton was later able to derive the laws from his laws of motion and gravity, thereby...

Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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