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2012-08-13 07:23:37

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A special type of glass coating, developed by a German company and inspired by spider webs, is being used for the first time in the UK to help protect birds flocking to an island off the northeast coast of England. The glazing, which is known as Ornilux and is visible to birds but invisible to humans, was developed by researchers at Arnold Glas and is being used at a lookout tower at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne in order to keep...

2008-09-25 17:46:30

LANDSCAPE features off the North East coast include the Farne Deeps trench which is more than 100 metres deep. It is home to large numbers of Dublin Bay prawns, better known as scampi. Doggerland, an area of the Dogger Bank, has the remains of more than 30 seabed villages. Expanses of the North Sea off the North East are dominated by underwater hills and plains of sand and gravel. In some parts of the Dogger Bank the hills are as high as Big Ben. The Dogger Bank sand hills were...

2008-08-11 18:00:37

IN the 1960s Malcolm Dix promoted bands, one of which, The Gas Board, featured future Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry and Mike Figgis - director of films such as Stormy Monday and the Oscar- nominated Leaving Las Vegas. Ferry was apparently sacked because he a had a tremble in his voice which didn't suit the group's soul style. Malcolm confirmed he quit after a bust-up with other band members. "But to be fair, that sort of thing happened regularly in groups at that time." He had about 25...

2008-07-18 18:00:25

THE Cradle of Christianity in Britain will be broadcasting across the world this weekend. For the second year running, Wakefield and District Radio Society will be broadcasting from Holy Island, off the coast of Northumberland, when they will be trying to break their record for contacting the most people in the world in a 24-hour period. Last year, while on a similar mission, they achieved more than 2,000 contacts with other amateur radio enthusiasts throughout the world, including...

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The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.