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2010-09-17 08:23:59

NASA hosted government representatives from several Latin American countries in Washington on Thursday to share information about the agency's work in that region and discuss potential future partnerships. The event highlighted potential opportunities for cooperation with NASA in Earth science, space and International Space Station research, applications and education initiatives. The participants discussed some of NASA's ongoing work in Latin America, including the NASA and U.S. Agency for...

2009-09-23 10:04:00

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA podcast series spotlights scientific advances in monitoring agricultural production and landscape changes that affect the sustainability of the world's food supply. The videos also examine the partnerships between NASA and other government agencies concerned with the availability of food. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Beginning September 23, a new episode in the series "Science for a Hungry...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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