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2011-01-18 14:06:53

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) showcased a number of technologies Jan. 11-13 at the annual Surface Navy Association (SNA) symposium that could influence the total ownership cost of surface ships as well as enhance warfighting capabilities. ONR's presence at the 23rd SNA conference offered an opportunity to draw attention to the Navy's top science and technology (S&T) priorities. "Technologies such as the Electromagnetic Railgun and Integrated Topside (InTop) highlight ONR's continued...


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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