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2011-08-15 15:39:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Throw a big party? Have everyone in the office run a 10k? Give everyone 10 days off? Or do the standard 10-year retrospective video? Atlanta-based The Titan Agency decided to do something different and spoof itself in a self-produced short film about a fictitious name change that commemorates its 10-year anniversary. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110815/CL52473LOGO ) "We just couldn't bring ourselves to do a retrospective on...

2011-08-03 11:13:00

HONOLULU, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CBI Polymers Inc., the U.S.-based innovator of DeconGel® nuclear decontaminant, announced today the collaborative effort to remediate radiation from the campus of the Asahimachi Baptist Church and Little Lamb Kindergarten in Fukushima, Japan, in a project CBI Polymers calls "Restore Playtime." To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/cellular-bioengineering/46957/...

2011-07-20 12:39:00

CENTENNIAL, Colo., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hands-on learning will reach new heights when Colorado high school students and college interns from across the nation blast high-power rockets and payloads deep into the Colorado sky. Now in its fourth year, the high-power rocket event involves more than 100 Colorado high school students and interns from United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., showcasing their collective ingenuity with the launch of six...

2011-06-09 05:59:00

KYIV, Ukraine, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov announced that Ukraine accomplished nearly all of its commitments concerning the removal of enriched uranium from the country's territory. In April 2010 the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych took on the responsibility to eliminate the remaining enriched uranium stock in exchange for the provision of necessary technical and financial assistance to the project by the United States. "Ukraine has...

2011-06-08 12:15:00

The U.S. Air Force has offered a rare glimpse inside the President's "doomsday" plane recently. The aircraft is said to be able to withstand the ultimate worst-case scenarios, such as nuclear blasts and asteroids. The $223 million plane is on standby 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and is fitted with radiation and electromagnetic pulse. The plane is specifically designed to run the government and the military from the air in the event of nuclear war. The aircraft runs on 165,000 pounds of...

2011-05-27 11:27:59

New study challenges belief that exposure to nuclear radiation has no or negligible genetic effects in humans Ionizing radiation is not without danger to human populations. Indeed, exposure to nuclear radiation leads to an increase in male births relative to female births, according to a new study by Hagen Scherb and Kristina Voigt from the Helmholtz Zentrum Mnchen. Their work shows that radiation from atomic bomb testing before the Partial Test Ban Treaty in 1963, the Chernobyl accident, and...

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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'