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2010-10-18 13:20:00

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Peter Aiken, CEO and founding director of Data Blueprint, associate professor of information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, and president of DAMA International, received the 2010 International Stevens Award on Oct. 13 at the 17th Annual Working Conference on Reverse Engineering in Beverly, Mass. Aiken received the award in recognition of his evangelism of data reverse engineering and data-focused software development techniques and...

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2008-06-04 13:20:00

Scientists working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., have concocted an innovative recipe for giant telescope mirrors on the Moon. To make a mirror that dwarfs anything on Earth, just take a little bit of carbon, throw in some epoxy, and add lots of lunar dust."We could make huge telescopes on the moon relatively easily, and avoid the large expense of transporting a large mirror from Earth," says Peter Chen of NASA Goddard and the Catholic University of America, which is...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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