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2014-01-27 16:23:43

Denies State's Motion to Dismiss Case LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lancaster County District Court Judge Steven D.

2013-02-02 23:00:42

Announcing "Sail For The Troops" Program.

2013-01-19 23:01:05

At Pettit Marine Paint there are two primary goals: first, to produce the finest, American made marine products, second, to make these products economically affordable.

Image 1 - Beaming Success For Station Fans
2012-03-26 04:15:13

Did you ever use a flashlight to send a Morse code message to your neighbor at night as a kid? People like to say hello using lights and it's no different for space aficionados who want to twinkle a greeting from the Earth to the International Space Station during a sighting as it passes overhead -- except that it is a whole lot more complicated.

2012-02-07 13:29:51

NASA and the American Physical Society (APS) have begun a partnership to share videos from the International Space Station with students, educators and science fans around the world.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.