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2011-05-27 11:04:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The same organization that challenged NOAA to bragging rights for the best hurricane forecast last year using a trained chimp armed only with a pair of dice and a craps table is challenging the agency again: This time by putting two fifth graders up against the multi-billion dollar federal agency. The comedy video challenge can be found online at http://youtu.be/yz_oPwMosEk. "NOAA may have beaten our trained chimp, Dr. Hansimian, last...

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2011-04-26 07:55:52

Public and media invited to tour hurricane hunter aircraft NOAA hurricane experts will visit five U.S. East Coast cities aboard a NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft to raise awareness about storm threats and the danger of being caught without a personal hurricane plan. The five-day tour begins May 2. NOAA has conducted the hurricane awareness tour for almost 30 years, alternating between the Gulf and Atlantic coasts, and is followed by NOAA's hurricane hazard education campaign during National...

2009-08-05 12:56:45

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it plans to open a marine operations center in Newport, Ore., moving four vessels from Seattle. The Pacific Coast site -- including berthing for the four agency ships and two visiting ships and environmentally sustainable buildings -- is to begin operations in July 2011, pending the signing of a 20-year lease, NOAA said. The ships will join the R/V Wecoma, a research vessel at the nearby Hatfield Marine Science Center owned by the...


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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