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NASA-funded Sounding Rocket To Fly Into Heart Of Aurora
2014-01-22 14:53:29

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan. 24, 2014, Marilia Samara will be waiting for the perfect aurora. Samara and her science team will be at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, looking for classic curls in the aurora in the night sky – curls that look like cream swirling in a cup of coffee. When they spot the appropriate conditions, the team will launch a sounding rocket for a 10-minute flight right into the heart of the aurora....

2010-10-11 11:08:00

SAMARA, Russia, October 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Russian Major Mobile Provider MegaFon Opens Country's Largest Data Center in Samara The country's second-ranked national mobile service provider, MegaFon has put into operation a world-class state-of-the-art Tier 3 data center. The largest of its kind in Russia, the telecommunications facility was officially opened on Friday, 8 October, 2010 in the city of Samara. The data center is set to become the flagship of the industry...

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2009-10-20 11:40:00

Clark School Aerospace Engineering Students Solve 60-Year-Old Design Dilemma Maple tree seeds (or samara fruit) and the spiraling pattern in which they glide to the ground have delighted children for ages and perplexed engineers for decades. Now aerospace engineering graduate students at the University of Maryland's Clark School of Engineering have learned how to apply the seeds' unique design to devices that can hover and perform surveillance in defense and emergency situations. In the...


Word of the Day
baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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