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2012-06-01 16:28:31

Enid Burns for RedOrbit.com Utter the word start-up, and probably Silicon Valley comes to mind. While the area across the bay from San Francisco used to draw businesses funded by venture capital - Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg made the move across country to headquarter his business in Palo Alto - a new crop of start-up companies are setting up shop in San Francisco. Where Silicon Valley once was a hotbed for new tech companies, the city is seen as "boring" by some of the younger...

NASA's Third Rock Radio Rocks Smartphones
2012-01-11 08:36:32

NASA's Third Rock Radio just got mobile. Updates to the NASA App for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android now include a feature to listen to the agency's new online alternative rock radio station. "Now you can listen to great music in the same app that still provides all of NASA's amazing content wherever you are," said Jerry Colen, NASA App project manager at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. Third Rock - America's Space Station launched with a new...

Google Moguls Make $33 Million Bid To Restore And Use NASA Hangar
2011-12-14 05:56:16

Three of Google´s top-tier executives have purportedly made a $33 million bid to renovate NASA´s historic Hangar One. Insiders say the three multi-billionaires want to use the facility to house their own growing private-jet collection. Together with the company´s executive chairman Eric Schmidt, brainy Google co-founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page say that 198-foot tall, almost 80-year-old hangar would even remain the property of NASA. The Google trio insists that they...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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