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2009-02-13 07:50:00

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sitting in history class studying ancient Egypt, cousins Justin and Adam Sinclair never could have imagined in their wildest dreams the adventure they would find themselves on together while vacationing in Egypt. Author Fiona Ingram is proud to announce the release of her new action-packed adventure novel, "The Secret of the Sacred Scarab" (published by iUniverse). From the moment Justin and Adam's plane lands, strange things begin to...

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2007-09-26 07:49:46

PITTSBURGH -- Researchers in the Robotics Institute of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science are building a robotic prospector for NASA that can creep over rocky slopes and then anchor itself as a stable platform for drilling deep into extraterrestrial soils. Called "Scarab," this four-wheeled robot will never leave the Earth.  But it will demonstrate technologies that a lunar rover will need to find concentrations of hydrogen, possibly water and other volatile...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin