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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
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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