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2015-01-05 08:37:16

Brings cloud, IT services experience to the federal market WASHINGTON, Jan.

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2014-12-19 10:36:40

The MQ-8B was controlled and operated from a Fire Scout control station located on board the Bertholf by both Navy pilots and Coast Guard personnel.

2014-12-17 08:21:21

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2014-12-16 16:20:35

Northrop Grumman, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Navy partner to demonstrate unmanned mission flexibility POINT MUGU, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.

2014-12-11 16:27:11

Exciting new format provides platform for engineers to share post-mortem reports around the embedded system development process SAN FRANCISCO, Dec.

2014-12-10 12:31:23

Bell Labs Prize winners selected, receiving a total of $175,000 in cash prizes and the unique opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned Bell Labs to further explore their ideas MURRAY

2014-12-09 12:35:48

Pantex, Y-12, and Los Alamos and Livermore National Labs Recognized with 12 Awards RESTON, Va., Dec.

2014-12-08 12:30:24

Leading Research University Leverages Jointly Created Learning, Analytics, and Content Solution WASHINGTON, Dec.

2014-12-04 08:35:47

Company's Infrastructure-as-a-Service offering now available to federal agencies WASHINGTON, Dec.


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2014-01-07 10:37:00

William Beebe was an American who held many titles including naturalist, marine biologist, ornithologist, explorer, and author. He is most famous for the many expeditions he led for the New York Zoological Society, his scientific writings, and his deep dives within the Bathysphere. Beebe was born Charles William Beebe in Brooklyn, New York in 1877. In his early life, The American Museum of Natural History and the environment of East Orange, New Jersey influenced him to explore nature and...

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2012-10-22 10:51:32

Karl Henize was an astronomer, space scientist and a NASA astronaut. He was born Karl Gordon Henize on October 17, 1926 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He grew up on a small dairy farm outside the city, where he grew his interest in Buck Rogers and Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to reach the peak of Mount Everest. He attended primary and secondary schools in Plainville and Mariemont, Ohio and then continued on to the University of Virginia. There he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mathematics...

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Velcro is a brand name, two layered system of fabric hook-and-loop fasteners. There is a "hook" side, which is a piece of fabric covered with tiny hooks, and a "loop" side, which is covered with even smaller and "hairier" loops. Pressing the two sides together will cause the hooks and loops to catch and hold the pieces together. The hooks and loops can be made of various materials, although the first was made of cotton, which turned out to be impractical. Today the most common material is...

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Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.