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2010-09-21 11:10:00

Satellites are big. They cost a lot of money. At least that's the impression a couple of University of Maryland-College Park students had when they applied for an internship to help construct a satellite instrument with scientists at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. As the pair quickly discovered, nothing could have been farther from the truth. To their astonishment, the satellite that Saman Kholdebarin and Lida Ramsey helped to develop was literally the size of a...

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2009-04-09 15:45:00

Keeping an unsleeping eye on the phenomena that cause the aurora An international scientific consortium has successfully developed a series of autonomous observatories in Antarctica that for the first time provide critical year-round "space weather" data from the Earth's harshest environment. Recently, data from these observatories were used in conjunction with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's array of THEMIS satellites to reveal new information about magnetospheric...

2009-04-08 17:00:58

Sienna College men's basketball coach Fran McCaffrey agreed to an eight-year contract Wednesday through the 2016-17 season. The deal follows a 27-8 record, a second consecutive MAAC Championship, and a 74-72 overtime victory against Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first four years at Sienna and am very proud of all that we have accomplished, McCaffery said on the school's Web site. The continued support of the administration and Sienna...

2009-04-08 17:00:58

Siena College men's basketball coach Fran McCaffrey agreed to an eight-year contract Wednesday through the 2016-17 season. The deal follows a 27-8 record, a second consecutive MAAC Championship, and a 74-72 overtime victory against Ohio State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. I have thoroughly enjoyed my first four years at Siena and am very proud of all that we have accomplished, McCaffery said on the school's Web site. The continued support of the administration and Siena community...

2009-03-22 19:55:05

Terrence Williams scored 24 points with 15 rebounds Sunday, helping Louisville eliminate upstart Siena 79-72 in a second-round NCAA Tournament game in Dayton. The Cardinals, the tournament's overall No. 1 seed, faced a 63-57 deficit after a layup by Siena's Clarence Jackson completed a 12-0 run with 7:52 left, but gutted out the victory by later holding Siena scoreless for a 5 1/2-minute period. Williams scored seven points in the late stages. Samardo Samuels had 13 points and eight rebounds,...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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