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smap launch
2015-01-31 10:07:49

A NASA spacecraft designed to provide high-resolution soil moisture measurements and help scientists better predict extreme weather events successfully launched from the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California this morning.

2015-01-05 12:21:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 8, in the James E.

NASA SMAP
2014-12-31 11:53:06

As many of us are making preparations for New Year’s Eve celebrations, the scientists at NASA are gearing up for next month’s launch of Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) instrument, which will be tracking the moisture in our planet’s soil from orbit.

2009-04-24 17:52:27

Japanese pop star Tsuyoshi Kusanagi has apologized to his fans in the wake of his arrest this week for alleged indecent exposure and public drunkenness. Kusanagi, 34, is a member of the pop group SMAP.

2009-01-28 06:30:00

BANGOR, Wales, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Sanoodi announces a new release of SMap - its free route recording and sharing application for the BlackBerry Storm.

2008-12-06 14:58:57

The flight of a Japanese passenger plane was delayed this week because of confusion over the number of people in the pop group SMAP's entourage. The flight, carrying 502 passengers from New Chitose Airport in Hokkaido, took off 48 minutes late Thursday as a result, The Yomiuri Shimbun reported.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.