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2007-12-04 11:08:49

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) celebrated its twelfth launch anniversary on 2 December 2007. The satellite has witnessed the Sun change through almost a complete solar cycle - from quiet to stormy, and back again. The solar cycle normally lasts about 11 years. In late 1996, shortly after its launch, SOHO was able to observe the last minimum of the 11-year activity cycle. The minimum was followed by a rapid rise in solar activity, peaking 2001 and 2002. Activity levels have...

2006-06-12 08:35:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - As they say in Brooklyn, David Walentas walks around the neighborhood like he owns the place. That's because he does. Well, almost all of it. "The Starbucks isn't mine," says the developer. Walentas, 67, bought most of the 12-square-block Brooklyn neighborhood called Dumbo from real estate tycoon Harry Helmsley in 1979, paying $12 million for 2 million square feet of space, and eventually bought nearly all of the rest. Since then he has single-handedly...

2006-06-12 07:35:00

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - As they say in Brooklyn, David Walentas walks around the neighborhood like he owns the place. That's because he does. Well, almost all of it. "The Starbucks isn't mine," says the developer. Walentas, 67, bought most of the 12-square-block Brooklyn neighborhood called Dumbo from real estate tycoon Harry Helmsley in 1979, paying $12 million for 2 million square feet of space, and eventually bought nearly all of the rest. Since then he has single-handedly...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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