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2008-10-29 06:00:20

By Alan Levin WASHINGTON -- Federal accident investigators on Tuesday charged that the air-ambulance industry and its regulators have moved too slowly to halt the spate of accidents that has made 2008 the deadliest year in emergency medical helicopter history. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) voted for the first time to put safety enhancements for air-ambulance flights on its annual "Most Wanted" list of suggested improvements. Nine air-ambulance helicopters have crashed...

2008-08-29 18:00:00

To: SCIENCE EDITORS Contact: John Yembrick, Headquarters, Washington, +1-202-358- 0602, john.yembrick-1@nasa.gov, or Steve Roy, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., +1-256-544-0034, steven.e.roy@nasa.gov, both of NASA; or Harry Wadsworth, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Michoud Assembly Facility, New Orleans, +1-504-257-0094, harry.wadsworth@lmco.com NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans will close at midnight Saturday,...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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