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Nokia E90 Communicator
2013-03-23 00:00:00

Nokia E90 Communicator is a 3G smartphone developed by Nokia. It is the latest model in the Communicator series, which was launched in 1996 with the bulky 9000 Communicator. The E90 was announced in 2007 with the first unit being sold at auction in Indonesia on May 17, 2007, for a staggering $5,000 US. The E90 is a fifth generation Nokia Communicator. Unlike its predecessors, it operates on...

Nokia 9000 Communicator
2013-03-23 00:00:00

The Nokia 9000 Communicator, released in 1996, was the first product in Nokia’s Communicator series, and was the predecessor to modern smartphones. In essence, the Nokia 9000 Communicator was the first smartphone, with features that included fax, short message texting, wireless imaging, digital camera connectivity, web browser, calendar, calculator, clock and more. The Nokia 9000 was...

Shannon Walker
2012-10-22 11:37:57

Shannon Walker  is an American scientist and a NASA astronaut. She was born on June 4, 1965 in Houston, Texas. She graduated from Westbury High School in Houston in 1983, and then received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Rice University in 1987. Walker began her career in 1987 with the Rockwell Space Operations Company at the Johnson Space Center as a robotics flight controller for...

Tamara Jernigan
2012-10-22 11:04:53

Tamara Jernigan is an American scientist and former NASA astronaut. She was born Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan on May 7, 1959 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She attended Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe Springs, CA and graduated in 1977. She then went on to attend Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1981 and a Master of Science degree in engineering...

Steven Hawley
2012-10-22 10:43:54

Steven Hawley is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Steven Alan Hawley on December 12, 1951 in Ottawa, Kansas. He graduated from Salina High School Central in Salina, Kansas in 1969 and continued on to The University of Kansas, where he received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in physics and astronomy. After graduating with the highest distinction of his class and spending summers as a research...

John Grunsfeld
2012-10-18 12:19:21

John Grunsfeld is an American physicist and a former NASA astronaut. He was born John Mace Grunsfeld in October of 1958 in Chicago, Illinois. He remained in Illinois throughout his childhood and graduated from Highland Park High School in 1976. Upon his graduation, he attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in physics in 1980. He then...

Michael Gernhardt
2012-10-18 12:01:17

Michael Gernhardt is a NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Landon Gernhardt on May 4, 1956 in Mansfield, Ohio. He was raised there and graduated from Malabar High School in 1974. He then went on to attend Vanderbilt University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics in 1978. While at Vanderbilt, Gernhardt began working as a professional diver and project engineer on multiple...

Edward Gibson
2012-10-02 10:32:09

Edward Gibson is a former astronaut for NASA as well as a pilot, engineer, and physicist. He was born Edward George Gibson on November 8, 1936 in Buffalo, New York. After his graduation from Kenmore Senior High School, he went on to attend the University of Rochester in New York State where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering in June 1959. He subsequently attended the...

Owen Garriott
2012-10-02 10:26:07

Owen Garriott is a former United States Navy officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Owen Kay Garriott on November 22, 1930 in Enid, Oklahoma. In 1948 he graduated from Enid High School and then went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering in 1953. He subsequently joined the United States Navy and worked his way to the role of...

Anthony W England
2012-10-01 17:09:22

Anthony Wayne "Tony" England is an American geochemist selected by NASA as an astronaut in 1967. England logged 7 days, 22 hours, and 45 minutes in space as well as numerous support contributions before his retirement. England was born May 15, 1942 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He attended primary school in Indiana but his family relocated and made his new hometown West Fargo, North Dakota....

Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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