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2014-08-05 08:22:38

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Maryland (UMD) A. James Clark School of Engineering today announced the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in Southern Maryland. With support from the University System of Maryland, the site will bring together leaders in academia, industry, and government to accelerate UAS research. Congressman Steny Hoyer, who represents the district in which UMD and its UAS Test Site are located,...

2013-12-30 16:20:09

GRAND FORKS, N.D., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that North Dakota was designated as one of the six test sites for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). North Dakota was among numerous states competing to host one of the test sites that will assist in research integrating unmanned aircraft with manned aircraft in the national airspace. The state's leadership in UAS operations, research and development, education and training made...

2013-12-30 12:20:15

Video: http://youtu.be/Pygs5sswvqE CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas has been named a test site for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), based on a statewide proposal led by Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120502/DC99584LOGO) "We are proud to be a part of this historic moment in aviation history," said Dr. Flavius...

2007-09-06 06:10:00

By Fiege, Mark ABSTRACT The atomic scientists' intense fascination with nature helped them to produce the knowledge necessary to create the bomb. These physicists, chemists, and mathematicians believed that nature should be reduced to its essential parts, observed, explained in terms of laws, and manipulated for human purposes. Their relationship to nature, however, included more than just this instrumental mentality and method, which alone were insufficient to yield scientific insights....

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2005-03-11 15:17:49

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- It's chilling to walk by a dented Army helmet with big tinted goggles on the brim, a frayed "atomic cocktail" recipe book and then come face to face with a family of mannequins, frozen in time in a fallout shelter. Baby boomers will recognize the Civil Defense character Bert the Turtle and know by heart the instructions droning in black-and-white on the family's boxy Packard Bell TV: When sirens sound, find shelter. Don't look at the light. Duck and cover. A digital...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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