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The Science Of Whiskey
2013-09-09 16:05:15

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bourbon and rye whiskeys are more than just the sum of their parts. While each flavor combines to make a distinct and finished product, the individual components remain, playing crucial roles in the distinct flavor of the end product. Scientists, researchers and distillers have long been breaking down these spirits to determine the chemical compounds and flavor profiles of each one, resulting in a study now known as the “chemistry...

2005-12-13 14:55:00

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army on Tuesday extended a stop-work order on Lockheed Martin Corp.'s $8 billion Aerial Common Sensor spy plane by 30 days, giving the Army until January 12 to decide how to restructure the program. "This extension is necessary to give the Army more time to review Lockheed Martin's four detailed proposals on the program's path forward," an Army spokesman, Lt. Col. Thomas Collins, said in a statement. The Army had been due to make a decision on the...

2005-10-12 17:55:00

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army has launched a review into how it notifies families that a soldier has been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan after hearing complaints from some of them, including the parents of former professional football player Pat Tillman, officials said on Wednesday. Army Secretary Francis Harvey has directed that the review into the notification process be completed by January, said his spokesman, Lt. Col. Thomas Collins. "We're going to fix this," Collins said. "The whole goal...

Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).