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2012-07-13 19:24:49

Astronomers have puzzled over why some puny, extremely faint dwarf galaxies spotted in our Milky Way galaxy's back yard contain so few stars. These ghost-like galaxies are thought to be some of the tiniest, oldest, and most pristine galaxies in the universe. They have been discovered over the past decade by astronomers using automated computer techniques to search through the images of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. But astronomers needed NASA's Hubble Space Telescope to help solve the...

2011-08-04 10:00:00

DALLAS, Aug. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Solid Wastes Management Association (NSWMA) has proposed a plan for the City of Dallas to help Southern region development without the negative impact of flow control on the entire Dallas community. Under the plan the city would take the following steps to provide a proven revenue stream with no investment from the city: Raise the franchise fee charged to commercial haulers Dedicate a portion of the McCommas Bluff tipping fee to...

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2011-07-09 08:30:00

"¨The start of the final space shuttle mission on Friday is the beginning of the end of an era in American space exploration, and the populace of central Florida and Houston, Texas will both feel the impact of the program's termination, though in vastly different ways."¨At the Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida, approximately 3,200 shuttle contractors are scheduled to be laid off on July 22, Tom Brown of Reuters reported on Friday. The facility's workforce, which Brown said...

2011-01-13 20:26:00

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether your piano talents are closer to Chopin or Chopsticks, the Great Park wants to know: OC, Can You Play? Come play the piano and participate in a public arts happening at the Orange County Great Park, presented by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra. OC Can You Play? is a free interactive installation that encourages visitors to tickle the ivories on one of 20 artistically enhanced pianos placed at iconic destination locations across the...

2005-11-24 08:54:08

By Laurence Vittes LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - This new adaptation of Thomas Hughes' perennial favorite comes up looking very handsome and more intense than action-filled, offering a bit of Charles Dickens aimed in large part at the "Harry Potter" crowd. Set in 1820s England, when Rugby School outside of London already was an institution, this extremely handsome, broodingly atmospheric production recounts the brave if meandering and sometimes muddle-headed efforts of a new...

2005-11-24 04:15:02

By Laurence Vittes LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - This new adaptation of Thomas Hughes' perennial favorite comes up looking very handsome and more intense than action-filled, offering a bit of Charles Dickens aimed in large part at the "Harry Potter" crowd. Set in 1820s England, when Rugby School outside of London already was an institution, this extremely handsome, broodingly atmospheric production recounts the brave if meandering and sometimes muddle-headed efforts of a new...


Word of the Day
tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.