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2011-07-18 10:29:04

Disaster Research Center scientists study world's worst disasters in hopes of saving more lives in the future At the site of a terrorist attack, an earthquake or a tsunami, emergency responders are focused on search and rescue, and saving lives. Some disaster sites provide an opportunity for experts with different skills than the police, firefighters and aid organizations that are first on the scene. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), sociologist Tricia Wachtendorf and...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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