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2013-12-05 23:28:50

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is the most quoted group on the Internet for families of diagnosed victims of mesothelioma whose family member has passed away before there was time to get the financial compensation claims process started. The group fears hundreds of families lose out on what could be hundreds of thousands, or millions of dollars, in mesothelioma financial compensation claims because they incorrectly assume with the loss of the loved one, they lose the potential for...

2013-12-04 23:19:33

HGH Infrared Systems' Spynel-S Thermal Imaging System Featured in an OPSTAR Demonstration in California Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) December 04, 2013 This past week in California, HGH Infrared Systems had the privilege of participating in the Offshore Platform Security Threat Awareness and Response (OPSTAR) program. The program, developed and conducted by the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Asymmetric Warfare, was designed to explore the homeland security, homeland defense,...

2013-12-03 23:29:41

Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it has been awarded a contract valued up to $112 million from the Naval Air Systems Command, Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to develop hands-on training devices, desktop trainers and simulators for each variant of the Littoral Combat Ship’s (LCS) Mission Bays. SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 Cubic Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) announced today it has been...

Unique Simulation-based Training And Experimentation Unveiled
2013-12-03 14:01:17

Office of Naval Research A unique system that merges the virtual and real worlds to train Sailors for combat scenarios was unveiled Dec. 2 in Orlando. The Office of Naval Research (ONR) is demonstrating the Fleet Integrated Synthetic Training/Testing Facility (FIST2FAC) at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference, commonly referred to as I/ITSEC. Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Matthew L. Klunder will discuss FIST2FAC and training technologies for the...


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Dale Gardner
2012-10-18 11:58:31

Dale Gardner is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Dale Allan Gardner on November 8, 1948 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Gardner grew up both in Minnesota and Savanna, Illinois, but he considers Clinton, Iowa to be his hometown. He graduated from Savanna Community High School in 1966 as valedictorian of his class. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics in 1970. With his degree in hand, he joined...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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2007-04-18 15:16:24

The Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, also known as the cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology The Cookiecutter sharks often glow green and grow up to 20 in (50 cm) long. The underside of the shark is bioluminescent, glowing a pale blue-green that matches the background light from the ocean's surface that serves as camouflage to creatures beneath it. However, a small non-luminescent patch appears black deceiving the shark's...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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