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2011-05-03 07:15:00

CANTON, Ohio, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The first man to intentionally drive into a tornado, Steve Green, announces he is placing his famed bright red Tornado Attack Vehicle up for sale. When asked why the historic Tornado Attack is for sale, Green stated that the purpose is to fund his "Walk into a Tornado Project." The project is being done to further his endeavor of raising worldwide awareness to his well-researched and thought-out Yellowstone Energy plan. The highest bidder will...

2011-04-05 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Designs that may make airplanes greener and quieter for future generations are one step closer to reality with recent NASA contract awards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Four industry and academic teams will split $16.5 million for additional research into ideas for aircraft that could enter service between 2030 and 2035. NASA refers to this time period as N+3, representing technology three generations...

2011-02-22 09:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tomcat Group and Growth Management and Constructive Changes (GMC2) announced today an agreement whereupon they will team to provide consulting services to the global Aerospace and Defense Industry. The primary mission of the Tomcat Management Group of Wichita, Kansas is to provide senior level interim management services to the Aerospace Manufacturing and MRO market segments with a focus on underperforming assets. The Tomcat Group's array of...

2011-01-13 00:00:42

New Tornado E Cigarette Kicks off Totally Wicked New Year in Style "“ Available from January 12th 2011 Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) January 12, 2011 Totally Wicked E-Liquid is pleased to announce the arrival of the new Tornado Tank System, designed to provide e smokers with a much improved, cleaner "vaping" experience. On sale from January 12th 2011 the product is described by the company as "the second generation of the ever popular Tornado electronic cigarette". Demand is expected to be...

2010-10-19 14:45:54

NASA's Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate has amended its NASA Research Announcement to solicit additional research proposals. The "Research Opportunities in Aeronautics 2010" has been modified to include new topics in support of the Subsonic Fixed Wing Project. With the amendment, the Subsonic Fixed Wing Project encourages proposals that develop improved prediction methods and technologies for lower noise, lower emissions, and higher performance for subsonic aircraft. The goal is to...

2010-05-18 09:05:00

An 18-month NASA research effort to visualize the passenger airplanes of the future has produced some ideas that at first glance may appear to be old fashioned. Instead of exotic new designs seemingly borrowed from science fiction, familiar shapes dominate the pages of advanced concept studies which four industry teams completed for NASA's Fundamental Aeronautics Program in April 2010. Look more closely at these concepts for airplanes that may enter service 20 to 25 years from now and you'll...

2008-08-07 18:01:12

By Paul James SAFETY investigators were yesterday examining an RAF Tornado at Newcastle Airport following its emergency landing on Tuesday. Both the Ministry of Defence and the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) were carrying out separate inquiries into the incident, in which the pounds 30m military jet was hit by bird strike and forced to land at Newcastle. The airport was out of action for hours after the Tornado overshot the runway, causing delays which lasted into...

2008-08-07 18:01:12

AN INTERNATIONAL airport which was forced to close when a warplane overshot the runway reopened to flights last night. Nobody was hurt when an RAF Tornado made an emergency landing at Newcastle International Airport at 4.55pm. The two crewmembers were checked out by medics following the incident which happened when their aircraft was diverted to the airport after suffering a birdstrike while in the air. The Tornado GR4 plane, from13 Squadron at RAFMarham, in Norfolk, was in the...

2008-08-06 18:00:23

Airport passengers' plans in chaos as bird strike grounds RAF jet Full story P3 (c) 2008 The Journal - Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-14 03:00:24

PILOTS of two jets that almost collided have been slammed over the incident. An RAF Tornado F3 and Eastern Airways Jetstream passenger plane came close on September 11 last year. The near miss came at 9500ft near Aberdeen Airport. Yesterday, the UK Airprox report into the "conflict of airspace" ruled the pilots failed to notice any danger. The Ministry of Defence will review the report. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All rights...

Word of the Day
  • 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.