Daily Archives: February 7, 2012

Did You Know That Earth Is Getting Lighter Every Day?

Earth is getting 50,000 tonnes lighter every year, even while 40,000 tonnes of space dust fall on our planet’s surface during the same period. So, why are we losing so much weight? Adding weight – Earth gains about 40,000 tonnes of … Continue reading

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US Navy to begin tests on electromagnetic railgun

The Office of Naval Research (ONR)’s Electromagnetic (EM) Railgun program will take an important step forward in the coming weeks when the first industry railgun prototype launcher is tested at a facility in Dahlgren, Va., officials said Feb. 6. “This … Continue reading

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New smaller ‘Corpse flower’ found but it’s just as smelly

The famed “corpse flower” plant – known for its giant size, rotten-meat odor and phallic shape – has a new, smaller relative: A University of Utah botanist discovered a new species of Amorphophallus that is one-fourth as tall but just … Continue reading

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The Merry Widow

Vilja Song from the Merry widow performed by Sumi Jo The Merry Widow (German: Die lustige Witwe) is an operetta by the Austro–Hungarian composer Franz Lehár. The librettists, Viktor Léon and Leo Stein, based the story – concerning a rich … Continue reading

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