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Posts made in August, 2013

Rocky The Squirrel Actress Gets An Emmy Award After 80 Plus Years Working

Rocky The Squirrel Actress Gets An Emmy Award After 80 Plus Years Working

June Foray, the voice of Rocky The Squirrel, Tweety’s Granny, Witch Hazel (my favorite), Cindy Lou Who and too many others to count, is finally getting an Emmy – after an 80+ year career. And she still works – at age 95! She was Natasha on the Rocky & Bullwinkle show, along with Rocky. Did she not look exactly how Natasha on that show should look? Images: left...

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3-D Printing: NASA Makes A Rocket Engine

3-D printing is cool, just a little gimmicky. But NASA took 3-D printing to a whole new level; they created an injector fabricated from layers of a nickel-chromium alloy powder  and then hot-fired it in a rocket engine.The injector component is part of the rocket engine that allows the hydrogen fuel and liquid oxygen to pass through to the combustion chamber, where the thrust is...

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Weekend Science: Women Are Better Off Without Bras, Says Male French Scientist

It's time to stop oppressing breasts, according to a massive 15-year investigation by professor Jean-Denis Rouillon, from the University of Besan├žon in eastern France.Bras are a false necessity, he said in April, and his evidence was gained by carefully measuring changes in the orientation of breasts belonging to hundreds of women aged between 18 and 35 using a slide rule and a caliper. At least...

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Vero Beach Is Dodgertown Again

From 1946 until 2008, my old home town of Vero Beach was Dodgertown, and the Dodgers held spring training there, even though they were in California for most of that time. But in 2008, dirtbag/genius Frank McCourt took the giant suitcases of money being offered to him and moved their spring training to Arizona, where the fanbase in the Southwest, much nearer to Los Angeles, was far more...

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MERS – The SARS Of The Mid-East – Gets Some Answers

In April of last year, two Jordanians died of a mysterious respiratory illness, followed by another man with similar symptoms in Saudi Arabia. Scientists and public health experts were surprised to identify the cause as a novel coronavirus, like the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak of 2002, that had been caused by a coronavirus that originated in China. 

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