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  • RIP "Viking Kitty" Magellan, in Valhalla now

    03/27/2013 3:29:01 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 47 replies
    3-27-13 | me
  • (Media Ignores) Horrific Numbers for Obama in Florida

    08/24/2011 10:11:41 AM PDT · by kristinn · 166 replies
    Fox Nation ^ | Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    Among all respondents, only 37% approve of the job the President is doing and 57% disapprove of the job he is doing. Again looking at key voter subgroups, 53% of women, 56% of independents, 72% of Hispanics and 59% of seniors disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing. SNIP Among all respondents, 37% think Barack Obama deserves re‐election and 57% think he does not deserve re‐election. SNIP Link to Hot Air article.Link to Magellan Strategies PDF survey results.
  • Tom Tancredo...will win GOP will retake Colorado House, Senate (pollster says)

    11/01/2010 7:07:44 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 34 replies
    The Business Word ^ | October 31, 2010
    Tom Tancredo will become Colorado's next governor, and Republicans will take over the state's legislature while Attorney General John Suthers will be re-elected, predicted David Flaherty, president and CEO of Magellan Data and Mapping Strategies, a Louisville, CO, pollster that works for Republicans around the country. In a phone interview, Flaherty said polls that show John Hickenlooper winning the gubernatorial race are using demographics and turnout numbers that incorrectly skew their results in favor of Democrats. "I do believe that Tom Tancredo is going to win," Flaherty declared. In recent polls, Tancredo has about 73% of Republican voters. Flaherty thinks...
  • Omani Sailor One-Ups Sinbad With Non-Stop Round World Voyage (First Arab To Do So)

    03/31/2009 3:21:16 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies · 388+ views
    eTravel Blackboard ^ | Tuesday, 31 March 2009
    Reigniting international interest in Omans long maritime heritage and emulating the fabled feats of one of the countrys most renowned mariners, the legendary Sinbad, an Omani sailor has become the first Arab ever to sail non-stop around the world. Sailing as a crewman onboard the 75-foot trimaran 'Musandam', 33-year-old Mohsin Al Busaidi was welcomed home by thousands of his countrymen waiting dockside when his yacht anchored in the historic trading port of Muscat on Friday for the first time in 76 days. Setting out on 08 January, Al Busaidi sailed over 24,000 nautical miles crossing the Southern Ocean and passing...
  • Big friendly giant: the Giant Magellan Telescope

    12/28/2008 3:13:03 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies · 699+ views
    Cosmos Online ^ | Friday, December 26, 2008 | Heather Catchpole
    With a resolving power ten times sharper than Hubble and five times sharper than its replacement, the James Webb Space Telescope, the GMT is a big step up in terms of power. Composed of an array of seven mirrors, each 8.4 m in diameter (some of the largest ground-based telescopes currently have a diameter of 10 m), it will have the capacity of a telescope with a diameter of 24.5 m -- far larger than any telescope built so far... "We are confident that it will have a great impact on our understanding of extrasolar planets, black holes and early...
  • GPS buying question

    08/05/2008 6:47:56 PM PDT · by Phantom Lord · 52 replies · 399+ views
    08/05/08 | me
    Question for those who know. I drive around for work a good amount and am tired of using Mapquest and Google for directions. Especially since half the time they are not the best way to get somewhere, or even correct in how to get there. So I want an entry level GPS. Being that the "evil Bush" has destroyed the economy and I am only a pay check away from being homeless according to the libs, I don't want to spend a lot. So $150 to $200 is my range. Not a tremendous amount. But then I don't a fancy...
  • Magellan Tank Farm Fire - Kansas City, KS

    06/03/2008 9:03:19 PM PDT · by gpk9 · 21 replies · 852+ views
    5-3-08 | George Kelley
    A cloud-to-ground ligtning strike from a severe thunderstom hit a large gasoline storage tank at the Magellan Petroleum tank farm in Kansas City, igniting 2 million plus gallons of unleaded gasoline, rapidly growing into a huge inferno of flame belching over 200 feet in the air. Local authorities have elected to let the fire burn itself out, which is anticipated to take a day or more. The fire is presently contained to the burning tank. Authorites and company officials feel confident the fire poses no danger to other large storage tanks nearby. Video from local news helicopters shows tank walls...
  • El Nio May Have Been Factor In Magellan's Pacific Voyage

    05/15/2008 8:49:47 PM PDT · by blam · 117+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 5-16-1008 | North Carolina State University
    El Nio May Have Been Factor In Magellan's Pacific VoyageA new paper by North Carolina State University archaeologist Dr. Scott Fitzpatrick shows that Ferdinand Magellan's historic circumnavigation of the globe was likely influenced in large part by unusual weather conditions -- including what we now know as El Nio -- which eased his passage across the Pacific Ocean, but ultimately led him over a thousand miles from his intended destination. (Credit: iStockphoto) ScienceDaily (May 16, 2008) A new paper by North Carolina State University archaeologist Dr. Scott Fitzpatrick shows that Ferdinand Magellan's historic circumnavigation of the globe was likely...
  • NASA Finds Direct Proof of Dark Matter

    08/21/2006 6:13:30 PM PDT · by vikingd00d · 93 replies · 2,468+ views
    NASA News ^ | 21 Aug 2006 | Erica Hupp
    Dark matter and normal matter have been wrenched apart by the tremendous collision of two large clusters of galaxies. The discovery, using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, gives direct evidence for the existence of dark matter. "This is the most energetic cosmic event, besides the Big Bang, which we know about," said team member Maxim Markevitch of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Mass. These observations provide the strongest evidence yet that most of the matter in the universe is dark. Despite considerable evidence for dark matter, some scientists have proposed alternative theories for gravity where it...
  • Astronomy's New Grail: The $1 Billion Telescope

    12/30/2003 12:22:54 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 80 replies · 935+ views
    The NY Times ^ | 123003 | DENNIS OVERBYE
    December 30, 2003 Astronomy's New Grail: The $1 Billion Telescope By DENNIS OVERBYE n the quest for some understanding of our twinkling existence, astronomers have built ever larger telescopes capable of catching and pooling the rare light of remote stars and galaxies. Over the decades the torch of awe has been passed from mountaintop to mountaintop, from Mount Wilson, from where the expansion of the universe was discovered, to Palomar, home of the famous 200-inch reflector, which reigned supreme for almost half a century, to the cinder cones of Mauna Kea in Hawaii, where the twin 400-inch-diameter Keck Telescopes...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-14-03

    05/14/2003 3:54:24 AM PDT · by petuniasevan · 4 replies · 197+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-14-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2003 May 14 The North Pole of Venus Credit: SSV, MIPL, Magellan Team, NASA Explanation: If you could look down on the North Pole of Venus what would you see? The Magellan probe that orbited Venus from 1990 to 1994 was able to peer through the thick Venusian clouds and build up the above image by emitting and re-detecting cloud-penetrating radar. Visible as the bright patch below central...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, March 30-April 5, 2003: Tierra del Fuego

    04/01/2003 8:49:00 AM PST · by cogitator · 209+ views
    Link post: Geology Picture of the Week, March 30-April 5, 2003: Tierra del Fuego
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-30-02

    03/30/2002 4:31:32 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 13 replies · 225+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-30-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 March 30 Venus Unveiled Credit: Magellan Project, JPL, NASA Explanation: The surface of Venus is perpetually covered by a veil of thick clouds and remains hidden from even the powerful telescopic eyes of earth-bound astronomers. But in the early 1990s, using imaging radar, the Venus orbiting Magellan spacecraft was able to lift the veil from the face of Venus and produced spectacular high resolution images of the...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 3-12-02

    03/12/2002 9:21:21 PM PST · by petuniasevan · 11 replies · 504+ views
    NASA ^ | 3-12-02 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2002 March 12 Atete Corona on Venus Credit: Magellan Spacecraft Team, USGS, NASA Explanation: What could cause a huge cylindrical mountain to rise from the surface of Venus? Such features that occur on Venus are known as coronas. Pictured above in the foreground is 500-kilometer wide Atete Corona found in a region of Venus known as the Galindo. The image was created by combining multiple radar maps of...