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Chased by a Boeing Helicopter

A rather odd thing happened to me on my way to the theater Friday night. I was chased by a helicopter. Yes. I know that sounds odd. Imagine – just for a second – how odd it would feel to drive several miles with a helicopter about two car lengths behind you and only about


I’ve been saying I wanted to see an aerial view of the Pentagon, and the satellite IKONOS finally provided one. This article at CNN also shows some photos of NYC. NASA closed its major space facilities after the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States. At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, NASA technicians took

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The space shuttle Endeavour launched this afternoon. I was lucky enough to live in Daytona Beach, FL when I was a kid so I was able to see this many, many times … My mom took us to Cape Canaveral to see one of the very first launches. Incredible. Awe-inspiring. Loud.

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A few years ago I was trying to determine what cocktails I could make with the alcohol I had at home. I searched the App Store but couldn't find an app that would let me do that, so I built one.


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