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Blair, Nebraska print that page


Blair, county seat and largest city in Washington County, was not one of its earliest towns. It was established when the Sioux City and Pacific Rail Road chose to cross the river at that location, going from Missouri Valley, Iowa , and up along "Carter Hollow" on the Nebraska side. Whether

Citronelle, Alabama print that page

This was long part of the territory of thousands of years of indigenous peoples . By the time of European contact , members of the historical tribes of Choctaw and Creek people hunted in the area. The area now known as Citronelle was first explored by Europeans in the 18th century. The land | 2011/7/3 17:43:50

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not allowed to do so ("Ineligible Linemen"). Flag (and touch ) football may also be divided into contact " or "non contact ", depending on whether or not blocking is allowed; if allowed, blocking is usually restricted to the chest . In Non Contact flag football, there is no blocking, usually

Contact juggling print that page

Many of the techniques found in contact juggling, such as balancing or rolling a single ball or palm spinning (see " Baoding Balls "), have been performed for centuries. More variations were introduced by vaudevillians such as Paul Cinquevalli . In 1986, American juggler Tony Duncan was reported | 2011/8/30 2:36:45

Bartolomeo Cristofori print that pageTimeline of Bartolomeo Cristofori


The available source materials on Cristofori's life include his birth and death records, two wills, the bills he submitted to his employers, and a single interview done by Scipione Maffei . From the latter, we have both Maffei's notes and the published journal article. Cristofori was born

Lake Burley Griffin print that page


Griffin designed the lake with many geometric motifs, so that the axes of his design lined up with natural geographical landmarks in the area. However, government authorities changed his original plans and no substantial work was completed before he left Australia in 1920. His scheme remained

STS-71 print that page


The five-day docking marked the creation of the largest spacecraft ever placed into orbit at that time in history, the first ever on-orbit changeout of Shuttle crew members, and the 100th manned space launch by the United States. During the docked operations, the crews of the shuttle & station

Stud contact system print that page

The Stud Contact System is a once obsolete ground-level power supply system for electric trams . Studs were set in the road at intervals and connected to a buried electric cable by switches operated by magnets on the tramcars. Current was collected from the studs by a "skate" or " ski collector | 2011/8/17 8:38:59

Weightlessness print that page


in motion, at the same speed and direction. Objects at rest tend to stay at rest. Objects not in contact with other objects "float" freely. If the inertial trajectory is influenced by gravity, the reference frame will be an accelerated frame as seen from a position outside the gravitational

Third rail print that page


insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made