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Fastest manned plane

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Fastest manned plane                             The fastest manned plane in the world is the North American X-15 rocket-powered aircraft.  This was part of an experimental series known only ...

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Fastest spacecraft

fastest

Fastest spacecraft                             (Fifty times) “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive . . . Look!  Up in the sky!  It’s . . .” ...

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Fastest motorcycle

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Fastest motorcycle                             The world’s fastest motorcycle is the Dodge Tomahawk.  It is a limited edition motorcycle.  It features a 10 cylinder, 90 degree v-type engine.  At ...

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Zohydro too dangerous for FDA’s OK?

zohydro

Is Zohydro too dangerous? FED UP!, an organization of over 40 consumer, health care and addiction-rehabilitation groups, thinks Zohydro is indeed too dangerous and they are urging the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) to reverse its approval of the ...

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Fastest single-rotor helicopter

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Fastest single-rotor helicopter                             The fastest single-rotor helicopter in the world is said to be what sources call a “slightly modified” Westland Lynx ZB500. No specifics were ...

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Same-sex marriage ruling to be appealed

same-sex marriage

Same-sex marriage ruling will be appealed by Virginia clerk Virginia’s Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk George E. Schaefer III gave notice Monday that he is appealing a federal judge’s recent decision overturning the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.  David B. Oakley, ...

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Zircon is oldest piece of Earth

zircon

 Zircon fragment said to be the oldest piece of Earth The tiny fragment of zircon discovered in a rock on a Jack Hills sheep ranch in Australia might not look like anything special to the untrained eye.  Scientists, however, believe ...

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FDA to regulate e-cigarettes?

e-cigarettes

Will the FDA soon be taking charge of e-cigarettes? A new law in 2009 gave the FDA the power to regulate the tobacco industry (including cigarettes, self-rolled tobacco and smokeless tobacco); the government agency is now ready to regulate the ...

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Breast cancer controversy causes concern

breast cancer

Breast cancer controversy causes confusion A Canadian research team stirred up controversy recently with a study that suggests mammogram screenings don’t lower the number of deaths caused by breast cancer.   The study in question was published in the British Medical ...

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Speeding star shocks galaxy

speeding star

NASA reports a speeding star will shock the galaxy Moving at high speeds runaway stars reportedly have vast impact on their surroundings as they move through the Milky Way galaxy. NASA‘s Spitzer Space Telescope captured the results of those fast-paced ...

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