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Life in a Northern Virginia suburb of Washington, D.C. B.M.A.T.C., and Etruscan typewriter erasers. Blogged by David Gorsline.

Thursday, 8 April 2004

Gregor Yanega and Margaret Rubega of the University of Connecticut use 500fps photography to image a hummingbird bending open its bill to catch fruit flies.

posted: 9:48:06 PM  

The wreck of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's P-38, found in 260 feet of water off Marseille, has been positively identified. The pilot, author of The Little Prince and Night Flight, whose name is well-known to beginning French language students, disappeared during a routine reconnaissance flight on 31 July 1944.

(Thanks to Bookslut.)

posted: 9:38:48 PM  

More positive news for Metrorail to Dulles:

Metro's proposed Silver Line in the Dulles corridor got a major boost last week when the U.S. House of Representatives put the project on its start-up list as part of the next six-year spending bill for highway and transit construction.

posted: 1:09:08 PM  

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