Space Stars: Generations — Lockhart, Shatner, Wheaton Videos Celebrate NASA Spinoff Benefits to Life on Earth

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WASHINGTON — June Lockhart, William Shatner and Wil Wheaton are the latest entertainment icons featured in new public service announcements that highlight how some of NASA’s outstanding accomplishments in space are used to improve our life on Earth.

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EELUS: 10A — A DECADE WITH THE BLADE

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Bringing together elements of sci-fi, fantasy and horror seen in film, comic books and pop culture of his own generation, Eelus’s paintings and assemblages are also informed by 18th and 19th century artists like William Blake and Aubrey Beardsley (rebellious and revolutionary in their time) and how their works express the erotic, the macabre and the inescapable forces of nature. Themes of love, loss, truth, lies and the fear and excitement of the unknown are cut through his intricate works with the patient and skilful handling of his scalpel.

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Starspeed Ltd. Signs Contract for an AW169 Helicopter

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AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Starspeed Ltd. of the UK has signed a preliminary sale contract for one AW169 light intermediate helicopter plus an option for an additional aircraft. The helicopter will be used to perform VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom. The order marks the entrance of the all new AW169 into the important UK VIP market and further expands the significant and rapidly growing success already achieved by the AW169 in the UK and worldwide for various applications.

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1 in 10 Christmas shoppers turn away from their PC to use smartphones

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New research from bss digital reveals that changes in consumer purchasing behaviour this Christmas will impact retailers who do not have mobile enabled websites. 9% (approximately 1 in 10 shoppers) who used a PC to do their Christmas shopping last year will use their smartphones in 2012. With 33 million smartphones and tablet computers in the UK, for retailers who are already working on tighter and tighter margins, this 9% could be the difference between a Happy Christmas and a miserable one.

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Meet the relatives of history’s greatest men and women in the second series of Find My Past

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Find My Past, new and exclusive to Yesterday

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Chris Hollins is back for a brand new and exclusive second series of the award-winning genealogy show, Find My Past. Each week ordinary British people take an extraordinary journey through the past which links them with some of the country’s key historical events.

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The People’s Jubilee, A Nation Celebrates

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When a book title starts with “The People’s” some readers will be put off because of the association with politicians of low repute. However, this book can justify the prefix. Although the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee was very much about the elebration of an extraordinary period of service by one woman to her nation, and at a time of enormous social and political change, it fired the enthusiasm of the people in a way that many commentators had assumed was long extinct.

The captions to the photographs are well written and each section of photographs is introduced with concise text that ably sets the scene for the section following it. The publisher has provided layout and production that fully complements the content. This should be a book that sells strongly around the world and one which will be treasured by those who own it.

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Winged Warriors, The Cold War From The Cockpit

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This book provides a very valuable insight into a period of history that has still to be adequately discovered in print. With the WWII aircrew rapidly fading into history, it should be a timely reminder that the Cold War Warriors are not growing any younger and their perspectives need to be recorded in print before it is too late. Some of the early years of the Cold War are already beyond adequate first hand accounts. The scale of war was as great as that of WWII and continued for a much longer period.

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