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Born On This Day

1855 – James Albert Weaver was born in Childs Ercall, Shropshire, England to William Weaver and Mary Ann Watkins

Born On This Day

National Guardsmen Deploy To Afghanistan

DENVER (CBS4) – Some of Colorado’s finest are heading to Afghanistan.

The Army national guardsmen, out of Watkins, will be supporting NATO’s mission overseas.

On Sunday more than 60 soldiers from Colorado Army National Guard’s Company B, 5th Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne) said goodbye to friends and family at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum. 61 more words

News

The Young and the Digital: The Allure of Social Games, Synthetic Worlds, and Second lives.

In this chapter of his book ‘The Young and the Digital: What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future’, Watkins discusses online gaming in regards to young men, and how it can be used positively as a source of socialising and lesson-learning. 577 more words

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Where are NASA’s rockets born? “To go to space, it must come through New Orleans”

(Source: arstechnica.com)

MICHOUD, La.—Bobby Watkins hears it all the time. He’s on a plane with some work materials, and a neighbor will notice the unmistakable “meatball.” (That’s a loving nickname for NASA’s iconic blue spherical logo shared by many around his office.) Watkins isn’t in transit to Houston, Florida, or Southern California, however, so onlookers inevitably ask, “You work for NASA? 788 more words

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