argonne argonne  /ˈɑr ˌɡɑn/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an American operation in World War I (1918); American troops under Pershing drove back the German armies which were saved only by the armistice on November 11

Usage(s):

  • Two invisible plastic films containing argonne, an inert gas, between them are incorporated inside the thermal panes of each window.

News

  1. 90th Missile Wing gets first female commander

    Colonel. Tracey L. Hayes took command of the 90th Missile Wing from Colonel. George R. Farfour Monday at the Argonne Parade Field. Colonel Hayes most recently served as the vice wing commander of the 460th Space Wing at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. Colonel Hayes is the first female wing commander for the 90th Missile Wing.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KGWN-TV Cheyenne

  2. Home Calendar - Sun, 16 Jun 2013 PST

    Arts/crafts Sunday Street Market - Open-air market with vendors. Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2302 N. Argonne Road, Millwood. Free admission. (509) 217-4381.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Spokesman-Review

  3. Discovery of new material state counterintuitive to laws of physics

    ( DOE/Argonne National Laboratory ) Dense materials made porous, doubling the number of nanotraps for use as water filters, chemical sensors, sequestration, hydrogen fuel cell storage, drug delivery, and catalysis.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  1. "This world-class project, which will happen here in Illinois, will help scientists propel the American leadership in technology and engineering for decades to come. I want to commend Argonne National Laboratory and the Department of Energy for...
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Rod Blagojevich Source: IGNN (press release)

  2. "The Purdue Calumet Water Institute is a regional academic institution that provides expertise on water-quality issues, and Argonne National Laboratory is a world-renown energy technology facility," Visclosky said in a statement. "This is a...
    on Aug 7, 2007 By: Pete Visclosky Source: Munster Times

  3. Lilienthal wrote about the "elaborate and even luxurious [national nuclear] laboratories that have grown up at Oak Ridge, Argonne, Brookhaven" and the push to use nuclear devices for "blowing out harbors, making explosions underground to...
    on Feb 17, 2010 By: David Lilienthal Source: CounterPunch

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