icarus icarus  /ˈɪ ˌkɜ rəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) (Greek mythology) son of Daedalus; while escaping from Crete with his father (using the wings Daedalus had made) he flew too close to the sun and the wax melted and he fell into the Aegean and drowned

News

  1. Icarus Special Issue: Dynamic Mars From Long-term Observations

    Icarus Special Issue: Dynamic Mars From Long-term Observations
    on June 17, 2013     Source: SpaceRef

  2. Space News: Dry ice 'snowboards' on Mars

    NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide – dry ice – may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go. “I have always dreamed of going to Mars,” said Serina Diniega, a planetary scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and lead author of a report published online by the journal Icarus ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Lake County News

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Quotes

  1. "I think this was meant to be," Obama said privately the next day, recalls adviser David Axelrod. "I think we were flying too close to the sun, like Icarus. When you're fighting for change, it's not supposed to be easy."
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "As far as creativity, in designing Kid Icarus, I took a look at what I thought was an overriding problem with a lot of game design," he said. "I've found that, in the established genres, the controls are always the same. For example, in...
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: Masahiro Sakurai Source: Computerandvideogames.com

  3. "I don't know personally about any project underway regarding 'Kid Icarus,' but if so many of those people are interested in it and really want to see it on the Wii they should really speak up," one of the original "Kid Icarus" developers Yoshio...
    on Mar 12, 2010 By: Yoshio Sakamoto Source: MTV.com (blog)

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