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Dawn

A proposed NASA asteroid orbiter scheduled for launch in May 2006. Approved as a low-cost science mission for NASA's Discovery program in 2001, the Dawn spacecraft is set to visit two of the largest asteroids in the Solar System, (1) Ceres and (4) Vesta. The overall purpose of the mission is to investigate fully the physical makeup of these incipient planets and learn more about the origin of the Solar System and advance our understanding of the formation of the inner planets. The Dawn mission will build upon the highly successful ion-propulsion technology first used in NASA's Deep Space 1. NASA scientists plan for the Dawn probe to visit Vesta first, arriving there in July 2010 and remaining in orbit for the following seven months or more. Dawn will be expected to rendezvous with Ceres in August 2014. In each case, the orbiter is expected to come as close as 100 km to the surface of the asteroid it will be circling.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Dawn

 

a Pakistani newspaper. It is published in Karachi (since 1947). Circulation in English, approximately 30,000 (1969); in Gujarati, approximately 8,000 (1969). The newspaper was founded by M. A. Jinnah in 1942. During 1942-47 it was published in New Delhi. The owner of Dawn is A. A. Haroon (born 1916), a prominent politician and statesman and an important businessman. As a rule, Dawn reflects the opinion of official circles. Advertising makes up about 30 percent of the newspaper.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

What does it mean when you dream about dawn?

As a symbol, the dawn can have most of the meanings generally associated with light (e.g., enlightenment, vitality). More particularly, the dawn is the emergence of a new stage of life, a new understanding, or a new start, and the emergence from darkness.

The Dream Encyclopedia, Second Edition © 2009 Visible Ink Press®. All rights reserved.

dawn

[dȯn]
(astronomy)
The first appearance of light in the eastern sky before sunrise, or the time of that appearance. Also known as daybreak.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

dawn

The twilight period before the sunrise. The twilight period varies in different latitudes and altitudes and is subject to different interpretations. The normal procedure is to abide by the values given in the air almanac.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved

Dawn

Aarvak
one of the horses of the sun. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 1]
Aurora
goddess of dawn whose tears provide dew. [Rom. Myth.: Kravitz, 42]
Daphne
Apollo’s attempted rape represents dawn fleeing daylight. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 72; Jobes, 414]
Eos
goddess of dawn; announces Helios each morning. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 89]
Heimdall
god of dawn and protector of rainbow bridge, Bifrost. [Norse Myth.: Leach, 488]
laughing jackass
bird whose cry brings in daylight. [Euahlayi Legend: How the People Sang The Mountains Up, 19]
Octa
mountain from which sun rises. [Rom. Folklore: Wheeler, 7]
rays, garland
of emblem of Aurora, dawn goddess. [Gk. Myth.: Jobes, 374]
rooster
its crowing at dawn heralds each new day. [Western Folklore: Leach, 329]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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11) analyses of trends in drug consumption "depend heavily on a presumed relationship between the number of heavy drug users and the number of emergency room admissions for drug-related problems, as reported in the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)."
The Underreporting of Cocaine-Related Trauma: Drug Abuse Warning Network Reports vs Hospital Toxicology Tests.
"Estimates from the Drug Abuse Warning Network: 1992 Estimates of Drug-Related Emergency Room Episodes." Advance Report Number 4.
Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2007: national estimates of drug-related emergency department visits.
Drug Abuse Warning Network, 2007: area profiles of drug-related mortality.
Its use accounts for 5,000-6,000 ED episodes yearly, according to the federal Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), a federal effort which allows physicians to report different toxicities to a national database.
Based on data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN), from 1990 through 1994, the annual number of listings of cocaine by medical examiners in drug-abuse--death cases in Baltimore City increased 737% (1) (Figure 2), and the annual number of cocaine-related emergency department episodes increased 239% (from 3023 to 10,243) (2).
Annual medical examiner data, 1994: data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Rockville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1995.
To characterize trends in methamphetamine-associated morbidity and mortality during 1991-1994, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) compiled and analyzed data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) and the Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS).
Annual medical examiner data, 1993: data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network. Rockville, Maryland: US Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1995:79; DHHS publication no.
Emergency room visits involving Ecstasy, or methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), increased 58% from 1999 to 2000, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's annual Drug Abuse Warning Network survey of more than 400 U.S.

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