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Experts To Track Big City Carbon Footprints
2013-05-13 04:38:01

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists from across the globe are joining forces to track the carbon footprints of some of the world´s largest cities, hoping to determine whether or not emissions standards in various regions are being met. According to Associated Press (AP) reporter Alicia Chang, the efforts are being focused on cities like Paris and Los Angeles, which are home to more than 10 million residents. In recent years, she said, these...

Curiosity Headed To Mount Sharp
2012-12-30 09:54:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online The Mars rover Curiosity will ring in the new year drilling into its first rock before moving on to the base of Mount Sharp, where its search for carbon-based molecules begins in earnest, NASA officials told the media on Saturday. First up in 2013, the rover, which spent the holiday measuring the planet's atmosphere, will begin the process of selecting a rock, drilling into it, and then determining what chemicals it is...

Grand Canyon May Be As Old As The Dinosaurs
2012-11-30 06:48:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the University of Colorado Boulder and the California Institute of Technology has analyzed mineral grains from the bottom of the western Grand Canyon. The findings indicate that the canyon was largely carved out about 70 million years ago, putting it in a time when dinosaurs were around and might have peeked over the rim. CU-Boulder Assistant Professor Rebecca Flowers says that this new research, using a dating...

Doubt Cast On California Desalination
2012-09-23 09:45:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Despite years of planning and millions of dollars of investment, desalination plants have done little to provide fresh water to the citizens of California, a Saturday Associated Press (AP) report has revealed. Desalination is the term used to describe the processes by which salt and other minerals are removed from saline water, making it suitable for drinking, irrigation, and other such uses. It has been used in Saudi...

2011-02-15 07:35:00

NASA's Stardust spacecraft spent its Valentine's Day getting cozy with a comet, snapping more than 70 photographs of Tempel 1 during a Monday flyby, the US space agency has announced. Stardust flew past Tempel 1 at speeds in excess of 24,000mph, AP Science Writer Alicia Chang reported on Tuesday. Officials from the NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California report that the time of closest approach was 11:39pm EST, when the craft passed within 112 miles of the comet. As of...

2010-07-16 09:30:00

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered approximately 25,000 new asteroids over the past six months using their new Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) space telescope, according to the Associated Press (AP). According to AP Science Writer Alicia Chang, 95 of those asteroids are considered "near Earth," meaning that they are less than 30 million miles from the planet. However, Chang notes that none of the recently discovered asteroids pose any threat to...

2008-09-25 09:00:11

By ALICIA CHANG By Alicia Chang The Associated Press LOS ANGELES Stroke sufferers can still benefit from clot-busting medicine if taken an hour or so beyond the current three-hour window after symptoms start, a new study suggests. The finding could potentially extend treatment to thousands more people each year and prevent many from being left disabled. However, it does not change long-standing advice that stroke victims seek immediate help if they feel sudden numbness or weakness...

2008-08-01 09:00:08

By ALICIA CHANG By Alicia Chang The Associated Press LOS ANGELES The Phoenix spacecraft has tasted Martian water for the first time, scientists reported Thursday. By melting icy soil in one of its lab instruments, the robot confirmed the presence of frozen water lurking below the Martian permafrost. Until now, evidence of ice in Mars' north pole region has been largely circumstantial. In 2002, the orbiting Odyssey spacecraft spied what looked like a reservoir of buried ice. After...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.