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2014-10-06 16:21:40

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has formally delivered to Alaskan officials a new technology that could help pilots flying over the vast wilderness expanses of the northern-most state. The technology is designed to help pilots make better flight decisions, especially when disconnected from the Internet, telephone, flight services and other data sources normally used by pilots. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO S. Peter Worden, director...

2014-08-11 23:00:19

Donna Ames is recognized as an NAPW VIP Woman of the Year for her outstanding leadership and commitment within her profession Garden City, NY (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 NAPW honors Donna Ames as a 2014 Professional Woman of the Year for coordinating clinical trials with this prestigious distinction. As the largest, most-recognized networking organization of women in the country, spanning virtually every industry and profession, the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW) is a...

2014-07-30 12:21:03

$270 Million Single Award Recognizes Wyle's Project Management, Research and Technology Development Capabilities EL SEGUNDO, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wyle has been named the prime contractor on the Fully Integrated Lifecycle Mission Support Services (FILMSS) contract awarded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Under the terms of the contract, Wyle will provide mission support to Ames Research Center at Moffett Field, Calif. In particular, Wyle will...

2014-07-24 16:21:32

WASHINGTON, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has selected Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Houston, to support NASA's flight programs and mission projects, providing support for multiple sustained project management, research and technology development capabilities that encompass all phases of mission and project lifecycles at the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-fixed-fee hybrid...

cubesats
2014-07-17 11:30:49

Maria Alberty, NASA's Ames Research Center Inspired by science fiction, three bowling ball-size free-flying Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites (SPHERES) have been flying inside the International Space Station since 2006. These satellites provide a test bed for development and research, each having its own power, propulsion, computer, navigation equipment, and physical and electrical connections for hardware and sensors for various experiments. Aboard...

2014-06-16 16:25:10

AMES, Iowa, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ames, Iowa-based vaccine producer, Harrisvaccines, today announced it has been granted United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) conditional licensure of the company's Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) Vaccine, RNA utilizing its SirraVax(SM )RNA Particle Technology. This is the first USDA conditional license granted for a PEDv vaccine since the initial outbreak, and it will allow Harrisvaccines to sell their vaccine directly to the...

Hazy Titan Sunsets Help In Research Of Exoplanet Atmospheres
2014-05-28 06:49:53

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By studying a hazy sunset on Titan via the Cassini spacecraft, scientists are learning new ways to better understand the atmospheres of exoplanets orbiting distant stars. Scientists developed a new technique based on the data provided by NASA’s Cassini mission that shows how hazy skies could impact the ability to study alien worlds. "It turns out there's a lot you can learn from looking at a sunset," Tyler Robinson, a NASA...

2014-05-27 08:25:20

Restoration and modernization project part of plan to give community children an immersive, interactive arts experience LA GRANGE, Ill., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Impact Architectural Signs (http://www.impactsigns.com/) recently completed installation of a donor wall at Ames Memorial Hall to honor the campaign contributors and organizers who made its restoration possible. The centerpiece of the wall is a series of etched glass panels; surrounding these are individual donor stars...

space dust nanograins
2014-05-07 16:20:44

WASHINGTON, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., has successfully reproduced, right here on Earth, the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star and lead to the formation of planet-forming interstellar dust. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Using a specialized facility, called the Cosmic Simulation Chamber (COSmIC) designed and built at Ames, scientists now are able to...

2014-05-06 20:20:46

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA Administrator Charles Bolden will visit the agency's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., Thursday, May 8, to discuss findings in the Third National Climate Assessment, released Tuesday by the White House. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The report includes contributions by NASA scientists, as well as data collected from agency missions. Bolden will be available for a question-and-answer...


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2012-06-14 08:01:48

Symbol: VAPL2 Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Vine Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N VI    N Synonyms:   VAFR Vanilla fragrans (Salisb.) Ames Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-14 08:14:59

Symbol: TRPO5 Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N PR    N Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering...

2012-06-14 08:19:11

Symbol: TRGE Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   TRCU2 Triphora cubensis (Rchb. f.) Ames Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:FL Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division  ...

sptu_001_pvp
2012-06-14 09:31:59

Symbol: SPTU Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   SPGR6 Spiranthes grayi Ames   SPTUG Spiranthes tuberosa Raf. var. grayi (Ames) Fernald Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, KS, KY, LA, MA, MO, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom  ...

2012-06-14 09:32:17

Symbol: SPOC Group: Monocot Family: Orchidaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   SPCEO Spiranthes cernua (L.) Rich. var. ochroleuca (Rydb.) Ames   SPST2 Spiranthes ×steigeri Correll Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:IN, KY, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants...

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