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2011-04-07 09:02:00

CHICAGO, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lend Lease, through its legacy Bovis Lend Lease business, has been named General Contractor for America's premier upper-upscale Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel in the internationally-acclaimed Aqua Tower in Chicago's evolving Lakeshore East community. Through a joint venture of developer Magellan Development Group and Carlson Hotels, a Minnetonka, Minn. based global hospitality and travel company with more than 1,080 hotels in 77 countries, including more...

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2011-04-07 09:03:41

Melissa Quijada, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. With more than a few stamps on its passport, NASA's Aquarius instrument on the Argentinian Sat©lite de Aplicaciones Científicas (SAC)-D spacecraft will soon embark on its space mission to "taste" Earth's salty ocean. After a journey of development and assembly through NASA facilities, a technology center in Bariloche, Argentina, and testing chambers in Brazil, the Aquarius instrument, set to measure the...

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2011-03-17 06:43:09

Typical clovers have three leaves, unless you happen to be lucky, and NASA's Aqua satellite has provided three different views of Ireland to mark Saint Patrick's Day on March 17, 2011. With the luck o' the Irish, NASA's Aqua satellite was fortunate to capture mostly clear views of the Emerald Isle in these near-infrared/visible, infrared and microwave light views acquired by Aqua's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on March 3, 2011, at 13:11 UTC. Ireland, located in the Atlantic...

2011-03-10 08:01:00

HOPKINTON, Mass. and BRANFORD, Conn., March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliper Life Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: CALP) and HistoRx, Inc., today announced a collaboration to co-develop a new generation of tissue-based imaging and analysis solutions, based on immuno-fluorescence, that will deliver accurate, quantitative, and reproducible measurements of proteins in tissue samples. The collaboration will enable researchers to leverage the combined imaging and analysis power of Caliper's Vectra(TM),...

2011-02-22 10:31:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqua Beachwear today announced that it has been named the official supplier of the prestigious L*Space® line of swimwear for the new InStyle Magazine, as well as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. L*Space is the brand created by legendary designer and creative director Monica Wise. Her suits use the highest quality fabrics, innovative hardware accents and luxurious vintage and novelty prints. "From conception, my...

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2011-02-14 15:24:02

Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has made landfall in northeastern Madagascar, and NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured visible infrared satellite data of the storm's progression over the weekend, revealing the power behind the storm. The movement and landfall of Tropical Cyclone Bingiza was captured over the weekend of Feb. 12-13 in a series of infrared satellite imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Aqua and Terra provided...

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2011-02-01 12:11:21

One of the largest winter storms since the 1950s is affecting 30 U.S. states today with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. NASA satellites have gathering data on the storm that stretches from Texas and the Rockies to the New England states. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have been providing visible, infrared and microwave looks at the storm system's clouds, precipitation, temperatures and extent. Visible and infrared images and animations of the storm's clouds and movement are created...

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2011-02-01 09:42:47

Fresh on the heels of a series of crippling floods that began in December 2010, and a small tropical cyclone, Anthony, this past weekend, the northeastern Australian state of Queensland is now bracing for what could become one of the largest tropical cyclones the state has ever seen. The Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite, built and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., captured this infrared image of Yasi on Jan. 31, 2011, at 6:29...

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2011-01-25 08:45:25

Technicians from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., completed the installation of thermal blankets on NASA's Aquarius instrument last week, as the Aquarius/Satelite de Aplicaciones Cientificas (SAC-D) spacecraft continued functional performance tests at Brazil's National Institute for Space Research (Laborat³rio de Integração e Testes "“ Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais, or LIT-INPE) in Sáo Jos© dos...

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2011-01-14 18:00:00

Building high pressure is expected to make Tropical Storm Vince do a U-turn in the Southern Indian Ocean and take a westward track away from Western Australia. Two instruments on NASA's Aqua satellite looked at Vince's clouds this morning before Vince's forecast U-turn. From its vantage point in space, Aqua passed over Tropical Storm Vince on January 14 at 06:20 UTC (1:20 a.m. EST/2:20 p.m. Australia/Perth time) and the Moderate Resolution Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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