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2010-05-04 10:38:13

Ash from Iceland's erupting volcano has once again disrupted air travel in Europe, forcing flight delays in the U.K. and Ireland, according to various media reports on Tuesday. BBC News reported that "flights in and out of Cardiff Airport to Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic have been disrupted by a new cloud of volcanic ash"¦ Flights from Cardiff to Belfast, Cork and Belfast were cancelled earlier when planes were grounded from 0700 BST." Furthermore, AFP reporter Andrew Bushe...

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2010-04-21 12:30:00

The development of the ash plume from Iceland's Eyjafjallajoekull volcano between April 17-20 is tracked in this series of Envisat images. On April 17th and 19th, the brown-coloured ash plume is visible travelling in a roughly southeasterly direction over the Atlantic Ocean by the prevailing western air current. By April 20th, much less ash is visible spewing from the volcano. In the latest Envisat image (below) acquired today at 13:36 CEST, even less ash is visible. Envisat has...

2010-04-20 06:22:00

AMSTERDAM, April 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aerospace Laboratory's (NLR) research aircraft has investigated the volcanic ash cloud hovering over the Netherlands. The purpose of this flight was to verify the accuracy of atmospheric models currently being used to predict the movements of the ash cloud. From the flight undertaken by the Cessna Citation on Sunday night above the Netherlands' southern provinces, it emerged that the ash cloud is highly visible. The edges of the...

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2010-04-17 10:50:00

Volcanic ash  fall could contaminate Iceland's drinking water in certain areas due to the ongoing Eyjafjallajokull eruption. Health officials also warned that the biggest health risk would be to livestock. "It is important to prevent the ash from reaching water supplies, both for public and animal health reasons and for safe milk production," Halldor Runolfsson of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority told AFP. Most of Iceland's water supply comes from underground sources,...

2010-04-13 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What does it take to get a song placed on a Twilight soundtrack? Most bands figure its all about music business connections, but one band is trying to find out if fans can make a difference. Op-Critical, a highly acclaimed alternative group from Maryland was challenged by a fan to "write a song that would convey the seductive nature of the Twilight movies while being universally loved." So out of the ether came "Twilight Angel," a tune so...

2010-01-25 18:49:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every year the United States produces about 70 million tons of fly ash from coal-fired power plants. This material has physical and chemical properties that make it an ideal substance for making concrete. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency promotes recycling fly ash and other byproducts of coal combustion through its Coal Combustion Products Partnership, a consortium of governmental and industry groups. The agency identifies recycling of...

2009-12-03 13:00:00

ALYS BEACH, Fla., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Alys Beach--Florida's premiere beach resort town--announced that it will host the third annual "Digital Graffiti" festival on Saturday, June 12, 2010. Digital Graffiti (www.digitalgraffiti.com) is the world's first outdoor projection art festival, with artists using the latest technologies to project original video art onto the resort town's iconic white walls and rooftops. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091203/CL20704) "No where...

2009-12-01 13:49:00

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world's largest professional association of blood specialists, expects more than 20,000 attendees at the 51st ASH Annual Meeting from December 5-8, 2009, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. The meeting will showcase the latest research and treatments for blood disorders. "It is my pleasure to host ASH's 51st annual meeting, where we will celebrate the start of the 'next...

2009-11-23 15:44:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Society of Hematology (ASH) and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, are launching "Explore the Mystery of Blood," a dynamic science curriculum designed to spark interest in the fields of science and medicine, in addition to exposing students to exciting career opportunities in hematology. "Many hematologists may remember watching a cartoon in grade school about Hemo the Magnificent, which...

2009-11-02 20:52:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Numbers to Remember at Greenbuild are 09, 10, 11, 12... That's Greenbuild '09 at 10am on 11/12. CalStar Products will be introducing their new Fly Ash Bricks and Fly Ash Pavers, new brick products that cut the high carbon foot print and energy consumption of brick production by 85-90%. This is the first commercially-produced fly ash brick in North America, and will be available at competitive prices. CalStar Fly Ash Brick Product Launch at...


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2009-06-17 12:33:16

The Chinese Prickly Ash or Flatspine Prickly Ash (Zanthoxylum simulans) is a species of flowering plant native to eastern China and Taiwan. It is one of several plants of Zanthoxylum from which Sichuan Pepper is produced. It is a small spreading tree that grows to 23 feet tall. Its leaves are 2.75 to 5 inches long and pinnate (having parts of a leaf arranged on both sides of the stem). Each leaf has 7 - 11 small leaflets that are each 1.25 to 2 inches long. There are numerous spines on the...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'