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2014-06-19 08:20:59

CANNES, France, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated Astrophysicist, former NASA Advisory Council member, and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, is to deliver the fourth annual Ogilvy & Mather Inspire lecture at this year's Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity today in Cannes at 2.00 p.m.. Exploring the pervasive curiosity that motivates all truly creative people to explore new ideas, Dr. Tyson will examine the drivers of creative thinking across...

2014-06-18 16:22:36

NEW YORK, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lone Star Value Investors, LP (together with its affiliates, "Lone Star Value" or "we"), a significant shareholder of Antares Energy Limited (ASX: AZZ) (OTC: AZZEF) ("Antares" or the "Company"), today delivered an open letter to Antares Chairman and CEO, James Cruickshank. The full text of the letter follows. June 18, 2014 Mr. James CruickshankCEO/Chairman of the Board of DirectorsAntares Energy Ltd. ("AZZ") 3837 Greenbrier DriveDallas,...

Planetary Nebulae Observed Releasing Water-Building Molecules
2014-06-17 11:19:05

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The region in space around a planetary nebula is filled with harsh radiation. Yet despite this hostile environment – the area is seeded with a molecule essential to the formation of water. According to two new studies -- "Herschel Planetary Nebula Survey" and "Herschel spectral mapping of the Helix nebula" -- based on observations from the European Space Agency’s Herschel Observatory, harsh radiation around a planetary nebula does...

2014-06-17 08:31:34

Leveraging customer intelligence, ABICOR BINZEL identified an immediate customer need for products that ensure welders' safety, health and work comfort. MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the welding torches market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes ABICOR BINZEL (BINZEL) with the 2013 Europe Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. BINZEL's advanced line of lighter-weight and feature-rich torches for manual welding delivers high...

2014-06-17 08:25:06

NEW YORK and CANNES, France, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the announcement of a major investment to fuel its growth by The Carlyle Group, Talent Partners, the leader in talent and production support services for more than 750 agency and advertiser clients representing 1,500 brands, has appointed Julie Balster to the newly created position of Business Affairs Manager for the company's European unit. The announcement was made here today at the Cannes Lions...

HD189733b
2014-06-17 04:38:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from University College London and the University of New South Wales have reportedly developed a new, more powerful and more accurate way to detect extraterrestrial life that focuses on methane. Writing in the latest edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study authors explain their development of a new spectrum for hot methane capable of detecting the molecule at...

2014-06-16 23:13:13

Authors GA Mohr, Richard Sinclair, and Edwin Fear change readers' perceptions of the universe. Australia (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Throughout history, brilliant men and women have dedicated their lives to finding the truth about the universe. To this end, a multitude of theories ranging from the Steady State Theory to the Big Bang Theory have sprung up. In “The Evolving Universe” (published by Xlibris AU) authors GA Mohr, Richard Sinclair and Edwin Fear have combined their special...

Scientists Spots Giant Space Weather Effects At Mercury
2014-06-16 03:32:22

Karen C. Fox, NASA The solar wind of particles streaming off the sun helps drive flows and swirls in space as complicated as any terrestrial weather pattern. Scientists have now spotted at planet Mercury, for the first time, a classic space weather event called a hot flow anomaly, or HFA, which has previously been spotted at Earth, Venus, Saturn and Mars. "Planets have a bow shock the same way a supersonic jet does," said Vadim Uritsky at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in...

2014-06-16 12:22:50

Whirlpool Brand Duet® offers new level of energy efficiency BENTON HARBOR, Mich., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the first appliance manufacturer to offer an ENERGY STAR® certified clothes dryer. The company received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) ENERGY STAR program on the Whirlpool brand Duet® model WED87HED steam dryer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140616/118507 The EPA announced its...

asteroid Eros
2014-06-16 12:21:29

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Thursday, June 19, NASA will host a televised update on recent progress and upcoming milestones in the agency's efforts to identify, capture and relocate an asteroid, and send astronauts to take samples of it in the 2020s. The 1-2:30 p.m. EDT event will kick off a two-day virtual workshop to highlight successes and new opportunities through NASA's Asteroid Grand Challenge, which coincides with its first anniversary....


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Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that illuminates our day. For this reason, scientists have, for hundreds of years, attempted to study the other...

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational Planetary Astronomy Even within the field of Planetary Astronomy, there are several divisions to...

Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years distant. Credit: NASA/ESA/Wikipedia What is Astrophysics? For much of the modern age the term Astrophysics has been used synonymously with Astronomy. This interchange is so common that many textbooks even offer the two as having the same meaning. However, from a strictly historical perspective there are differences...

Tropic of Capricorn
2013-02-21 13:31:57

The Tropic of Capricorn, alternately called the Southern Tropic, is a marker of the most southerly latitude on the Earth at which the Sun can be directly overhead. This occurs at the December solstice, when the southern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun at its maximum degree. It is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. It presently lies 23 degrees 26’ 16’’ south of the Equator. Currently, the Tropic of Capricorn is drifting towards the north at...

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