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2014-08-26 23:06:29

Technology Industry Analyst and consultant Jeff Kagan is one of the best known and most often quoted analysts in the wireless industry. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Want to get on the radar so Wireless Analyst Jeff Kagan can follow and comment on your company and technology? Schedule your initial, paid, CTIA 2014 Super Mobility Week Industry analyst briefing with Jeff Kagan. At this analyst briefing, it’s up to you to break through the noise and chaos of the changing industry...

2012-08-11 09:00:32

[ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: 2012 Perseid Meteor Shower ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every year in August, the Perseid Meteor shower is visible to the naked eye and is a favorite for professional and amateur astronomers alike. The Perseid shower has it all. It offers a consistently high rate of meteors, it produces more bright, visible meteors than any other shower, it happens in August when many people are on vacation, and it happens at a time when...

2011-08-15 09:45:00

The annual Perseid meteor shower is a sky watching ritual with star gazers and photographers out in abundance every year for the light show. There have been uncountable photographs of this event over the years, but a fresh take on this is now available. NASA astronaut Ron Garan found himself in a unique position for this annual show, above the meteor and looking down from the International Space Station (ISS) as the space rocks turned to flame and fell through the atmosphere. Garan makes...

2011-08-09 13:11:10

The Perseid meteor shower is peaking around August 12 through the 13th, but this year it will have to pierce through the sky against a full Moon. The Perseid meteor shower has been observed for about 2000 years and is associated with the comet Switf-Tuttle. The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity being between August 9 and 14, depending on the particular location of the stream. The rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour during the peak hours, and they...

2010-11-08 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9: EAST COAST BLACKOUT Profile America -- Tuesday, November 9th. Forty-five years ago, an eerie darkness spread over much of the Northeastern United States from Canada beginning at 5:16 p.m. A massive electrical...

2009-09-01 10:55:00

MONTVALE, N.J., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today reported August sales of 17,112 vehicles. Although August volume was slightly off by 7.5 percent versus August 2008, August sales were MBUSA's strongest so far this year and marked the fourth month of increasing sales momentum. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20070709/NYM040LOGO ) The volume leaders for the month were the E-, C-, and M-Class with sales of 4,671, 4,253, and 2,577 respectively. The all-new...

2009-08-10 15:30:00

Splat! There goes another bug on the windshield.Anyone who's ever driven down a country lane has seen it happen. A fast moving car, a cloud of multiplying insects, and a big disgusting mess.The next time that happens to you, instead of grossing out, try thinking of the experience as an astronomy lesson. Your car is Earth. The bugs are tiny flakes of comet dust. The carnage on your windshield ... it's a meteor shower!Earth, like a speeding car, races around the Sun sweeping up everything in...

2008-08-04 12:00:35

By ROSEMARY GORING ONE of Alexander Solzhenitsyn s earliest memories was of helping his mother bury the medals his father had earned as an officer in the Russian army in the First World War. Not long after marrying Solzhenitsyn s mother at the battlefront, Isaaky Solzhenitsyn died in a hunting accident, and within weeks he and his kind were seen as a mortal threat to the Bolshevik regime. Solzhenitsyn was born after his father s death, in the resort town of Kislovodsk on December 11,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Perseids Meteor Shower -- Like most meteor showers, the Perseids are caused by comet debris. As comets enter the inner solar system, they are warmed by the sun and peppered by the solar wind, which produces the familar tails that stretch across the night sky when a bright comet is close to Earth. Comet tails are made of tiny pieces of ice, dust, and rock which are spewed into interplanetary space as they bubble off the comet's nucleus. When Earth encounters these particles on its...

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  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.