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2011-09-09 06:33:33

  A third and fourth flare have erupted from sunspot 1283. The third came on September 7 at 6:36 PM ET, and was categorized as an X1.8 by the GOES spacecraft, making it the second X-class flare within 24 hours. There was a coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with all three of the recent flares, but none of them are expected to travel directly toward Earth, and the first two were unlikely to cause aurora. NASA computer models suggest that the latest CME may give a glancing...

2011-08-09 00:00:30

Consumers now seek trail mixes with unique flavors and textures that provide a healthy sensory experience. Aurora Natural's new "ËœCrunchy Asian' and "ËœRed, White and Blue' mixes satisfy heightened taste buds and more attuned palates. Stratford, CT (PRWEB) August 07, 2011 Aurora Products, Inc. is introducing two new trail mix varieties to appeal to consumers' varied tastes. Consumers now seek trail mixes with unique flavors and textures that provide a healthy sensory...

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2011-07-22 05:50:00

Earth's aurorae, or Northern and Southern Lights, provide a dazzling light show to people living in the polar regions. Shimmering curtains of green and red undulate across the sky like a living thing. New research shows that aurorae on distant "hot Jupiters" could be 100-1000 times brighter than Earthly aurorae. They also would ripple from equator to poles (due to the planet's proximity to any stellar eruptions), treating the entire planet to an otherworldly spectacle. "I'd love to get a...

2011-07-11 12:57:00

COLUMBIA, Md., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Eurotech, a leading company in embedded and supercomputing technologies, announces that it has received a $5.6 million USD order from Selex Elsag for supply of a HPC (High-Performance Computing) system of the Aurora family. Delivery is scheduled to take place in some steps during the next 9 months. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/PH75840LOGO) Selex Elsag, strategic unit of the Finmeccanica group in the defence and security...

2011-07-06 13:53:00

AURORA, Ohio, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- After an afternoon of big splashes and twisting water slides, guests at Wildwater Kingdom will be able to sample a variety of wines and hor d'oeurves during Swim and Sip that will be held at the Aurora waterpark on Saturday, July 9. Hosted by ThornCreek Winery, guests will be able taste exquisite wines and distinctive appetizers and desserts that have been paired together. The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Lakeside Pavilions. Located in...

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2011-06-14 11:25:00

Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun. The number of these sunspots waxes and wanes over approximately an 11-year cycle -- more sunspots generally mean more activity and eruptions on the sun and vice versa. The number of sunspots can change from cycle to cycle, and 2008 saw the longest and weakest solar minimum since scientists have been monitoring the sun with space-based instruments. Observations have shown, however, that magnetic effects on Earth...

2011-06-13 15:44:08

The Aurora A kinase may contribute to polycystic kidney disease (PKD) by inactivating a key calcium channel in kidney cells, according to a study in the June 13 issue of The Journal of Cell Biology (www.jcb.org). Aurora A is an oncogene best known as a regulator of mitotic progression. But the kinase has important functions during interphase as well, when it can promote cilia disassembly and can be activated by elevated calcium levels. Because both calcium signaling and cilia are defective in...

2011-06-13 09:17:00

MORGANVILLE, N.J., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Multimedia will debut the new LXB-200 at Infocomm 2011 in Orlando, Florida on June 15th-17th at booth 2953. The LXB-200 is a new button interface with LCD readout and control ports that sets a new standard for price and feature set. Designed to fit into a standard 2 gang electrical outlet, the LXB-200 simplifies the installation and enhances the room with its elegant hi-tech look, available in black or white and is sized perfectly...

2011-06-10 08:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) today announced the certification of the Aurora Flight Sciences' facility in Columbus, Mississippi, as a UTC Supplier Gold site. Aurora Flight Sciences becomes the 14th Sikorsky supplier to achieve this milestone for superior operational performance. Qualifying criteria includes best-in-class performance in quality, delivery, lean techniques and customer...

2011-06-08 15:15:00

AURORA, Colo., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Graebel Companies, Inc. chief executive officer, Bill Graebel SGMS, has named Myrla J. Lance GMS, the global organization's first senior vice president and managing director for its Asia-Pacific region. As the Graebel senior executive leader in the APAC region, Lance will be accountable for the performance of all Graebel brands that include full-service relocation and move management and removals services and the Company's commercial...


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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Hannes Olof Gösta Alfvén (May 30, 1908 - April 2, 1995) was a Swedish plasma physicist born in Norrköping, Sweden. Alfvén received his PhD from the University of Uppsala in 1934. His thesis was titled "Investigations of the Ultra-short Electromagnetic Waves." He was originally trained as an electrical power engineer and later moved on to research and teaching in the fields of plasma physics. Alfvén made many contributions to plasma physics, including theories describing the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Aurora -- The Polar Aurora are natural displays of light in the sky that can be seen with the unaided eye only at night. An auroral display in the Northern Hemisphere is called the aurora borealis, or the northern lights; in the Southern Hemisphere it is called the aurora australis. Auroras are the most visible effect of the sun's activity on the earth's atmosphere. The beautiful and often eerie curtains of light in the night time sky have been observed by people for millennia. An aurora...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Van Allen Radiation Belt -- The Van Allen radiation belt is a torus of energetic charged particles around Earth, trapped by Earth's magnetic field. The presence of a radiation belt had been theorized prior to the Space Age and the belt's presence was confirmed by the Explorer I on January 31, 1958 and Explorer III missions, under Doctor James Van Allen. The trapped radiation was first mapped out by Explorer IV and Pioneer III. Qualitatively, it is useful to view this belt as consisting...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Wind -- Solar wind, a stream of particles (mostly high-energy protons ~ 500 Kev) that is continually ejected from the surface of the Sun. The composition of this plasma is identical to the Sun's corona, 73% hydrogen and 25% helium with the remainder as trace impurities, and is ionized. Near Earth, the velocity of the solar wind varies from 200km/s-889km/s. The average is 450 km/s. Approximately 3000 tons of material is lost from the Sun every hour as solar wind. Since solar...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Flare -- A solar flare is a violent eruption that explodes from a star's photosphere with energies equivalent to tens of millions of hydrogen bombs. Solar flares from the Sun send out a streams of highly energetic solar wind that can present a radiation hazard to spacecraft outside of planetary magnetospheres and can disrupt radio signals on Earth. Solar flares were first observed on the Sun in 1859 by English astronomer Richard Carrington. They have also been observed to...

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