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2014-07-03 04:22:16

Partnership with PlumChoice allows for part-time job, potentially long-lasting career with technical support company DENVER, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Community College of Aurora has entered a partnership with remote technical support provider PlumChoice tailored to the IT company's desire to add skilled employees to its workforce. Students enrolled in computer science classes at CCA have been targeted as potential part-time hires initially, who then have a chance at future...

2014-06-20 12:20:44

MOSCOW, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ISC Kosmotras [http://www.kosmotras.ru ] successfully launched a cluster of small spacecraft by the RS-20 rocket (Dnepr) on 20 June 2014. The first Russian private Earth remote sensing satellite of the SPUTNIX [http://www.sputnix.ru ] Company, named TabletSat-Aurora, was also set into its target orbit. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140620/693533 ) It is planned to receive the data from the microsatellite to a...

2014-06-16 08:34:24

-- Aurora Multimedia introduces its new QXT-700 quad-core HD touch panel with integrated control system. MORGANVILLE, N.J., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (InfoComm Booth #C5430) -- Aurora Multimedia, a leader in IP control systems and HD video distribution, introduces the all-new QXT-700 HD platform-agnostic touch panel. This stunning new fully autonomous touch panel with integrated control system boasts a 1280 x 800 resolution HD screen and a 2D/3D graphic accelerator assuring...

2014-06-16 00:21:05

Dual-teaching model rarely employed, but can aid in gaining contextualization, learning terminology for those on cusp of college-level coursework DENVER, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- CCA, a Colorado community college, has a diverse population on two Colorado campuses. It includes students from more than 60 countries speaking 71 different languages in its ESL program alone. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140612/117343) So, when an overwhelming majority of these...

2014-06-04 12:21:05

Despite widespread industry attention, upset-recovery training still isn't being done nearly enough, says Gauntlet Warbirds. In response, the company has developed a unique new onsite upset-recovery training program. AURORA, Ill., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inflight loss of control is the leading cause of commercial-aviation fatalities, but most pilots still aren't getting enough training in it, according to Gauntlet Warbirds, an advanced flight training facility based near...

2014-05-29 12:30:27

Senate Bill 745 Requires Replacement of Battery-Operated Alarms with 10-Year, Sealed Models, Does Not Alter Requirements for Hard-wired Alarms AURORA, Ill., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Older California residences are about to get a much-needed safety upgrade as a new law outlining smoke alarm requirements takes effect throughout the state. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140528/91988 Beginning July 1, 2014, California Senate Bill 745 requires that all solely battery-operated...

2014-05-28 16:24:54

Offers 150 Treasures Direct From the Set on May 30 SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One Kings Lane (www.OneKingsLane.com), a leading online destination for the home, will sell 150 props from the set of Disney's live-action epic Maleficent and all the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of America. The sale will offer one-of-a-kind items, including embroidered and lush cushions, ornate trunks, and pewter serveware from the film set. This...

2014-05-27 23:02:58

A groundbreaking new study released today by the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and published in Obesity, the journal of The Obesity Society, confirms definitively that drinking diet beverages helps people lose weight. Aurora, CO (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 A groundbreaking new study released today by the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and published in Obesity, the journal of The Obesity Society, confirms definitively that drinking...

2014-05-27 04:21:08

DUBAI, UAE, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When Academy Award(R)-winning actress Angelina Jolie got wind that a movie about Maleficent, her favorite Disney character, was going to be made, her interest was piqued. "I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl," says Jolie. "I was afraid of her and I loved her. So, when I'd heard rumors that there might be a Maleficent movie, I asked around to find out what was going on. Then I got a call asking if I was interested and I said...

2014-05-22 12:30:41

AURORA, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Along with intuitive products categories and an easy-to-navigate visual theme, the redesigned Quality Logo Products website features three soon-to-be-patented new search tools never before seen in the promotional products industry. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140521/90259 Quality Logo Products (QLP), one of the top distributors of promotional items in the United States, is excited to announce the launch of its new...


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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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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.'