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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

2014-06-16 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) --

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/

2014-06-04 12:21:05

Despite widespread industry attention, upset-recovery training still isn't being done nearly enough, says Gauntlet Warbirds.

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/

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),

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

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

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

dancing auroral lights on Saturn
2014-05-19 11:09:00

Saturn's auroras are caused by the same phenomenon which leads to dramatic auroral displays on Earth, University of Leicester research shows.


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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.