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2014-03-18 04:21:54

Guidelines demonstrated at CCA mix medicine, law-enforcement tactics with goal of saving lives in immediate aftermath of natural, manmade disasters DENVER, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Some of the nation's top instructors recently converged upon CCA, one of the Colorado community colleges, to train multiple law enforcement agencies from across Denver's Front Range on what may become the new standard in Trauma Critical Care (TCC) guidelines. (Photo:...

Space Weather Shielding Provided By Plasma Plumes
2014-03-07 05:41:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The magnetosphere, Earth's magnetic field, stretches from the core of the planet out into space. Here, the magnetosphere meets the solar wind, a stream of charged particles emitted by the sun. The magnetosphere, for the main part, acts to shield the Earth from this high-energy solar activity. When the Earth's magnetosphere comes into contact with the sun's magnetic field in a process called "magnetic reconnection," the Earth's...

2014-03-03 04:23:57

Aurora-Secaucus latency down to 8.15 ms, Aurora-Carteret down to 8.12 ms; New POPs in Piscataway and Cermak; 1 Mbps service to best all rivals in production; Improved connectivity in Aurora data center OAKLAND, Calif., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- McKay Brothers, LLC, a leading provider of specialty microwave telecom services delivers a progress report on its 2014 US Microwave Roadmap. The company is reporting, as promised, even lower latencies on its signature Illinois-New Jersey...

2014-02-14 23:00:50

Havana BID Executive Director Gayle Jetchick and Secretary Michael Sheldon have been recognized as 2 of 7 “Movers & Shakers” in February’s Aurora Magazine. Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) February 14, 2014 In its February, 2014, issue, Aurora Magazine selected two Havana Business Improvement District (BID) Board Members among seven total people who, the magazine calls, “Seven plucky people you may not know that have a huge impact on everyone’s life in Aurora—including yours.”...

NASA Spacecraft Capture Stunning Views Of Saturn's Dancing Auroras
2014-02-11 13:22:13

[ Watch the Video: Saturn Puts On Quite A Light Show ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Two NASA spacecraft captured 360 degree views of Saturn’s northern lights, giving a glimpse as to how the ringed planet looks when bathed in the Sun’s charged particles. Using the Hubble Space Telescope and Cassini, NASA collaborated along with international researchers to put together the footage of the Saturnian show. Hubble provided an ultraviolet wavelength view of the...

2014-01-23 23:22:10

New Gateway provides users with more flexibility for collecting sensor data Glassboro, NJ (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 Today NER announced the addition of an Ethernet Gateway as part of the Aurora High Resolution Temperature Monitoring and Alerting System. The new gateway features updated levels of encryption and an integrated web server that allows for communication with the Aurora Wireless Sensor Monitoring and Notification System without the need for a PC. This latest addition to the...

NASA-funded Sounding Rocket To Fly Into Heart Of Aurora
2014-01-22 14:53:29

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan. 24, 2014, Marilia Samara will be waiting for the perfect aurora. Samara and her science team will be at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, looking for classic curls in the aurora in the night sky – curls that look like cream swirling in a cup of coffee. When they spot the appropriate conditions, the team will launch a sounding rocket for a 10-minute flight right into the heart of the aurora....

2014-01-20 16:22:18

First Alert® Atom(TM) Recognized by Good Housekeeping Research Institute For Its 'Ingenious Solutions to Everyday Problems' AURORA, Ill., Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Good Housekeeping Research Institute has named the First Alert(®) Atom(TM) Smoke and Fire Alarm one of the year's most innovative products. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140120/CG49180) In the February issue of the Institute's namesake magazine, editors wrote that the advanced photoelectric smoke...

2013-12-21 23:03:37

Called the Aurora, it Plays Personalized Lights and Sounds to Help People have Lucid Dreams New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2013 iWinks LLC has recently launched a campaign on the crowdfunding platform Kickstarter website to help raise money for their lucid dreaming headband project. The start up company has developed a smart headband called the Aurora, which plays personalized lights and sounds designed to help people have lucid dreams. For those who are not familiar with the concept...

2013-12-16 23:22:48

CCA, one of the Colorado community colleges, will use donated training device in its police, fire and EMS curriculum to further expand its reality-based training capabilities. Denver, CO (PRWEB) December 16, 2013 Community College of Aurora has received a driving simulator for use in its Emergency Medical Services, Police and Fire Academies as a donation from intergovernmental partners City and County of Denver and Denver Fire Department, helping the college further enhance its training...


Latest Aurora Reference Libraries

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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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