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2013-01-16 23:01:18

The Havana Business Improvement District´s 3rd Annual Grocery Cart Races benefit Aurora´s Comitis Crisis Center. Join us Weds., Jan. 30, 2013! Aurora, Colorado (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 “It´s crazy, it´s fun and it restocks the food pantries at Comitis,” said Gayle Jetchick, Executive Director for the District. “Reminiscent of the game show ℠Supermarket Sweep,´ it´s one of the most popular events we do each year.” On Wednesday,...

Solar Wind Storms Earth, Enhances Northern Lights
2012-12-17 15:22:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA said on Monday that our planet has entered a stream of high-speed solar wind that "escaped" through a coronal hole on the Sun. The solar wind that Earth is passing through has forecasters from the NOAA estimating a slight 20 percent chance of geomagnetic storms, but NASA says that high-latitude residents could benefit from the event. Sky watchers may want to step out into their backyards for the next few nights to...

2012-12-13 16:24:03

AURORA, Ill., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 30 employees of the local security company put their hard work expertise into making the newest residential program from Hope for Tomorrow, Inc. safe for occupancy. A state-of-the-art fire safety system was installed throughout the extensive remodel of the home at no cost to the not-for-profit organization. This latest project by Hope for Tomorrow is a housing solution especially designed for veterans suffering from war-borne trauma and...

NORUSCA II Camera Examines Auroras
2012-11-29 19:36:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Space-weather researchers joined forces to design and build NORUSCA II in order to help expand the understanding of auroras and other atmospheric events. NORUSCA II is a new camera with the capabilities of simultaneously imaging multiple spectral bands. The camera was tested at the Kjell Henriksen Observatory (KHO) in Svalbard, Norway. The camera produced the first-ever hyper spectral images of auroras and may have already...

2012-11-19 12:20:35

OTTAWA, Ontario, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced, high-performance airborne acoustic processing is now fully operational on Canada's CP-140 Aurora aircraft with the final delivery and operational validation of the Modular VME Acoustic Signal Processor (MVASP). General Dynamics Canada, a premier provider of defence electronic systems and a leading systems integrator of complete command, control, communication, computing, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) solutions,...

2012-11-16 16:20:18

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With all of the sales and incentives going on now for Black Friday, Chevrolet of Naperville is joining in on the fun. The Chevy dealer near Aurora, IL is holding a Black Friday/Year-End Sale that will feature nearly all of their new Chevy models at significant discounts. There will be major rebates for many new Chevy vehicles and there will be no payments until next year for qualified buyers. The best part about the sale is that it...

Concordia Is Opening The Curtains
2012-11-05 09:47:32

ESA Set against a star-studded backdrop and a splash of the Milky Way, the green glow of an auroral curtain pervades the permanently dark winter skies of the South Pole. The only sign of life here is the Concordia research station that ESA uses to prepare for future long-duration missions beyond Earth. The site also caters to scientific research from geology and glaciology to climate change, astronomy and planetary magnetic fields. Even though the Sun barely peeks above the horizon...

2012-10-22 07:21:18

MANASSAS, Va. and MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Aurora Flight Sciences and SRI International Sarnoff today announced the integration of the SRI Sarnoff DL Micro(TM) digital data link and video processor into the Aurora Skate® Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS). This pairing maximizes the real-time delivery of quality video from the SUAS. Small, unmanned aerial systems are critical for military and law enforcement, where on-board cameras deliver intelligence,...

2012-10-19 07:24:58

AURORA, Neb., Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hamilton CapTel announced today that they are exhibiting their latest captioned telephone technology at the 2012 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo in Denver, Colorado October 21( )- 24. Hamilton is also providing free demonstrations of the CapTel 840i phone. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120920/LA76740LOGO) "Hamilton CapTel is very excited to participate in the LeadingAge Expo," said Dixie Ziegler, vice president of Hamilton...

2012-10-15 11:26:13

In the news release, Nationally Known Napoli Bern Firm, in Association With Boulder Colorado Firm to File A Major Lawsuit on Behalf of Several Victims of the Aurora Colorado Theater Shootings and Their Families, issued 11-Oct-2012 by Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, LLP over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the third paragraph, should read "Tuesday, October 16, 2012" rather than "Wednesday, October 17, 2012" as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release...


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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