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2014-03-19 16:22:54

Austin's own Reckless Kelly to perform live after Saturday's balloon glow finale at Horseshoe Bay Resort's Jet Center HORSESHOE BAY, Texas, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 hot-air balloons from across America will converge at the second annual Balloons over Horseshoe Bay Resort on Easter weekend, April 18-20, at the AAA four-diamond Horseshoe Bay Resort. This year's festival will feature new activities including: historic war plane flyovers, powered parachutes and...

2014-02-27 23:34:54

As one of the most experienced online party supplies store, Party World's Partywedding.com is ready for upcoming 2014 graduations with party supplies and decorations, including banners, balloons, table and hanging decorations, tableware, and confetti to create the perfect celebration. Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 "It’s not too early to begin planning for graduation celebrations, and Party World (partywedding.com) is ready with an extensive selection of graduation...

WASP Gives NASA's Planetary Scientists New Observation Platform
2014-02-09 08:10:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online High-altitude balloons have long been used by scientists who study the Earth, the sun and the stars to gain a better view of their targets by carrying their telescopes far into the stratosphere. For planetary scientists, however, this doesn't work, as they need a highly stable, off-the-shelf type system that could accurately point their instruments and then track planetary targets as they move around in the solar system. Such a...

2014-02-06 16:21:55

Metallic Balloons That Contact Electric Lines Can Cause Power Outages and Injuries SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day festivities taking place next week, many customers will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to securely tie a weight to all metallic balloons containing helium to prevent them from floating away. Metallic balloons that contact overhead power lines can disrupt electric service...

BARREL Launches Science Balloons In Antarctica
2014-02-05 09:49:22

[ Watch The Video: BARREL Team Launching 20 Balloons ] Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. In the bright light of Antarctica's summer sun, a NASA mission launched its first 18 science balloons between Dec. 27, 2013, and Feb. 2, 2014. BARREL, or the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, plans to launch 20 balloons in total to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth....

2014-01-06 23:25:12

ToKenya.com Inc., a leading provider of luxury African safaris, has announced it will help even more dreams come true in the New Year with the launch of a ground breaking balloon safari package at a record breaking low price cost. Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014 The ultimate in adventurous experiences, the new balloon safaris from ToKenya.com is priced at just $349. Thought to be the lowest ever price for a ballooning safari experience in East Africa, the industry best fee...

Balloon Campaign In Antarctica Begins Its Second Year
2014-01-03 07:46:36

NASA The second year of an unprecedented balloon campaign in Antarctica has just begun. The NASA-funded mission – called the Balloon Array for Radiation belt Relativistic Electron Losses, or BARREL – is led by Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H. The mission is unique, as it relies not on one gigantic balloon, but on many smaller ones, 20 in total. BARREL's job is to help unravel the mysterious radiation belts, two gigantic donuts of particles that surround Earth. The mission works in...

Hot Air Balloon Rides Dangerous
2013-11-05 10:35:37

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have analyzed crash data for different modes of air travel and have found that the minimal regulations for hot air balloon rides may be making the tours more dangerous. The researchers specifically blame the lack of regulation covering these flights and suggest that extra safety measures, such as cushioned basket bottoms and restraints could save lives in the event of a crash. In the past 12 years, five people have died...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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