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Hindenburg Mystery Solved 76 Years After Deadly Explosion
2013-03-05 12:43:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Investigators said they have solved the 76-year-old mystery surrounding the Hindenburg disaster that claimed the lives of 35 of the 100 passengers and crew members on board. According to a team led by British aeronautical engineer Jem Stansfield at the South West Research Institute (SWRI) in San Antonio, Texas, a static electricity-generated spark ignited hydrogen gas leaking from the airship — resulting in the massive explosion...

2013-02-14 16:21:39

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Balloon Council, a national trade organization of balloon manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors and retailers, applauded Congress for making progress toward preventing a shutdown of the Federal Helium Reserve, which would severely impact the helium market and disrupt the helium supply chain nationwide. The Balloon Council released its statement at the House Natural Resources Committee Oversight Hearing held today on "The...

2013-02-13 12:23:29

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With Valentine's Day festivities taking place this week, many customers will celebrate with helium-filled metallic balloons. Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) urges customers to think safety first and 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 to an entire neighborhood, cause significant...

2013-02-05 08:35:18

HAMBURG, Germany, February 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that the global interventional peripheral device market will exceed 4 Billion euros by 2015. The three largest portions of this market ranked in order based on global market size are: 1) Peripheral Vascular Stents which account for approximately 34% of the market 2) PTA Balloon Catheters representing the 2nd largest market segment 3) Aortic Stent Graft claiming the...

2013-02-04 16:21:21

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A large NASA science balloon has broken two flight duration records while flying over Antarctica carrying an instrument that detected 50 million cosmic rays. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (Super-TIGER) balloon launched at 3:45 p.m. EST, Dec. 8 from the Long Duration Balloon site near McMurdo Station. It spent 55 days, 1 hour, and 34 minutes aloft at 127,000...

Hello Kitty Goes To Space
2013-02-04 07:42:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Seventh grader Lauren Rojas of Antioch, California has already learned a very important life lesson: Any presentation is made exponentially cooler with a home-made video from outer space. In fact, it's safe to say Ms. Rojas has learned 2 very important life lessons, the second being: It never hurts to send a proxy to do the dangerous work for you. The 13-year old California girl recently took on a class project to study the...

2013-01-30 12:21:46

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "Like fossil fuels, helium is a finite resource. While the known supplies are sufficient to meet demand for more than 100 years, and with advances in exploration and drilling, chances are that we may find even more, this finite resource must be managed," is the message Walter Nelson, director of Helium sourcing at Air Products (NYSE: APD) delivered today at the European Industrial Gas Association (EIGA) Symposium in Brussels, Belgium. Air...

Scientific Balloon Record Shattered By Super-TIGER
2013-01-23 09:53:00

Washington University in St. Louis Before he left for Antarctica in November, W. Robert Binns, principal investigator for Super-TIGER, said that he would be deliriously happy if the balloon carrying the cosmic-ray detector stayed up 30 days. It has now been up 45 days, floating serenely in the polar vortex registering hits by cosmic rays. Over the weekend it shattered the previous record of 42 days set by Cream I, another cosmic ray experiment that flew during the winter of 2004-2005....

2013-01-22 08:24:43

ATLANTA, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vystar(®) Corporation (OTCBB: VYST) ("Vystar" or the "Company"), exclusive creator of Vytex(®) Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a multi-patented, all-natural raw material that contains significantly reduced levels of non-rubber particles and proteins found in natural rubber latex, and owner of SleepHealth(TM), a unique provider of sleep health services to physicians in the southeastern U.S., announced today that the Company will present "The Non...

2013-01-03 08:25:47

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. (www.obalon.com) today announced that it has received a strategic investment from AMOREPACIFIC Ventures and has entered into an exclusive international distributorship agreement with PacificPharma, an AMOREPACIFIC Group subsidiary, for its novel non-surgical device for weight loss. Obalon has granted PacificPharma exclusive rights to market and distribute Obalon's device for weight loss in South Korea, subject to regulatory...