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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...

2013-12-30 08:21:13

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Skye Petroleum, Inc. (Pink Sheets: SKPO) is pleased to announce that chemical sales have more than tripled in 2013 versus 2012. Skye anticipates continued strong sales growth in 2014 as the paraffin and aphaltene dispersant technologies are introduced into more regions of the United States and in certain parts of the world. Skye will complete 2013 with its strongest cash position in recent years, with no short or long term debt, and...

2013-11-11 23:25:19

Octagon 88 is pleased to announce that they have produced their first barrel of oil. (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Octagon 88 is pleased to announce that they have produced their first barrel of oil. Octagon 88 is the largest publically traded shareholder of CEC North Star holding 33% of the shares. CEC North Star holds exclusive rights to process oil in the Peace River block of the Alberta Oil Sands. The processed oil is the first step of the Manning Area Development Plan, and more...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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