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2011-06-23 08:30:00

NEW SHOREHAM, R.I., June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as the summer tourism season picks up on Block Island, customers who visit the island and those who live there seasonally or full-time are expected to experience improved mobile broadband and voice performance as a result of continued investment and innovation by AT&T. The company announced today that it has completed a key initiative in its ongoing efforts to enhance the wireless capacity and performance of its mobile broadband...

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2010-03-25 09:51:03

Tests show migratory birds choose most beneficial berries KINGSTON, R.I. -- Want to know what kinds of foods prevent disease? Then watch what migratory birds eat during their stopovers on Block Island. Two University of Rhode Island scientists believe that birds choose certain berries because they offer protection against oxidative stress that occurs during long flights. Oxidative stress can lead to inflammation and a variety of diseases in birds and humans. The team's preliminary findings...

2009-08-10 15:11:00

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon that is providing researchers more details about the Red Planet's environmental history. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The rock, dubbed "Block Island," is larger than any other known meteorite on Mars. Scientists calculate it is too massive to have hit the ground without disintegrating unless Mars had a...

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2009-08-10 15:34:57

NASA's Mars Rover Opportunity is investigating a metallic meteorite the size of a large watermelon that is providing researchers more details about the Red Planet's environmental history. The rock, dubbed "Block Island," is larger than any other known meteorite on Mars. Scientists calculate it is too massive to have hit the ground without disintegrating unless Mars had a much thicker atmosphere than it has now when the rock fell. Atmosphere slows the descent of meteorites. Additional studies...

2008-09-23 15:00:17

By PETER B LORD A team of experts will launch a $3.2-million effort to determine the best locations. As coastal states race to build the country's first offshore wind farms, it is clear that Rhode Island is following a unique path. The state has recruited a battery of oceanographers, engineers and other experts at the University of Rhode Island in an unprecedented $3.2-million effort to map and zone state and federal coastal waters to determine the best locations for turbines....

2008-09-05 15:00:14

By Timothy C Barmann; Andrew Dzykewicz PROVIDENCE -- Rhode Island's top energy official said yesterday that proposed federal rules for leasing offshore ocean space to wind- farm operators will not conflict with the state's own plan to select a developer to build a wind project off the coast. Andrew Dzykewicz, chief energy adviser to the governor, said the rules are "unlikely to interfere" with the state's plans. But he said the state's Office of Energy Resources plans to file its own...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.