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Diamonds Show Carbon Cycle May Reach Earth's Lower Mantle
2011-09-16 10:41:51

  By studying the chemistry of an unorthodox set of Brazilian diamonds, a team of researchers have discovered startling new information about the carbon cycle and the theory of plate tectonics. Researchers from the University of Bristol, Universidade de Brasilia, and the Carnegie Institution for Science studied what are known as "superdeep" diamonds, some of which originated from depths of 435 miles (700km) or more before erupting to the surface as volcanic rocks. Most diamonds...

2011-05-31 08:15:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ardent Mines Limited (OTC Bulletin Board: ADNT) ("Ardent Mines" and the "Company") announced that it has executed an exclusive option to acquire mineral rights in a highly mineralized area of 10,000 Hectares located in the Carajas Mineral Province, State of Para, known worldwide as one of the richest Brazilian mining areas. The transaction was executed in Brasilia on May 26, 2011 between Gold Hills Mining Ltda. - Ardent Mine's fully owned Brazilian...

2011-05-26 12:04:00

ATLANTA, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch a sixth nonstop frequency between Atlanta and Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, on May 31, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090202/DELTALOGO ) "Delta's continued growth in Brazil has been quite significant, and this new flight will further support our strategy in this market," said Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice president for Latin America and Caribbean. "The new frequency between Brasilia and...

2011-03-20 17:29:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama's official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil's successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and the U.S. are on a path to achieve free, unobstructed trade for clean, renewable biofuels. The assessment came from the President and CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA),...

2011-03-18 18:16:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyBrite International, Inc., a Chicago, IL based developer of energy efficient LED lamps and light systems, announced that on March 11, 2011, it signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement (TCA) with the Federal District Government of Brasilia, Brazil. This is the first TCA entered into by Governor Agnelo Queiroz's new administration. The Federal District desires to implement an energy efficient street lighting system prior to the 2014 FIFA...

2011-03-14 16:39:00

PANAMA CITY, March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), on June 18 will begin nonstop service four times a week between Panama City, Panama, and Brasilia, the capital of Brazil. Brasilia will be Copa Airlines' sixth Brazilian destination and its 56th destination overall. "Copa Airlines' new nonstop Brasilia service demonstrates our commitment to establishing more routes to this important Latin American country and to continue uniting the...

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2010-12-30 07:39:20

The Federative Republic of Brazil has yesterday signed the formal accession agreement paving the way for it to become a Member State of the European Southern Observatory (ESO). Following government ratification Brazil will become the fifteenth Member State and the first from outside Europe. On 29 December 2010, at a ceremony in Brasilia, the Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Machado Rezende and the ESO Director General, Tim de Zeeuw signed the formal accession agreement...

2010-09-10 16:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines, which offers more flights to Brazil than any other U.S. airline, has launched codesharing on flights operated by GOL Airlines between Sao Paulo and Salvador, Belem, Brasilia, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre and Recife, as well as between Rio de Janeiro and Porto Alegre. The codeshare agreement between American and GOL offers customers a smoother, more-convenient travel experience when flying to and from points...

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2010-07-29 11:20:00

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee said Wednesday that it removed Ecuador's Galapagos Islands from its list of endangered sites because of Quito's protective efforts in the Pacific archipelago. As reported by the AFP news agency, the committee removed the islands from its endangered environments list "by a vote of 14 to five, with one abstention," said Brazil's Culture Ministry, who is presiding over this week's committee meeting in Brasilia. "It's important to recognize the Ecuadoran...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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