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2010-10-19 13:00:00

Large Asset Managers, VC's, Say Economic Competitiveness and Job Creation Would Take Major Hit in CA if Referendum Passes SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sixty-eight major investors collectively managing $415 billion in assets today issued a joint statement urging a "No" vote on Proposition 23, the California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state's landmark bipartisan clean energy law. The signed statement was unveiled at a news media...

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2010-10-11 06:50:00

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011. Scientists have constructed a video from the images that will help improve pointing instructions for Dawn as it is placed in a polar orbit around Vesta. Analyses of Hubble images revealed a pole orientation, or tilt, of approximately four degrees more to the asteroid's east than scientists previously thought. This...

2010-10-08 13:13:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured images of the large asteroid Vesta that will help scientists refine plans for the Dawn spacecraft's rendezvous with Vesta in July 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Scientists have constructed a video from the images that will help improve pointing instructions for Dawn as it is placed in a polar orbit around...

2010-08-26 14:31:00

COLLEGE STATION, Texas, Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Energy industry executives joined investors and policymakers near Houston, Texas earlier today to take a firsthand look at energy grasses and research developments that are expected to push bioenergy to the forefront of renewable power and transportation fuels. The bioenergy field day, hosted by Ceres, Inc., provides a unique opportunity for industry leaders who may not be familiar with agricultural production to walk among towering energy...

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2010-08-20 13:35:00

Let the countdown begin. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is less than one year away from giant asteroid Vesta.  "There's nothing more exciting than revealing an unexplored, alien world," says Marc Rayman, Dawn's chief engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. "Vesta," he predicts, "is going to amaze us." Dawn is slated to enter orbit around Vesta in late July 2011. As the first breathtaking images are beamed back to Earth, researchers will quickly combine them into a movie, allowing us all to...

2010-08-05 10:13:00

Investors Send Letters to 27 Oil/Gas Companies and 26 Insurance Companies; Seek Responses by Nov. 1 HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the wake of significant financial losses from the BP oil spill and in response to a proliferation of deepwater offshore drilling worldwide, more than 50 U.S. and other global investors have sent letters to major energy companies asking them to disclose information regarding their risk oversight measures, including spill prevention and...

2010-07-01 11:28:00

BOSTON, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, the Clean Economy Network and New England Clean Energy Council joined with over 50 Massachusetts businesses to urge Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) to provide bipartisan leadership to level the playing field for Massachusetts green companies. Organized by We Can Lead, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, the 50 companies signed on to an ad encouraging Senator Scott Brown to support a clean energy climate plan that includes a price on carbon...

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2010-06-30 08:21:16

Engineers are studying the reaction wheels on NASA's Dawn spacecraft after automatic sensors detected excess friction building up in one of them and powered it off early on the morning of June 17, 2010. Reaction wheels spin to help a spacecraft maintain attitude control, and Dawn, which is exploring the asteroid belt, uses three wheels in normal operations. The three other reaction wheels are functioning normally. Mission managers said plans for Dawn to visit the asteroid Vesta in 2011 and...

2010-06-28 09:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- We Can Lead, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, launches the third spot in a $1 million television advertising campaign. This ad features Tim Healy, CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder of EnerNOC. Stating that, "Congress can no longer punt on energy and climate reform," Tim Healy urges passage of a clean energy climate plan that will create jobs in Massachusetts. EnerNOC, headquartered in Boston, Mass., is transforming the way...

2010-06-15 19:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- We Can Lead, a project of Ceres and the Clean Economy Network, issued the following statement regarding President Obama's address to the nation: "As America's business leaders, we agree with President Barack Obama that Americans are frustrated with inaction on a stalled Senate energy and climate bill and it is not acceptable following the Gulf oil disaster," said Jeff Anderson, the executive director of the Clean Economy Network and co-director for the...


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2009-04-28 17:17:08

Johann Daniel Titius was born on January 2, 1729 in Konitz, Royal Prussia. He was a professor at Wittenberg. He is most famous for the Titius-Bode law, which helped him find the existence of a minor planet at 2.8 AU from the sun in 1766. The planet was later named Ceres. Titius died in Wittenberg on December 11, 1796. To his honor, the Titius asteroid in 1998 and the Titius lunar crater are named after him.

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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