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2013-07-12 23:21:25

The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) found that Bed Bug Infestations continue at high rates nation wide and that bed bugs are as much, if not more of a problem than in years past. Infestation rates are the highest in residential areas with other commercial areas still facing problems as well, findings include increases in infestations in the summer months as well as clutter being a major factor in harboring bed bugs. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 12, 2013 Rest Assured, a Maryland...

2013-07-08 23:02:43

For 19 years, Devane’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has been providing eco-friendly methods to carpet cleaning services. Elgin, SC (PRWEB) July 08, 2013 Devane’s Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning is celebrating its 19th year of eco-friendly service in metro Columbia, South Carolina. Devane’s has become a top choice for quality, professional carpet and upholstery cleaning in Columbia. They have become known for using eco-friendly alternatives to traditional chemical...

2013-07-01 23:21:48

Maryland Based IT Training Center Pledges Support to the Nation’s Military Forces this Fourth of July Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 As the nation prepares to celebrate 237 years of freedom this Independence Day, Phoenix TS proudly announces their participation in the USO’s Proud Patriots Club. Freedom comes with a price and it is in honor of the men and women proudly serving in our armed forces that Phoenix TS has pledged this monthly donation. The management and IT training...

2013-07-01 23:02:20

Westinghouse Electric Company completes the manufacturing and assembly of two nuclear fuel test assemblies for the Westinghouse Small Modular Reactor (SMR) at its Columbia Fuel Fabrication Facility in Columbia, South Carolina. Submits its proposal in response to the Department of Energy (DOE) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to accelerate the deployment of SMR technology. Pittsburgh, Pa (PRWEB) July 01, 2013 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has completed the...

2013-06-27 23:33:33

Dangerous ticks, mosquitos and parasites are back with a vengeance this season but there are ways for pet owners to protect their dogs. The F.C. Sturtevant is launching its new Columbia brand Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to help keep pets free from these annoying and potentially dangerous pests. (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 The F.C. Sturtevant Company announces the addition of a new Canine Formula Antiseptic Powder to its line of Columbia Veterinary Antiseptic Powders. This new powder will...

2013-06-25 23:26:22

Protecting skin from sun damage is like stretching before a workout: people know it’s the right thing to do, they just don’t want to do it. Columbia Healing Cream is a potent solution to help those that have been "burned" by the sun. (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 It’s now the heat of the summer, the time of the year to shed the shoes and winter coat and go outside and bask in the beautiful weather. But too much of a good thing can do serious damage — it’s important to take...

2013-06-24 23:17:32

MU School of Engineering Works with Database Company on Next-Gen Robotics to Improve National Defense and Enable People with Disabilities Columbia, MO (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 FairCom, a company that builds high-performance, engineering-level database technology, today announces its partnership with University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) School of Engineering’s Vision-Guided and Intelligent Robotics (ViGIR) lab. The relationship was formed to develop next-generation embedded databases that...


Latest Columbia Reference Libraries

Bonin Wood Pigeon, Columbia versicolor
2014-09-10 10:35:09

The Bonin Wood Pigeon (Columbia versicolor) was a pigeon that was native to Nakado-jima and Chichi-jima in the Ogasawara Islands off of the coast of Japan. It’s known from four documented specimens, the first of 1827 and the last from 1889. They averaged a length of 45 centimeters. This bird died out late in the 19th century as a result of deforestation, hunting, and predation by the rats and cats that were introduced. This pigeon was of medium-size, with an average length of 45...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COBU6 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Malvales Family   Tiliaceae – Linden family Genus   Columbia Pers....

2012-06-18 05:29:47

Symbol: COLUM3 Group: Dicot Family: Tiliaceae Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision   Spermatophyta – Seed plants Division   Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants Class   Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons Subclass   Dilleniidae Order   Malvales Family   Tiliaceae – Linden family Genus   Columbia Pers.

2012-06-18 08:50:05

Symbol: BRVU Group: Monocot Family: Poaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Graminoid Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   BRVU2 Bromopsis vulgaris (Hook.) Holub   BRVUE Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. eximius Shear   BRVUR Bromus vulgaris (Hook.) Shear var. robustus Shear Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:CA, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY Classification:      ...

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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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