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2010-04-13 12:58:59

A renewed effort to reduce the global toll Widespread global use of known and proven maternal and childcare techniques, practices, and therapies could save the lives of millions of women, newborns and children each year, according to a new analysis prepared for a mid-April meeting of world leaders and technical experts on maternal and child health. The meeting is being held to focus attention on this toll and develop a plan of action to reduce it. Despite significant advances over the past...

2010-04-12 06:30:00

- Stay tuned to MuchMusic, muchmusic.com, and Twitter @MuchMusic for up-to-the-minute MMVAs alerts - - Vote now on muchmusic.com for Most Watched Video Award - To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/q8OU2 TORONTO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ - MuchMusic recruits Miley Cyrus to help bring the party to the fans! Announced today, the chart-topping superstar is confirmed to co-host and perform at the 2010 MUCHMUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. The uber-talented, uber-successful, and uber-sought-after 17-year-old has...

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2010-03-17 07:20:00

The project to produce the fastest car in the world can move forward now that the makers have fixed a stability issue that caused the vehicle's rear end to experience lift at high speeds, the project's technical director told BBC News on Tuesday. The Bloodhound SSC was being built not only to break the existing land-speed record of 763mph, but also to shatter the 1,000mph barrier. However, the 42-foot long, 14,000-plus pound vehicle had experienced a series of technical setbacks since the...

2010-02-04 09:18:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Coming off the heels of a very successful partnership with NBC Universal for their "Countdown to Vancouver" Olympic promotional campaign, Grammy nominated artist Matisyahu is set to perform his hopeful and uplifting anthem "One Day" as part of the LiveCity Vancouver! and Canada/ Whistler Village Square Stage outdoor free concert celebrations. NBC Universal has been airing the promotional Olympic spot featuring "One Day" over the past few months across all...

2009-12-07 12:28:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of pre-launch activities and liftoff of the agency's latest space science mission. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) After launch, WISE will scan the entire...

2009-12-07 15:41:41

The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of prelaunch activities and liftoff of the agency's latest space science mission. After launch, WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light with a sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before, picking up the glow of hundreds...

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2009-11-25 11:20:00

The launch of NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE, aboard a Delta II rocket is scheduled to occur between 9:09 a.m. and 9:23 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 9, from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. NASA will provide television and Internet coverage of prelaunch activities and launch. After launch, WISE will scan the entire sky in infrared light with a sensitivity hundreds of times greater than ever before, picking up the glow of hundreds of millions of objects and...

2009-10-23 10:49:28

News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida are set for the upcoming Ares I-X flight test. The rocket is targeted to lift off at 8 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Oct. 27. The launch will be carried live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's Web site. A launch day blog will update the countdown beginning at 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27. Originating from Kennedy, the blog is the definitive Internet source for information leading up to...

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2009-08-22 14:35:00

NASA began the countdown clock for the launch of space shuttle Discovery to occur on Tuesday, as planned. Discovery is due to liftoff at 1:36 a.m. EDT Tuesday from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. "In this business there are few sites as beautiful as a nighttime launch," said NASA Test Director Charlie Blackwell-Thompson. "And I expect this to be a spectacular site as Discovery roars to life early Tuesday morning and lights up the night sky." Shuttle Discovery is expected to have a 70...

2009-08-20 09:54:58

 News conferences, events and operating hours for the news center at NASA's Kennedy Space Center are set for the upcoming launch of space shuttle Discovery. The shuttle's STS-128 mission to the International Space Station is scheduled to lift off at 1:36 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Aug. 25. NASA will provide continuous STS-128 online updates, including a webcast and a blog at: http://www.nasa.gov/shuttleOn launch day, a blog will update the countdown beginning on Monday, Aug. 24, at 8:30 p.m....