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2014-04-16 23:06:46

In less than 20 hours, Caterpillar Inc.’s new “jumbo Jenga™” video gathered more than 166,000 views on YouTube and generated a flood of fan email. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 In less than 20 hours, Caterpillar Inc.’s new “jumbo Jenga™” video gathered more than 166,000 views on YouTube and generated a flood of fan email. The two-minute video, titled "Stack," pits five Cat machines, including Excavators and Telehandlers, against a mountain of...

2014-04-15 23:02:36

Caterpillar Inc. premiered a subtle but significant shift in its brand image in the first of a series of short films featuring the Built For It™ Trials. A preview of the two-minute film, initially offered exclusively through media partner, Cygnus Business Media, positions Caterpillar as a problem solver with a sense of humor and theater. Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 Caterpillar Inc. premiered a subtle but significant shift in its brand image in the first of a series...

2014-03-21 16:20:54

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media accreditation is open for the launch of the second NASA contracted cargo resupply flight to the International Space Station from Virginia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles, Va., will launch the Orbital-2 cargo resupply mission at 3:44 p.m. EDT Tuesday, May 6 from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport's Pad 0A at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility. A five minute launch...

2014-03-20 23:22:25

Responding to a significant jump in visits by smartphone and tablet users, GreenIndustryPros.com unveiled a totally new site using responsive web design, streamlined navigation and dynamic page loads. In the four weeks after the relaunch, the mobile-friendly site experienced a 167% increase in page views and 70% increase in pages per visit, based on a Google Analytics comparison with the same time period in 2013. Fort Atkinson, WI (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 In February, GreenIndustryPros.com...

Orbital Sciences' Cargo Ship Departs Space Station
2014-02-18 07:33:04

NASA Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Cygnus spacecraft, which delivered nearly one-and-a-half tons of supplies and scientific equipment to the International Space Station in January, completed its first commercial cargo mission to the orbiting laboratory Tuesday. NASA astronaut Mike Hopkins, with assistance from Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Koichi Wakata, used the station’s 57-foot Canadarm2 robotic arm to detach Cygnus from the Earth-facing port of the Harmony node...

2014-02-13 12:20:36

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Orbital Sciences' Cygnus cargo spacecraft, which delivered almost a ton-and-a-half of supplies and scientific experiments to the International Space Station in January, will complete its month-long mission to the orbiting laboratory Tuesday, Feb. 18. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA Television will provide coverage of its departure beginning at 6 a.m. EST. Expedition 38 Flight Engineer Michael...

2014-01-13 23:02:25

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS) for Orbital’s first NASA Cargo Resupply Mission known as CRS-1. Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) congratulates Orbital Sciences Corporation (Orbital) on the successful and historic launch and berth of its Cygnus advanced maneuvering...

2014-01-13 16:21:18

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by Downingtown S.T.E.M. Academy in Downingtown, Pa., is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by ninth graders, the experiment, entitled "Aleve XR and Microencapsulation in Microgravity," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science...

2014-01-13 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math School in New York is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Designed by fifth graders, the experiment, entitled "Mammalian Milk in Microgravity," is part of the NanoRacks-National Center for Earth and Space Science...

2014-01-13 16:21:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An experiment designed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida and the Florida Institute of Technology is among the cargo which arrived to the International Space Station Sunday on the Orbital-1 cargo resupply mission. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The experiment, entitled "SPHERES-Slosh," is part of the SPHERES-Slosh payload. This experiment seeks to...


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2006-03-06 17:19:35

The Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is a common Eurasian member of the duck, goose and swan family Anatidae. Distribution This bird is found mainly in temperate areas of Europe and western Asia. It is not normally migratory, but some populations are forced to move in winter when waterways and lakes freeze. They are sometimes found at the coast, particularly in winter, rather than solely being birds of inland waters. For aesthetic reasons, this species is often kept in captivity in areas...

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2006-03-06 17:07:40

The Black-necked Swan (Cygnus melancoryphus) is a member of the duck, goose and swan family, Anatidae. It is a waterbird found throughout South America - in Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and on the Falkland Islands. In winter, this bird migrates northwards to Paraguay and southern Brazil. The Laguna Blanca National Park in Argentina is a protected home of the swan.

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2006-03-06 17:02:19

The Black Swan (Cygnus atratus) is an Australian waterbird and a member of the duck, goose, and swan family, Anatidae. Black swans are found in throughout Australia. Prior to the arrival of the Māori a sub-species, the New Zealand Swan used to live in New Zealand. This was hunted to extinction. More recently however, both introductions by Europeans and probable natural migration have helped these birds to re-establish themselves in New Zealand again. The adult bird weighs up to 20...

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2006-03-06 16:48:32

Bewick's Swan (Cygnus bewickii) is a small European swan sometimes considered a subspecies of the Whistling Swan, forming the species Tundra Swan. It is named after the engraver Thomas Bewick who specialized in illustrations of birds and animals. Bewick's is the smallest of the three European swans, at 115-127cm length and a 170-195cm wingspan. It is similar in appearance to the Whooper Swan only smaller, shorter-necked and with a more rounded head shape, with variable bill pattern, but...

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2006-03-06 16:27:43

The Whistling Swan (Cygnus columbianus) is a small North American swan sometimes considered conspecific with Bewick's Swan to form the species Tundra Swan. The Whistling Swan breeds in arctic Alaska and Canada and spends its winters in the coastal USA. It is easiliy distinguished from Bewick's Swan by its largely black bill with a small yellow spot of variable size at the base. The name comes from the sound made by its large powerful wings when this bird is in flight, which emit a...

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