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fully automated trains
2015-05-27 14:15:11

The cause of the tragic Amtrak derailment in Philadelphia on May 12 is still unknown. However, a recent press release from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) stated that “An examination of the signals systems has revealed no anomalies or malfunctions,” and the possibility of human error is being investigated.

2015-05-27 12:41:45

Provider suggests key readiness steps and offers telecommunication tips for emergencies RIDGELAND, Miss., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the 2015 Atlantic hurricane season about

2015-05-27 12:35:01

Cinch will make a 50% charitable donation to the Red Cross from each customized blood panel purchased SPOKANE, Wash., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross and Cinch

2015-05-27 12:32:55

Results indicate need for preventive healthcare strategies ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A study conducted by Johnson & Johnson Health and Wellness Solutions,

2015-05-27 12:26:13

NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- MPOWERD, Inc., the maker of Luci inflatable solar lights, announced today that they have delivered over 2,000 lights to victims of the deadly Nepal earthquake.

2015-05-27 12:25:48

- Unique electrical fitting invented by Dominion employee enhances safety at power stations RICHMOND, Va., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Inventors don't always walk around in lab

2015-05-27 12:22:14

Uptick shows no sign of subsiding as drivers head into 100 deadly days ITASCA, Ill., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic deaths in the U.S.

Galapagos rosy iguana
2015-05-27 11:19:08

For the first time since 1982, the Wolf Volcano has erupted, and the endangered pink iguanas may be in trouble.

california drought australia
2015-05-27 09:47:42

Unless something is done, the state may soon run out of water. But what can be done? Australia's Millennium Drought offers some tips on how to survive this dry time.

2015-05-27 08:26:09

Could a strategy used at Fort Ord effectively remediate the lead-based paint on the Albion River Bridge? ARVADA, Colo., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In a


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Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

Karthala
2014-10-04 18:01:05

Karthala, also known  as Mount Karthala, is an active shield volcano that is located in the island nation of Comoros. Along with a smaller shield volcano, this volcano makes up the largest island in the archipelago known as Grande Comore and it reaches an elevation of 7,746 feet. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area, erupting at least twenty times since the beginning of the nineteenth century. These eruptions have mostly affected the volcano’s caldera, leaving the majority of...

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  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
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