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While Comet ISON’s eagerly anticipated encounter with the sun won’t even happen until November, it seems as though the fireball is already prepping a special encore performance for stargazers here on Earth.
2013-04-20 06:54:26

[WATCH VIDEO: Comet ISON Meteor Shower] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online While Comet ISON´s eagerly anticipated encounter with the sun won´t even happen until November, it seems likely the fireball is already prepping a special encore performance for stargazers here on Earth. In January, the US space agency´s Swift spacecraft observed the comet ISON while it was still near the orbit of Jupiter. Even then, it had already become extremely...

Sahara Desert Was Greener In Ancient Times
2013-04-06 06:24:54

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers say that there was an abrupt and widespread climate change that took place in the Sahara Desert 5,000 years ago. About 5,000 years ago, the Sahara was full of landscape and vegetation, as well as numerous lakes. Ancient cave paintings in the region depict hippos in watering holes, and herds of elephants and giraffes. However, today this region is barren and inhospitable. The Sahara's "green" era lasted from 11,000 to...

2013-04-04 23:01:26

StructureMEDIC, an Atlanta water damage service, has experienced an increase in clients requesting air duct cleaning to prevent allergy symptoms. Atlanta, Ga (PRWEB) April 04, 2013 StructureMEDIC, an Atlanta fire, mold, and water damage restoration team, has experienced a significant increase in business, due to the arrival of spring and allergy season. The water damage restoration team has received an increase in requests for air duct cleaning, which is helpful in preventing allergy...

2013-03-19 23:19:32

The EASTEC Show is the largest technology show for manufacturers in New England. Located on the Big E fair grounds, EASTEC is the perfect setting for the release of the new Quest Air OM500 oil mist collector. West Springfield, MA (PRWEB) March 19, 2013 Aquest Corporation is the New England leader in industrial air filtration and has engineered a new oil mist collection product line for high efficiency filtration. Aquest will be featuring many of its product lines for industrial air...

Study Of Dust Mites Show That Reverse Evolution Is Genetically Possible
2013-03-09 10:01:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By studying dust mites, two University of Michigan biologists claim to have found evidence that contracts Dollo´s law — a long standing scientific belief claiming evolution is irreversible. According to Pavel Klimov and Barry O´Connor of the Ann Arbor-based university´s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the free-living dust mites that typically inhabit our homes evolved from parasites. Those...

2013-03-04 23:02:09

COIT, a leading supplier of specialty cleaning and disaster restoration services headquartered in San Francisco, is offering tips for dealing with cold weather allergies. Many of COIT´s customers express surprise when they experience allergy symptoms before spring arrives, but according to the company certain allergies can be aggravated by the long months spent indoors. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 04, 2013 If someone has been coughing, sneezing, or experiencing watery or itchy...

California Precipitation Impacted By Saharan Dust
2013-03-02 06:16:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have demonstrated for the first time that dust and other aerosols from one part of the world can influence rainfall in regions thousands of miles away. The study is part of the CalWater field campaign — an initiative funded by the California Energy Commission and designed to help states in the...

Space Dust Likely Culprit Behind Fallen Satellites
2013-02-27 12:00:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to an aeronautics and astronautics professor at Stanford University, "space dust" is the likely culprit behind why satellites fail. Satellites are threatened by both asteroids and "space junk," which are particles of man-made debris that orbit Earth. However, the threat from these impacts is actually relatively low, and most satellites that have died in space were knocked out by something entirely different. Space dust,...


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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