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NASA Satellite Evades Space Junk

NASA Satellite Evades Space Junk

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As seen in the Academy Award-winning film Gravity, debris in orbit around Earth is a serious hazard for astronauts and spacecraft operating high above our planet. On September 28, NASA...

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2014-10-23 16:30:41

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Embassy of The Republic of the Sudan in Washington DC, noticed with great concern the circulated media reports that "Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels" and would like to state the following: 1. The reports were based on a fabricated documents published by a well known activist who by doing so give an unquestionable evidence that he can be an expert in anything but Sudan. The alleged document represents a...

2014-10-23 08:35:16

Motivating proactive action against flooding damage is a challenging sell, but the makers at HydroGuard seek to take on the fight LONDON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- HydroGuard, the world's first adjustable flood defence system, launched an Indiegogo Campaign to fund the startup costs of production on September 17. While motivating proactive action from a world that is largely reactive to flooding issues has proved a challenge, the team has extended the campaign to run until...

2014-10-23 08:25:28

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Forester Media Inc., publisher of Stormwater magazine, is seeking papers for presentation at StormCon 2015, which will take place in Austin, TX, August 2 - 6, 2015. The 2015 conference will feature six program tracks, described below. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO Presentations for StormCon 2015 will be 30 minutes each, including a question-and-answer period. Please carefully read the information below before...

2014-10-22 23:12:57

Cryopak, the leading manufacturer and innovator of cold chain related products and monitoring services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Panama City, Panama. Edison, NJ (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Cryopak, the leading manufacturer and innovator of cold chain related products and monitoring services, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Panama City, Panama. Effective immediately, all Cryopak business for the Latin Market will now be fully serviced by Mr....

2014-10-22 16:21:24

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded a sole source contract modification to Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems, of Azusa, California, for the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) Instrument for flight on the Joint Polar Satellite System-2 (JPSS-2) mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO This is a cost-plus-award-fee modification in the amount of $121 million. This action extends the period of performance of the...

2014-10-22 04:20:28

LONDON, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A Knowledge Centre for the freight industry has been launched as an innovative project in support of couriers, van drivers, and freight forwarders that rely on the freight ferry market. The Knowledge Centre [https://www.freightlink.co.uk/knowledge/articles/what-marpol-and-its-impact-freight-market ] consists of industry articles, case studies, country guides, info about traffic regulations and tolls, frequently asked questions...

2014-10-21 12:24:35

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- CSS-Dynamac, a leader in integrating the science behind food safety, food defense, and food security, sponsors the session Coastal and Marine Resource Assessments to Inform Biodiversity and Fisheries Management, at 9am October 23(rd), as part of the International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity, held at George Mason University, October 20-24, 2014. Climate change has profound effects on...

2014-10-21 12:24:27

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of sustainability is gearing up for this week's Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place in New Orleans. The door and frame manufacturers of ASSA ABLOY Group brands will be showcasing their sustainable solutions in booth 301 during the expo. Trio-E, the steel stiffened, energy efficient door opening has been a pioneer in this category, where green factors, strength, and aesthetics all play a role. The Trio-E...

2014-10-20 16:24:32

BERN, Switzerland, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After nine years, Encuentra24.com has solidified its position as the leading online classifieds marketplace for Panama and Costa Rica. In the past month, the site recorded 4.1 million unique visitors and more than 80 million page views, meaning visitors tended to browse rather than bounce. Email analytics show that Encuentra24.com helped to generate 150,000 leads for both individual consumers and businesses....

2014-10-20 16:22:24

Global Yield Gap and Water Productivity Atlas Findings Unveiled at Global Water for Food Conference SEATTLE, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sub-Saharan Africa has the world's largest gap in farm yields - 70-90 percent below their potential - according to a new research tool unveiled today. The outcome of a 6-year international collaborative research effort led by the Daugherty Water for Food Institute at the University of Nebraska and Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the...


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Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

Desert greening
2013-04-25 16:10:03

Desert greening is made up of any number of methods used to revitalize deserts. So far, only arid and semi-arid desert are meant when using this expression. The icy deserts and other types are considered to be unsuitable. The different methods include landscaping methods to reduce evaporation, erosion, consolidation of topsoil, temperature, sandstorms and more, permaculture in general, planting trees, regeneration of salty, polluted, or degenerated soils, floodwater retention and...

Mudflats
2013-04-19 21:07:34

Mudflats, or otherwise known as tidal flats, are coastal wetlands that form when mud is left behind by tides or rivers. They’re found in sheltered regions such as bayous, lagoons, estuaries, and bays. Mudflats might be seen geologically as exposed layers of bay mud, a result from the deposition of estuarine silts, marine animal detritus, and clays. The majority of the sediment in a mudflat is within the intertidal zone, therefore the flat is submerged and exposed about twice per day. In...

Wetland
2013-04-19 18:19:23

A wetland is an area of land that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the traits of a distinct ecosystem. First and foremost, the factor that distinguishes the wetlands from other land forms or water bodies is the unique vegetation that has adapted to its characteristic soil conditions. The wetland consists mostly of hydric soil, which is supportive of aquatic plants. The water that is found in wetlands can be saltwater, brackish, or freshwater....

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