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2014-03-04 20:20:19

BOULDER, Colo., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager started to spin at its normal rate today and collect science data on Earth's rain and snowfall. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130108/LA39163LOGO Launched aboard NASA's GPM Core Observatory on February 27, GMI's electronics have been turned on and all seven launch restraints released, deploying the instrument. GMI, a...

Eastern US Winter Storm Track Captured On Satellite Video
2014-03-04 14:57:37

[ Watch The Video: Satellite Video Captures the Eastern U.S. Winter Storm Track ] Rob Gutro, NASA As NOAA's GOES-East satellite sat in a fixed orbit in space it monitored and provided visible and infrared imagery of the major winter storm that hit the US east coast on March 2 and 3. Now, that data has been compiled and made into a video at NASA. On March 2 and 3, a major winter storm brought snow to the mid-Atlantic, freezing rain to the Carolinas and rain and some freezing...

2014-03-04 08:35:48

BOCA RATON, Fla., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Habilitation Center (www.habcenter.com), an AS9100C registered contract manufacturer, announced that it has achieved new electronics industry certifications in Hand Soldering and Cable/Wire Harness operations. The Hand Soldering Operation Certification is compliant with the IPC J-STD-001 and the IPC-A-610. The Crimp Termination Certification is compliant with the IPC/WHMA-A-620. The IPC-610 course introduced the basics...

2014-03-04 08:25:17

As the leading expert in Thermal Desorption worldwide, new hire Jack Blonquist brings over 23 years of Waste Management experience to Therma-Flite ADDISON, Texas, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Therma-Flite, Inc. announces Jack Blonquist as the Vice President of Oil & Gas. Blonquist brings with him over twenty-three years in the Waste Management Industry as the former Vice President of Operations at DuraTherm, Inc. and Vice President of Operations at OnSite Technology. Blonquist...

2014-03-03 12:22:07

GREENBELT, Md., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thirty-two have been called, but which will be chosen? NASA's Earth Observatory is hosting the second annual Tournament Earth, a reader-driven competition to choose the previous year's top NASA image of our planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The tournament starts March 3 and ends on April 7, with five rounds of voting spread across five weeks. Images in the competition are a blend of reader and staff...

2014-03-03 12:20:33

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Global Automakers praised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today with the release of its final rule on Tier 3 vehicle emissions and fuel standards. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120928/MM83271LOGO "Reducing sulfur in gasoline brings instant benefits to consumers and the environment," said Michael J. Stanton, president and CEO of Global Automakers. "This rulemaking will reduce emissions from the existing...

2014-03-03 08:35:11

LONDON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resource 2014, Europe's leading conference and exhibition for the circular economy, opens tomorrow at London's ExCeL and runs from the 4-6 March. A massive 10,000 international visitors have pre registered for this first ever dedicated circular economy event with designers, manufacturers, retailers and the end of life community all coming together to find practical ways in which they can develop more sustainable supply chains and...

2014-03-03 08:24:30

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kibush Capital Corporation (OTC: DLCR) announced today the signing of a Joint Venture Agreement with the leaseholders of Mining Leases ML296-301 and ML278 located at Koranga, Wae, Papua New Guinea. The leases cover approximately 26 hectares of Alluvial Resource and are located in an area that has been producing gold since 1920. Kibush Capital recently announced that it added three mining experts to its Advisory Committee. One of...

Antarctic ice shelf
2014-03-03 05:04:27

McGill University In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed. Subsequent research showed that the opening was maintained as relatively warm waters churned upward from kilometers below the ocean's surface and released heat from the ocean's deepest reaches. But the polynya -- which...

2014-02-28 23:28:31

MugenBattery.com announces the launch of 2800mAh battery cases for LG G2. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 MugenBattery.com (http://www.mugenbattery.com), an authorized Mugen Power Battery Distributor, announces the launch of a new battery case for LG G2. The integrated rechargeable 2800mAh battery provides up to two times extra power. More information about the battery case can be found at http://www.mugenbattery.com/mugen-power-extended-2800mah-battery-case-for-lg-g2/. The LG G2 is a quantum...


Latest Earth Reference Libraries

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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