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2014-06-13 08:20:20

USAF multi-network proof-of-concept test integrates WGS and commercial Ka-band systems CARLSBAD, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In-flight network switching between a U.S. Government Ka-band Wideband Global SATCOM satellite and a commercial Ka-band satellite has been successfully demonstrated by ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT). The USAF proof of concept flight demonstration was conducted under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the Air Force Life Cycle Management...

2014-06-12 23:10:29

Ignition Technology Group Ltd. provides assistance to offshore startup organizations to enable them to get their IT systems setup quickly and cost effectively. Hamilton, Bermuda (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Ignition, a leader in offshore financial cloud service and managed services, has recognized a growing need in the marketplace to provide a fully managed product to offshore startup organizations to enable them to get their IT systems setup and operating quickly with minimal capital costs. To...

2014-06-12 23:09:03

Former NASA and NOAA Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, Discusses Food, Water and Energy Security on Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne's Global Radio Show Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Nothing is more important than food security to the safety and economy of the United States and the rest of the world, according to Climatologist L. DeWayne Cecil, PhD, speaking on the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. Obviously, no country can survive without...

Carbon Conundrums
2014-06-12 16:21:05

NASA NASA’s first spacecraft dedicated to measuring carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere is in final preparations for a July 1 launch from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. [ Watch the Video: OCO-2: NASA’s Carbon Counter ] The Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2) mission will provide a more complete, global picture of the human and natural sources of carbon dioxide, as well as their “sinks,” the natural ocean and land processes by which carbon dioxide is pulled...

2014-06-12 12:27:53

LONDON, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Sports Drinks Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide http://www.reportbuyer.com/food_drink/soft_drinks/functional_drinks/sports_drinks_market_latin_america_2017_market_guide_1.html Synopsis Canadean's, "Sports Drinks Market in Latin America to 2019: Market Guide" provides a snapshot of the Sports Drinks consumption in Latin America. The quantitative data in the report provides...

2014-06-12 12:22:15

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Equatorial Guinea participated in the U.S.-Africa Energy Ministerial (AEM) hosted by the governments of Ethiopia and the United States to provide a forum for major announcements and commitments that support energy development throughout Africa. Under the theme "Catalyzing Sustainable Energy Growth in Africa," AEM brought together energy leaders from Africa and the United States to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on June 3-4,...

2014-06-11 23:12:23

Love is in the air during the month of June. Enter to win the June iPod Shuffle Giveaway while learning more about the perfect destination wedding location, The U.S. Virgin Islands. St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 The romance of a sandy beach at sunset or a lush tropical garden make the perfect backdrop for any wedding day. Prefer a historic church or a marriage at sea? Whatever the dream, it really can come true in the U.S. Virgin Islands, one of the premier wedding...

2014-06-11 12:22:49

PORTLAND, Ore., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wildfires have already scorched thousands of acres, and "fire season" is still ahead. But after the smoke clears and evacuation orders are lifted, how do we protect people, property, and infrastructure from post-fire erosion, debris flows, and flooding hazards before the winter rains arrive? http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/LA22573LOGO StormCon announces the addition of "Fire & Rain: Rapid Assessment and Emergency...

2014-06-11 08:22:19

Sanborn Technology, Project Expertise Aims to Optimize Water Resource Usage for Largest Western-U.S. Investor-Owned Utility COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the dire consequences of the state's ongoing drought, now in its third consecutive year, the California Water Service Company (Cal Water) selected The Sanborn Map Company (Sanborn) in a competitive bidding process to leverage its geospatial data collection and remote sensing expertise against the...

Twelvemile Lake permafrost
2014-06-11 06:47:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most studies on Arctic permafrost are harbingers of doom. As the sea ice melts, the permafrost is being affected, and releasing large amounts of greenhouse gases such as carbon and methane. These gases will accelerate the process of global warming, creating a vicious cycle. A new study from the US Geological Survey and McGill University, published in Geophysical Research Letters, has revealed a surprise in permafrost research....


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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