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2014-05-29 12:33:52

New high-capacity waveform designed for greater performance and lower cost of ownership in a small form factor CARLSBAD, Calif., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To provide L-band satellite customers with a fresh alternative to today's antiquated technologies, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) is launching a new worldwide network service for the machine to machine (M2M) market. Similar to its innovation in broadband services, ViaSat is focused on creating a more economically favorable system designed to...

2014-05-29 08:27:05

NEW YORK, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There is a fascinating story loved by many girls about MARIANNE! A French designer named Yves was crazy about designing special swimwear for girls. One day, he went to Paris to visit a friend. On his way, he walked along the Seine River. Bathed in sunlight, he was so enamored with the tranquil beauty along the Seine River that he almost forgot the time. Suddenly, the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower in the river woke him up! The strong contours of...

2014-05-28 23:16:11

CyberCity 3D, a leading provider of advanced geospatial smart building data, has teamed with UK-based aerial mapping company Bluesky to create smart 3D city models throughout the UK. The Company also plans to integrate Bluesky's National Tree Map into 3D Esri CityEngine scenes it creates with Esri UK and Cumbria, England-based Garsdale Design. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014 CyberCity 3D, Inc., a leading provider of advanced geospatial smart building data, has teamed with...

Sentinel-1A Satellite Data Aids Balkan Flood Relief
2014-05-28 03:40:40

ESA Although not yet operational, the new Sentinel-1A satellite has provided radar data for mapping the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Heavy rainfall leading to widespread flooding and landslides has hit large parts of the Balkans, killing dozens of people and leaving hundreds of thousands displaced. Jan Kucera of the Europan Commission’s Joint Research Centre is supervising the technical aspect of the Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). While mapping the flooding in...

2014-05-28 08:24:06

BRISTOL, Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Energy, an affiliate of leading U.S. coal supplier Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR), was recognized by the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI) for reforestation activities at the Whitman Surface Mine, also known as Trace Fork Surface Mine. An award was presented by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection during a ceremony on May 23 in...

2014-05-28 08:22:34

LONDON, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new report [http://www.energyboardroom.com/country_reports/mexico-oil-gas ] from EnergyBoardroom [http://www.energyboardroom.com ] on the Mexican oil and gas sector, available today for free download [http://www.energyboardroom.com/country_reports/mexico-oil-gas ], focuses on the shifting energy dynamic between Mexico and its North American neighbors, and asks what this will bring to the future of the country's oil and gas sector. It...

2014-05-27 16:21:58

Spotlight now on Zanzibar and China WASHINGTON, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kenyan authorities seized 34 containers of illegally-sourced rosewood from Madagascar at the port of Mombasa yesterday, the largest ever recorded seizure of its kind. Information obtained by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and shared with Kenyan Wildlife Service indicates that the containers carrying the illicit logs, stolen from Madagascar's unique forests, were loaded in Zanzibar,...

New View Of Area Where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Might Lie
2014-05-27 03:26:48

American Geophysical Union A new illustration of the seafloor, created by two of the world’s leading ocean floor mapping experts that details underwater terrain where the missing Malaysia Airlines flight might be located, could shed additional light on what type of underwater vehicles might be used to find the missing airplane and where any debris from the crash might lie. The seafloor topography map illustrates jagged plateaus, ridges and other underwater features of a large area...

2014-05-27 12:37:22

With Support from Amazon Web Services, Esri to Make Free ArcGIS Online Accounts Available to all Elementary and Secondary Schools in the U.S. REDLANDS, Calif., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Responding to President Barack Obama's call to help strengthen STEM education through the ConnectED Initiative, Esri president Jack Dangermond announced today that Esri will provide a grant to make its advanced mapping software running on cloud infrastructure provided by Amazon Web...

2014-05-27 12:23:55

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NEAH GES is pleased to announce the lead sponsorship for the West Africa Oil & Gas Security 2014 Summit to be held in Lagos Oriental Hotel, Nigeria on the 18th-19th of June 2014, with a focus on the promotion of sustainable security and protection development for national and international oil and gas companies active in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140527/91256 Major Energy producers are scheduled...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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