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2015-02-19 16:27:49

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sensors are playing an increasingly important role in printed electronics.

2015-02-19 16:24:59

HOUSTON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hercules Offshore, Inc. (Nasdaq: HERO) announced today that it has published the February Fleet Status Report ("the Report").

2015-02-19 16:24:44

-- Duke Energy generation plants and power deliver systems performing well CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb.

2015-02-19 16:24:39

XINYU, China and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- LDK Solar CO., Ltd.

2015-02-19 16:24:00

TUCKER, Ga., Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 5 a.m.

2015-02-19 16:20:53

LONDON, Feb. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The electric vehicle industry - land, water and air - is rapidly rising to become a huge market of over $533 billion by 2025.

GMO
2015-02-19 13:31:05

If you’re one of the people who sometimes feel overwhelmed when you start hearing terms such as genetic modification and selective breeding, don’t worry – we here at RedOrbit feel your pain, so we’ve created this handy little guide to help clear up some of the confusion.

MAVEN Mars
2015-02-19 12:59:50

NASA’S Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution has completed the first of five deep-dip maneuvers designed to gather measurements closer to the lower end of the Martian upper atmosphere.

2015-02-19 12:26:16

Report is Part of ULI's Ongoing Efforts to Highlight the Connection between Land Use and Health WASHINGTON, Feb.


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Ipomopsis polyantha
2014-12-13 15:16:45

Ipomopsis polyantha is a flowering plant species. The species may also be commonly referred to as Pagosa skyrocket and Archuleta County standing-cypress. The plant is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. I. polyantha can be found growing naturally only in the United States, specifically in Colorado. It can be found in one county, Archuleta County. It is found only in Ponderosa pine and oak forests, growing in soil derived from Mancos Shale. As recently as 2011, the plant was listed as...

Ipomopsis aggregata
2014-12-13 14:49:47

Ipomopsis aggregata is a flowering plant species. The plant’s Latin scientific name, “Ipomopsis”, means similar to Ipomoea or Morning Glories, referencing the species similarities. The species may also be commonly referred to as the Scarlet Gilia, Scarlet trumpet and Skyrocket. I. aggregata is indigenous to western North America. It can be found growing from British Columbia all the way south to Mexico. Ipomopsis aggregata is a member of the Polemoniaceae family. Ipomopsis aggregata...

Elingamita
2014-12-13 14:45:59

Elingamita is a genus consisting of one single tree/shrub species. The single species is the Elingamita johnsonii plant. Elingamita is a member of the Myrsinaceae family. Elingamita johnsonii plants can be found growing naturally only on the Three Kings Islands of New Zealand. The plant may grow as a small tree or as a shrub in forest and coastal scrub habitats. Due to the species limited areas of growth the genus is vulnerable to extinction due to fire or unforeseen events. Elingamita...

Laysan Rail, Porzana palmeri
2014-12-09 12:15:35

The Laysan Rail or Laysan Crake (Porzana palmeri) was a flightless bird native to the Northwest Hawaiian Island of Laysan. This small island was, and still is, an important seabird colony, and sustained numerous native species, including the rail. It became extinct because of habitat loss and by domestic rabbits, and eventually, World War II. Its scientific name is in honor of Henry Palmer, who collected in the Hawaiian Islands for Walter Rothschild. It was a rather small bird, measuring...

Hawaiian Rail, Porzana sandwichensis
2014-12-09 12:12:23

The Hawaiian Rail (Porzana sandwichensis), known also as the Hawaiian Crake or the Hawaiian Spotted Rail, was a rather enigmatic species of minuscule rail that resided on Big Island of Hawaii, but is currently extinct. A dark form and a lighter form are known. There is considerable confusion by the existence of two distinct forms. While it can’t be completely excluded that early specimens were collected on another island, only O’ahu and Kaua’I seem plausible given the history of...

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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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