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2014-08-19 08:21:47

High-Efficiency Hybrid Energy Storage System Reduces Energy Consumption; Excess Power Used to Charge Electric Vehicles SAN DIEGO, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that Win Inertia, an engineering firm specializing in power electronics, energy storage and control and communication systems, is using its ultracapacitors for a stationary wayside braking energy recuperation system at an electric rail system in Cerro Negro, Spain. Win...

california Central Valley drought
2014-08-19 02:30:55

Rosalie Murphy, JPL Earth Science and Technology Directorate About 60 percent of California is experiencing "exceptional drought," the U.S. Drought Monitor's most dire classification. The agency issued the same warning to Texas and the southeastern United States in 2012. California's last two winters have been among the driest since records began in 1879. Without enough water in the soil, seeds can't sprout roots, leaves can't perform photosynthesis, and agriculture can't be sustained....

spacewalk
2014-08-19 02:00:05

NASA Two Expedition 40 spacewalkers, clad in Russian Orlan spacesuits, wrapped up a 5-hour, 11-minute excursion outside the International Space Station at 3:13 p.m. EDT Monday.  Flight Engineers Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg Artemyev deployed a small science satellite, retrieved and installed experiment packages and inspected components on the exterior of the orbital laboratory. Shortly after the spacewalk began at 10:02 a.m., Artemyev manually deployed Chasqui 1, a Peruvian...

vehicle-to-vehicle communication
2014-08-19 04:32:35

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has taken the first steps towards instituting a new policy requiring all future cars and light trucks to be outfitted with vehicle-to-vehicle communication (V2V) technology capable of helping them to warn each other of potential collisions in time to prevent accidents. According to Joan Lowy of the Associated Press (AP), the NHTSA issued new research on Monday which...

2014-08-19 00:20:57

SunPower Choice Offers Customer Savings with Solar Electricity from Day One for No Money Down SAN JOSE, Calif. and MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWR) has launched SunPower® Choice, a new pilot leasing program to help residential customers in Melbourne, Australia, finance a SunPower solar system for no money down. As part of the program, SunPower will install its high efficiency solar panels for qualified Melbourne homeowners, providing...

2014-08-18 23:09:46

Clean Earth, Inc. ranks among the best waste companies in North America according to Waste 360™. Hatboro, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Clean Earth, Inc. a leader in recycling contaminated soils, dredge, and drill cuttings, announced today the company ranks # 22 on the Waste 100 List of 2014 according to the Waste 360™ publication. New to this list as of 2014, Clean Earth, Inc. impressively ranks among the top 25. Earlier this year Clean Earth ranked # 13 on New Jersey’s Top...

2014-08-18 23:09:40

Friends of Science Society has sent a letter to the Committee on Publishing Ethics (COPE) asking them to review the ethics of the Stephan Lewandowsky paper “NASA Faked the Moon Landing…” published in Psychological Science journal, stating that paper violates ethical and empirical standards. Friends of Science also note that the journal is “the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology” but the data base in the Lewandowsky et al (2013) paper did not include a single blog that...

2014-08-18 23:05:39

Save Our Citrus campaign aims to prevent the spread of deadly citrus diseases. Riverdale, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today launched a Save Our Citrus, Move It AND Lose It campaign to raise awareness in citrus-producing states about the risk of spreading deadly citrus diseases by moving citrus trees. “It’s no longer as simple as buying a citrus tree road side to bring home,” says Abby Yigzaw, USDA’s Animal and Plant Health...

2014-08-18 23:04:24

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) reminds the public that the integrated mosquito management methods currently employed by organized mosquito and vector control districts and endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), are comprehensive and specifically tailored to safely counter each stage of the mosquito life cycle. Mount Laurel, N.J. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA)...

2014-08-18 23:03:56

The Europe Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-pesticides-5035295624.html (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The Europe Pesticide Market report defines and segments the pesticides market in Europe with analysis and forecast of revenue. The pesticides market in Europe is estimated to grow from $12,855.41 million in 2013 to $15,872.44 million by 2018, at a CAGR of 4.3% from...


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Maud Island Frog, Leiopelma pakeka
2014-08-22 10:38:14

The Maud Island frog is native to New Zealand, first discovered in the 1940’s. Originally classified as the same species as the Hamilton’s frog, it was reclassified in 1998 as its own species. The Maud Island frog is one of the oldest species known. It has been in existence for roughly 200 million years. In 2006, 60 Maud Island frogs were introduced to a predator free sanctuary. Thirty others were also released outside the sanctuary for comparison. In February 2008, 13 juvenile frogs...

Palawan Horned Frog, Megophrys ligayae
2014-08-21 11:52:00

The Palawan horned frog is native to the Philippines where the habitat is tropical or subtropical dry forests, moist lowland forests, moist shrub land, and rivers. Habitat loss is a contributing factor in the reduction of the population of this species. It is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The color of this species is a light brown or grey with two ridges running down the back and a dark triangular patch behind the dark brown eyes. It has a large and wide head with a pointed snout....

Long-Nosed Horned Frog, Megophrys nasuta
2014-08-21 11:45:09

The long-nosed horned frog is also known as the Malayan horned frog or the Malayan leaf frog. The habitat of this species is in rain forest areas, where it is cool and damp, ranging from southern Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia to Singapore, Sumatra and Borneo. The body length of the long-nosed horned frog is around four inches. It is light to dark brown in color with camouflaged markings to blend in with the forest floor. The throat is dark in color spreading to a cream color halfway on the...

Mindanao Horned Frog, Megophrys stejnegeri
2014-08-21 10:47:27

The Mindanao horned frog, also known as the Southeast Asian horned toad, is native to the Philippines and found only on the island of Mindanao. The habitat of this frog is tropical and subtropical moist forests, near ponds and rivers. The Mindanao horned frog can be found in elevations up to 1.5 miles as long as it has an ample water supply for breeding. The Mindanao horned frog has a large head and mouth in comparison to the body. It also has pointed horn-like humps sticking out above the...

Western Clawed Frog, Xenopus, tropicalis
2014-08-21 10:26:56

The western clawed frog is also known as the tropical clawed frog and is found widespread in the regions of Nigeria, Liberia, Gambia, Guinea, Cameroon, the Ivory coast, and surrounding areas. The habitat for the western clawed frog is moist areas in tropical and subtropical rivers, lakes, marshes, swamps, agricultural ponds, and canals. The body color of the western clawed frog is light to dark brown and covered with grey and black spots. The eyes protrude up from the head. Tubercles...

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