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2014-09-22 00:20:17

NASA Spacecraft to Study the Red Planet's Upper Atmosphere DENVER, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT], was successfully placed in orbit around Mars this evening. The spacecraft's flight operations are controlled by a team at Lockheed Martin's Mission Support Area near Denver, Colorado. Photo: http://www.lockheedmartin.com/us/news/press-releases/2014/september/0921-ss-maven.html...

2014-09-22 00:20:14

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft successfully entered Mars' orbit at 10:24 p.m. EDT Sunday, Sept. 21, where it now will prepare to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere as never done before. MAVEN is the first spacecraft dedicated to exploring the tenuous upper atmosphere of Mars. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO "As the first orbiter dedicated to studying Mars' upper...

2014-09-21 23:01:49

CISMEF is a window through which Chinese SMEs have access to the world. It also functions as a bridge via which SMEs’ products and services from around the globe can enter China. Guangdong, China (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 The 11th China International Small and Medium Enterprises Fair (CISMEF) will be held in the POLY World Trade Center (Overseas Exhibitions and Themed Exhibitions) and the Guangzhou International Sourcing Center (Specialized Exhibitions) in Guangdong Province on October...

2014-09-21 23:01:22

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global Solar Glass Market: Focus on China (2014-19)" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 China has the largest manufacturing base for solar modules in the world. In 2012, the solar glass production capacity in China accounted for 90% of the global solar glass production capacity. As of June 30, 2013, there were 58 solar glass manufacturers in China of which 38 produced ultra-clear photovoltaic raw glass. Xinyi...

2014-09-21 23:01:18

The global pre-combustion carbon capture market report defines and segments the concerned market with analysis and forecast of revenue. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/asia-pacific-carbon-capture-sequestration-9786205662.html (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 The global pre-combustion carbon capture market report defines and segments the concerned market with analysis and forecast of revenue. The market is valued at $1,259.5 million in 2014 and is estimated to grow at a CAGR of...

2014-09-21 23:01:11

ReportsnReports.com adds “Controlled-release Fertilizers Market by Type (Condensation Products of Urea, Coated & Encapsulated Fertilizers, & N Stabilizers), by Crop Type, & by Geography - Global Trends and Forecast to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Controlled-release or slow-release fertilizers (CRFs or SRFs) are also known as enhanced efficiency fertilizers. These fertilizers release nutrients slowly or gradually into the soil at...

2014-09-21 23:00:55

Global E-waste Management Market 2014-2018 a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 One of the major positive trends observed in this market is the increase in methods of preventing biological hazards. The intense need to reduce toxins discharged from unattended e-waste has forced governments and vendors to invest in the market. Analysts forecast the Global e-Waste Management market to grow at a CAGR of 14.6 percent over the period...

2014-09-21 23:00:41

Dryer fires cause about one fourth of the nation's house fires each year. Willowick, Ohio (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 More than a quarter of house fires are started by dryer fires, and most dryer fires start in one of two ways. The first type of dryer fire occurs when the lint screen isn’t cleaned out properly. The second type of dryer fire occurs when lint builds up in the dryer vent and catches fire. (Dryers can also catch fire due to malfunctioning electrical systems so if it...

2014-09-21 12:20:13

The funds include $32 million and $18 million for separate rail infrastructure improvement and resiliency projects in the wake of Hurricane Sandy WASHINGTON, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02), a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee, announced today that SEPTA projects in the Philadelphia area have been awarded $68,019,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA). "These projects will...

2014-09-21 08:20:28

ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Biopower Market - Capacity, Generation, Market Size, Major Feedstock, Regulations, and Key Country Analysis to 2025" to its store. The report provides a clear overview of and detailed insight into the global biopower market. DALLAS, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global cumulative biopower installed capacity increased significantly from 49 Gigawatts (GW) in 2006 to 87.6 GW in 2013. A major portion of this increased capacity employed several biomass...


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Atitlan Grebe, Podilymbus gigas
2014-09-22 15:56:59

The Atitlan Grebe (Podilymbus gigas), known also as Giant Grebe, Poc, or Giant Pied-Billed Grebe, is an extinct water bird, a relative of the Pied-Billed Grebe. It was native to the Lago de Atitlan in Guatemala at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level. Thanks to the work or the American ecologist Anne LaBastille, its decline is comprehensively known. LaBastille observed this species for over 25 years. She has also written a book regarding this bird called Mama Poc. This Grebe reached...

Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog, Rana boylii
2014-09-16 08:43:34

The Foothill Yellow-Legged Frog (Rana boylii) is a small frog measuring about 1.46 to 3.2 inches. It belongs to the genus Rana within the Ranidae family. This species can be found from northern Oregon, down California’s west coast, and into Baja California, Mexico. Both the Columbia Spotted Frog and the Cascades Frog, also part of the Rana genus, reside in the northern regions of this frog’s territory. They show a preference for living in streams and rivers, and lay their eggs in masses...

Rio Grande Leopard Frog, Rana berlandieri
2014-09-16 08:16:44

The Rio Grande Leopard Frog (Rana berlandieri) is a species of aquatic frog that is native to the southern United States in Texas and New Mexico, and south through Mexico and Central America. It is also occasionally referred to as the Mexican Leopard Frog. The handle berlandieri honors the Belgian naturalist Jean Louis Berlandier, who worked for the Mexican government on one of the first biological surveys of Texas. These frogs grow up to 2.2 to 4.5 inches long. They are normally tan,...

Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis
2014-09-15 16:37:21

The Kihansi Spray Toad, Nectophrynoides Asperginis, is a yellowish colored dwarf toad. The females can reach up to 1.1 inches long and the males can reach up to .75 inches long. This ovoviviparous species was described scientifically in the year 1999. It was found only in the spray zone around the Kihansi waterfalls in the southern Udzungwa Mountains located in Tanzania. At about 220,000 square feet, this was the smallest natural distribution known for any vertebrate species, but it was...

Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus
2014-09-15 16:22:26

The Malabar Tree Toad, Pedostibes Tuberculosus, is a species of toad located in forests along the Western Ghats of India south of Goa. It is small and it can be found in wet tree hollows or leaf bases that contain water. This slender frog features a moderately sized head with a pointed snout and vertical lores. The distance between the eyes is as wide as the width of the upper eyelid. The opening of the ear is well marked and is about a third of the diameter of the eye. The fingers are...

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