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2014-08-29 08:22:20

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HelioSage Energy, a national developer of utility scale solar projects, has announced the sale of a 77 MWdc / 60 MWac portfolio of development-stage solar facilities in North Carolina. The portfolio is comprised of 12 ground-mounted solar projects sited in eastern North Carolina. Once constructed, the projects will sell power under a Power Purchase Agreement with either Duke Energy-Progress or the North Carolina Eastern Municipal...

2014-08-29 08:22:15

PLAINFIELD, Ind., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Seven-year plan adds advanced technology to pinpoint power outages and speed service restoration -- Provides for better and faster communication with customers -- Includes investments in power lines, utility poles, transformers and substations to update aging electric grid -- Creates and supports thousands of Hoosier jobs during seven-year modernization...

2014-08-29 08:21:37

Residents, Businesses to Receive New Meters by End of 2017 JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy is accelerating its plan to provide updated electric meters to homes and businesses across Michigan. By the end of 2017 -- two years earlier than scheduled originally -- 1.8 million electric meters will be updated along with 600,000 natural gas meters for customers who also have Consumers Energy electric service. "Our high customer satisfaction and growing...

Psittacosaurus lujiatunensis
2014-08-29 06:29:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When we think of dinosaurs, we think of giant, scary reptiles that once ruled the Earth. But even giant monsters were babies at one point. And apparently, even dinosaur babies need a babysitter. A new study, led by the University of Pennsylvania, examined a rock slab from northeastern China's Liaoning Province containing fossils of 24 very young dinosaurs and one older individual. This kind of grouping is suggestive of a group of...

racetrack playa mystery solved
2014-08-29 05:27:57

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For nearly 80 years, scientists have been puzzled by the “sailing stones” of Death Valley National Park – massive rocks, some weighing 500 pounds or more, that inexplicably have long trails behind them as though they had been pushed through the dry, flat mud surface of the region known as Racetrack Playa. According to National Geographic’s Jason Bittel, these “sailing stones” (also known as the “sliding rocks” of Death...

asteroid impact
2014-08-29 04:59:21

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An eruption of dust around a young solar-analog star discovered using the Spitzer Space Telescope could be the type of massive collision between asteroids that ultimately result in the formation of planets, astronomers report in Thursday’s online edition of the journal Science. Scientists began tracking the star in question, identified as NGC 2547-ID8, after it first surged with a large amount of fresh dust between August 2012 and...

2014-08-28 23:18:07

Surpassing its initial Indiegogo campaign goal, The Polish Ambassador’s “Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour” will launch in October 2014. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 This October, electronic music musician David Sulgalski aka The Polish Ambassador will partner with a team of permaculture educators and community organizers to bring Pushing Through the Pavement: A Permaculture Action Tour to venues in major cities across the United States. This...

2014-08-28 23:18:01

Structural Engineers Association of California responds to American Canyon Earthquake Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 By Michael Cochran, SEAOC Board President, Reinhard Ludke, and Ken O’Dell As the Napa region works to recover from the strongest California earthquake in 20-plus years, the rest of the State should be on notice that Sunday’s 6.0M American Canyon earthquake did not let us off the hook. Instead, this and every other recent earthquake should be taken as a wakeup...

2014-08-28 23:17:07

Webinar panelists from Cox Enterprises, NetApp, Powerhouse Dynamics, and Verdantix will discuss how the demand for Big Energy Data has infiltrated multiple departments within an enterprise and become a strategic asset in helping each department set and achieve their distinct goals. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Urjanet - the world’s first provider of big energy data – will offer a complimentary webinar, “The New Consumers of Utility Data” on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 2 p.m....

2014-08-28 23:13:54

Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by OKG AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for all of their three reactors, Oskarshamn Units 1, 2 and 3. VÄSTERÅS, Sweden (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Westinghouse Electric Company today announced that it has been selected by OKG AB in Sweden to provide replacement nuclear fuel deliveries for all of their three reactors, Oskarshamn Units 1, 2 and 3. The contract includes yearly deliveries...


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Skeleton Tarantula, Ephebopus murinus
2014-08-29 11:32:08

The Skeleton Tarantula (Ephebopus murinus) is a species of spider belonging to the Theraphosidae family, a sub-family of Aviculariinae. This New World species is native to several South American countries. Its common name comes from the skeleton-like markings on its legs. The generic name, Ephebopus comes from the Greek meaning “youthful” plus “foot”, and the specific name, murinus is from the Latin meaning “mouse-colored”. The adult E. murinus normally grows to a leg span of...

Western Toad, Anaxyrus Boreas
2014-08-29 10:52:14

The Western Toad, Anaxyrus boreas, or more commonly known as Bufo boreas, is a large toad species of western North America. It grows to between 5.6 and 13 centimeters long. It has a white or cream colored dorsal stripe, and is dusky gray or greenish dorsally with skin glands concentrated within the dark blotches. Its parotoid glands are oval shaped, widely separated, and larger than the upper eyelids. It features a mottled venter and horizontal pupils but it lacks cranial crests. Compared...

Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus Varius
2014-08-29 09:49:13

The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad, Atelopus varius, known also as the clown frog, is a neo-tropical true toad belonging to the family Bufonidae. Ranging once from Costa Rica to Panama, A. varius is currently listed as critically endangered and has been decreased to a single remnant population near Quepos, Costa Rica and is assumed to be extinct within Panama. Some recent variation in the air temperature, precipitation, stream flow patterns, and the following spread of a pathogenic...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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