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extreme temperature evolution for WISE J0304-2705
2014-08-06 04:24:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online An object that is currently cool as a planet might have spent much of its youth as hot as a star, according to a new research paper appearing in the latest edition of the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The object currently fluctuates between 200 and 300 degrees Fahrenheit (100 to 150 degrees Celsius), which is in between the temperatures of Earth and Venus, lead investigator David Pinfield of the...

2013-04-18 23:00:31

The loyalty program enables patients to earn discounts on qualifying procedures. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 18, 2013 Fahrenheit Marketing, a Web design and development firm in Austin, will launch its loyalty program, Qwestrix, in beta testing on April 5. Qwestrix is a loyalty program and online community for licensed professionals and their clients. Clients will be able to earn a minimum of 10 percent discounts on qualifying procedures with dentists, dermatologists, primary care providers and...

Death Valley Still The Hottest Spot On Earth
2012-09-13 13:39:03

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Meteorologists have ended an 80-year debate over where and what the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth was. Back in the summer of 1913, temperatures soared to a scorching 134 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley, California, setting a record as the world's hottest temperature. However, less than 10 years later, on September 13, 1922, reports came in of a 136.6 degree Fahrenheit temperature being recorded in El Azizia, Libya....

Voyager Instrument Cooling After Heater Turned off
2012-01-18 12:59:22

In order to reduce power consumption, mission managers have turned off a heater on part of NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, dropping the temperature of its ultraviolet spectrometer instrument more than 23 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit). It is now operating at a temperature below minus 79 degrees Celsius (minus 110 degrees Fahrenheit), the coldest temperature that the instrument has ever endured. This heater shut-off is a step in the careful management of the diminishing electrical power...

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2010-07-16 11:20:00

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Thursday that last month was the hottest June ever recorded on Earth. According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the combined global land and ocean surface temperature data also showed that the January-June and April-June periods were the warmest on record, which go back as far as 1880. The combined average for global land and ocean temperatures in June was 61.1 degrees Fahrenheit, which are 1.22 degrees...

2009-07-27 11:01:00

BERLIN, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- David Cage, CEO and founder of Paris-based developer Quantic Dream, creators of the renowned adventure games Omikron: The Nomad Soul and Fahrenheit (Indigo Prophecy in North America) and of the highly anticipated 2010 title Heavy Rain, will deliver a keynote at this year's Game Developers Conference(R) Europe (GDC Europe). Cage's keynote address, titled "Writing Interactive Narrative for a Mature Audience," will focus on why mature games are necessary,...

2009-04-16 09:07:00

MIDLAND, Mich., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In February 2010, the Dow Performance Fluids Business' chemistry will be front and center at the Nordic Ski Jump Venue in Whistler, British Columbia, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games. The Dow Chemical Company delivered and installed 900 gallons of pure DOWFROST(TM) HD fluids to the ski jump venue in late December 2007. Since then, the ski ramp has hosted several competitions leading up to the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympics...

2009-03-10 11:47:11

Retail sales in the United States rose slightly in the week ending March 7, the International Council of Shopping Centers-USB reported Tuesday. Sales were up 0.2 percent for the week and down 0.9 percent compared with the same week of 2008, the report said. Around the country, the pace of customer traffic was stronger ... but it was still relatively modest for the industry as a whole, the report said. In the midst of a recession, discounters drew more traffic during the latest week, the...

2006-09-02 00:35:00

BEIJING -- China is predicting rain next week to ease the worst drought to hit southwest China in more than a century and bring down record-high temperatures. The densely populated municipality of Chongqing and eastern parts of Sichuan province have been plagued by repeated heatwaves and have seen no significant rainfall since early July. Xinhua news agency quoted forecasters as saying there would be rain in the area, which is home to about 30 million people, over the next 10 days. "The...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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