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2008-11-17 12:32:21

Massive energy releases occur every day in the upper reaches of Earth's atmosphere. Lightning may give rise to these bursts of radiation. However, unlike the well-known flashes of light and peals of thunder familiar to Earth-dwellers, these energy releases are channeled upward and can be detected only from space. Our atmosphere protects us from the effects of this radiation, but the mechanisms at work can impact Earth's upper atmosphere and its space environment. A new nano satellite mission,...

2008-10-03 00:00:16

MALAYSIA Airlines has clarified that it operates 50 weekly flights on the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore route, which works out to an average of seven flights per day. (c) 2008 New Straits Times. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-21 21:00:19

By Adeline Paul Raj FIREFLY, a low-fare community airline wholly owned by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), said it is open to strategic investors as it looks to grow. "It could either be other airlines (taking a stake in us) or it could be MAS itself using us more strategically," FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong told Business Times in an interview. Leong said there have been some casual enquiries by interested parties. "We are open (to considering strategic investors). We never...

2008-09-11 18:00:22

Hollywood's 20th Century Fox has confirmed Joss Whedon's new TV drama "Dollhouse" has been put on hold while the show's creator works out some details. Whedon is best known for creating the popular TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer,""Angel" and "Firefly." "Dollhouse" reunites him with "Buffy" and "Angel" supporting player Eliza Dushku. "I can confirm the show has shut down filming until Sept. 25 while the writers work on upcoming scripts," a representative for the studio told E! News....

2008-09-03 03:00:13

CENTURY CITY, Calif., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising and The Multiverse Network, Inc., a leading provider of virtual world development technology for Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOGs), educational and social worlds, and business collaboration environments, today announced the development of an original "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" MMOG. The virtual world will be based on the mythology and iconography made popular by the Emmy(R)...

2008-09-02 00:00:20

By Adeline Paul Raj TOULOUSE: MASwings, a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) subsidiary that operates full-serviced flights in Sabah and Sarawak, expects to carry 1.2 million passengers by the end of next year once it has taken delivery of all seven ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft that it has ordered. The airline, which currently operates 13 Fokker-50 and Twin Otter aircraft, took delivery of the first ATR aircraft here yesterday. It will receive the remaining six aircraft next year, managing...

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2008-08-31 10:00:00

By Michael Casey / The Associated Press Preecha Jiabyu used to take tourists in a rowboat to see the banks of the Mae Klong River aglow with thousands of fireflies. These days, all he sees are the lights of hotels, restaurants and highway overpasses. He says he'd have to row a good two miles to see trees lit up with the magical creatures of his younger days. "The firefly populations have dropped 70 percent in the past three years," said Preecha, 58, a former teacher who started providing...

2008-08-28 00:00:20

By Aaron Barnhart Before "the" CW, there was "the" WB, America's first pretentiously named TV network aimed exclusively and unapologetically at viewers younger than 35. And now it's back. On Wednesday, TheWB.com will launch with a menu of old and new shows. Just to give you some idea of what the new/old WB has in store, here are some of the series it owns the rights to stream over the Web: "Angel,""Babylon 5,""Buffy the Vampire Slayer,""Everwood,""Firefly,""Friends,""Gilmore Girls,""The...

2008-08-20 00:00:28

By Marina Emmanuel LOCAL turboprop operator Firefly will be opening more payment channels for ticket purchases by passengers for its flights by the end of the year. FlyFirefly Sdn Bhd managing director Eddy Leong said payment gateways with all major banks in Malaysia will be opened to Firefly passengers in December. The airline currently offers credit cards option and payment via Bank Islam. "We hope to sign up with other local banks soon to accept payments," he told Business Times at...

2008-08-12 00:00:30

By Presenna Nambiar MALAYSIAN Airline System Bhd (MAS) is finalising plans to pay US$91.5 million (RM304 million) for five turboprop aircraft it will receive this year. "We have different methods we can look at. Our options are now either Japanese operating leases or export credit agencies," MAS executive director and chief financial officer Datuk Tengku Azmil Zahruddin told reporters in Subang, Selangor, yesterday. Firefly received yesterday the first of 10 ATR72-500 aircraft it has...


Latest Firefly Reference Libraries

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2005-09-09 08:49:52

The soldier beetles (Cantharidae) are relatively soft-bodied, straight-sided beetles. They are closely related to the Lampyridae, or firefly family. Some are important predators of aphids during their brief adulthood.

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2005-09-08 12:01:05

Fireflies, also known as lightning bugs, are nocturnal, luminous beetles of the family Lampyridae. These names come from the fact that some species as adults emit flashes of light to attract mates, using special light-emitting organs in the abdomen. The enzyme luciferase acts on luciferin to stimulate light emission. This reaction is of scientific interest, and genes coding for these substances have been spliced into many different organisms. Many species, especially in the genus Photinus,...

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2005-08-25 08:59:58

Photuris is a genus of "fireflies" (actually beetles in the family Lampyridae).

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