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2009-08-20 12:34:01


2009-07-21 15:05:00

HOUSTON, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that its super-major E&P client has sanctioned the next phase of a high channel count, multicomponent (full-wave) seismic acquisition program in northeast Texas.

2009-05-13 12:00:00

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In a market previously known for illicit encounters and marriage disrupting fiascos, FireFly Group Events provides fun alternatives to traditional bachelor or bachelorette parties. FireFly Group Events helps brides and grooms create memories, not secrets, with the launch of their new bachelor and bachelorette events website. From candle making to sword fighting, each bachelor or bachelorette party FireFly facilitates is unique to the client.

2009-05-07 14:55:00

A Malaysian lawmaker warned Thursday that the nation’s spectacular firefly population is under threat of destruction within months due to large-scale land clearing.

2009-04-16 15:26:00

Cableless, Full-wave Seismic System to be used on East Texas Acquisition Projects HOUSTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that a 6,100 station FireFly(R) system will be utilized by BP America Production Company to undertake two high channel count, multicomponent (full-wave) seismic acquisition programs in northeast Texas.

2009-01-21 15:23:43

Richard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford are set to star in The Cabin in the Woods, a film co-written and produced by Joss Whedon, The Hollywood Reporter said. Whedon is the creator of the iconic TV shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and Firefly.

2009-01-16 06:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ION Geophysical Corporation (NYSE: IO) today announced that it has delivered a multi-thousand station FireFly(R) system equipped with digital, full-wave VectorSeis(R) sensors to one of the world's largest seismic contractors.

2008-11-17 12:32:21

A new nano satellite mission, called 'Firefly,' sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and led by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md will explore the relationship between lightning and these sudden bursts, called Terrestrial Gamma Ray Flashes (TGFs).

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.

Latest Firefly Reference Libraries

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.

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,...

2005-08-25 08:59:58

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

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  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
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