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2008-10-14 15:00:14

Today polar explorer Will Steger announced the launch of The Longest Summer Tour ("Tour"), commencing in Chicago, to highlight the effects of climate change on the Great Lakes Region while spotlighting the Region's resources and efforts in clean energy and climate change solutions. Steger and Illinois Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn are headlining a forum at the University of Chicago at 1:00PM today, after which Steger will address Northwestern University at 4:30PM. The Tour, an initiative of...

2008-09-02 12:00:17

An international panel of pioneers from media, technology, business, social activism and blogging will judge nominees for the new We Media Game Changers Awards. The awards recognize people, projects, ideas and organizations leading change and inspiring a better world through media. The winners will be celebrated and featured speakers at the We Media Miami global forum, Feb. 24-26, 2009, where their stories will become the content of the conference. Nominations for the awards are open...

2008-08-07 09:00:56

While Republican congressmen debated the energy issue on the floor of the closed Congress, World Energy Television took the time to visit with Congressman Gene Green, a Democrat from the 29th District of Texas. In the interview, Congressman Green discussed the need to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR), approve Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) drilling and avoid implementing a "use it or lose it" plan on currently leased property. As an oil patch Democrat, he points out that...

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2008-02-22 13:25:59

Renowned futurist Ray Kurzweil predicted this week that computers the size of human blood cells will create fully immersive virtual realities by 2033.   The development of such microscopic computers will be made possible by growth in processing power and the shrinking of technology over time.  "We will see a billion-fold increase in the price-performance of computers in the next 25 years," he said in a BBC News report."Virtual will compete with reality," he told the Game...

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2007-12-21 08:36:44

MINNEAPOLIS -- Will Steger is fit and trim at 63, planning his latest grueling expedition to the far reaches of the planet, and loathe to take a vacation. But he's getting ready to turn things over to the youngsters. When the famed Minnesota explorer leads an expedition to the Canadian Arctic early next year, to draw attention to retreating glaciers and other apparent signs of climate change, the oldest of the six explorers accompanying him will be 28. The idea is to focus on "emerging...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.