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windjana drill hole at night
2014-05-16 04:00:30

Guy Webster, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Portions of powdered rock collected by drilling into a sandstone target last week have been delivered to laboratory instruments inside NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, and the rover will soon drive on toward its long-term destination on a mountain slope. Other instruments on the rover have inspected the rock's interior exposed in the hole and in drill cuttings heaped around the hole. The target rock, "Windjana," is a sandstone slab within a...

2014-05-13 08:43:01

e-Books Also Available in all Public School Libraries FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. and AUSTIN, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission have a contract to provide access to Gale research databases to all public school libraries throughout the state. More than 5 million Texas public school students in more than...

2014-05-01 16:27:10

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of InterLink, a new technology that connects current articles from newspapers, magazines and journals with contextual reference content found within e-books on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), Gale's e-book platform. InterLink document-level hyperlinking is available free...

Windjana
2014-04-28 04:13:26

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Curiosity spent this weekend using several of its instruments to inspect a sandstone slab that could become the third drilled rock of the Mars rover’s mission, and the first to consist of something other than mudstone. However, the rock, which NASA scientists have dubbed Windjana in honor of a gorge in Western Australia, must first meet a series of criteria established by the mission’s engineers, the US space agency said in a...

2014-04-10 08:27:30

New Tool Helps Libraries Better Understand Patrons and Their Needs FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Analytics On Demand, an innovative data analysis tool to help libraries discover key insights about their library community--who is and isn't using their resources--to better inform strategic planning,...

Mars Rover Scopes Out Its Next Study Area
2014-04-04 09:46:06

NASA On Wednesday, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover drove the last 98 feet (30 meters) needed to arrive at a site planned since early 2013 as a destination for studying rock clues about ancient environments that may have been favorable for life. The rover reached a vantage point for its cameras to survey four different types of rock intersecting in an area called "the Kimberley," after a region of western Australia. "This is the spot on the map we've been headed for, on a little rise that...

2014-03-26 12:24:06

Expands Gale Artemis: Primary Sources Platform with the Addition of New Products FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and education resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of several new Gale Digital Collections products for academic and special libraries, as well as additions to the Gale Artemis: Primary Sources platform....

Sandstone layers with varying resistance to erosion
2014-03-25 06:30:10

Guy Webster, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Variations in the stuff that cements grains together in sandstone have shaped the landscape surrounding NASA's Curiosity Mars rover and could be a study topic at the mission's next science waypoint. On a journey with many months yet to go toward prime destinations on the lower slope of Mount Sharp, Curiosity is approaching a site called "the Kimberley." Scientists on the team picked this location last year as a likely place to pause for...

2014-03-03 16:24:14

New STEM eBooks from Springer and Elsevier bring first of many changes to GVRL FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced expanded product and services initiatives, new publishing program and the addition of industry-leading STEM content from partners. These updated strategies and partnerships usher in a new era of resource...

2014-03-03 16:23:41

Career Online High School Pilot Program Begins March 3 LOS ANGELES, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Public Library is the first public library in the nation to offer adults the opportunity to earn an accredited high school diploma and career certificate online through Career Online High School (COHS), in partnership with Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses. Beginning...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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