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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...

2014-02-03 08:32:57

LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: FARO) today announced that Jody Gale has been named Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary. In this role, Mr. Gale will be responsible for all legal matters for FARO as well as serving as Corporate Secretary to the Board of Directors. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110415/MM84316LOGO) "We are very excited to welcome Jody to the FARO team," said Jay Freeland, FARO's President...

2014-01-27 08:24:20

CAPE CORAL, Fla., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Congregational Association (ACA), a non-profit organization administering the Congregational Library and Archives (CLA), has announced an agreement to make the library's collections available through Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses. Unlimited Priorities LLC(®) was instrumental in strategic collection assessment, identification of...

2014-01-24 12:21:59

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Portico, a not-for-profit digital preservation service, today announced an extension of their relationship to preserve the majority of Gale's remaining digital archives. Among those to be preserved and added to Portico's D-Collection Service are The Times Digital Archive, Slavery &...

rover tracks
2014-01-10 03:08:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new image taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) shows the space agency’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars viewed from orbit. The new image was taken on December 11, 2013 by MRO’s High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera. Not only does the picture feature Curiosity driving inside Gale Crater, but it also shows tracks the rover’s tires have left behind as it makes its way across the Red Planet....


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'