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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....

2014-01-09 08:25:01

Los Angeles Public Library is the First Library to Offer Career-Based High School Completion Program to Residents in Need FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading provider of educational content, tools and services to libraries, schools and businesses, announced today the launch of Career Online High School to its public library partners. Now available to public libraries nationwide, this groundbreaking program allows...

Ancient Martian Lake May Have Supported Microbial Life
2013-12-09 12:40:55

[ Watch the Video: Evidence Of Ancient Lake Found Within Gale Crater ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A crater found on Mars is actually an ancient lake bed that could have contained the proper conditions to have supported life on the Red Planet, according to a new finding by NASA’s Curiosity rover. NASA scientists announced at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco on Monday that they have discovered the fossil remains of a lake inside Gale...

Curiosity Rover Fires Over 100,000 Laser Shots To Date
2013-12-06 04:10:51

[ Watch the Video: Laser-Zapping Milestone For A 'Curious' Rover ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Curiosity Mars rover has fired the shot heard round the solar system — 100,000 shots, to be exact. The rover has fired the laser it uses as one way to check which chemical elements are in rocks and soils 100,000 times. One of a series of 300 used to investigate 10 locations on a rock called "Ithaca," the 100,00th shot took place this past October. The...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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