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2013-01-09 05:03:20

GLOBODOX, the enterprise document management company, is a happy place as they complete fourteen successful years in document management. The software is set to have much more in store and has made big plans for 2013 according to the sources at ITAZ Technologies, the makers of GLOBODOX. (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 GLOBODOX, the enterprise document management company, is a happy place as they complete fourteen successful years in document management. The software is set to have much more in...

Mount Everest Shown In 2 Billion Pixels
2012-12-20 06:49:25

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Filmmaker David Breashears has created a spectacular, two-billion pixel zoom image of Mount Everest to show the effects of climate change in the Himalayas. The interactive photograph reveals stunning details of the world´s highest peak, allowing viewers to ℠navigate´ around base camp and the mountain. Breashears captured 477 individual images to compose the gigapixel panorama of the Khumbu glacier from the...

US Ambassadors Refuse To Sign ITU Treaty In Dubai
2012-12-13 18:32:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The US, UK and Canada have announced today that they will not be signing the ITU´s Internet Treaty in its current form. According to the BBC, the US said signing such a treaty would allow for government regulation of the Internet. "It's with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the US must communicate that it's not able to sign the agreement in the current form," explained the US Ambassador to the...

Snow Leopard Cubs Caught On Camera Traps
2012-12-11 14:24:36

[ Watch the Video: Snow Leopard Cubs Seen On Camera Traps ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Footage of snow leopard cubs in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan was caught on camera trap surveys. As many as 300 of the 3,500 to 7,000 wild snow leopards live in the Tajik Pamirs. This area is considered to be a critical link between the southern and northern regions of the snow leopard's range, serving as a vital genetic corridor for the species. Panthera recently...

Russian Far East A Hotbed Of Seismic, Volcanic Activity: Potential Threat To Pacific Basin
2012-12-04 13:10:18

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Soviet government has long kept outsiders away from the Russian Far East, shrouding a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim in secrecy. In the last 20 years, however, research has shown that the Kamchatka Peninsula and the Kuril Islands are a seismic and volcanic hotbed. This area has the potential to trigger tsunamis that pose a risk to the rest of the Pacific Basin. As an example, in...

Newborn Tropical Depression 25W Raining On Southern Vietnam Seen By NASA Satellite
2012-11-15 12:52:03

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center The twenty-fifth tropical depression of the western North Pacific Ocean season formed today and is already affecting southern Vietnam. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Depression 25W and captured a visible image of the storm that showed its northern quadrant raining over the country. When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over newborn Tropical Depression 25W (TD25W) on Nov. 14 at 0638 UTC (1:38 a.m. EDT), the Moderate Resolution Imaging...


Latest Geography of Asia Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 10:27:02

The Sulu Bleeding-heart (Gallicolumba menagei) is a species of bird within the pigeon and dove family Columbidae. It is native to the island of Tawi-Tawi and its surrounding islets within the Philippines’ Sulu Archipelago. This species is known from two specimens that were collected in 1891, and has not been recorded with certainty since then. It resides in primary and secondary forests that have a closed canopy. It is of medium size with a short tail. Bright metallic green colored feathers...

Kurilian Bobtail
2013-06-11 13:06:21

The Kurilian bobtail, also known as the Curilsk Bobtail or the Kurilean bobtail, among many other names, is a breed of domestic cat that is sometimes considered a breed group by some registries. The origin of this breed has been claimed by Kamchatka, Sakhalin Island, Russia, and Japan, but it is thought to have originated on the Kuril Islands. The first members of the breed occurred naturally on the islands as a shorthaired variant about two hundred years ago, but the modern variant has only...

Persian Gulf
2013-04-18 13:55:23

The Persian Gulf is located in the western part of Asia between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula. It’s an addition to the Indian Ocean. The Gulf was the focal point of the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War, which each side assaulted the other’s oil tankers. In the year 1991, the Persian Gulf again was the background for what was known as the “Persian Gulf War” or otherwise known as the “Gulf War”, despite the fact that this disagreement was mainly a land conflict, when Iraq raided Kuwait...

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2011-04-11 15:10:03

Yunnanosaurus, meaning "Yunnan lizard," is a genus of prosauropod dinosaur from the Early to Mid Jurassic Period. This was perhaps one of the last living prosauropods of the time. It was discovered by Yang Zhongjian in the Lufeng Formation of Yunnan, China. The find consisted of twenty incomplete skeletons, including two skulls, and were excavated by Tsun Yi Wang. The type species, Y huangi, was named by C.C. Young in 1942, and created the family Yunnanosauridae based on the findings as a...

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2010-02-02 15:44:27

Lufengosaurus, meaning "Lufeng lizard", is a genus of sauropod dinosaur from the Early and Middle Jurassic Period of what is now southwestern China. It was named by C. C. Young in 1941. The type species, L. huenei, was discovered in the Lower Lufeng Formation of the Yunnan Province in China. Young described and named a second species a few years later. This is one of the few prosauropod dinosaurs to survive from the Early Jurassic into the Middle Jurassic eras. Lufengosaurus was about 20...

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