Latest Geologic time scale Stories

2009-10-03 11:19:54

Princeton University scientists have shown that, in ancient times, the Earth's magnetic field was structured like the two-pole model of today, suggesting that the methods geoscientists use to reconstruct the geography of early land masses on the globe are accurate. The findings may lead to a better understanding of historical continental movement, which relates to changes in climate. By taking a closer look at the 1.1 billion-year-old volcanic rocks on the north shore of Lake Superior, the...

2009-09-22 09:28:15

After decades of debate and four years of investigation an international body of earth scientists has formally agreed to move the boundary dates for the prehistoric Quaternary age by 800,000 years, reports the Journal of Quaternary Science. The decision has been made by the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), the authority for geological science which has acted to end decades of controversy by formally declaring when the Quaternary Period, which covers both the ice age and moment...

2009-09-02 09:26:00

BEIJING, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Duoyuan Global Water Inc. (NYSE: DGW) ("Duoyuan" or the "Company"), a leading China-based domestic water treatment equipment supplier, announced today that the Company will present at the upcoming Susquehanna Financial Group Third Annual Beijing Management Summit. The Summit will be held on September 16-17, 2009 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Beijing. Management will present at 4:00 pm Beijing Time on September 16, 2009 and will be available to...

2009-08-11 07:30:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products in China, announced today that the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of AOBO approved the engagement of Ernst & Young Hua Ming ("EY") as the Company's independent...

2009-07-27 15:01:00

NEW YORK, July 27 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products in China, today announced that it plans to release second quarter 2009 financial results on Friday, August 7, 2009, before the market opens. The Company will hold a conference...

2009-07-09 10:14:00

FALLS CHURCH, Va., July 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced that it will release financial results for the first quarter fiscal year 2010 on Thursday, August 6, at approximately 4:10 p.m. EDT. CSC senior management will host a conference call and Webcast on the same day at approximately 5 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090422/CSCLOGO) The conference call dial-in number for domestic callers is (888) 587-0614. For international callers, the...

2009-07-08 10:55:00

AMSTERDAM, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AerCap Holdings N.V. ("AerCap," NYSE: AER) announced today that it will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts at 9:30 am Eastern Time / 3:30 pm Central European Time on Thursday, August 6, 2009 to review its second quarter 2009 financial results. AerCap's second quarter 2009 earnings press release will be released before financial markets open in the United States on August 6, 2009. A copy of the press release will be...

2009-07-06 15:46:00

PITTSBURGH, July 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Matthews International Corporation (Nasdaq: MATW) today announced plans to release third quarter fiscal 2009 results after the market closes on Thursday, July 23, 2009. Matthews International Corporation has scheduled a conference call for Friday, July 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern time. Participating in the call will be Joseph C. Bartolacci -- President and CEO, and Steven F. Nicola -- Chief Financial Officer. To participate in the call, dial...

2009-07-06 13:05:00

State Police Investigate 447 Crashes over July 4 Weekend HARRISBURG, Pa., July 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nine people died and 206 were injured in 447 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the three-day Fourth of July holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank E. Pawlowski said today. He noted that only one of those killed was wearing a seat belt. "It's tragic that so many people fail to buckle up when they drive," Pawlowski said. "We would see a major decline in...

2009-07-06 10:04:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- TV One will air live, uninterrupted coverage of Michael Jackson's Memorial Service from the Staples Center in Los AngelesTuesday, July 7 beginning at 1 PM ET/10 AM PT. TV One's coverage will be co-anchored by veteran journalists Art Fennell and Jacque Reid, who also co-anchored TV One's award-winning 2008 Democratic convention and election night coverage. TV One will also re-air the service Tuesday night (July 7) at 8 PM and 11 PM ET. Launched...

Latest Geologic time scale Reference Libraries

2014-04-18 16:08:43

Palaeovespa is a genus of wasps that holds seven species, all of which are extinct. Two of the species were discovered in Baltic amber deposits from Europe dating back to the middle Eocene era, while the other five were found in Florissant Formation amber from the Priabonian stage era in Colorado in the United States. This genus, and four of its species, was first described in 1906 by Dr. Theodore Cockerell in the Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. Cockerell described all but one...

Australopithecus africanus
2013-11-29 10:55:07

Australopithecus africanus was an early hominid, an australopithecine that lived between roughly 3.03 and 2.04 million years ago in the later Pliocene and early Pleistocene. Au. africanus was of slender build and was thought to have been a direct ancestor of modern humans. Fossil remains signify that Au. africanus was considerably more like modern humans that Au. afarensis, with a more human-like cranium permitting a larger brain and more humanoid facial features. This hominid has only been...

2013-01-29 09:53:30

Image Caption: Head of Tenontosaurus, Institut de paléontologie humaine, Paris, France. Credit: Rémih/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) Tenontosaurus, meaning “sinew lizard”, is a genus of medium to large sized ornithopod dinosaur. The genus is known from the late Aptian to Albian ages of the middle Cretaceious period sediments of western North America, dating roughly between 115 to 108 million years ago. It was formerly thought to be a ‘hypsilophodont’, but since Hypsilophodontia is no...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:10:56

The Neoproterozoic is the third of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 1 billion years ago to 542 million years ago). This terminal era of the Proterozoic is itself divided into three sub-periods called the Tonian, Cryogenian, and Ediacaran Periods. The most severe glaciation known in the geologic record occurred during the Cryogenian Period, when ice sheets reached the equator and formed a possible “Snowball Earth.” And the earliest fossils of multi-cellular life...

Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-11-18 19:08:04

The Paleoproterozoic is the first of three subdivisions of the Proterozoic Eon (occurring from 2.5 billion to 1.6 billion years ago (Ga). This period is marked by the first stabilization of the continents, and also when cyanobacteria--a type of bacteria that uses biochemical processes of photosynthesis to produce oxygen--evolved. Experts have found paleontological evidence that during at least part of the Paleoproterozoic era, about 1.8 Ga, the earth year was about 450 days long, with days...

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