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2014-06-12 04:44:38

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dating the formation of the Earth is a difficult process, because usually geological dating methods do not work as well. Early in its existence the Earth was more fluid, with materials all mixing together in a super-heated mix. It took millions of years for differentiation and cooling to achieve the layered Earth we live on today. So traditional geological dating gives us more of a lower bound for the age of the Earth, while...

2014-06-11 20:20:24

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Dominion Diamond Corporation (TSX: DDC, NYSE: DDC) (the "Company") today announced its fiscal 2015 first quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2014. Robert Gannicott, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer stated: "A year on from our purchase of the Ekati operation, we continue to improve ore production and recoveries as we develop new ore sources. The receipt of full operating permits for the Lynx open pit development in less than a...

2014-06-11 08:22:25

TORONTO, June 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda" or "the Company") - (TSX: ANX) is pleased to report that, following a positive review of historic geological data, it has begun a 2,000-meter diamond drilling program on its Deer Cove gold project, which is located approximately 8 kilometers from its Pine Cove mill on the Ming's Bight Peninsula, Newfoundland. 2014 Exploration Program: On May 25(th), the Company began drilling at Deer Cove and expects to finish by early July,...

2014-06-10 08:23:06

Quigley brings proven executive leadership with a strong record of driving company growth through innovative solutions OOLITIC, Ind., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wynnchurch Capital has selected Tom Quigley as the next chief executive officer of Indiana Limestone Company. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140609/116256 "We chose Tom because of his twenty-five years in the building products industry. Over that time he has demonstrated expertise in organizational and...

2014-06-10 08:22:55

Highlights: Coarse grind size of 65 mesh for gravity separation & 100 mesh for tail leaching tests TSX: KOR OTCQX: CORVF VANCOUVER, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Corvus Gold Inc. ("Corvus" or the "Company") - (TSX: KOR, OTCQX: CORVF) announces the results of the initial follow-up gravity gold recovery testing and cyanide leaching of the gravity tail material from the main vein and stockwork core of the Yellowjacket deposit. These test samples are representative of an estimated...

2014-06-09 16:22:09

DENVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Caliber Midstream Partners, L.P. ("Caliber") has appointed R. Poe Reed as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 9, 2014. In his role as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Reed will be responsible for the overall leadership of the business as well as the execution of the company vision. He will be based at company headquarters in Denver, CO. Mr. Reed was previously Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for...

2014-06-09 08:23:29

PITTSBURGH, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Babst Calland released its fourth annual energy industry report, "The 2014 Babst Calland Report - Appalachian Shale Industry in Transition: Evolving Challenges for Producers and Midstream Operators." This annual review of natural gas and energy development activity acknowledges the significant growth of the Appalachian shale industry and offers insights on the issues and legal implications resulting from such growth. This year's...

Drophyllum leaf plant fossil
2014-06-06 07:06:12

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forests affected by fires 66 million years ago during the last days of the dinosaurs recovered no differently than they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The team discovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology during an expedition in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, at Grasslands National Park in an area known as the Frenchman Formation around...

2014-06-05 23:01:23

Corrosion topics will include AC and Cathodic Interference and Non-destructive Testing and How it Compliments Cathodic Protection. Tioga, ND (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 The Bakken Corrosion Committee, a group of corrosion industry professionals in the Bakken shale region have announced speakers and topics for the group’s inaugural meeting on June 11. The meeting takes place from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm on June 11, 2014 at the Tioga Farm Festival Building located on N Dakota 40 in Tioga, North...

3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...


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Norfolk Kaka, Nestor productus
2014-09-11 10:58:16

The Norfolk Kaka (Nestor productus) is an extinct species of large parrot belonging to the parrot super family Strigopoidea. The bird was about 38 centimeters in long with mostly olive-brown upperparts, orange cheeks and throat, straw-colored breast and thighs, rump and lower abdomen dark orange and a prominent beak. It lived in the rocks and treetops of Norfolk Island and the adjacent Phillip Island. It was a relative of the Kaka from New Zealand. It was initially described by the...

Arenal Volcano
2014-08-28 11:31:44

Arenal Volcano, also known as Volcán Arenal, is an active stratovolcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. It can be found in Arenal Volcano National Park and was one of Costa Rica’s most active volcanoes until 2010. This volcano has a small crater and several eruptive vents and is the youngest of all active volcanoes in Costa Rica. Arenal Volcano has produced some violent eruptions, including the eruption of 1968, which covered three villages, killed eighty-seven people, and...

Mount Nyiragongo
2014-08-28 11:22:30

Mount Nyiragongo is an active stratovolcano that is located in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This volcano is part of the Virunga Mountains and is located in Virunga National Park. It reaches an elevation of 11,385 feet and has a crater that reaches 1.2 miles in width. This crater typically holds a lava lake that has varied between 2,000 and 10,660 feet in depth. It is not known how long this volcano has been active, but at least 34 eruptions have been recorded since 1882. Mount...

2014-08-28 11:14:31

Nevado del Ruiz, also known as La Mesa de Herveo, is an active stratovolcano that is located along the border of the Colombian territories, or departments, of Caldas and Tolima. It reaches an elevation of 17,457 and is shaped like a cone. This volcano is protected within Los Nevados National Natural Park, along with many other volcanoes, and it is a popular tourist destination. Winter activities like skiing are conducted here as well as hiking and fishing. Nevado del Ruiz is part of the...

Galeras
2014-08-28 10:56:28

Galeras is a stratovolcano that is located in Nariño, a Colombian controlled territory. This volcano, which reaches a height of 14,029 feet, is highly active and the most active volcano in Colombia. It primarily contains andesite and holds two calderas that were created by eruptions in the past 560,000 years. Although it is shaped like a horseshoe, eruptions have caused a cone shaped structure to build up in one of the calderas. It was labeled a Decade Volcano in 1991, despite its recent...

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  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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