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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...

2014-06-02 16:21:29

MONESSEN, Pa., June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. EPA's proposed emission standards for existing coal-fired power plants would drive up electricity costs and threaten the reliability of the power supply while failing to curb global greenhouse gasses, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance said today. "Once again, federal regulators are pushing impractical standards without regard for their consequences," Alliance CEO John Pippy said. "Those consequences include driving up electricity...

2014-06-02 12:23:43

WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Hal Quinn issued the following statement on the unveiling of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standard for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from existing coal-based power plants that generate 40 percent of the nation's electricity: These rules are another step by the administration to take us to a more expensive and less secure energy...

2014-06-02 08:24:18

TORONTO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) has filed its unaudited consolidated financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2014, together with its management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") for the corresponding period. All financial figures contained herein are expressed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise noted. These documents will be posted on the Company's website at www.pacificcoal.ca and under the Company's profile at...

volcanic eruptions cambrian extinction
2014-05-31 06:19:01

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online This week has certainly been heavy on extinction news. Seth Borenstein's enlightening AP article is one, detailing that the Earth may, in fact, be on the brink of the Sixth Great Extinction event. Citing the loss of species at a rate of 1,000 times faster than at any time prior to the rise of the human race, Borenstein's story states we are toying with disaster and whether or not humans make it out of this alive depends fully on...

Ancient Rocks Provide Clues About Earth's Earliest Crust
2014-05-30 03:14:31

By Bryan Alary, University of Alberta PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting. It looks like just another rock, but what Jesse Reimink holds in his hands is a four-billion-year-old chunk of an ancient protocontinent that holds clues about how the Earth’s first continents formed. The University of Alberta geochemistry student spent the better part of three years collecting and studying ancient rock samples from...

2014-05-30 12:22:35

HOUSTON, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabine Oil & Gas LLC ("Sabine" or the "Company") today announced that the Company will be participating at the following upcoming investor conferences during the month of June: -- Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Energy and Power Leveraged Finance Conference in New York, NY on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. -- Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (Logo:...

2014-05-28 12:23:09

2014 Event to be Held 25-27 August in Denver, CO TULSA, Okla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG) have announced the 2014 conference program for the 2(nd) annual Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) to be held 25-27 August at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, CO. A collaborative vision of these three leading...


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Aubrac Cattle
2014-07-06 14:34:22

The Aubrac is a breed of cattle originating in France during the mid-1800s. The herd book was formed in 1893  by French monks. During the winter, the cows would give birth on the farms and when spring arrived they would go to the mountains to graze. Bulls were bred on the farms to become draft oxen. During the time, there were 300,000 Aubrac in existence, but by the end of World War II, a need for the oxen declined and milk was cheaper to produce from other breeds. This resulted in the...

Hualālai
2014-04-10 12:06:55

Hualālai is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and is one of five volcanoes that form the island. It reaches an elevation of 8,271 feet and is thought to have emerged from the sea about 300,000 years ago, making it the third youngest volcano on the island. Its shape is rough compared to younger volcanoes and it holds three rift zones that are covered with over one hundred cinder cones and spatter cones. Although it does not hold a caldera at its summit, it does...

Jabal al-Tair Island
2014-04-10 11:56:15

Jabal al-Tair Island, known by many other names including Tair Island and Jebel Teir, is a volcanic island that is located in the Red Sea and is under the jurisdiction of Yemen. It reaches an elevation of 801 feet and is about 1.9 miles in length. The island is comprised of Jabal al-Tair, a stratovolcano that was considered extinct in 1982, although it erupted in 2007. In 1900, the British Admiralty described the volcano as having a steep, conical shape, making it a good landmark for ships...

Mauna Kea
2014-04-10 11:49:35

Mauna Kea is a dormant shield volcano that is located on the island of Hawaii and reaches an elevation of 13,803 feet. It is one of five volcanoes that comprise the island and is thought to be about one million years old. Mauna Kea, like all Hawaiian volcanoes, was created when the Pacific tectonic plate passed over a volcanic hotspot. The Hawaiian volcanoes, which extend over an area known as the Hawaiian Ridge – Emperor Seamount chain, have been well studied, but it is not known how the...

Zubair Group
2014-04-10 10:08:46

Zubair Group, also known as Zubayr Group or Al Zubair Group, is a chain of volcanic islands belonging to Yemen that are located on top of a shield volcano in the Red Sea. Zubair Group The largest island, known as Zubair, is among the youngest islands, which also include Saba, Saddle, and Haycock. The shield volcano underneath the islands began a period of eruptions and eventually quieted down, followed by a period of explosive and effusive eruptions that formed the islands that are present...

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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
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