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2010-08-25 07:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Together with such well-known PC hardware brands like GYGABYTE, ATI, Geil, Aerocool and Enermax, Huntkey Enterprise Group sponsors the Futuremark(R) Global Overclocking Competition -- GYGABYTE OVERHAULING 2010. As the unique authorized power supply sponsor for the Futuremark(R) Global Overclocking Competition -- GYGABYTE OVERHAULING, Huntkey Enterprise Group removed the cover from its Huntkey X7 1200W power supply, which is dedicated to game,...

2010-08-10 07:00:00

SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Huntkey Enterprise Group becomes the unique authorized power supply sponsor for futuremark Q3 global overclocking competition -- GYGABYTE OVERCLOCKING. It will attract game, DIY and overclocking enthusiasts from Europe, Asia and American regions with over 1.2 million entries expected. The competition entry period is Aug 16 through Sep 12, 2010. There are two segment competitions based on the overall 3D Mark Vantage and Single GPU 3D Mark...

2010-06-15 10:20:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Proving that a lifetime membership and $200 are only a click away, Aquarium of the Bay is launching its third annual "It's a Snap!" photo competition. Between now and July 11, amateur photographers are encouraged to enter their snapshots of the Aquarium's animals and exhibitions into the competition. Amateur photographers can submit up to four photographs each, until midnight on Sunday, July 11. A panel of Aquarium judges will select 10 finalists...

2010-05-11 10:37:00

ATLANTA, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources celebrated the introduction of geocaching in state parks with a fun and family-friendly launch and learn last Saturday. The event was supported by the Georgia Geocachers Association, and was attended by more than 100 people, including GGA members, Atlanta Girl Scouts, newcomers to the joys of geocaching and assorted media. The kick-off event for the statewide program was held at the Fort Yargo State Park in Winder....

2010-05-01 04:00:00

SEATTLE, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The idea for a high-tech treasure hunt started nearly a decade ago in the woods of suburban Portland, Oregon. At midnight on May 2, 2000, the federal government allowed the general public access to a level of GPS technology that previously was restricted to the military. Hours after the proverbial switch controlling "selective availability" was thrown, Dave Ulmer hid a bucket -- filled with a logbook, slingshot and other items -- near his home in...

2010-01-28 15:10:00

RHINELANDER, Wis., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Drs. Foster & Smith, the nation's largest online pet supplier, has announced plans to launch a retail aquarium-and-pond-products-only website February 2, 2010. The site, www.FosterAndSmithAquatics.com, will focus entirely on selling supplies and providing education for aquarium and water garden enthusiasts. While the company has been offering aquarium supplies and pond supplies online for nearly a decade, the new site is the first dedicated...

2009-12-04 13:00:00

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific and the plastics industries of the American Chemistry Council (ACC) today announced a new partnership to provide more recycling opportunities to aquarium visitors. The announcement kicks off the holiday season for the aquarium as "Scuba Santa" will be delivering special gifts and treats to the various birds, fish and other animals on Saturday and Sunday. And to further support this new recycling partnership,...

2009-07-02 06:00:00

SARATOGA, Calif. and SHENZHEN, China, July 2 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Futuremark(R) Corporation and Huntkey Enterprise Group proudly announced the winners of the worldwide Lords of Overclocking contest. After 4 weeks of intense competition and more than 225,000 entries, Andre Yang has been crowned the "Lord of Overclocking" for 2009. With an amazing score of 37,689, Andre established the latest world record and left the closest contestant almost 700 points behind. The Lords of...

2009-06-25 10:21:01

"We were astounded when our customer, Markus Wild, approached us and we were not at all certain whether mathematics could offer a solution for the very complex problem of volume optimization of gemstones," says Dr. Anton Winterfeld from the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM. Jointly with his colleague Dr. Peter Klein, he will receive one of the 2009 Joseph von Fraunhofer prizes for the development of GemOpt, a new industrial process for the volume-optimized utilization of...

2009-06-15 10:50:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On Wednesday, June 10, the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, MI, will add a new piece to its collection - a coin from the Museum's penny machine that recently completed a 9,658-mile journey from a geocache in Germany back to the Museum. Geocaching is a worldwide treasure hunting game where people find hidden geocaches, containers with toys and trinkets, using GPS technology. This coin was a Travel Bug, an item that hitchhikes from cache to cache,...


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Aquascaping
2013-04-02 10:31:02

Aquascaping is the art of arranging aquatic plants along with rocks, cavework, stones, or driftwood, in an aesthetically pleasing manner within an aquarium. Aquascape designs incorporate numerous distinctive styles. Usually, an aquascape houses fish as well as plants, although it’s possible to produce an aquascape with solely plants, or with rockwork or other hardscape and no plants. Even though the main goal of aquascaping is to construct an artful underwater landscape, the technical...

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2009-04-28 11:47:36

The Reverend Thomas William Webb (December 14, 1807 "“ May 19, 1885) was a British astronomer and faithful clergyman. The lone son of a clergyman, the Rev. John Webb was raised and educated by his father in absence of his mother who died in Webb's early childhood. He travelled to Oxford to attend Magdalen College. Soon after, he was ordained a minister by the Anglican Church in 1829. In 1843, he married Henrietta Montague. Mrs. Webb died on September 7, 1884. Webb followed shortly...

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