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2012-03-05 23:20:08

New research from the University of California shows how the ability to detect light could have evolved before anything like an eye. As published today (March 5) in the journal BMC Biology, the research is based on the stinging mechanism in the tiny, brainless and eyeless freshwater polyp Hydra magnipapillata. Part of a group of animals called cnidarians that includes sea anemones, corals and jellyfish, a hydra is essentially a mouth surrounded by tentacles armed with stinging cells, or...

2011-07-20 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope discovered a fourth moon orbiting the icy dwarf planet Pluto. The tiny, new satellite -- temporarily designated P4 -- was uncovered in a Hubble survey searching for rings around the dwarf planet. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new moon is the smallest discovered around Pluto. It has an estimated diameter of 8 to 21 miles (13 to 34 km). By comparison,...

2011-06-27 09:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products was awarded a $286 million contract by the U.S. Army for the production of the Hydra-70 air-to-ground rocket. General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The U.S. Army Contracting Command in Redstone Arsenal, Ala., awarded the contract, which exercises a fiscal year 2011 option on an existing contract. The U.S. Army orders Hydra rockets...

2011-05-31 07:30:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adknowledge, the leading long tail marketplace, announced the launch by its Affiliate Division of a new campaign management system with a combined cost-per-action (CPA) and cost-per-click (CPC) interface that offers affiliates increased flexibility and revenue potential. This interface is the culmination of two successful legacy platforms - Adknowledge's AdStation, a highly targeted CPC offering, and Hydra's leading CPA network - allowing affiliates...

2011-05-19 15:11:00

CAMDEN, Ark., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today celebrated 15 years of continuous employment at the company's facility near Camden, Ark., with the delivery of its four-millionth Hydra 70 air-to-ground rocket. General Dynamics has been the sole manufacturer of the Hydra rocket for the U.S. military since 1996. The company continues to deliver Hydra rockets under a contract that, if the U.S....


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2009-01-20 20:36:05

The Northern Hogsucker (Hypentelium nigricans) is a species of freshwater fish that inhabits the rivers of the Mississippi basin. They occur from Oklahoma and Alabama northward to Minnesota. This fish is also widely distributed in western New York, including the Finger Lakes region. It occurs in tributaries of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario as well. There are no fish found north of latitude 44°. It prefers clear, fast, shallow streams, where it can forage through pebbles for bottom life,...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Monoceros (Unicorn) Constellation -- Location: Galactic equator, visible in both hemispheres Coordinates: Right Ascension: 07h; Declination: -05; Source: Modern Monoceros is a modern constellation formulated around 1624 by Jakob Bartsch, a German scientist. It is composed of a number of faint stars in an area between the well-known ancient constellations Canis Major and Minor, Orion, Gemini and Hydra. Monoceros, a Latinized version of the Greek word for "one-horned", is translated as...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Crater (cup) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 11h; Declination: -15; Source: Greek mythology The constellation Crater is in the same area of the sky as the constellations Hydra and Corvus. This constellation was not created so much because it looked like a cup, but because the stars that make it up were near the constellation Hydra. While Hydra is associated primarily with a very...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Corvus (crow) Constellation -- Location: Southern Hemisphere, very low on the southern horizon in the Northern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 12h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek mythology, Arab, sailor's lore The constellation Corvus is named for the crow, a bird associated with Apollo. The star pattern looks nothing like a bird. It consists of four bright stars that form a quadrilateral and better fits the Arab designation of a tent, or the sailor's lore that identifies it as...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Hydra Constellation -- Location: Northern Hemisphere & Southern Hemisphere; Coordinates: Right Ascension: 10h; Declination: -20; Source: Greek Mythology The constellation Hydra is most closely associated with the legend of the second labor of Heracles, which may echo a Babylonian legend in which the hero Gilgamesh killed a seven-headed monster. The Hydra was a fresh-water serpent born to Echidne and Typhon. Echidne was half woman, half serpent, herself a daughter of Ceto, a sea monster...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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