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2011-04-15 07:16:23

In tests of four different types of new refrigerators, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers found that ice makers increased rated energy consumption by 12 to 20 percent. About three-fourths of that additional energy cost is due to the electric heaters used to release the ice bits from the molds. With only one-fourth of the extra energy actually used to cool and freeze water, "there are substantial opportunities for efficiency improvements merely by optimizing the...

2011-04-10 19:43:00

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, April 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX (NDAQ) and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today issued the following statement in response to the summary rejection by NYSE Euronext (NYX) of their joint proposal to acquire NYSE Euronext, valued at $43.13 per share in cash and stock, as of the close of trading on Friday, April 8, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO ) NYSE Euronext's Board of Directors, without engaging in any dialogue or...

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2011-03-24 13:29:56

The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center. The CU-Boulder research team believes the lowest annual maximum ice extent of 5,650,000 square miles occurred on March 7. The maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000 average, an area slightly larger than the states of Texas and...

2011-03-22 07:30:00

NEW YORK, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of global futures exchanges, over-the-counter (OTC) markets and clearing houses, announced that Creditex, a wholly-owned subsidiary of ICE and a global leader in interdealer trade execution for credit derivatives, has expanded its electronic trading capabilities and products for credit default swaps (CDS) for the North American market. With the addition of key indexes, the Creditex RealTime...

2011-02-25 07:30:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets today announced it has acquired Ballista Securities (Ballista). Ballista is a registered broker/dealer that offers an electronic options platform for the execution of block-sized and complex multi-leg options transactions. Ballista will augment ICE's existing initiatives in the options market, which began...

2011-02-02 07:45:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced the details of its 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO ) The meeting will take place on Friday, May 20, 2011, at 8:30 a.m. ET at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead located at 3434 Peachtree Road, NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. About...

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2011-01-26 13:36:24

Scientists and explorers will shortly set off on an expedition aiming to discover how Arctic sea ice melts. This year's Catlin Arctic Survey is focused on the thin layer of water immediately under the floating ice. Arctic ice is melting faster in the summer than many computer models have predicted. Survey data could improve forecasts of the region's future, and show how likely it is that the flow of warm water in the North Atlantic will switch off. This would bring colder weather to the...

2011-01-11 14:37:00

POMONA, N.Y., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Four world-class ice sculptors from the tri-state area will be showcasing their skills at the Fifth Annual Knickerbocker Ice Festival 2011 (www.knickerbockericefestival.com) being held at Rockland Lake State Park on January 29th and 30th. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite sculpture and a trophy will be awarded to winner of the friendly competition. The four ice-carving invitational participants include: Earl Covington (Ice Art;...

2011-01-07 10:00:00

BRUGES, Belgium, January 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The internationally-renowned Ice Sculpture Festival will be open to the public in Bruges until Sunday, 16 January 2011. But this does not mean the end - because this treasure-trove of magical ice art is being offered for sale in its entirety to other potential partners and city administrations around the world. This is the very first time that these ice masterpieces will not be melted down at the end of the festival, but will be given a...

2010-12-22 14:00:00

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Interstate Worldwide Relocation Services in Springfield, Va., joins five other businesses in the national capitol region to become a member of the IMAGE program with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Short for "ICE Mutual Agreement between Government and Employers," IMAGE provides businesses an opportunity to partner with the agency to develop a more secure and stable workforce. At the signing ceremony today, Special Agent in...


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2010-10-07 15:28:10

James Irwin was an American astronaut, an engineer, and was the eighth person to walk on the moon. He was born James Benson Irwin on March 17, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He lived a fairly normal childhood and graduated from East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah in 1947. He went on to attend the United States Naval Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1951. Following the Naval Academy, he attended the University of Michigan and earned a Master of Science in...

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2009-07-06 16:09:35

Soft rime is a type of milky white ice that forms when water droplets in light freezing fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. This formation usually occurs with light winds or in calm conditions. The rime forms to the windward (side facing the wind) side of solid objects. Soft rime is similar in appearance to hoar frost, but is formed differently. Soft rime is formed when vapor first condenses to liquid droplets and then attaches to the surface. Hoar frost is formed when water vapor is...

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2009-07-06 15:49:33

Hard rime is a type of white ice that forms when water droplets found in fog freeze to the outer surfaces of objects. Hard rime is most often found on trees atop mountains and high ridges in winter, when low clouds cause freezing fog. This fog freezes along the windward (sides facing the wind) side of trees, buildings, and any other solid objects. The air temperature needed for hard rime to form is less than 29 degrees Fahrenheit and typically higher than 17 degrees Fahrenheit. High wind is...

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2009-07-04 15:43:10

Clear Ice refers to a solid precipitation that forms when air temperature is between 32 degrees and 27 degrees Fahrenheit and there is a presence of super-cooled, large drops of water (from freezing fog). A rapid build up and slow dispersing of latent heat of fusion favors conditions for the formation of the transparent ice. A similar phenomenon occurs when freezing rain or drizzle hit's a surface and freezes causing what is known as glaze. When clear ice forms on the ground, it is...

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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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