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2011-08-05 05:35:00

Danish researchers say the rate of melting in the Arctic sea may be slower than previously thought. A team from the Danish National Research Foundation for Geogenetics at the University of Copenhagen developed a method to measure the variations in the ice several millennia back in time. The scientists based their results on material gathered along the coast of northern Greenland, which experts believe will be the final place summer ice will survive. "Our studies show that there have been...

2011-08-02 21:30:00

RENO, Nev., Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) announces that a second Ormat designed and manufactured geothermal power plant was inaugurated last week in Las Pailas, Costa Rica. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040422/LATH066LOGO) Under a contract with Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica "BCIE", Ormat supplied all the power equipment, supervised the installation and conducted the testing and start-up of the 42 MW power plant. The...

2011-07-12 12:03:00

Preliminary to 2014 Olympics, Competitors to Vie for U.S. National Championship BRANSON, Mo., July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Titanic Museum Attraction in Branson, Missouri is the site chosen to host the 2012 National Ice Carving Competition, a preliminary for competitors to end up in the city of Sochi, Russia, the host city for the XXII Olympic Winter Games in 2014. The two-day event will beheld on Sat., Feb. 4, and Sun., Feb. 5, 2012. (Photo:...

2011-05-20 00:00:29

Indigo combines innovation with cutting edge diagnostics to deliver worry-free ice machine solution. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) May 18, 2011 Manitowoc Ice has just unveiled its newest commercial ice machine"”the Indigo. The Indigo ice machine represents innovative operational systems with advanced, easy to use on board computer systems. The results are: ice production that is clean, efficient, and reliable. Amongst the cutting-edge features on the Indigo, is an advanced diagnostics system...

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2011-05-12 14:40:00

The first comprehensive study of the biological effects of Antarctic icebergs shows that they fertilize the Southern Ocean, enhancing the growth of algae that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and then, through marine food chains, transfer carbon into the deep sea. This process is detailed in 19 new research papers published electronically in a special issue of the journal Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. The research team was led by MBARI marine biologist...

2011-05-09 08:13:00

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX (NDAQ) and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today issued the following letter to NYSE Euronext stockholders: What's the Rush? Why are NYSE Euronext stockholders being asked to approve a high-risk, low-value transaction without all of the facts? Why is your board rushing you into a vote? And why are they refusing to even meet with NASDAQ OMX and ICE to explore a clearly financially superior alternative? Stockholders of NYSE...

2011-05-02 13:11:00

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today announced that each of their respective Boards of Directors have approved their intent to commence an exchange offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of NYSE Euronext common stock in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $11 billion. Under the terms of the offer, each share of NYSE Euronext would be exchanged for $14.24 in cash, 0.4069 shares of NASDAQ OMX common...

2011-04-22 00:00:31

Leading US-based home appliance manufacturer NewAir is introducing two new ice maker models to its line. The NewAir AI-120S and AI-130S offer the same high volume ice production that has led to the success of NewAir's previous portable ice makers. These 2 new models add versatility to the NewAir lineup, offering ice makers that dispense ice and make ice cubes in a new style. The NewAir ice maker suite has ice making options to fit any lifestyle. Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) April 21, 2011...

2011-04-21 11:03:00

NEW YORK and ATLANTA, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NASDAQ OMX (NDAQ) and IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) today issued the following statement in response to the NYSE Euronext Board's continued refusal to discuss NASDAQ OMX/ICE's superior offer with NASDAQ OMX and ICE, despite a premium of 15%, or $1.4 billion, over the value offered under the existing agreement with Deutsche Boerse, as of April 20, 2011. Not only does this represent a significantly higher valuation for NYSE Euronext's...

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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...


Latest Ice Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.