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2009-11-02 09:30:00

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelity's Interactive Customer Experience(TM) (ICE), an innovative guest service solution and back-end monitoring system, has launched its latest phase of interactive development with ICE Mobile. Now featuring full smartphone capabilities, ICE Mobile offers all the integral components of ICE as an application for iPhones and Blackberries that can be downloaded from their respective app stores. From ordering room service and selecting the latest Video...

2009-10-27 10:11:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 287(g) program was created by Congress in 1996 to enhance cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities. The Obama administration has imposed new rules for the 287(g) program that unduly constrain the local partners and could allow more alien scofflaws identified by local agencies to remain here. But even with these changes, based on unsubstantiated criticism from ethnic and civil liberties groups, the 287(g)...

2009-10-26 20:58:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Downtown Santa Monica will set the Guinness World Record for the tallest ice sculpture in the world at the opening of the ice skating rink, ICE at Santa Monica, on Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at 4:00pm. In the likeness of Ice Age's Scrat character, this historical event coincides with the DVD and Blu-ray disc release of Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs. The community and press are invited to witness the...

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2009-10-15 15:15:00

A team of researchers report that the Arctic ice cap could be non-existent during the summer months 20 to 30 years from now. Pen Hadow led the Catlin Arctic Survey team that explored the Arctic ice cap for 73 days. The team took more than 6,000 measurements during March and May in order to reach their conclusions on the condition of the Arctic ice cap. They traveled 290 miles, beginning in northern Canada, documenting ice thickness, density and depth. Based on their observations, the team...

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2009-10-01 12:00:00

The U.S. space agency says it is ready to start a study of the Earth's southern ice-covered regions to identify changes in sea ice, ice sheets and glaciers. On Oct. 12, NASA's Operation Ice Bridge resumes when the space agency's DC-8 -- the largest aircraft in its science fleet -- leaves the Dryden Flight Research Center in California for Punta Arenas, Chile, where it will be based through mid-November. For six weeks, the Ice Bridge team will traverse the Southern Ocean for up to 17 flights...

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2009-09-19 07:20:00

This summer's melt of Arctic sea ice might not have been quite as bad as the past two years, but satellite images reveal that it has now had the third biggest melt in 30 years, according to U.S. government scientists. The announcement was made on Thursday by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, which reported that the Arctic sea ice pack had reached its yearly minimum just last Saturday. It will not begin to grow again until fall begins. As of last Saturday, the sea ice only covered...

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2009-09-16 14:13:06

Will all of the ice on Greenland melt and flow out into the sea, bringing about a colossal rise in ocean levels on Earth, as the global temperature rises? The key concern is how stable the ice cap actually is and new Danish research from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen can now show the evolution of the ice sheet 11,700 years back in time "“ all the way back to the start of our current warm period. The results are published in the esteemed journal Nature....

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2009-08-11 12:00:00

Water is familiar to everyone"”it shapes our bodies and our planet. But despite this abundance, the molecular structure of water has remained a mystery, with the substance exhibiting many strange properties that are still poorly understood. Recent work at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and several universities in Sweden and Japan, however, is shedding new light on water's molecular idiosyncrasies, offering insight into its strange bulk properties.In all,...

2009-08-03 07:30:00

LONDON and ATLANTA, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spectron, the global commodities brokerage, and IntercontinentalExchange((R)) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced that Spectron has joined the ICE eConfirm((R)) Broker Matching Service for OTC transactions. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO ) The ICE eConfirm platform is designed to facilitate fast and accurate...

2009-07-27 08:00:00

ATLANTA, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IntercontinentalExchange((R)) (NYSE: ICE), a leading operator of regulated global futures exchanges, clearing houses and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, announced enhancements to its OTC regulatory framework. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090727/CL51999LOGO ) In accordance with the recent rulemaking of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding Significant Price Discovery Contracts (SPDC), ICE is now a registered...


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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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