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BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The research shows, we're an increasingly obese nation. It's no surprise then, battling the bulge becomes a main priority for those setting New Year resolutions (number three according to about.com).
Yet another holiday season is here and what would Christmas be without the critique of what is right and what is wrong when it comes to the holidays?
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Eastern State Penitentiary will kick off the 2009 Winter Adventure Tour season with an ice sculpting performance by local company Fear No Ice on Thursday, December 10 at 11 am.
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.
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.
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.
A team of researchers report that the Arctic ice cap could be non-existent during the summer months 20 to 30 years from now.
The US 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.
This summerâ€™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.
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?
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...
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...
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...
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...
- To swell, as grain or wood with water.