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2014-07-02 12:22:27

Unique partnership helping to connect Canadians to nature OTTAWA, July 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the 13 students - seven from the North and six from the South - selected by Parks Canada to participate in this year's Students on Ice expedition. Students on Ice is an award-winning organization providing unique educational opportunities to the Antarctic and the Arctic. Through a three...

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2014-06-19 05:49:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Despite the fact that it covers more than two-thirds of the planet’s surface, and that US households can use as much as 100 gallons of it per day, there are still mysteries to be uncovered about water – as evidenced by a pair of studies published in the June 18 edition of the journal Nature. In the first paper, researchers from the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory completed the first-ever...

2014-06-11 08:25:00

Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis Turns Filmmaker Jason DaSilva's World Upside Down, Propelling Him on a Fateful Journey to Make Another Documentary NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jason DaSilva tells a brave and remarkable story in When I Walk. He was already an accomplished documentary filmmaker (Lest We Forget, Olivia's Puzzle) by the age of 25. If there is glamour in the world of documentary, DaSilva garnered his share of it with his intelligence, good looks...

2014-06-10 08:20:48

ALBLASSERDAM, The Netherlands, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Achieving Equanimity The etymology of the word equanimity derives from the Latin aequus meaning balanced and animus meaning spirit or internal state. The concept of equanimity-internal balance- is both profound and refined. Oceanco's newly delivered 91.5-metre Equanimity is aptly named; from her exterior to her interior to her inner core, she is perfectly well balanced. (Photo:...

2014-05-19 23:08:50

Water Bioengineer Gerald Pollack, PhD, Discusses His Revolutionary Water Findings on Sharon Kleyne Hour Radio Show. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Most of us are aware that disease can be dehydrating and that ingesting water can speed recovery. Recent research by Gerald Pollack, PhD, at the University of Washington, suggests that the effect of disease on the water in our bodies actually goes far beyond dehydration. According to Pollack, the presence of disease can alter the...

2014-05-12 16:22:32

Ice Energy demonstrates reliability of its Ice Bear thermal energy storage units by exceeding milestone for operating hours in the field GLENDALE, Calif., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ice Energy, a leading provider of distributed thermal energy storage and smart grid solutions, has surpassed the 20 million hour mark for its fleet of Ice Bear units operating in the field. With Ice Bears in more than 40 different utility service territories, the Ice Bear thermal energy storage unit has...

2014-04-09 20:20:16

MOSCOW, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RosZimDor, a Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance formed recently to bring together all sides concerned with combating snow and ice has announced a drive towards a federal set of standards and regulations of anti-icing materials, the way they are used and how they are developed nationwide. Currently, there is no unified set of rules in Russia that would govern exactly how the municipalities are to deal with snow and ice, which...

Gas Clouds Help Infectious Droplets From Sneezes Travel Farther
2014-04-08 13:00:19

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It is common knowledge that when you sneeze, you are spreading potentially infectious droplets of germs and bacteria into the air around you. While most people have the common courtesy to cover their face when they cough and sneeze, those who don’t could be spreading disease farther than they think. New research from MIT has found that the contents of your sneeze can travel much farther than previously estimated, especially when...

New Twist On Arctic Melt Revealed By River Ice
2014-04-04 09:32:47

Simon Fraser University A new study led by Lance Lesack, a Simon Fraser University geographer and Faculty of Environment professor, has discovered unexpected climate-driven changes in the mighty Mackenzie River’s ice breakup. This discovery may help resolve the complex puzzle underlying why Arctic ice is disappearing more rapidly than expected. Lesack is the lead author on Local spring warming drives earlier river-ice breakup in a large Arctic delta. Published recently in Geophysical...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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