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NASA-funded Sounding Rocket To Fly Into Heart Of Aurora
2014-01-22 14:53:29

Karen C. Fox - NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. On Jan. 24, 2014, Marilia Samara will be waiting for the perfect aurora. Samara and her science team will be at the Poker Flat Research Range in Poker Flat, Alaska, looking for classic curls in the aurora in the night sky – curls that look like cream swirling in a cup of coffee. When they spot the appropriate conditions, the team will launch a sounding rocket for a 10-minute flight right into the heart of the aurora....

2013-12-27 10:39:02

Human beings are highly efficient at recognizing familiar faces, even from very poor quality images. New research led by a psychologist at the University of York is using advances in the level of detail available in digital photography to harness this human ability for use in forensics. As the most commonly photographed objects are faces, there is potential in mining detailed facial images for hidden information. Until now, photographers might reasonably have assumed that their own face...

2013-09-17 23:35:09

2013 has been a record year for Professional Images Photography providing Convention Photography and Green Screen Photography. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 2013 has become another record year for Professional Images Photography. The use of Green Screen Photography, Convention Photography and social media used in Onsite Printing Photography has taken a small photography business started in 1987 to a national company. Providing more than just a camera a flash but a new approach...

Digital Streak Camera Captures High-speed Objects In Full-color Photographs
2013-08-14 10:37:21

SPIE Optical Engineering article details device and innovation process Researchers at MetroLaser, Inc., have developed a new design for a digital streak camera that captures full-color images of projectiles traveling up to 3350 m/s, which is 10 times the speed of sound. This system was designed to replace the outdated film-based streak cameras that are still in use at high-speed test tracks. Film-based streak photography records the motion of an object as it passes in front of a...

2011-02-15 13:20:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 15 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two weeks before the Oscars, ArtsandFaith.com, a lively online community, has released two lists: its popular Top 100 Films list and a special Top 25 Horror Films list. Showcasing classic films and directors from around the world and spanning cinematic history, both lists are the culmination of years of discussion and debate among the cinephiles of the A&F community. In his blog post accompanying the 2011 Arts & Faith Top 100 Films list,...

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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2010-12-15 10:23:47

Invisible to the naked eye, yet massive in structure around the Earth is the magnetosphere, the region of space around the planet that ebbs and flows in response to the million-mile-per-hour flow of charged particles continually blasting from the Sun. NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) spacecraft, designed to image the invisible interactions occurring at the edge of the solar system, captured images of magnetospheric structures and a dynamic event occurring in the magnetosphere as...

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2010-08-16 12:35:00

Imagine floating 35,000 miles above the sunny side of Earth. Our home planet gleams below, a majestic whorl of color and texture. All seems calm around you. With no satellites or space debris to dodge, you can just relax and enjoy the black emptiness of space. But looks can be deceiving. In reality, you've unknowingly jumped into an invisible mosh pit of electromagnetic mayhem "” the place in space where a supersonic "wind" of charged particles from the Sun crashes head-on into the...

2010-08-16 09:00:00

PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- It has long been known that the Earth's magnetic field provides a protective barrier for life on Earth. As energetic particles stream outward from the Sun in the form of the solar wind, they are deflected by a "force field" created by the Earth's magnetosphere. Now, a team of scientists from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) in San Antonio, Texas, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Space Systems Company Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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