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2011-07-06 07:15:00

FORT LEE, N.J., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - today released the following inflation update to its NIA members: We are at the very beginning of our nation's most important Presidential election season in history.

2011-06-28 09:00:00

NEW YORK, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had declined in May, decreased again in June. The Index now stands at 58.5 (1985=100), down from 61.7 in May. The Present Situation Index decreased to 37.6 from 39.3.

2011-06-16 08:40:00

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by S&P Indices for the S&P Healthcare Economic Composite Index indicate that the average per capita cost of healthcare services covered by commercial insurance and Medicare programs increased by 5.39% over the 12-months ending April 2011.

2011-06-13 09:00:00

Higher Electric Rates in Northeast and California Offset by Less Use COLORADO SPRINGS, Co., June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Most below-average income households pay around $2.50 daily for all their home's electricity, despite the widespread perception that electric bills are high and always heading higher. Addressing the electricity industry's annual convention today, Steve Mitnick of Build Energy America released the research group's latest report, "Electric Values." The report...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®, which had improved in April, decreased in May. The Index now stands at 60.8 (1985=100), down from 66.0 in April. The Present Situation Index decreased to 39.3 from 40.2.

2011-05-23 23:27:22

Most people would probably agree that quality of life means more than just material welfare, and it is becoming increasingly common for politicians to be interested in letting people's subjective well-being guide policy.

2011-05-23 15:03:00

PERRYSBURG, Ohio, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Owens-Illinois, Inc., (NYSE: OI) today announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a five-year senior secured credit agreement totaling $2 billion.

2011-05-23 06:00:00

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Hyperinflation is a certainty," warns veteran precious metals and rare coin expert Barry Stuppler, of Stuppler & Company (www.Stuppler.com) in Woodland Hills, California.

2011-05-20 14:42:00

FORT LEE, N.J., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Inflation Association - http://inflation.us - would like to congratulate its members for helping spread the word during the past week about America's college tuition bubble and how college education is the largest scam in U.S. history.

2011-05-19 00:00:00

LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The outlook for global gold demand remains robust throughout 2011 against a background of another strong quarter, the geographic and sectoral diversity of demand and strong fundamentals, the World Gold Council said today.


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Quintessence (Dark Energy) -- Quintessence or dark energy is a hypothetical form of energy postulated to exist in order to explain observations of an accelerating universe. This energy would act like a vacuum pressure, pushing things apart. Other attempts to explain these recent observations involve a non-zero cosmological constant, which has the same effect. Indeed, sometimes quintessence is said to result in a non-zero cosmological constant, and conversely a non-zero cosmological...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Cosmological Constant -- The cosmological constant (usually denoted by the Greek capital letter lambda: Λ) is a value occurring in Einstein's theory of general relativity. The units of Λ are 1/second2; its value is unknown but believed to be positive based on recent observations. The constant is proportional to the energy density of the vacuum ρ, where π is Pi, G is the gravitational constant and c is the speed of light in vacuum. The term can be postive, negative, or...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Inflation -- Inflation is the idea - first proposed by Alan Guth (1981) - that the nascent universe passed through a phase of exponential expansion that was driven by a negative vacuum energy density (positive vacuum pressure). This expansion can be modelled by a non-zero cosmological constant. As a direct consequence of this expansion, all of the observable universe is posited to have originated in a small, initially causally-connected region. Quantum fluctuations in this microscopic...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Accelerating universe -- In the late 1990s, observations of type I supernova produced the unexpected result that the expansion of the universe appears to be accelerating. These observations appear more firm as new data has appeared. This means that the speed with which a distant galaxy recedes from us increases over time. If this trend continues, eventually we won't be able to see any other galaxies any more. This new theory of the end of the Universe has been called the Big Rip....

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) -- The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) was launched on June 30, 2001 at 3:46 p.m. EDT at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA. The goal of WMAP was to map out minute differences in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation which would help test theories of the nature of the universe. On February 11, 2003, the public relations group from NASA made a press release regarding the age and composition of the universe....

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