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2011-08-11 17:54:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Refueling outages at nuclear plants and a devastating storm combined with lower electricity demand to impact third-quarter financial results, the Tennessee Valley Authority said Thursday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO ) TVA's third-quarter report to the Securities and Exchange Commission said expenses from a series of deadly tornadoes on April 27-28 and outages at three of TVA's six reactors contributed to lower...

2011-05-03 15:16:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milder winter weather led to lower electricity demand across the Tennessee Valley Authority's seven-state service territory in the second quarter of the fiscal year, compared with the same period a year ago, the federal utility reported Tuesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) In its quarterly financial filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, TVA noted that power demand, which was mainly affected by...

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2010-12-10 06:30:00

Using lasers to contain some ultra-chilled atoms, a team of scientists has measured the viscosity or stickiness of a gas often considered to be the sixth state of matter. The measurements verify that this gas can be used as a "scale model" of exotic matter, such as super-high temperature superconductors, the nuclear matter of neutron stars, and even the state of matter created microseconds after the Big Bang. The results may also allow experimental tests of string theory in the future. Duke...

2010-07-07 10:32:00

DENVER, July 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- XELR8 Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: XELR), dba BAZI®, announced today that it has closed a $500,000 financing. The closing caps a $2.0 million capital raise that began in March 2010. Additionally, the Board of Directors has appointed Kevin C. Sherman as President and Chief Executive Officer. The capital was raised through the issuance of 10 percent convertible secured promissory notes in private transactions exempt from...

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2009-02-15 15:30:00

Duke and Brookhaven examine free-flowing 'exploding cigars' Several years after Duke University researchers announced spectacular behavior of a low density ultracold gas cloud, researchers at Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed strikingly similar properties in a very hot and dense plasma "fluid" created to simulate conditions when the universe was about one millionths of a second old. The plasma was formed at a colossal 2 million degrees Kelvin temperatures within Brookhaven's...

2008-08-28 21:00:17

By Liz Clemmons More than 500 years after Leonardo da Vinci painted "The Last Supper," members of a Cary congregation will bring it to life this week to remember Jesus' last Passover supper. Cary Grove Evangelical Free Church will present "The Living Last Supper" with portrayals of Jesus and the 12 apostles for three performances: at 5 p.m. Thursday, 7 p.m. Friday and 5 p.m. Saturday. The drama will begin as a mirror to da Vinci's famous painting, which shows the apostles gathered...

2008-07-12 03:00:22

By Ron DaParma, The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Jul. 12--Another page has turned in the history of the region's steel industry with the demise of Tippins Inc., a once-prominent rolling mill manufacturer and repair company based in Etna. After about 85 years in business, documents filed in federal court in Pittsburgh show a Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation plan for the privately held company located at 434 Butler St. John Thomas, president of Tippins Inc., could not be reached for...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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