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2014-07-11 04:21:01

CHONGQING, China, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transformers 4: Age of Extinction smashed the 1.38 billion yuan (approx. US$226 million) record set in 2010 by Avatar and has already racked up more than 1.4 billion yuan (approx. US$230 million) from box offices across China just 11 days after release. Despite the high revenue intake and the recent settlement with Beijing Pangu, Transformers 4: Age of Extinction has become involved in a dispute with the town of Wulong, China, the...

Five New Species Of Armored Spiders Discovered Lurking In The Darkness Of Chinese Caves
2014-03-14 13:38:59

Pensoft Publishers Armored spiders are medium to small species that derive their name from the complex pattern of the plates covering their abdomen strongly resembling body armor. Lurking in the darkness of caves In Southeast China, scientists discover and describe five new species of these exciting group of spiders. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. The common name armored spiders is given to the engaging family Tetrablemmidae. Distinguished by their peculiar...

Sink Hole Swallows Car In Chevy Chase, Maryland
2014-03-07 05:05:08

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online For well over a year now, sinkholes have been in the news, as the geological features have been responsible for incidents such as the February 2013 death of a Florida man whose entire bedroom was swallowed up by one and the more recent damaging of eight historic automobiles at the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Now, NASA has revealed a new analysis of airborne radar data collected in 2012 which shows that the instruments...

2014-03-06 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New analyses of NASA airborne radar data collected in 2012 reveal the radar detected indications of a huge sinkhole before it collapsed and forced evacuations near Bayou Corne, La. that year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The findings suggest such radar data, if collected routinely from airborne systems or satellites, could at least in some cases foresee sinkholes before they happen, decreasing danger to...

Understanding Sinkholes And Why Are They Dangerous
2013-03-11 16:18:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Ever since a 20-foot sinkhole opened up beneath a Florida home on February 28, swallowing up an entire bedroom and resulting in the death of one of the residents, these natural phenomena have become fixtures in both newspaper headlines and the public consciousness. But what exactly are sinkholes? “Geologically, a sinkhole is a depression in the ground that has no natural external surface drainage. Basically this means that...

2010-11-01 09:46:00

DENVER, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading hydrogeologists for ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, will chair a topical session surrounding remediation methods for karst environments during the 122nd Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Geological Society of America (GSA), Oct. 31-Nov. 3, in Denver, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090710/LA44654LOGO) (Logo:...

2008-10-01 00:04:32

By BEKAH PORTER GALENA, Ill. - The construction site for the large-scale dairy near Nora is not in a karst area.Two defense witnesses delivered this message Monday as hearings resumed in the preliminary injunction case that could halt construction on the estimated 5,500- cow operation being built by California businessman A.J. Bos.The defense's testimony contrasted the opinions of several witnesses for the plaintiffs in the case. About 20 individuals and the nonprofit organization, Helping...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'