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2012-12-05 05:02:59

Exterior Energy Efficient Induction Lighting Fixtures from Improved illumination Increases Parking Area Illumination and Reduces Monthly Energy Expense. Boston, MA. (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 The well-known Charles Ormes Business Office Complex stands squarely at the centrally located corner of Charles and Orms Street in downtown Providence, RI. With a long list of top trier tenants including ABC-TV 6 and others, keeping the property well maintained and illuminated is a key objective for the...

Light Pollution: How Does It Affect Wildlife Feeding Habits?
2012-11-29 14:16:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Night-time satellite images of Earth show that every continent except Antarctica is ringed in a halo of brightly-lit human development, illustrating the fact that coasts and estuaries are among the most rapidly developing areas on the planet. Coasts are key wildlife sites as well. For example, every year millions of Arctic waterbirds arrive to winter on the UK coastlines. Scientists remain largely in the dark, however, about...

2012-10-19 04:01:07

Curious customers asking the question whether LED Grow Light technology has made it or not can now visit Urban Garden in Sheffield, United Kingdom to see the famous X2 LED Grow Lights from Hydro Grow. Sheffield, UK (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 Urban Garden recently became the first retail store in the UK to begin stocking and displaying genuine Hydro Grow X2 LED Grow Lights. X2 is the first line of LED Grow Lights to be offered by Urban Garden and will be featured in a number of in-store...

2012-09-24 23:01:15

One Stop Green is committed to providing you with a long-term lighting solution that has unprecedented energy savings and now offers the world´s highest quality LED Flood light, manufactured in the great state of Texas. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 24, 2012 One Stop Green, an international distributor of green, energy efficient products and services, now offers the World´s Most Efficient Street light for parking lots and municipalities. The 26W SL Series Street light replaces a...

2012-09-11 12:49:59

An international conference at the University of Haifa has called attention to the dangers of exposure to light at night. “The most important thing for us is to raise awareness of the dangers of artificial light at night and we have already come a long way now that the American Medical Association (AMA) recently announced its new policy recognizing adverse health effects of exposure to light at night and encouraging further research into the matter,” said Prof. Abraham Haim, a...

Dr. Malcolm Smith Receives IDA David Crawford Lifetime Achievement Award
2012-09-04 07:31:29

On August 29th, the lights went off and the stars turned on during a special event at Beijing Planetarium. As part of the meeting of the International Astronomical Union (IAU), Dr. Malcolm Smith, National Optical Astronomy Observatory (NOAO) was honored for his long and substantial contributions to light pollution abatement on behalf of astronomical observatories and the community at large. Dr. David Silva (NOAO Director) and Bob Parks (International Dark-Sky Association Executive Director)...

Light Pollution Subject Of New Film
2012-08-29 04:47:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The International Dark-Sky Association and Loch Ness Productions are giving attendees of the International Astronomical Union Congress in Beijing a sneak peak of a full dome video on light pollution called "Losing the Dark." The video showing at the Beijing Planetarium on August 29 is a public service announcement that will give onlookers important facts about light pollution. "Our team designed the show to emphasize some of the...


Latest Light pollution Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Light Pollution -- Light pollution refers to excess light, created by human activities, that brightens the night sky enough to hide many stars from observers. For the average person, light pollution means that even on a clear, moonless night, only a few stars may be visible. When a city grows up near an astronomical observatory, light pollution can make the observatory effectively useless. Unlike most forms of pollution, light pollution isn't persistent: turn the lights off, and the...

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siliqua
  • 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.'
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