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Typhoon Bopha Fizzled Over Weekend Seen By NASA Satellites
2012-12-10 16:46:41

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite have watched the strong thunderstorms in Typhoon Bopha fizzle and shrink in area over the weekend as wind shear increased. Bopha has now dissipated in the South China Sea, just west of Luzon, Philippines. NASA's Aqua satellite has been providing data on Bopha since the day it formed on Nov. 26. In the storm's last days, Aqua's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured infrared data of the storm and...

2012-08-25 23:05:05

Don't miss out on this opportunity. All woodworking products at the Laguna Tools Booth#5547 at the IWF show is offering a ten percent show discount. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 24, 2012 If you´ve been considering upgrading your shop with the latest in technologically advanced woodworking innovations from Laguna Tools, your timing couldn´t be better! Laguna Tools is offering ten percent off all of its machines on display at this year´s IWF Show. “It´s a...

2012-08-24 23:02:34

Laguna Tools will be featuring woodworking machines at its booth #5547 at the IWF show in Atlanta. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 23, 2012 Warning, if you´re opposed to sawdust flying, machines humming away, and woodworkers creating everything from surfboards to gun stocks right before your eyes — then steer clear of the Laguna Tools Booth #5547, because the action will be fast and furious! “We strive to give trade show attendees the opportunity to actually experience a...

2012-07-22 23:00:23

Laguna Tools wants every one of its customers (or anybody interested in Laguna Tools products) to have a free T-Shirt! Simply have your picture taken with one of Laguna machines, ranging from its popular CNC Machines to drill presses and many more — and post it on the Laguna Tools facebook page. Your free Laguna Tools T-Shirt will be on it´s way immediately after the posting. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2012 Laguna Tools wants every one of its customers (or anybody interested in...

Western North Pacific Tropical Cyclone Strengthening Seen By NASA Satellite
2012-07-20 15:55:15

NASA satellite data has watched cloud temperatures drop in a low pressure system in the western North Pacific Ocean called System 92W, indicating that there's more uplift and power in the storm. That's a sign the storm is strengthening. Infrared data gathered by NASA's Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument indicate cloud top temperatures as well as sea surface temperatures. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over System 92W on July 18, 19 and 20 and watched the low pressure area develop...

2011-06-21 15:19:22

A group of American and Filipino biologists have discovered seven previously unknown species of mammals in the Philippines, increasing the number of native mammals known from Luzon Island (excluding bats) from 42 to 49 (17 percent). The formal descriptions of the seven species, all of which are members of the genus Apomys, were published on 20 May in Fieldiana, the peer-reviewed journal of The Field Museum, where the project is based. The nine co-authors included biologists from the...

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2011-06-09 05:39:10

US and Filipino researchers believe they have discovered scores of new species of animals in the waters and islands of the Philippines, they said Wednesday. The discoveries exhibited the vast amount of biodiversity that exists in the Southeast Asian archipelago, which is under severe threat from pollution, overfishing and climate change, said the experts from the California Academy of Sciences and local Filipino institutions. The team found numerous starfish, sea urchins, eels and...

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2011-05-25 09:16:12

Songda is now a typhoon in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean as it continues tracking parallel to the eastern coast of Luzon, Philippines. Infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that the storm has a much tighter low-level circulation center than it did yesterday. NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Typhoon Songda on May 24 at 04:29 UTC (12:49 a.m. EDT) and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument captured an infrared look at the storm's cloud top temperatures and...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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