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Hubble Learns A New Trick - Spatial Scanning Dramatically

Hubble Learns A New Trick - Spatial Scanning Dramatically Improves Distance Measurement Accuracy

NASA Using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers now can precisely measure the distance of stars up to 10,000 light-years away -- 10 times farther than previously possible. Astronomers have developed yet another novel way to use the...

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2014-04-16 16:25:51

CLINTON, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Colony South Hotel and Conference Center is pleased to announce that it was selected as the host hotel for Major League Baseball's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI) Youth Baseball Tourney coming to the Washington, D.C., area in July 2014. "We here at Colony South are thrilled to announce that we are serving as the official host hotel for Major League Baseball's RBI Youth Baseball Tourney," said Fernando Mayol, General...

2014-04-16 08:30:31

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Investment of $10 million in Germantown and Frederick campuses brings QIAGEN's total recent commitment in Maryland to $50 million -- Germantown campus becomes state-of-the-art research, manufacturing and office site for Molecular Diagnostics with consolidation of activities from Gaithersburg site -- Germantown site passes FDA pre-approval inspection to manufacture digene HC2 HPV Test --...

2014-04-16 08:29:01

BETHESDA, Md., April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthEngine announces the acquisition of privately held BrightContext, the leader in massively scalable streaming data analytics. The acquisition, which recognizes the growing need by marketers and fundraisers for data that increases personalization and engagement, creates the industry's leading platform for customer and prospect intelligence. WealthEngine is an established leader in the provision of data, analytics and marketing...

2014-04-15 23:16:05

The NBCC Foundation has awarded Michelle Adams of Crofton, Maryland, a 2014 military scholarship. Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 The NBCC Foundation, an affiliate of the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. (NBCC), recently awarded a 2014 NBCC Foundation military scholarship to Michelle Adams of Crofton, Maryland. The military scholarship is awarded to service members, veterans and spouses pursuing a counseling education who commit to serving fellow military personnel,...

2014-04-15 23:14:53

At The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, students in Jim Haluck's Forensics Honors course are exposed to a variety of materials throughout the year as they conduct their lab experiments. This week, students were talking quite a bit about the new lab entitled Sarcophaga bullata, which deals with meat and maggots in an attempt to determine if drugs were used by a hypothetical deceased human body. Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 It's typical for students in Jim Haluck's...

2014-04-15 16:21:20

BALTIMORE, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A coalition of the Greater Baltimore Committee, the Howard Tech Council and the Tech Council of Maryland will hold the first Innovation Partners Event on June 4, 2014. The purpose of the event is to match large private companies and emerging companies with innovative technologies. "Oftentimes, larger companies look outside Maryland for their services or innovative tech products. We want them to buy local," said Patrick Wynn,...

2014-04-15 08:36:25

Social Media Integration, Low-Cost Cloud Services and Emergency Notification Enhance Employee and Customer Engagement; Ideal for Distributed Enterprises GERMANTOWN, Md., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, today announced enhancements to its HughesON(TM) Digital Media Solutions that increase social media integration, enable low-cost cloud services...

2014-04-14 12:26:08

Leading U.S. Solar Installer to Open Two More Regional Offices in The Free State, Hire 85 Employees to Offer Homeowners Lower Cost Energy BALTIMORE, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar provider, today announced its growing presence in Maryland with expansion into the North Baltimore and Frederick areas. Vivint Solar first made its offerings available to Maryland residents in early 2013 and has already become the leading residential solar...

2014-04-14 12:20:38

Students can be pilots, live in the coldest place on earth and predict the weather BETHESDA, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing commitment to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will feature an exciting lineup of hands-on, interactive science and technology attractions for student attendees at the upcoming USA Science & Engineering Festival, where the company will serve as founding and presenting host. What:...

2014-04-11 16:21:53

In the news release, Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Brain Tumors, issued 11-Apr-2014 by Giant Food of Landover, Md. over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the headline was incorrect on the news release. The headline in the news release should be, "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer" rather than "Giant Food Triple Winner® Game Continues to Bring Hope in the Fight...


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The Story And News Behind This Past Weekend’s Derecho (June 29-July 1)
2012-07-02 08:00:47

This past weekend we saw a massive line of storms impact large areas of the country from Iowa to Maryland in what is known as a Derecho. What is a Derecho? The best way to define this weather feature is by describing a large mass of t-storms combining together to form an elongated region of storms which can create intense surface winds that can blow in excess of 60mph reaching well into the 100 plus mph range. These winds are also known as straight line winds. What happens is, as these...

Climate Impact On Your Budget For Annapolis Maryland
2012-07-16 17:06:13

If you live in Annapolis Maryland or the Baltimore Maryland area this is what you can roughly expect to see when it comes to your heating and cooling budget. The above graph shows the situations that occurred during previous phases of all three events such as normal conditions along with EL-Nino and La-Nina. The left side is a normal month of March that shows the Heating Degree Days can exceed 600, while during a EL-Nino phase warming occurs which is represented by the drop in Heating...

2012-06-14 11:30:18

Symbol: RHMAM2 Group: Dicot Family: Melastomataceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   RHDE3 Rhexia delicatula Small   RHFI3 Rhexia filiformis Small   RHLA8 Rhexia lanceolata Walter   RHMAE Rhexia mariana L. var. exalbida Michx.   RHMAL Rhexia mariana L. var. leiosperma Fernald & Grisc. Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC,...

2012-06-14 12:35:13

Symbol: POMA8 Group: Dicot Family: Polygalaceae Duration: Annual Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N Synonyms:   POHA7 Polygala harperi Small Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, DC, DE, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, NJ, NY, SC, TN, TX, VA Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom   Tracheobionta – Vascular plants Superdivision  ...

2012-06-15 05:45:40

Symbol: LEMA15 Group: Lichen Family: Lecideaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Lecideaceae Genus   Lecidea Ach. – lecidea lichen Species   Lecidea marylandensis H. Magn. – Maryland lecidea lichen

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