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NASA HS3 Instrument Views 2 Dimensions Of Clouds

Ellen Gray, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Looking out the window of a commercial plane during takeoff is like taking the nickel tour of the profile of the atmosphere. As the plane ascends, what may start as a gloomy day on the ground,...

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2014-09-23 16:29:57

Newly-published book showcases Sodexo Chief Human Resources Office Gerri Mason-Hall and the company's commitment to developing the next generation of STEM leaders GAITHERSBURG, Md., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sodexo, Inc., a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations, and its Chief Human Resources Office, Gerri Mason-Hall, have been recognized by STEMconnector®, the one-stop for "who is doing what" in STEM education and careers,...

2014-09-23 12:21:53

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and to two CDP Climate Leadership Indices representing significant global benchmarks among leading corporations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO Lockheed Martin is among a select group of corporations named to the World Index, part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in 2014. Earning a spot on the list is based on...

2014-09-22 16:25:55

Comcast Has Now Connected More Than 1.4 million Americans, Including 29,700 Low-Income Marylanders, to Internet at Home BALTIMORE, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast today hosted a special event at Digital Harbor Foundation (DHF) in Baltimore to help raise awareness about the importance of closing the digital divide and kick off the fourth year of Internet Essentials, the company's innovative broadband adoption program. Also announced at the event was the extension of the Internet...

2014-09-22 08:24:41

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), will exhibit The Radio Frequency Network channel Emulator/Simulator Tool, or RFnest(TM), at the Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), October 6-8, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center booth 223. The RFnest(TM) family of products facilitates the testing of new radio technologies in laboratory settings. IAI's RFnest(TM) is the first scalable full mesh channel emulator in the market...

2014-09-21 23:02:24

Garrison Forest School is the first independent school in the Baltimore region to partner with Charm City Run on an employee wellness program. Owings Mills, Md. (PRWEB) September 21, 2014 Faculty and staff at Garrison Forest School (GFS), an all-girls K-12 school with a coed preschool in Owings Mills, Md., kicked off the academic year by taking a big step toward wellness with Garmin Vivofit bands. GFS is the first independent school to receive the bands— which calculate activity...

2014-09-18 20:22:57

NCQA ranks KPMAS #13 health plan in America ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) ranked Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States the #1 health plan in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. The NCQA Health Insurance Plan Rankings initiative is a comprehensive and independent comparison that assesses 507 health plans nationally. The data from NCQA's Private Health Insurance Plan Rankings...

2014-09-18 12:21:28

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The FBI has deployed the final increment in its Next Generation Identification (NGI) system, providing new tools designed to improve the bureau's ability to accurately and efficiently identify criminals. A Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team has delivered four major NGI increments since 2011, bringing the system to full operational capacity. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b NGI provides state-of-the-art biometric...

2014-09-18 08:27:08

Technology partners, developers, and consultants gather to discuss role of big data in the channel ecosystem BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WealthEngine, the leading provider of wealth intelligence, prospecting solutions, and marketing services for higher education, healthcare, luxury, and financial services, hosts its inaugural WE Partner Summit 2014. The Summit brings together a strong community of platform, technology and consulting partners, all focused on ushering in a new...

2014-09-17 23:14:47

Set to take place at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, Maryland, the semi-formal event will recognize the hard work and dedication of those who seek treatment at Walden to address their individual needs. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 As a follow up to its 40th anniversary gala, Walden is proud to host its first ever Walden Event: A Magical Evening Under the Stars on October 10th at the Olde Breton Inn in Leonardtown, Maryland. Beginning at 7pm, the evening, filled with food, fun, and...

2014-09-17 23:10:33

Premium Verizon wireless retailer opens second location in Southeast Maryland CHARLOTTE HALL, Md. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest Verizon premium wireless retailer with approximately 550 U.S. locations is announcing the opening of a new store in Charlotte Hall. The store opened its doors on Sept. 9, and it brought 10 jobs to the community. Located at 30151 Three Notch Road, the new Cellular Sales held a grand opening event to celebrate the opening of the...


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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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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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