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2014-04-04 08:24:48

Efforts lead to the launch of Neurofibromatosis (NF) MetaMiner PHILADELPHIA, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Intellectual

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Gets Landing Legs For Upcoming Mission
2014-02-25 12:55:12

SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. Elon Musk tweeted a picture of the new legs...

2014-02-24 12:21:05

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Falcon 9 Rocket Proves Itself As Viable Geostationary Orbital Launcher
2014-01-07 05:10:09

SpaceX has completed its first Falcon 9 launch of the New Year, putting Asian satellite operator THAICOM’s latest spacecraft into geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).

Fourth Time's A Charm As SpaceX Successfully Puts SES-8 In Orbit
2013-12-04 06:10:32

SpaceX can breathe a sigh of relief after a late day launch on December 3 successfully put its upgraded Falcon 9 rocket into space and set an SES-8 telecommunications satellite into geostationary transfer orbit (GTO).

SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky.

SpaceX Demonstrates Capabilities With New Falcon Rocket Launch
2013-09-30 07:38:26

After a two-week delay, SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday morning September 29 at 9:00 a.m. The launch was a success, with company founder Elon Musk tweeting on Sunday: “All satellites deployed at the targeted orbit insertion vectors.”

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Lateral Maneuver
2013-08-15 04:45:49

SpaceX’s Grasshopper reusable rocket took another step forward earlier this week, successfully completing a “divert test” which saw the vehicle reach an altitude of 250 meters before executing a 100-meter lateral maneuver.


Latest Merlin Reference Libraries

Merlin, Falco columbarius
2013-05-18 07:02:38

This bird of prey is known more as a pigeon hawk. The Merlin is from the Northern Hemisphere with some migrating to subtropical and northern tropical areas during the winter. There has also been a discovery that there are two different, very distinct, species: the North American and the Eurasian. The North American Merlin was first described by a Swede taxonomist, Carl Linnaeus. The Merlin is between 9 and 13 inches long with a wingspan of 20-29 inches. The Merlin is an exceptionally...

Aplomado Falcon, Falco femoralis
2012-04-02 18:41:50

The Aplomado Falcon, (Falco femoralis), is a species of bird of prey of Central and South America. It is found from Northern Mexico and Trinidad to southern South America, although it has been exterminated in many areas of its range, including almost all of northern and central Mexico. Its widest range is found in South America, except for the deep interior of the Amazon Basin. Its habitat is dry grassland, savannah, and marshland. Until the early 1950s, the Aplomado Falcon was found in...

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2006-03-01 11:32:46

The Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) is a bird of prey of the harrier family found throughout the northern parts of the Northern hemisphere in Canada and the northernmost USA, and northern Eurasia. In North America it is known as the Northern Harrier or Marsh Hawk. With the exception of those that live in mildest regions such as France and Great Britain, this species migrates to more southerly areas in winter. Hen Harriers will roost in colonies during the winter, often with Merlins. This...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.