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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 Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading provider of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced an expansion of its partnership with the Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) to create unique neurofibromatosis (NF) pathway maps aimed at significantly increasing the understanding of the disease and its...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX is making an adjustment to its Falcon 9 rocket in hopes of one day being able to reuse it for future missions. SpaceX founder Elon Musk tweeted a picture on Sunday of the company mounting landing legs to its Falcon 9 rocket in preparation for a mission in March. The rocket uses nine Merlin engines and aluminum-lithium alloy tanks containing liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene propellant to launch its prized Dragon capsule...

2014-02-24 12:21:05

Acquisition Complements Current Brand Portfolio CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Driven Brands, Inc. is proud to announce the acquisition of St. Charles-based Merlin 200,000 Mile, an automotive aftermarket franchise business. Merlin operates primarily in the suburbs of Chicago and adds 49 locations in four states to the Driven Brands portfolio. The acquisition will allow Driven to expand its presence in this important market. "At Driven, we are committed to growing...

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

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online UPDATE: Jan. 7, 2014 (5:10 a.m.) 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). Falcon 9 delivered THAICOM 6 to its targeted 295 x 90,000 km GTO at 22.5 degrees inclination, meeting 100 percent of the mission objectives. The launch occurred January 6 at 5:06 p.m. EST from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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). Elon Musk and his space transport company had been trying to put the Luxembourg, Germany-owned SES-8 satellite into orbit since last Monday, Nov 25. But a series of glitches forced SpaceX to scrub three separate...

2013-11-04 08:28:04

MERLIN can be used with highly automated lines, such as robotic systems, or with legacy machines, helping lean teams root out process inefficiencies and human errors MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the machine monitoring systems market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Memex Automation [TSX-V: OEE] with the 2013 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership for its flagship product, Manufacturing Execution...

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

[ Watch the Video: Grasshopper’s Half-Mile Test Flight ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky. The Grasshopper is a modified Falcon 9 rocket designed to both take off and land vertically. SpaceX has been testing out its new launch vehicle one step at a time by slowly launching it higher and higher to see whether it can maintain stability as it gets...

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

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a two-week delay, SpaceX’s latest Falcon 9 rocket blasted off Sunday morning September 29 at 9:00 a.m. The launch, streamed on the company's Webcast, was originally scheduled for September 15 but was postponed due to issues that surfaced during a hot-fire engine test on September 12. During a subsequent test, which the Falcon 9 passed, a green light was given for launch from the spaceflight company’s launch pad at...

2013-09-18 08:26:26

New Fantasy Adventure from a Master Storyteller NEW YORK, Sept. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With his trademark magic and adventure, New York Times best-selling author of the Merlin Saga, T.A. Barron, is now back with a whole new mythology: the origin of the legendary isle of Atlantis. It is the first book in an exciting new trilogy that explores not how Atlantis was destroyed but -- for the first time -- how it was born. Atlantis Rising (Philomel; September 26, 2013; $17.99) is aimed...

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

[ Watch the Video: SpaceX Reusable Rocket Jumps Another Hurdle ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online 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, the company announced on Wednesday. According to CNET’s Daniel Terdiman, the Falcon 9 test rig took off and reached heights of 820.2...


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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