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2011-05-24 08:40:00

GREENBELT, Md., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The NASA National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) Preparatory Project (NPP) climate and weather satellite has successfully passed all environmental testing with the recent completion of thermal vacuum testing at Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp's production and test facility in Boulder, Colo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) The two months of testing verified that...

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2011-05-16 11:33:49

The research aircraft Polar 5 of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research in the Helmholtz Association returned to Bremerhaven from a six-week expedition in the high Arctic on May 6. Joint flights with aircraft of the European and American space agencies (ESA and NASA) were a novelty in sea ice research. Simultaneous measurements with a large number of sensors on three planes underneath the CryoSat-2 satellite led to unique data records. Furthermore, the international team...

2011-03-02 09:09:00

HAMPTON, Va., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nine years in a clean room, an instrument that studies the Earth's atmosphere and protective ozone layer has been returned to service. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC57724) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Stratospheric Aerosol and Gas Experiment III-ISS (SAGE III-ISS) will measure ozone, water vapor and aerosols in the atmosphere when it is attached to the...

2011-02-11 09:55:00

HAMPTON, Va., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- News media are invited to observe testing of an Earth-observing satellite instrument being prepared for flight on the International Space Station (ISS). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Media availability may be scheduled between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. February 15, 2011, by contacting Michael Finneran at 757-598-1720 or michael.p.finneran@nasa.gov. The SAGE III instrument will measure ozone, water vapor and...

2011-01-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Food trucks from NY to LA have a new way to reach hungry customers: through their smartphones. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100705/MOBILEMETEORLOGO ) In the past, food trucks relied mainly on word of mouth to get the word out about their location. However, with half of all Americans expected to own smartphones by the end of 2011, it is crucial for all businesses - especially those on the move - to maintain a mobile presence. Now,...

2011-01-11 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today announced that Mazda Motor Corporation, a leading producer of automobiles, has adopted Synopsys' CoMET®-METeor® virtual prototyping solution to verify their Electronic Control Units (ECUs). Over the last year, Mazda has been using the METeor embedded software development...

2010-12-15 13:38:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Meteor Games, an innovative social gaming developer focused on creating richer, more engaging content, announced today the appointment of Michael Walrath, co-founder of WGI Group and former CEO of Right Media, to its Board of Directors. Walrath's addition comes on the heels of a recent WGI investment in Meteor Games earlier this year. "Adding Mike to our Board marks another significant milestone in the evolution of Meteor," said Zac...

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2010-11-07 07:28:30

As winter approaches, northern dwellers will get assistance from space to help them face the harsh weather. Satellite information on snow cover is now available through ESA's GlobSnow project soon after it snows. As well as posing a hazard to communities through transportation shutdowns and floods, snow cover is one of the most important elements influencing the planet's climate, meteorology and water systems. Understanding snow conditions helps us to predict floods and advance climate...

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2010-09-13 13:50:00

More wildfires have burned around the Russian capital this year than in the last decade and a half, according to sensors aboard ESA's observation satellites. The forest and peat bog fires ignited this summer amid an unprecedented heat wave of up to 40ºC. Working like thermometers in the sky, the Along Track Scanning Radiometer and the Advanced Along Track Scanning Radiometer on ESA's ERS-2 and Envisat satellites measure thermal-infrared radiation to take the...

2010-08-26 13:39:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Meteor Games, an innovative social gaming developer, has named digital media advertising veteran Zac Brandenberg as CEO. In his new position with Meteor Games, Brandenberg is charged with driving the strategic direction of the company's social gaming products, as well as managing the company's growth and monetization strategy. The appointment was made official on July 1. Prior to joining Meteor, Brandenberg served as CEO of Hydra, a leading...