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2010-07-06 22:18:00

NEW YORK, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Local business is on the rise in Brooklyn, thanks to a new mobile-optimized website created by Mobile Meteor for the Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (BID). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100705/MOBILEMETEORLOGO ) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100705/MOBILEMETEORLOGO ) The new site enables visitors to easily get information about the many stores, restaurants and bars on Fifth - like addresses, phone numbers...

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2010-06-08 06:05:00

A meteor that lit up the Alabama night sky last month now has NASA calling for an all-out search of any meteorites that may have survived the impact. The meteor blazed through the night sky on May 18 and was spotted by cameras at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville and the Walker County Science Center near Chickamauga, Georgia. Experts have estimated that the chunk of space rock, which hailed from the asteroid belt, weighed around 60 pounds, though it most likely broke into...

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2010-06-06 06:10:00

Astronomers say they have solved the long-standing mystery over exactly what famed poet Walt Whitman saw streaking through the sky 150 years ago. The researchers discovered that the "strange huge meteor-procession" mentioned in Whitman's noted collection "Leaves of Grass" refers to a rare procession of earth-grazing meteors that occurred in 1860. "Meteor processions are so rare most people have never heard of them," said Texas State University physics professor Donald Olson. "There was one...

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2010-04-21 10:55:00

Originally designed to monitor Earth for just three years, ESA's veteran ERS-2 satellite is still in orbit and going strong after 15 years of delivering essential data to improve our understanding of Earth and climate change. ERS-2 was launched on 21 April 1995 to follow on from the first European Remote-Sensing mission, ERS-1, which had been in orbit since 1991. At the time, these two satellites were the most sophisticated European Earth observation spacecraft ever developed, delivering...

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2010-04-14 15:47:17

Light bounced off reflectors on the moon is fainter than expected and mysteriously dims even more whenever the moon is full. Astronomers think dust is a likely culprit, they report in a forthcoming issue of the journal Icarus. "Near full moon, the strength of the returning light decreases by a factor of ten," said first author Tom Murphy, associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego who leads an effort to precisely measure the distance from earth to moon by timing...

2010-04-01 09:35:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- TIROS-1-the first Television and Infrared Observation Satellite-and its successors revolutionized weather observation and forecasting. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and its heritage companies built every one of the TIROS series of spacecraft, from TIROS-1- launched on April 1, 1960- through NOAA-N Prime, launched on February 6, 2009. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100401/AQ80007) "We at Lockheed Martin are enormously proud of our...

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2010-04-01 09:49:02

Fifty years ago, the world's first weather satellite lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., opening a new and exciting dimension in weather forecasting. Leaders from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, hailed the milestone as an example of a strong agency partnership and commitment to flying the best Earth observation satellites today and in the future. The first image from the Television Infrared Observation Satellite, known as TIROS-1, was a fuzzy picture...

2010-03-25 09:19:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., March 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Hydra, operator of the largest performance based multichannel digital advertising platform, has signed an exclusive deal with social gaming leader Meteor Games to manage its new player acquisition efforts on Facebook as well as oversee the company's rapidly expanding ad inventory of approximately 600,000,000 monthly impressions. "With an over 8 million-strong user base all acquired through organic growth, Meteor has proven mass appeal in...

2009-11-11 08:10:00

BOSTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Stream Global Services, Inc., (Amex: SGS), a premium business process outsource (BPO) service provider specializing in customer relationship management services for Fortune 1000 companies, today announced that leading Irish broadband provider, eircom, (ASX: ERC) has renewed its euro 13.5 million contract with Stream to provide technical support services for eircom's residential and business broadband customers. Working together with eircom, Stream...

2009-07-23 10:22:00

NEW YORK, July 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Spike TV has acquired the off-network rights to two disaster-themed NBC miniseries, "Meteor" and "The Storm," it was announced today by John Griffin, vice president, programming Spike TV. Both films, produced by RHI Entertainment, will air in late August in anticipation for the launch of Spike TV's new, ambitious original series, "Surviving Disaster." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NYW096LOGO ) "These two high-action, dramatic...