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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...

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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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