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NASA Constructs Lobster Eye Imager
2013-02-08 10:59:10

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To study charge exchange, a poorly understood phenomenon that occurs when the solar wind collides with Earth's exosphere and neutral gas in interplanetary space, three NASA scientists teamed up to develop and demonstrate NASA's first wide-field-of-view soft X-ray camera. It is rare to have researchers from such diverse disciplines as heliophysics, astrophysics and planetary science teaming up, but that's exactly what happened at...

2011-02-01 07:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the U.S. oil & gas industry outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, boosted by improving macro-economic conditions, stabilizing commodity prices and increased corporate confidence, according to PwC US. The huge supply of shale gas in the continental U.S. was a key driver for increased M&A activity in 2010 and will continue to fuel the industry's movement towards upstream assets as the climate for...

2010-11-09 06:00:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite ongoing uncertainties about future business in the Gulf and cautious and uneven equity markets, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the U.S. Oil & Gas sector overcame challenges to surpass 2009 levels in the third quarter of 2010. According to PwC US, the increase in oil and gas deal activity is attributed to companies' ongoing effort to reorder their portfolios, continuing interest by non-U.S. oil companies in shale plays, and...

Word of the Day
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.