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Excavation Of Ancient Battlefield Turns Up Roman Soldier's Chain Mail
2013-09-11 07:11:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online During an excavation of a Roman-Germanic battlefield at the Harzhorn in Lower Saxony, a team of archaeologists from Freie Universität Berlin made an amazing discovery. In the Northeim district north of Göttingen near Kalefeld, the research team led by Prof. Dr. Michael Meyer discovered the chain mail of a Roman soldier from the Third Century AD. This discovery represents the first time such a well preserved piece of body armor was...

2011-08-09 08:34:00

Two Reuse Leaders Extend Commitment to Sustainability, Join National Reuse Nonprofit NEW YORK, Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Michael Meyer of Goodwill Industries International and Nathan Benjamin of PlanetReuse and PlanetRestore are furthering their commitment to the reuse movement by joining the Board of Reuse Alliance -- a national nonprofit working to increase awareness of reuse by educating the public about its social, environmental and economic benefits. Michael Meyer is...

2011-05-02 23:36:34

In one of his songs Bob Dylan asks "How many years can a mountain exist before it is washed to the sea?", and thus poses an intriguing geological question for which an accurate answer is not easily provided. Mountain ranges are in a constant interplay between climatically controlled weathering processes on the one hand and the tectonic forces that cause folding and thrusting and thus thickening of the Earth's crust on the other hand. While erosion eventually erases any geological obstacles,...

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2010-06-23 12:10:00

It was ten years ago that NASA announced the discovery of photographs revealing gullies on the surface of Mars, something that suggested water might still be flowing on the surface of the planet.   The breakthrough was followed by years of additional discoveries that pointed to the presence of water on the red planet. But a decade later, there is still no conclusive proof that such water exists.  However, the search for evidence, along with the many revelations that have...

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2009-10-30 14:25:00

If you found your grandmother's diary, tattered and dust covered, up in the attic, would you read it? Of course you would. Granny was a pistol! Brush off the dust, open up the little book, and foray into her lively and interesting past. Dust cloaks some fascinating tales in other places, too. NASA scientists will soon brush the dust off some Martian rocks that are practically bursting their seams to give their lively account of the red planet's past. The Mars Science Lab -- aptly named...

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2008-02-14 16:05:00

Astronomers have discovered that rocky, terrestrial planets might orbit many, if not most, of the nearby sun-like stars in the disk of our galaxy. These new results suggest that worlds with potential for life are more common that we thought. This release is being issued jointly with the University of Arizona (UA). UA astronomer Michael Meyer (currently on sabbatical at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) used NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope to determine whether planetary...

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2007-01-08 16:55:00

Gas-giant planets like Jupiter and Saturn form soon after their stars do, according to new research. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that gas giants either form within the first 10 million years of a sun-like star's life, or not at all. The study offers new evidence that gas-giant planets must form early in a star's history. The lifespan of sun-like stars is about 10 billion years. Ilaria Pascucci of the University of Arizona Steward Observatory in Tucson led a team of...


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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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