Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death For Ancient Stars

Simulations Reveal An Unusual Death For Ancient Stars

Linda Vu, Berkeley Lab Computing Sciences Findings made possible with NERSC resources and Berkeley Lab Code Certain primordial stars—those between 55,000 and 56,000 times the mass of our Sun, or solar masses—may have died unusually. In...

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2014-09-30 23:25:27

Utah-Based Equipment Leasing Firm Continues Its Commitment to Providing Financing to the Aviation Industry with Aircraft Lease for Air Charter Firm Based in Minnesota. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Tetra Financial Group announced today that it has closed an aircraft lease for a large Minnesota-based aviation firm that provides aircraft chartering, maintenance, management and sales for the aircraft industry. With Tetra Financial Group’s lease financing, the customer was...

2014-09-30 23:16:46

Online marketplace designed by Bloom Health allows innovative employers to go beyond health care offerings. Eagan, Minn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced the creation of their Private Exchange solution, a “benefits hub” for employers with more than 50 employees. The hub goes beyond traditional health care offerings by including dental, life, disability and vision insurance, and a vacation savings account, all in an online...

2014-09-30 23:16:21

New diet plan tackles supersized eating habits with portion control ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 It’s time to cut the crap- skip the fads, count the cups and drop the fat. The research is clear. Americans consider obesity a more serious societal issue than cigarettes and alcohol. However, a recent Gallup poll found that their desire to shed pounds significantly outweighs their efforts to do so. So, why this disconnect? Dr. Nick Meyer, author of "The ProportionFit...

2014-09-30 23:08:49

Products represent a new way of thinking about service delivery and support. ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Kinetic Data, developer of innovative enterprise request management and business process workflow software, will showcase new versions of its Kinetic Task and Kinetic Response products at the 2014 Gartner Symposium and ITxpo 2014 in Walt Disney World, Orlando, Fla. "CIOs are struggling to keep up with the service needs of their organizations," said Kelly...

2014-09-30 23:02:35

FCS10 allows one person to remove carpet, VCT, linoleum and mastics from floors. Owatonna, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 General Equipment Company introduces the FCS10 Rip-R-Stripper™ to its line of floor-covering strippers. This electric-powered model provides a compact, lightweight alternative to larger walk-behind units. It accommodates cutting blades up to 10 inches wide and offers high performance, an ergonomic design and multiple accessories. Ideal applications include...

2014-09-30 08:33:33

ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, approximately 5.1 million people in the United States abused prescription pain relievers (e.g. opioids).(1 )Clinical treatments for opioid dependence include detoxification or maintenance treatment, which entails the use of buprenorphine, buprenorphine/naloxone, naltrexone or methadone. The patterns and costs of these treatments are important when developing and improving care management programs, according to two studies by pharmacy...

2014-09-30 08:32:16

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a first-of-its-kind arrangement, agents and brokers throughout Minnesota now have access to the state's two top health plans on Bloom Health's Private Exchange Platform® solution. Agents and brokers now can offer employers with more than 50 employees benefits that fit an employee's personal and family needs in an online or licensed telephonic, jargon-free environment. Medica's My Plan by Medica and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's...

2014-09-29 23:02:52

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) creates infographic featuring advanced tools utilities need to address energy accounting challenges. Minneapolis, Minnesota (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 Today’s energy companies face mountains of data, constantly changing reporting requirements, and a growing procedural complexity that presents a unique set of business and computational challenges. In order to address these challenges and gain control over the increasing amount of data,...

2014-09-29 20:21:22

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magnetation LLC (Magnetation) announced today that it has successfully produced its first iron ore pellets at its new pellet plant in Reynolds, Indiana. Magnetation said that the new pellet plant has begun operations more than three months ahead of schedule. Construction of the plant began in May of 2013, with the start-up originally scheduled for the first half of 2015. "This first production marks another significant...

2014-09-29 12:31:55

ATLANTA, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations of all sizes located in Burnett, Douglas and Polk counties in Wisconsin as a of heavy rainfall, flooding, ground saturation, standing water, and colder than normal temperatures from Jan. 2,...

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Superior National Forest
2014-07-31 09:38:55

Superior National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of Minnesota, between the Canada – United States border. It is located in the Arrowhead Region and comprises an area of the Boundary Waters, which separates Canada and the United States. This forest holds 3,900,000 acres of protected lands and waters that are separated into numerous ranger districts, with over a quarter of the forest comprising the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. It was established in 1903...

Chippewa National Forest
2013-11-21 12:56:10

Chippewa National Forest is a national forest located in northcentral Minnesota, United States, in the counties of Cass, Itasca, and Beltrami. The forest headquarters are located in Cass Lake, Minnesota. There are local ranger district offices in Deer River, Walker, and Blackduck. The forest encompasses 666,623 acres. Water is plentiful, with over 1,300 lakes, 923 miles of streams and rivers, and 400,000 acres of wetlands. The forest was established as the Minnesota Forest Reserve on...

Voyageurs National Park
2013-04-26 15:05:12

Voyageurs National Park is located in the state of Minnesota in the United States. The park contains 218,200 acres of land ancient Native Americans. The first explorers of European descent arrived in the area in 1688. These were French fur traders and explores, known as voyageurs, the people for which the park was named. Logging began in 1880’s and 1890’s and was such a lucrative and uncontrolled industry that the forests there no longer contain abundant adult trees. Gold mining also...

2008-08-11 19:31:03

The Red-backed Salamander (Plethodon cinereus), or Red-back Salamander, is a small, hardy woodland salamander. It inhabits wooded slopes in Eastern North America, west to Missouri, south to North Carolina, and north from southern Quebec and the Maritime Provinces in Canada to Minnesota. salamander. It is also known as the Northern Redback Salamander to distinguish it from the Southern Redback Salamander (P. serratus). The Red-backed Salamander is found mostly in two color variations: the...

2005-06-14 08:41:49

Comptonia is a genus of a single species, Comptonia peregrina, in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales. This shrub is native to eastern North America, from southern Quebec south to the extreme north of Georgia, and west to Minnesota. The common name is Sweetfern or Sweet-fern, a confusing name as it is not a fern. Several fossil species have been discovered, showing that the genus once had a much wider distribution throughout the Northern Hemisphere.

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.