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2012-04-04 10:20:45

EDWARDS, Calif., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will host 75 social media followers May 4 to go behind-the-scenes and learn more about NASA aeronautics, science and other projects at the agency's Dryden Flight Research Center on Edwards Air Force Base in California. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Dryden is NASA's primary center for atmospheric flight research and operations. Its remote location in the western Mojave Desert is uniquely situated...

2012-04-04 06:21:59

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Guardian Industries today announced that the company's EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System (ISEGS) in California's Mojave Desert. The project, a partnership between NRG Solar (a subsidiary of NRG Energy), Google and BrightSource Energy, will nearly double the amount of solar thermal energy produced in the U.S. today. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120315/DE70123LOGO )...

Introducing The X-56A MUTT: Who Let The Dog Out?
2012-03-07 11:50:59

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center soon will have a new dog in the yard, and it's a real MUTT. That's short for the Multi-Use Technology Testbed, a small unmanned aircraft being developed by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to test technologies that will be needed for new kinds of lightweight, flexible aircraft. MUTT is one of the Air Force's newest X-planes, designated X-56A. The 7.5-foot-long aircraft has a 28-foot wingspan and will be powered by two 52-pound thrust JetCat...

Image 1 - NASA Propulsion Experiment Provides Data For More Efficient Jet Engines
2011-12-29 04:00:18

Aeronautics researchers at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center recently completed flight tests of a unique experimental jet engine inlet design in the Channeled Center-body Inlet Experiment, or CCIE. The experimental inlet was checked out on NASA Dryden's F-15B aeronautics research test bed aircraft, which continues to be an innovative and cost-effective tool for flight test of advanced propulsion concepts. The CCIE project's primary research objective was to define the airflow through...

2011-12-15 15:05:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission today approved Pacific Gas and Electric Company's 25-year contract to purchase 150 megawatts (MW) of renewable power from Sempra Generation's Copper Mountain Solar 2 project in Boulder City, Nev. With state regulatory approval of the contract secured, Sempra Generation announced that construction on the 1,100-acre solar plant will begin this year. The first 92 MW of solar panels at Copper...

2011-12-09 02:17:00

DURBAN, South Africa, Dec. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The joint venture of SolarReserve, a U.S. developer of utility-scale solar power projects, the Kensani Group, an experienced empowered infrastructure player in the Southern African market, and Intikon Energy, a South African developer of renewable energy projects, today announced that the South Africa Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded the consortium preferred bidder status for their two 75 megawatts (MW-DC) Letsatsi and Lesedi...

NASA In Final Preps For Nov. 8 Asteroid Flyby
2011-10-27 04:30:32

NASA scientists will be tracking asteroid 2005 YU55 with antennas of the agency's Deep Space Network at Goldstone, Calif., as the space rock safely flies past Earth slightly closer than the moon's orbit on Nov. 8. Scientists are treating the flyby of the 1,300-foot-wide (400-meter) asteroid as a science target of opportunity - allowing instruments on "spacecraft Earth" to scan it during the close pass. Tracking of the aircraft carrier-sized asteroid will begin at 9:30 a.m. local time (PDT)...

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2011-07-02 07:23:56

NASA scientists are seeing new evidence that suggests traces of water on Mars are under a thin varnish of iron oxide, or rust, similar to conditions found on desert rocks in California's Mojave Desert. Mars could be spotted with many more patches of carbonates than originally suspected. Carbonates are minerals that form readily in large bodies of water and can point to a planet's wet history. Although only a few small outcrops of carbonates have been detected on Mars, scientists believe many...

2011-05-01 00:09:04

Pre-IPO Investor's Portfolio Company Proposes Initial Public Offering Greenwood Village, Colorado (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 On April 22, 2011, one of Keating Capital, Inc.'s portfolio companies, BrightSource Energy, Inc., filed an S-1 registration statement for a proposed initial public offering of up to $250 million of its common stock. The number of shares and the offering price have not been determined. According to the S-1 filing, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Citigroup Global Markets, Inc....

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2011-04-12 14:14:45

Google said on Monday that it has invested $168 million to help complete the construction of one of the world's largest solar energy power plants. Bright Source Energy is developing the plant, which is located in California's Mojave Desert. It will generate 392 gross megawatts (MW) of clean solar energy when it is completed in 2013, enough to supply power to 85,000 homes a year. "That's the equivalent of taking more than 90,000 cars off the road over the lifetime of the plant, projected to...


Latest Mojave desert Reference Libraries

Joshua Tree National Park
2013-04-18 01:11:37

Joshua Tree National Park is located in the southeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 790,636 acres, of which 429,690 acres comprises a designated wilderness, and was named for the Joshua trees that are native to the area. The park features rock formations that are thought to have been formed nearly one million years ago by cooling lava. These include rectangular and spherical rocks. Joshua Tree National Park occurs along the borders of San...

Death Valley National Park
2013-04-17 12:51:27

Death Valley National Park is located in Nevada and California in the United States. Many tribes of nomadic Native Americans originally inhabited the area, like the Timbisha tribe that was present around 1,000 AD. It was discovered by American and European settlers who were searching for a shortcut to the gold mines in California. The valley was given its name by this group, despite the fact that only one of their party died there. In the late 19th and early 20th century, many boomtowns were...

Mojave Ground Squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
2012-07-25 13:51:49

The Mojave ground squirrel (Xerospermophilus mohavensis) is native only to the Mojave Desert in California. Frank Stephens discovered this squirrel in 1886. Its range includes areas of Inyo, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, and Kern counties. It can be found in Joshua tree woodlands, saltbush scrub, Mojave mixed woody scrub, and saltbush scrub. The preferred habitat of the Mojave ground squirrel contains abundant forage like spiny hopsage and winterfat, which allows the squirrels to live...

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2005-06-15 12:58:48

Zebra-tailed lizards are lizards of the genus Callisaurus in the reptile order Sauamata. These lizards live in open desert with fairly hard-packed soil, scattered vegetation and/or scattered rocks, typically desert flats, washes and plains. They range from 2.5 to 4 in (60 to 100 mm) in length. These lizards are gray to sandy brown, usually with series of paired dark gray spots down the back that become black bands on the tail. The underside of tail is white with black bands. Males have a...

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