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Latest Namib Desert Stories

2013-02-05 16:22:23

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The unveiling of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013 will reveal Namibia as one of the featured international backdrops. Known as the 'Land of Endless Horizons,' this southern African destination's natural wonders provided a dramatic setting for SI Swimsuit models to be photographed in front of the world's tallest sand dunes in Namib-Naukluft National Park and the mysterious diamond mining ghost town of Kolmanskop. Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013...

Water Bottle Being Modeled After Desert Beetle
2012-11-26 05:15:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Drawing inspiration from a creature known as the Namib desert beetle, a US company has developed a prototype for a self-filling water bottle that could help hydrate people in hot, dry, drought-stricken parts of the world. According to Phys.org reporter Nancy Owano, NBD Nano -- a start-up firm comprised of four recent university graduates -- mimicked the way that the insects collect moisture from the air in the development of their...

2011-11-07 08:30:00

WINDHOEK, Namibia, Nov. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBC Today hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie experienced Namibia this morning on the first day of the venerated 2011 'Where in the World is Matt Lauer' series, showcasing this vast Southern African nation's dramatic desert landscapes as well as ultimate safari experiences to US audiences through leading safari, ecotourism and conservation company Wilderness Safaris. Twice the size of California, yet with a population just over 2 million,...

2006-05-29 10:00:00

By Gordon Bell WALVIS BAY, Namibia - Elen Gubeb's tattered sandals and torn jeans don't match his pricey new Mizuno glove, but dress is not important at this home-made golf track on Namibia's desert coast, an unlikely golf hotspot. The 20-year-old part-time caddy practices with a classic swing as the first of a group of eight players tees off from a small rocky mound nearby. The nine-hole course dubbed the "West Side Club" has no greens or tees, water or grass. Stinging sand and gusts of wind...

Latest Namib Desert Reference Libraries

2007-01-19 20:27:56

The brown hyena (Parahyaena brunnea, formerly Hyaena brunnea) lives mainly in the Kalahari and Namib deserts of southern Africa. It is smaller than the spotted hyena, and unlike its spotted cousin, is largely a scavenger. It is the largest land animal to derive most of its diet from scavenging. Because of the scarcity of food in the desert, the brown hyena supplements its diet with fruit and vegetables. Along the Namib coastline they are known to snatch seal pups. Also unlike the spotted...

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