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2013-02-07 23:00:22

DataOne Software has expanded its library of media content to include color matched photos and a comprehensive collection of automotive stills. Beverly, MA (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 DataOne Software, a division of Dominion Dealer Solutions and a leading provider of automotive content and media, has expanded its library of media content to include color matched photos and a comprehensive collection of automotive stills. “Our media collection is an ideal fit for vendors to utilize...

2013-02-06 08:22:53

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FLEXCO®, a manufacturer of resilient flooring products such as rubber and vinyl tile and tread, wall base and adhesives, joined the growing ranks of companies whose products have been certified by SCS Global Services (SCS) to meet the Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring (NSF/ANSI 332). Based on this certification, the entire line of FLEXCO products already recognized under the Resilient Floor Covering...

2013-02-06 08:22:51

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SCS Global Services (SCS) announced its certification of rubber flooring and tread, vinyl tile and tread, and wall base products manufactured by the Roppe Corporation to the Sustainability Assessment Standard for Resilient Flooring (NSF/ANSI 332). All of Roppe's products that are certified by SCS under the industry-recognized FloorScore® standard for indoor air quality have earned NSF/ANSI 332 certification, and now qualify for the new U.S....

President Obama Awards Highest Honors To Nation's Top Scientists And Innovators
2013-02-04 13:52:47

National Science Foundation Almost all awardees have received NSF support at some point in their research careers President Obama today awarded 12 eminent researchers the National Medal of Science and 11 extraordinary inventors the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honors bestowed by the U.S. government upon scientists, engineers and inventors. The recipients received their awards at a White House ceremony. This marks the 50th anniversary of the presentation of...

2013-01-29 08:23:11

MONTEREY, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Greener Fields Together, a groundbreaking, industry-wide sustainability and local produce initiative launched by America's leading produce distributor, PRO*ACT, has partnered with NSF International to provide food safety and good agricultural practices education and verification for local farms. Bringing NSF International, a global food safety leader, onto the Greener Fields Together team is an important step toward achieving one of the...

2013-01-23 12:28:01

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CoroWare Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of CoroWare, Inc. (COWI.OTCQB) announced today that it has signed a membership agreement of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Safety, Security, and Rescue Research Center (SSR-RC) with the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Charlotte for cooperative research in advanced robotics for homeland security, health care, and search and rescue. The NSF SSR-RC comprises site universities, including...

Green Light For ALMA Early Science Cycle 1
2013-01-10 11:56:58

European Southern Observatory (ESO) ALMA (the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array) has begun a new and more advanced phase of science observations. This phase is known as Early Science Cycle 1, and will last until October 2013. The telescope´s power has been greatly increased: it will make observations with more antennas, spread over a greater distance, than ever before, and will use antennas from the Atacama Compact Array (ACA) for the first time. Although ALMA is still...

2013-01-07 20:21:06

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In 2011, a months-long blast of energy launched by an enormous black hole almost 11 billion years ago swept past Earth. Using a combination of data from NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation's Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), the world's largest radio telescope, astronomers have zeroed in on the source of this ancient outburst. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)...

New Level Of Control Over Liquid Crystals Shown By Penn Researchers
2013-01-07 13:50:26

University of Pennsylvania Directed assembly is a growing field of research in nanotechnology in which scientists and engineers aim to manufacture structures on the smallest scales without having to individually manipulate each component. Rather, they set out precisely defined starting conditions and let the physics and chemistry that govern those components do the rest. An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Pennsylvania has shown a new way to direct the...

Significant Technological Milestones Reached By Trio of Complex Antarctic Science Projects
2012-12-21 13:38:46

National Science Foundation Drilling-related breakthroughs funded by NSF expected to advance "frontier science" in a variety of disciplines Three very large-scale, National Science Foundation-funded Antarctic science projects--investigating scientifically significant subjects as varied as life in extreme ecosystems, the fate of one of the world's largest ice sheets and the nature of abrupt global climate-change events--have recently each reached important technological milestones that...


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National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

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National Solar Observatory -- The National Solar Observatory (NSO) has its primary headquarters in Tucson. NSO telescopes on Kitt Peak include the McMath-Pierce Solar Telescope Facility containing the world's three largest solar telescopes (1.6-meter main and two 0.9-meter auxiliaries), along with the Vacuum Telescope and the Razdow small solar patrol telescope. The National Solar Observatory also operates telescopes at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, that include the Vacuum Tower...

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Cerro Tololo Observatory -- astronomical observatory located on Cerro Tololo peak, Chile, with offices in La Serena, about 40 mi (64 km) to the west. Funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), it is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA), which also operates such other major national observatories as the Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona. The principal instrument is a 158-in. (4-m) reflecting telescope, the largest in the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Kitt Peak Observatory -- astronomical observatory located southwest of Tucson, Ariz.; it was founded in 1958 under contract with the National Science Foundation and is administered by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy. Its principal instrument is the Mayall 158-in. (4-m) reflector. The observatory's equipment also includes 84-in. (2.1 m), 50-in. (1.3-m), 36-in. (0.9-m), and 16-in. (0.4-m) reflecting telescopes as well as a planned 3.5-m telescope. Used for wide...

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Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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