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2013-07-31 23:33:03

North Star Window Cleaning’s online success confirms the benefits of strategic web marketing in today’s competitive business environment. A website overhaul has increased traffic 10-fold and delivered a lucrative new market for this 38-year-old business. Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB) July 31, 2013 North Star Window Cleaning has new-found success with a complete website rebuild and online marketing campaign. “We have always relied on word of mouth from our clients but I must say I’m...

2012-05-04 09:17:34

The North Star, the Pole Star, the Guiding Star, Polaris: Its many names reflect the many centuries humans have gazed northward to it for guidance. However, recent studies have shown that the North Star is losing mass at a significant rate. Will Polaris, steadfast beacon for early sailors and adventurers alike, vanish from the night sky? Hilding Neilson of the Argelander Institute of Astronomy at the University of Bonn in Germany thinks that he and his colleagues have unlocked the answer...

2006-01-09 17:20:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the first image of a cosmic object that has been known but never before seen: a small, faint companion of the North Star. While the image released on Monday may not seem spectacular -- it's a little blurry blob beside the big star -- it helped scientists figure out the North Star's mass. "This is the final piece of the jigsaw puzzle which will let us get the most prized piece of information about a star, that is, its mass," said...


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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Precession -- Precession is the phenomenon by which the axis of a spinning object "wobbles" when a torque is applied to it. The phenomenon is commonly seen in a spinning toy top, but all rotating objects can undergo precession. As a spinning object precesses, the tilt of its axis goes around in a circle in the opposite direction that the object is spinning. If the speed of the rotation and the magnitude of the torque are constant the axis will describe a cone, its movement at any...

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Polaris -- Polaris, Alpha Ursae Minoris, is the bright star closest to the north celestial pole. It is also known as the North Star, the Lode Star, or the Pole star. Because it lies nearly in a direct line with the axis of the Earth's rotation "above" the North Pole -- the north celestial pole -- Polaris is apparently motionless from the Earth, and all the stars of the Northern sky appear to rotate around it. Therefore, it makes an excellent fixed point from which to draw measurements...

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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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