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2015-05-06 00:21:14

SINGAPORE, LONDON and NEW YORK, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The only report on ASEAN respiratory devices with a detailed analysis of: - Hospitals and retail

2015-05-04 04:20:24

SINGAPORE and PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, May 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- InterOil Corporation (NYSE, POMSoX: IOC) will release its financial and operating results for the

2015-04-30 20:20:57

787-9s key in airline's growth PAPEETE, Tahiti, April 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Air Tahiti Nui have finalized an order for two 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $514

pacific islands
2015-04-22 10:53:13

Between 3,500 and 900 years ago, people first settled the islands of the vast Pacific Ocean in double-hulled and outrigger canoes. Many scientists have tried to explain just what made these epic journeys possible. University of Utah anthropologist Adrian Bell tackled the problem from a completely new perspective. He used statistics that describe how an infectious disease spreads and applied them to computer simulations of the colonization of 24 major island groups.

2015-04-20 23:13:39

RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Automotive Switches Market by Type (Knob, Lever, Button & Touchpad), Automotive Application (HVAC, Indicator, Electronic, Engine Management & Other Systems),

2015-04-20 23:13:20

The high demand for green tires growth in commercial and passenger vehicles sales and increasing level of tire radialization are the main drivers of the automotive tire market.

2015-04-13 12:20:43

DALLAS, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Automotive Piston System Market by Component (Piston, Piston Ring, Piston Pin), by Material type (Steel & Aluminum),

2015-04-10 08:20:39

DALLAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "Automotive Switches Market by Type (Knob, Lever, Button & Touchpad), Automotive Application (HVAC, Indicator, Electronic,

2015-03-26 12:21:33

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lynden Air Cargo's L-100 Hercules aircraft is being put to use flying relief supplies to Vanuatu after Tropical Cyclone Pam devastated the South


Latest Oceania Reference Libraries

Kava, Piper methysticum
2014-02-15 08:17:42

Piper methysticum is a shrub species. The species is more commonly referred to as Kava or Kava-kava. Its Latin name actually means “pepper, intoxicating” The plant is cultivated and used for its sedative and anesthetic properties. P. methysticum is grown vastly in the Republic of Vanuatu, although for some time it was only grown in Hawaii, Fiji, the Federated States of Micronesia, Vanuatu and Tonga. It is fairly easy to cultivate; the plant needs partial shade, well-drained soil and...

Bunyip
2013-08-13 11:37:27

The Bunyip is from Aboriginal mythology. It is a large creature that lives in the swamps, creeks, riverbeds, and waterholes of South Eastern Australia. However, stories of the Bunyip have been told throughout Australia. Written accounts of the creature were made by European settlers in the mid-nineteenth century as they colonized across the country. Today’s translation of the word Bunyip in the Aborigine language means “devil” or evil spirit. The actual word Bunyip didn’t appear in...

Pacific Rim
2013-02-19 13:33:00

The Pacific Rim is a reference to places around the edge of Pacific Ocean. The term Pacific Basin includes the Pacific Rim and the islands within the Pacific Ocean. It roughly overlaps with the geologic Pacific Ring of Fire. These countries are generally considered to be a part of the Pacific Rim, since they lie along the Pacific Ocean: North/East Asia Russia, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand,...

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2009-07-01 13:43:29

Oceania is one of Earth's eight ecozones. It is the smallest ecosystem found on the planet. Oceania is unique as it is the only ecosystem that does not include any continental land mass. This bioregion includes the Pacific Ocean islands of Micronesia, Fijian Islands, and most of Polynesia (except for New Zealand). This is also the youngest ecozone. While the other ecozones include fragments of ancient continents and land masses, Oceania is composed of volcanic islands and coral atolls that...

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2009-04-07 18:18:26

The Blue Bonnet (Northiella haematogaster) is a species of bird native to Australia. It is the only member of the genus Northiella. Its habitat includes open woodland, scrub, river forest, spinifex (a type of Australian grass), and farmlands. It is found throughout the eastern half of Australia, and a smaller race is found in the western Australian Nullarbor (flat, almost treeless, arid or semi-arid country immediately north of the Great Australian Bight) region. This bird is about 10.6...

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Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
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