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2014-07-14 12:22:29

DALLAS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oilfield Water Logistics (OWL), a Natural Gas Partners (NGP) portfolio company providing fluid management services to the energy industry, has acquired the saltwater disposal (SWD) well and pipeline infrastructure of Midland-based AggieTech Operating, LLC. This acquisition expands OWL's footprint in the Permian Basin, establishes a company office in Midland and signals the company's commitment to growth through acquisition. The transaction adds...

owl monkey father's day
2014-06-14 04:43:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you're last minute shopping for Father's Day, you're going to want to put down that 'World's Best Dad' mug. Trust me. According to Patricia C. Wright of Stony Brook University and the 2014 winner of the Indianapolis Prize – widely regarded as the Nobel Prize for conservation – no matter how devoted you think your father may be as a parent, another clear winner has emerged in the animal kingdom, forever seizing the title of...

2014-05-30 23:03:32

National Wildlife Federation encourages families to reconnect with their wild side at Great American Backyard Campout on June 28th. Reston, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Go wild this summer and explore the jungles in backyards with National Wildlife Federation’s widely popular national family event, Great American Backyard Campout. In conjunction with Great Outdoors Month, the annual event encourages people of all ages to camp in their backyards, neighborhoods, parks and campgrounds, as a...

2014-04-11 16:23:03

Robb Zucker speaks on panel at annual security conference RIDGEFIELD, Conn., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Owl Computing Technologies, Inc., a network security and information solutions provider, is proud to announce that Software and Systems Development Manager Robb Zucker presented on the panel at last month's annual ARC Industry Forum. During the address on February 13(th), Zucker delivered an OPC Foundation presentation focused on industry standards and best security...

Night Owls Vs Early Birds
2014-04-02 12:36:55

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Are you a night owl who likes to stay up to study or watch late-night talk shows? Or an early bird who likes to get a head start on the competition? According to a new study from a University of Chicago professor, your personal sleeping habits are related to your propensity for taking risks – with night owls being higher risk takers than early birds. The study, which was published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology, also found...

2014-02-25 23:33:37

A cute owl craft and fun stuck inside games have been released on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for fun ideas for kids of all ages. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 An owl craft is a classic craft for young children. A cute owl craft and stuck inside games have been published on Kids Activities Blog. Get ready for fun games and crafts for kids of all ages. The owl craft is super cute and best of all easy to make. Materials needed are the downloadable owl print, a scissor, and a...

2014-02-20 23:22:21

Three More Top Schools Have Selected the OWL Test Management System for Language Assessments Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 OWL Testing Software announced today that the universities of Columbia, Cornell and Yale are using the OWL Test Management System for their Shared Course Initiative. The Shared Course Initiative is a cooperative learning program coordinated by the language centers at each of the three schools. Instructors participating in this Shared Course Initiative will...

Owls' Noiseless Wings May One Day Inspire Quieter Aircraft, Wind Turbines
2013-11-25 05:02:43

[ Watch the Video: Aerodynamic Inspiration From Silent Owl Wings ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Learning how owls use acoustic stealth to surprise their prey could one day help engineers improve the design of airplanes, submarines and wind turbines, according to research presented Sunday morning at an American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics event in Pittsburgh. Several different owl species have developed specialized plumage to essentially...

Huge Salmon-Eating Owl Helped by Huge Trees
2013-08-15 12:22:05

Wildlife Conservation Society A study spearheaded by the Wildlife Conservation Society and the University of Minnesota has shown that the world's largest owl -- and one of the rarest -- is also a key indicator of the health of some of the last great primary forests of Russia's Far East. The study found that Blakiston's fish owl relies on old-growth forests along streams for both breeding and to support healthy populations of their favorite prey: salmon. The large trees provide breeding...

2013-07-17 23:16:44

The weatherproof Owl™ LED Wall Pack series was designed by the small company’s OEM team to tackle a wide range of outdoor lighting projects. Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2013 Brooklyn-based Original Equipment Manufacturer LED Waves is pleased to introduce a new addition to their line of LED lights made in the USA. The rugged Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack is a longer-lasting, energy-saving replacement for the quartz halogen, high pressure sodium and metal halide lamps traditionally...

Word of the Day
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'