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2012-04-14 23:00:23

MyInfo911 has developed emergency ID cards and products geared to providing added peace of mind to pedestrians involved in accidents.

2011-07-06 04:49:00

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- O2 Secure Wireless, Inc. (Pink Sheets: OTOW) announces that the Company has secured a highly desirable retail location in the "European Village" in Palm Coast Florida.

2011-03-03 08:00:00

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) announced today that it is helping fund sustainable palm oil production through purchasing GreenPalm certificates covering 100 percent of its global palm oil use. Today, GreenPalm estimates that only six percent of the current global supply of palm oil is sustainably grown.

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2011-02-10 05:45:00

Hewlett-Packard Co unveiled a TouchPad tablet computer on Wednesday as its initial entry into a fast-growing market dominated by Apple Inc’s iPad and devices running Google Inc’s software.


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2014-01-12 00:00:00

Paralvinella sulfincola is a species of worm in the Alvinellidae family. It lives among undersea hot-water vents, thriving in the hottest of waters, at temperatures that would kill most animals. This characteristic makes it an extremophile or hyperthermophile. Having the unique ability to withstand extremely hot water from hydrothermal openings enables this stalk-like worm to feed on bacteria that other animals cannot reach. It is difficult to know exactly what temperatures this species...

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2009-04-28 15:06:43

Brahea armata or Mexican Blue Palm is also known as the Blue Hesper Palm and grows in Baja, California and in Savannah, Georgia. An ornamental plant, it grows to 49 feet in height and features a broad trunk, blue tinted leaves measuring 3 - 6.5 feet in width with 3 foot petioles and small brown elliptical fruits measuring 0.7 - 0.9 inches in length. Seeds from these fruits were once a regular part of the Cocopah people's diets. This species can be found growing along riverbeds, arroyos and...

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2009-04-23 11:27:51

The Ponytail Palm (Beaucarnea recurvata) is a commonly grown houseplant in temperate latitudes. The plant is often referred to as the a palm, although it is not truly a palm. In order to successfully cultivate this plant, winter minimum temperatures must remain above 50°F, and rise to temperatures of around 86°F in summer. States of Tamaulipas, Veracruz, and San Luis Potosí in Mexico make a native home to the Ponytail Palm. The Ponytail Palm thrives best in full sun to slight...

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2009-02-28 22:56:54

The Grugru Palm (Acrocomia aculeata) also known as Macaúba Palm, Coyol Palm, and Macaw Palm, is a species of palm native to the tropical regions of the Americas. It is found from southern Mexico and the Caribbean south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. Its habitat is a wide variety of climates and situations. It is the only species in the genus Acrocomia. The Grugru Palm grows to between 49 and 66 feet tall. The trunk is up to 20 inches in diameter. It is characterized by many...

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2009-02-28 22:49:00

Paurotis Palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) also known as Everglades Palm, Madiera Palm, and Silver Saw Palmetto, is a single species of plant from the genus Acoelorrhaphe. It is native to Central America, southeastern Mexico, the Caribbean, the Bahamas, and extreme southern Florida. It was once plentiful in Florida, but many plants were taken for the nursery trade. It is now protected in Florida in the wild. It grows in swamps and forests that flood periodically. The species is named after the...

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.