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2014-08-29 23:04:15

Other Notable Experts – from the Smithsonian to the International Space Station – Take Attendees to Deep Sea and Space Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 The Linda Hall Library Fall Lecture Series will transport attendees to the Panama Canal, tropical reefs and outer space, educating and entertaining along the way. As the world's foremost independent research library devoted to science, engineering and technology, the Library has secured such notable speakers as double...

2014-08-25 23:06:39

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Very Large Gas Carrier Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Increasing LPG exports from the U.S. due to rising production of shale gas has resulted in increasing demand for very large gas carriers (VLGC). These gas carriers are used for transporting LPG and have a capacity of approximately 82,000 cubic...

2014-08-13 08:31:10

OTTAWA, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSXV: BLM), a Canadian cleantech company, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract valued at US$720,000 to provide six oil-water separators and related installation services to Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) and the Panama Canal Authority. This contract is in addition to a previously awarded project currently in construction, worth $2.348 million, for the installation of eight wastewater treatment units for the...

2014-06-24 23:10:30

Online cruise booking website, Cruise Voyant, will soon feature new Panama Canal cruise itineraries for larger ships including the Celebrity Solstice and Cunard’s Queen Mary 2. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 Cruise Voyant, an online cruise booking website, will be featuring new itineraries for Panama Canal cruises. The Panama Canal has been undergoing an expansion that will cost $5.25 billion and is slated for completion between 2015-2017. This expansion will allow for bigger...

Panama Protects World Trade And Saves Whales
2014-05-28 03:44:07

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Smithsonian research informs marine conservation The Republic of Panama's proposal to implement four Traffic Separation Schemes for commercial vessels entering and exiting the Panama Canal and ports was approved unanimously by the International Maritime Organization in London, May 23. Based on studies by Smithsonian marine ecologist Hector Guzman, the new shipping lanes are positioned to minimize overlap between shipping routes and humpback whale...

2014-04-08 08:21:11

PIRAEUS, Greece, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) ("NewLead" or the "Company") announced today that it has previously signed a term sheet with a leading financial institution to provide 75% debt financing for two second-hand Panamax vessels for a total of $35 million. The two vessels are expected to be delivered to NewLead's fleet within the next three months, subject to the receipt of the necessary financing for the balance of the purchase price....

2014-03-05 23:21:26

Library opens Panama Canal exhibition April 8; announces year-long centennial programs and lecture series, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. A working scale model of a canal lock—created in partnership with graduate students at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering—will be displayed on the Library’s front lawn Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The Linda Hall Library— the world's foremost independent research library devoted to...

2014-01-29 08:22:21

Sizable video wall enables high visibility of ships crossing busy channel NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All seafaring vessels crossing the Panama Canal are under the watchful eye of maritime traffic controllers who will soon be using equipment installed and implemented by Diebold (NYSE: DBD). Working with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Diebold designed a 20-screen, high-resolution video wall for the canal's Marine Traffic Control Center. Diebold's solution...

New Evidence Sponge Effect Tropical Forests
2013-12-18 15:31:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on tropical forests is adding more evidence to a controversial phenomenon known as the 'sponge effect.' Teachers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama found tropical forests soak up water during storms and release stored water during droughts, which is known as the sponge effect. This phenomenon is at the center of a debate about how to minimize flood damage and maximize water availability in the...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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