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ESA Selects Primary Landing Site For Rosetta Comet Study

ESA Selects Primary Landing Site For Rosetta Comet Study

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Usually ‘X’ marks the spot, but for the ESA’s Rosetta orbiter, Site ‘J’ has been selected as the place where its Philae lander will touch-down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko...

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2014-09-09 23:00:18

China phone makers have blurred the lines between computers and phones recently with the release of a new phone, which offers powerful computing performance and the ability to act as a dock for other devices. Shenzhen, Guangdong (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 GADGET users could soon be doing away with their computers completely after the launch of the powerful new Elephone P2000 smartphone says China Android phone specialist, Chinavasion. China mobile retailer Chinavasion released the...

2014-09-08 12:22:47

THE HAGUE, The Netherlands, September 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc ("RDS")(NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) today announced the pounds sterling and euro equivalent dividend payments in respect of the second quarter 2014 interim dividend, which was announced on July 31, 2014 at US$0.47 per A ordinary share ("A Share") and B ordinary share ("B Share"). Dividends on A Shares will be paid, by default, in euro at the rate of EUR0.3632 per A Share....

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2014-09-05 06:45:20

NASA A NASA instrument aboard the European Space Agency’s (ESA's) Rosetta orbiter has successfully made its first delivery of science data from comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The instrument, named Alice, began mapping the comet’s surface last month, recording the first far-ultraviolet light spectra of the comet’s surface. From the data, the Alice team discovered the comet is unusually dark -- darker than charcoal-black -- when viewed in ultraviolet wavelengths. Alice also...

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2014-08-30 06:50:42

European Space Agency As Rosetta made its final approach to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, we asked you to join this extraordinary adventure by sharing pictures of your journeys, participating in a fun photo contest that attracted hundreds of entries and nearly 23,000 votes. [ Watch the Video: Thank You “Rosetta, Are We There Yet?” Participants ] No matter whether you were heading to work or visiting friends, traveling to an exotic holiday destination or going on a hike, the...

2014-08-29 12:23:58

Lightweight portable generator provides tailgaters with quiet power for ultimate fan experience MILWAUKEE, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For many sports fans, it's "that" time of the year. College and professional football season equate to prime time tailgating season. Fans seem to be tailgating more than ever as Tailgater Magazine estimates that 50 million people tailgate annually in North America. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-08-28 20:22:13

One-Hour Special Marks the First Time Leno Hosts a Show Since 'The Tonight Show' ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CNBC - the fastest growing cable network among P18-49 and P25-54 in primetime* - will premiere "Jay Leno's Garage: The Ultimate Car Week" on Sunday, August 31 at 10PM ET/PT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140828/141371 Based on his Emmy-winning web series "Jay Leno's Garage," this special takes viewers into the heart of Monterey Week,...

2014-08-26 08:24:40

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoPark Limited (GeoPark) (NYSE: GPRK), the Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator with operations and producing properties in Chile, Colombia, Brazil and Argentina, today reports results for 2Q2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130603/MX24008LOGO-b All figures are expressed in US dollars and growth comparisons refer to the same period of the prior year, except when specified. SECOND QUARTER 2014 HIGHLIGHTS...

2014-08-19 08:36:09

Testing with CacheAdvance Application Acceleration Software on MySQL OLTP workload delivers 14X increase in performance and 93% reduction in latency SAN CARLOS, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CacheBox, Inc. has announced the addition of Micron's P420m PCIe SSD to the company's Hardware Compatibility List. The P420m joins other Enterprise SSDs from Micron that are qualified for use with CacheAdvance(TM), CacheBox's unique application acceleration software that enables...

2014-08-18 23:01:31

Precision-Paragon [P2] places safety as top priority in energy-efficient lighting retrofit kits. Yorba Linda, Calif. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 As fluorescent to LED conversion kits from several manufacturers hit the market, energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon [P2] released a statement today reiterating its commitment to the importance of safe, standards-compliant lighting retrofit kits. [P2] is the manufacturer of the TKD LED Troffer Conversion Kit, which retrofits...

2014-08-14 08:22:34

TORONTO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pacific Rubiales Energy Corp. (TSX: PRE) (BVC: PREC) (BOVESPA: PREB) announced today the release of its consolidated financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, together with its Management Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A"). These documents will be posted on the Company's website at www.pacificrubiales.com, SEDAR at www.sedar.com, the SIMEV website at www.superfinanciera.gov.co/web_valores/Simev, and the BOVESPA website at...


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2014-01-11 00:00:00

The image above shows a Cumulus-nimbus cloud that has an anvil top to it. The reason that can be identified is that the cirrus is in place above the center of the storm. The image below does not have an anvil top yet. The anvil top forms on CB clouds after they reach the height in the atmosphere where they begin to feel the upper level winds becoming too strong for them to continue development vertically. The storm on the right has not felt the upper level winds yet, that is why it lacks the...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'