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2014-02-04 23:23:17

Companies Create Premier Real-Time Weather and Market Information Network Des Moines, Iowa (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 DuPont Pioneer and DTN/The Progressive Farmer announced today a collaboration that will bring instant weather and market information, as well as innovative grain trading capabilities, to growers. Building on the two businesses’ rich legacies of innovation in the agriculture industry, this collaboration will enable real-time information exchanges to help growers make...

NASA Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of Pioneer 11
2013-04-05 14:51:40

[ Watch the Video: Pioneer 11 Animation and Archive Footage ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA is celebrating the 40th birthday of the Pioneer 11 spacecraft. For the past four decades, Pioneer has been hurtling through space, capturing satellite images of the planets Jupiter and Saturn. As its predecessor, Pioneer 10 had launched just over a year before and was the first spacecraft to not only leave the inner Solar System, but make the trip to Jupiter as...

NASA Renames Radiation Belt Mission
2012-11-10 09:36:40

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online NASA announced the renaming of a recently launched mission to study the radiation belts to the Van Allen Probes in honor of the late James Van Allen, head of the physics department at the University of Iowa. Van Allen discovered the radiation belts encircling Earth in 1958. NASA announced the new name, previously the Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP), at a ceremony at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory...

Interstellar Travel May Be Easier Thanks To New Findings
2012-10-10 09:04:25

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last month in Houston, Texas, Former President Bill Clinton addressed the 100 Year Starship Symposium to express his support for interstellar travel. The Symposium is an international event advocating for human expansion into other star systems. Interstellar travel for humans will depend upon extremely precise measurements of every factor of the mission, and the knowledge of these factors may be improved by the solution to a puzzle...

Pioneer Anomaly: What Is It?
2012-07-18 14:25:52

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA's Pioneer 10 and 11 spacecraft have apparently slowed down due to heat pushing back on the spacecraft, according to new findings. The effect, known as "Pioneer Anomaly," takes place when heat emanates from electrical current flowing through instruments and the thermoelectric power supply. "The effect is something like when you're driving a car and the photons from your headlights are pushing you backward," Slava Turyshev, lead...

2010-02-19 09:05:00

MARQUETTE, Mich., Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeff Millin, President and CEO of Pioneer Surgical Technology, with corporate headquarters located in Marquette, MI, has just announced the appointment of Qibin "Chip" Bao, Ph.D. to the position of Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Bao has 23 years of medical device research and development experience. Since joining Pioneer Surgical in 2003, Dr. Bao served as VP of Spine Development and led the development of the P3® (Pioneer...

2009-02-23 15:06:00

MARQUETTE, Mich. and GREENVILLE, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Pioneer Surgical Technology, Inc., a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of spinal and orthopaedic implants, instruments and biologic products, today announced that it has won the prestigious Frost & Sullivan 2009 North American Technology Innovation of the Year Award for the E-Matrix(TM) Tissue Scaffold, recently launched in the United States. The patented E-Matrix technology provides a bioscaffold for...


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2009-07-06 12:24:05

The Pioneer Program is a series of American unmanned space missions designed for planetary exploration. The program included a number of missions, but the most well-known missions were Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11. Both Pioneer 10 and 11 explored the outer planets and left our solar system. Both probes carry a gold plaque, depicting a man and a woman and information about the origin of the probes and their creators. The Pioneer probe was named by Stephen A. Saliga, who was chief designer of Air...

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