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2010-09-13 08:30:00

Green Bank Telescope's staff typically spend their days helping scientists carry out their research, but on one dramatic day in February 2010, they helped rescue soldiers from a crashed helicopter The National Radio Astronomy Observatory's (NRAO) Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope  (GBT) is the world's largest fully steerable telescope, an incredibly sensitive instrument that can detect complex molecules such as sugar (glycoaldehyde) in space, measure minuscule fluctuations in...

2010-04-30 07:00:00

NEW YORK and LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- WL Ross & Co. LLC ("WL Ross") and The Greenbrier Companies ("Greenbrier") (NYSE: GBX) today announced that newly formed WL Ross - Greenbrier Rail Holdings LLC ("WLR - GBX") has acquired a lease portfolio of nearly 4,000 railcars valued at approximately $230 million. WLR - GBX is owned by affiliates of WL Ross for the purpose of acquiring railcar assets in North America to be managed by Greenbrier. Greenbrier will...

2008-10-10 18:00:17

Fall colors have already reached their peak at several locations in West Virginia's northeastern mountains, the state Division of Forestry announced Thursday. Among areas now at 100 percent of their seasonal color potential are the Allegheny Front in Mineral County, the Mount Storm area in Grant County, and Spruce Knob, the state's highest peak, in Pendleton County. Leaves in the Davis and Canaan Valley areas of Tucker County are at 90 percent to 100 percent of peak color, while foliage...

2008-07-29 00:00:26

By John McCoy If you tilt your head toward Pocahontas County and listen closely, you can hear the Elk River's nationally famous trout fishing being flushed down 1,950 toilets. The final gurgle at the bottom of the bowl hasn't yet been heard, but a hand is on the lever and is starting to exert pressure. The hand belongs to Scott Milliken, a commissioner for the Pocahontas County Public Service District. At a July 16 meeting, Milliken shocked an audience of Snowshoe Resort landowners when...


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

National Radio Astronomy Observatory -- The National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) is a research facility of the U.S. National Science Foundation. They provide state-of-the-art radio telescope facilities for use by the scientific community. They conceive, design, build, operate and maintain radio telescopes used by scientists from around the world. Scientists use their facilities to study virtually all types of astronomical objects known, from planets and comets in our own Solar...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.