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China's Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Reawakens After Short Hibernation
2014-02-14 14:51:58

[ Watch the Video: Jade Rabbit Lunar Rover Wakes Up ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After a dramatic, albeit premature eulogy, China’s lunar rover has sprung back to life like a zombie from The Walking Dead. In January, technical difficulties forced the rover, dubbed Jade Rabbit, into a hibernation period from which many said it may never emerge. "The Jade Rabbit went into sleep under an abnormal status," explained China’s space program spokesperson Pei...

2014-02-03 23:22:56

Cogent Industries launches a crowd funding campaign for the world's most compact, fully titanium key holder, the “Rabbit™”. This multi-function and ultra-compact key holder comes with an unconditional lifetime guarantee. http://kck.st/1lwgf5d Ohope, New Zealand (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 Cogent Industries is pleased to announce the launch of a crowd funding campaign for the “Rabbit™”, the world's most compact, fully titanium key holder - The Rabbit™. The Rabbit™...

2014-01-31 08:23:18

Rabbit TV's VOD service continues to grow over-the-top of a rapidly evolving Internet TV landscape ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just months after surpassing 2 million users, FreeCast's over-the-top VOD & PPV eMedia guide Rabbit TV is already continuing to outpace sales subscriptions of some of the most successful tech startups to date. The service's growth is especially impressive considering how quickly it reached 1 million subscribers compared to most top tech...

Jade Rabbit Rover Says Goodbye
2014-01-27 15:33:51

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over the weekend, China’s lunar rover said “Goodnight” to humanity. But even with a short lived mission the Chang’E-3 was still able to perform some science. The rover, also known as Jade Rabbit, suffered a crippling breakdown that hindered it from entering into hibernation mode as it prepared itself for a lunar night, which lasts about 14 Earth days. During a lunar night, the moon’s surface temperature can drop to nearly...

Jade Rabbit Moon Rover In Trouble
2014-01-27 05:13:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online China's Jade Rabbit Moon rover experienced a "mechanical control abnormality," according to BBC China, and is currently in trouble. Xinhua news agency reports that the problems are due to the moon's "complicated lunar surface environment." In the first "soft" landing on the Moon since 1976, Jade Rabbit arrived in December 2013 as part of China's Chang'e-3 mission and was expected to operate around 3 months. Jade Rabbit, also...

Glow In The Dark Bunnies
2013-08-13 09:09:48

[ Watch The Video: International Team Creates Glowing Green Bunnies ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross jelly fish DNA with a cuddly bunny? If researchers from universities in Hawaii and Turkey have anything to say about it, the combination could result in cheaper, more effective drugs for genetic diseases. Scientists have cloned a litter of rabbits which have been given a gene from a glowing jellyfish, effectively creating two...

2013-03-24 23:02:38

Contemporary Heaven has come up with some alternative choices to Easter Eggs for spring 2013. Easter gifts for varying budgets are available to buy at Contemporary Heaven online and in store. (PRWEB) March 24, 2013 Alternative gift ideas for Easter are not always easy to find, especially Easter gifts for adults. So this blog will cover a few inspirational Easter presents ideas that are available for purchase and delivery in time for Easter. Traditional Easter eggs are always a delight,...


Latest Rabbit Reference Libraries

Alaskan Hare, Lepus othus
2014-05-19 10:40:26

The Alaskan hare (Lepus othus), or the tundra hare, can be found on the Alaskan Peninsula and in western areas of Alaska. This species prefers to reside in rocky areas in their tundra habitat, resting in open areas rather than in burrows. It is most closely related to the mountain hare and the Arctic hare. Members of this species reach an average weight between 1.6 and 2.2 feet, with hind feet that reach a length of 7.9 inches. The hind feet are thought to help the hares move quickly and...

Appalachian Cottontail, Sylvilagus obscurus
2014-04-29 10:48:26

The Appalachian cottontail (Sylvilagus obscurus) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in eastern areas of the United States. It prefers to reside in upland, mountainous areas at elevations between 2,001 and 2,500 feet. Its range extends from New York to South Carolina, where it resides in a number of vegetation species including greenbriar, blackberry, and mountain laurel plants. This species was recognized as distinct from the New England cottontail in 1992. The Appalachian...

Volcano Rabbit, Romerolagus diazi
2014-04-25 10:20:30

The volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi), known locally as zacatuche or teporingom, is a species of rabbit that can be found in Mexico. This species resides near four volcanoes within its range, including El Pelado, but its range is limited to only sixteen small areas. The majority of individuals reside at higher elevations grasslands or in pine and alder forests. The volcano rabbit reaches an average weight of up to 1.3 pounds and is the second smallest species of rabbit next to the pygmy...

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average body length between 16 and 30 inches and a weight of up to 4.3 pounds, with females growing...

Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis
2012-07-05 09:48:08

The tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in Central and North America. Its other common names include the forest rabbit and the Brazilian rabbit. It is the only species in the Leporidae family found in the majority of its range. The tapeti is nocturnal and is a solitary creature. It can be seen foraging for browse and grass in forested regions, in human populated areas such as gardens and plantations, and near swamps and riverbeds. The tapeti...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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