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Google Takes Users On A Virtual Trip Down The Amazon River
2012-03-23 04:30:40

Google announced Street View Amazon on Wednesday, a project that allows users to take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Rio Negro reserve portion of the Amazon River. A spin on their popular online map service, Street View Amazon was stitched together with pictures taken along to the Rio Negro. Google used cameras mounted to three wheeled bicycles and traveled along the river and adjoining jungles and villages to capture the images used for the project. “Take a virtual boat ride...

2010-08-05 21:38:00

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP) ("Pampa" or the "Company") announces that, through its subsidiaries Petrolera Pampa S.A. and Central Termica Loma de la Lata S.A. ("Loma de la Lata"), it has executed a letter of intent with Apache Energia Argentina S.R.L. ("Apache") to jointly engage in the development and exploitation of non conventional gas reservoirs, and an irrevocable bid for the purchase of...

2008-06-06 03:00:16

By McClain, Michael E Naiman, Robert J Although mountains often constitute only a small fraction of river basin area, they can supply the bulk of transported materials and exert strong regulatory controls on the ecological characteristics of river reaches and floodplains downstream. The Amazon River exemplifies this phenomenon. Its muddy waters and its expansive and highly productive white-water floodplains are largely the products of forces originating in distant Andean mountain ranges....


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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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