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New Zealand's Aoraki Mackenzie Named World's Largest International Dark Sky Reserve
2012-06-10 03:00:04

Over 1,600 square miles of New Zealandʼs South Island have just been proclaimed as an International Dark Sky Reserve, making it the largest in the world. The Aoraki Mackenzie International Dark Sky Reserve (IDSR), comprised of the Aoraki/Mt. Cook National Park and the Mackenzie Basin, is the fourth such dark sky reserve in the world. International Dark-Sky Associationʼs Executive Director Bob Parks remarks, “The new reserve is coming in at a...

2011-07-08 05:18:00

LONDON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- - Sky Go Brings Together Online and Mobile TV in a Single, Simple Service, Free to Sky TV Customers From next month, all Sky TV customers will have the opportunity to watch Sky channels and programmes on PCs, laptops, mobiles and tablets at no extra charge. Available free to all Sky TV customers, Sky Go will provide flexible access to Sky content across multiple devices including the iPhone, iPad, PC...

2011-04-11 12:23:00

LONDON, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky has announced today the release of a new, smaller high-gloss SkyHD box to its range. The SkyHD box when taken with Sky's HD Pack will allow Sky Multiroom customers to enjoy HD TV channels in more than one room of the house without the need to purchase an additional Sky+HD box. The addition of the affordable HD Box completes the line up of HD boxes that include the 1TB Sky+HD box. The new box also includes the HD Electronic Programme Guide (EPG)...

2011-03-02 21:32:27

The brightness of the nightly sky glow over major cities has been shown to depend strongly on cloud cover. In natural environments, clouds make the night sky darker by blocking the light of the stars but around urban centers, this effect is completely reversed, according to a new study by a group of physicists and ecologists at the Free University of Berlin (FU) and the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB). "We found that overcast skies were almost three times...

2010-10-29 12:55:00

ISLEWORTH, England, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky is giving customers the chance to share the ultimate TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party. Each host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD worth 3.91 pounds, plus a 10 pounds M&S voucher to kick off the party in style. Sky+HD customers have a choice of three films to choose from - Inception, Sex and the...

2010-08-19 12:10:00

ISLEWORTH, England, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Sky has created a new comparison table for its sports packages, putting the price and package deals of Sky and its main competitors side by side. The comparison tables allow consumers to check prices and features between Sky and competitors, meaning customers can now compare Sky and BT prices as well as compare Sky and Virgin Media. Features compared include which Sky Sports channels are available, the availability of interactive coverage, high...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...

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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.'