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2013-09-02 23:00:07

USHIO America Inc., is pleased to announce its alliance with Kooptech-Cinema for distribution in North and South America of their state-of-the-art 3D Glasses Washing and Drying System. The system’s flexibility accommodates all 3D Glasses Technologies available in the market today: IMAX, Dolby® 3D, Xpand, MasterImage, RealD, etc. Cypress, CA (PRWEB) September 03, 2013 USHIO America Inc., is pleased to announce its alliance with Kooptech-Cinema for distribution in North and South...

Oldest Known Globe Painted On An Ostrich Egg
2013-08-25 04:49:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Washington Map Society report that they have discovered the oldest known globe to depict the New World – an etching on an ostrich egg that appears to originate from the early 16th century. According to ABC News reporter Alexis Shaw, the egg is about the same size as a grapefruit and dates back to the year 1504. It depicts North America as a series of scattered islands, and also includes South America, Japan,...

2013-08-16 23:00:52

A reporter from MCSquared Public Relations covered a nationally televised speech by President Rafael Correa of Ecuador in which he announced the end of the Yasuní-ITT initiative, a unique conservation plan that would have left 920 million barrels of oil underground in an unspoiled Amazon rainforest reserve, after the international community failed to back the initiative. Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 In a nationally televised speech, President Rafael Correa of Ecuador...


Latest South America Reference Libraries

Grey Slender Opossum, Marmosops incanus
2013-05-02 10:34:31

The grey slender opossum (Marmosops incanus) can be found in South America, in a small range that includes only Brazil. Its preferred habitat includes both primary and secondary forests, humid lowland coastal areas at elevations between 2,624 and 4,265 feet. This species can only breed once per year, and displays an odd method of breeding. During this period, males will breed just before they die in a method known as semelparous breeding. It is thought that the grey slender opossum occurs in...

North America
2013-02-18 15:40:12

North America is a continent completely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost completely within the Western Hemisphere. It’s also considered a northern subcontinent of the Americas. It’s bordered to the north by the Arctic Ocean, to the west and south by the Pacific Ocean, to the southeast by South America and the Caribbean Sea, and to the east by the Atlantic Ocean. This continent covers an area of approximately 9,540,000 sq miles, about 4.8 percent of the plants surface or about...

White-headed Capuchin, Cebus capucinus
2012-07-13 14:39:09

The white-headed Capuchin (Cebus capucinus) is a New World monkey that is native to Central America, as well as the far northwestern area of South America. It is also known as the white-faced capuchin and the white-throated capuchin. Its Central American range includes Honduras, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Panama. Reports have shown that it may occur in southern Belize and eastern Guatemala, but these reports have not been confirmed. Its South American range is limited to the northwestern area...

Dire Wolf, Canis dirus
2012-05-04 12:37:48

The dire wolf (Canis dirus) is an extinct wolf that was most common to North and South America. This carnivorous mammal lived for approximately 1.79 million years, existing throughout the Irvingtonian stage to the Rancholabrean stage of the Pleistocene era. It is related to the grey wolf, although it was larger and has no direct line to any living species. In 1854, the type specimen of the dire wolf was found in Evansville, Indiana. Joseph Granville Norwood acquired the specimen, a...

Desert Red Bat, Lasiurus blossevillii
2012-04-25 05:07:00

The desert red bat, or western red bat, is one of 318 species of vesper bats. These bats can be found in North America, Central America, and even down to the northern most parts of South America. Like birds, the desert red bat migrates to warmer, desert climates during winter and returns to cooler climates during warm seasons. Males and females of this species have different migrating habits, and this hinders mating because they are always in different areas at different times. They will mate...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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