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2011-07-27 14:36:42

NASA satellite data has shown that Tropical Storm Nock-ten has been a big rainmaker across the Philippines for the last two days and is now tracking into the South China Sea. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite data was used to create a 3-D image of Tropical Storm Nock-ten's rainfall and cloud heights as it passed overhead on July 25. Nock-ten had towering convective storms near their centers of circulation that extended to heights above 15km (~9.3 miles) with heavy...

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2011-04-04 18:00:00

Tropical Depression One W formed on April 2 and was dissipating by April 4 a couple of hundred miles east southeast of Vietnam and NASA's Aqua satellite captured its brief life. The Northwestern Pacific Ocean basin can experience tropical cyclones almost all year 'round, except that activity is usually minimal in February and March. So, the first tropical cyclone of the new "season" didn't take long to form after the end of March. The Northwestern Pacific includes all of the area north of the...

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2011-02-25 12:59:18

Thriving coral triangle depends on S. China Sea and Solomon Is. for reef diversity University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science faculty were part of an international scientific team to show that strong links between the corals reefs of the South China Sea, West Pacific and Coral Triangle hold the key to preserving fish and marine resources in the Asia-Pacific region. Rosenstiel School researchers Drs. Claire Paris and Robert Cowen and colleagues from the ARC...

2010-12-01 00:12:27

Two of the World's leading business masterminds have joined forces to change the face of education in Hong Kong. CEO of SalesPartners Worldwideâ“ž¢ and Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Blair Singer is honored to be chosen by Po Chung, co-founder and Chairman Emeritus of DHL Asia-Pacific, to aid in reforming the country's school system. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 30, 2010 Two of the World's leading business masterminds have joined forces to change the...

2010-11-01 08:01:00

BEIJING, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL) ("CDEL" or "the Company"), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, today announced that it will release unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter 2010 after the US market closes on Monday, November 15, 2010. The earnings release will be available on the investor relations page of its website at http://ir.cdeledu.com . Following...

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2010-10-20 13:41:55

Three NASA satellites are keeping tabs on Typhoon Megi and noticed that it was strengthening in the South China Sea today, but increasing wind shear may again weaken the system over the next couple of days. NASA's TRMM, CloudSat and Aqua satellite captured images of Megi's clouds, rainfall and eye as they passed over the storm and saw clouds higher than 9 miles filled with ice, creating heavy rainfall. The Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite passed over Typhoon Megi from its...

2010-08-12 21:14:00

HONG KONG, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Hong Kong Aviation Capital ('HKAC'), a leading investor in global aviation finance, announced today that Rick Macker has been appointed Head of Capital Markets. Rick commenced his employment with HKAC this week and is based in the company's London office. He comes to HKAC from HSH-Nordbank AG where he was Senior Vice-President, Head of Transportation Americas. "Rick Macker's appointment is a significant step in growing our executive management team to...

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2010-07-14 14:28:38

NASA satellite imagery confirmed that Tropical Storm Conson is departing the Philippines and is almost entirely in the South China Sea. At 1500 UTC (10 a.m. EDT/10 p.m. local Asia/Manila time) on July 14, Tropical Storm Conson was located about 225 nautical miles west-northwest of Manila, the Philippines. That places Conson's center near 16.3 North and 116.9 East. Conson had maximum sustained winds near 50 knots (57 mph) and was moving west-northwest near 12 knots (14 mph). Conson is...

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2010-07-14 06:36:14

Tropical Storm Conson became a typhoon overnight Monday with maximum sustained winds near 75 mph, and NASA's Aqua satellite captured an image of the storm as it was making landfall in Luzon, the Philippines. Conson is already moving into the South China Sea and headed for a landfall in south China. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of Typhoon Conson at 04:55 UTC (12:55 a.m. EDT/12:55 p.m. local...

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2010-06-29 13:15:00

Finless porpoises may be more endangered than previously thought. A new study of finless porpoises, a rare type of toothed whale, found that there are two species, not one, and they rarely intermingle. Scientists say that finless porpoises living in the fresh waters of China's Yangtze river are genetically unique, numbering fewer than 1000.  They warn that greater efforts must be made to prevent these animals. The whales inhabit a wide range of tropical and temperate waters...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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