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Lightning Sprites Are Out-of-This-World
2011-11-21 13:43:36

TAU researchers predict "sprites" in the atmospheres of Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus Only a few decades ago, scientists discovered the existence of "sprites" 30 to 55 miles above the surface of the Earth. They're offshoots of electric discharges caused by lightning storms, and a valuable window into the composition of our atmosphere. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University say that sprites are not a phenomenon specific to our planet. Jupiter and Saturn experience lightning storms with...

Image 1 - New Space Station Camera Reveals Cosmic Shore
2011-11-04 10:33:27

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Part of human fascination with space is the chance to look back at our own planet from afar. The unique vantage from the International Space Station affords a vista both breathtaking and scientifically illuminating. Here on Earth, both scientists and spectators rely on the station's crew to record and transmit images and videos of what they see to share in their experience. Until recently, reduced lighting conditions at night, combined with insufficiently...

2011-05-13 00:00:29

The multibillion-dollar Cola War could be won with Advercan. Middle School students choose whichever soda brand has a Clean-Cap Coupon attached to the can. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 12, 2011 During lectures and market tests in Texas middle schools, Team Advercan has proven the ultimate weapon to win the global Cola War. The weapon? A simple, biodegradable, no-cost sanitary can top cover that protects consumers from germs (bacteria, viruses, etc.) and acts as a coupon. Amy Cannon, Advercan's...

2011-05-04 10:05:00

ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since it launched Choose You in May 2010, the American Cancer Society has motivated more than 75,000 people, most of them women, to put their health at the top of their to-do lists. Choose You raises awareness about the simple actions people can take that can significantly reduce their risk of cancer, and reminds people of the sobering statistic that one in three women will get cancer in her lifetime. The Society urges women to join the...

2011-02-15 09:44:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Diet Coke kicked it old school and hosted a "Capture the Flag" tournament to raise awareness and funds for heart health programs in Washington, D.C. Participants from Capitol Hill and local D.C. media outlets competed in the tournament to win $20,000 in donations to local heart health organizations. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DC48570-a) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110215/DC48570-b) The CQ...

2011-02-02 08:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Diet Coke and Heidi Klum joined forces on February 1 to raise awareness and funds for women's heart health education and research. February is American Heart Month, and for the fourth consecutive year, Diet Coke is partnering with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute to support The Heart Truth® campaign. This year, Diet Coke has created a national game of "Capture the Flag," inviting people to visit...

2011-01-18 12:28:00

WAYZATA, Minn., Jan. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- R.W. Knudsen Family® and the Truvia(TM) brand announce the introduction of R.W. Knudsen Family® Light Juices, a new line of juices available in three delicious flavors, blueberry, cranberry and pomegranate, with 45 percent less calories than other superfruit blends. The new R.W. Knudsen Family® Light Juices are naturally sweetened with Truvia(TM) rebiana, a natural, zero-calorie sweetener...

2010-06-10 09:46:38

A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these observations has been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. "This is the first time in Europe that we have been able to use high-speed video to detect transitory luminous phenomena taking place in the upper atmosphere "“ so-called sprites (in the form of a carrot or...

Latest Sprite Reference Libraries

Black Sprite, Pseudagrion commoniae
2014-04-04 11:23:07

The black sprite (Pseudagrion commoniae) is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, and Zambia, among other areas. It prefers to reside in bushlands, woodlands, and savannahs and can be found near water sources like streams and rivers. The population size of this species is unknown, but it is thought to occur in stable numbers throughout its range. It is threatened by habitat loss due to deforestation and water pollution. Research...

Dark Sprite, Pseudagrion hamoni
2014-01-22 12:05:06

The dark sprite (Pseudagrion hamoni), also known as the maroon sprite, drab sprite, or Hamon's sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, the Ivory Coast, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal, and South Africa, among many other areas. It prefers to reside in bushlands and savannahs near rivers, streams, wadis, and even crater lakes. The total population number and trends of the dark sprite are unknown. It is...

Crimson Sprite, Pseudagrion massaicum
2013-08-22 12:58:43

The crimson sprite (Pseudagrion massaicum), also known as the Masai sprite or the vermillion sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe, among other areas. It prefers to reside near streams and rivers in bushlands and savannahs. The total population number of the crimson sprite is unknown, but it is a locally common species in South Africa. It is thought that...

Powder Sprite, Pseudagrion spernatum
2013-08-22 12:09:42

The powder sprite (Pseudagrion spernatum), also known as the powdered sprite, is a species of damselfly that can be found in Africa. Its range includes Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, South Africa, and Tanzania, among other areas. It prefers to reside in montane habitats near streams and rivers. The total population number of the powder sprite is unknown and it is threatened by habitat loss due to agricultural purposes, water drainage, and water pollution. No conservation efforts have...

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Word of the Day
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).