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2010-04-14 08:22:40

A lightning researcher at the University of Bath has discovered that during thunderstorms, giant natural particle accelerators can form 40 km above the surface of the Earth. On Wednesday April 14th Dr. Martin Fullekrug will present his new work at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2010) in Glasgow. When particularly intense lightning discharges in thunderstorms coincide with high-energy particles coming in from space (cosmic rays), nature provides the right conditions to form a giant...

2010-02-09 11:28:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In response to customer input, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air will again serve beverages from The Coca-Cola Company onboard all flights starting March 1. Both airlines served Coca-Cola products from 1998 until April 2008, when Jones Premium Sodas began to be offered instead. "We enjoyed serving Jones Soda and working with the Jones team," said Steve Jarvis, Alaska Airlines' vice president of marketing, sales and customer experience. "As we...

2009-09-08 07:57:00

OAK BROOK, Ill., Sept. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The McDonald's Flavor Battle is a new, national premier DJ competition, kicking off nationwide September 7. Three national DJs will battle it out online at McDonald's 365Black.com from September 7 through November 22, giving consumers an opportunity to vote for the DJs' old school, new school and R&B mixes at the web site, and a chance to win big prizes. The DJs each will represent a McDonald's famous burger: Los Angeles-based DJ...

2009-07-09 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Owly, the kindhearted star of the award-winning graphic novel series by Andy Runton, will come to life in an animated short at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 23-26. It was jointly announced today by Chris Staros, Publisher of Top Shelf Productions and Junichi Yanagihara, Executive Producer at Sprite Animation Studios that the loveable Owly and his unlikely best friend Wormy will be animated in a brand-new original segment directed by Moto Sakakibara and...

2009-06-04 09:00:00

- Airline Adds Popular Citrus Beverage to Industry's Largest On-Board Drinks Line-Up - ORLANDO, Fla., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced that it is adding popular citrus beverage, Fresca(R), onboard all flights, effective today. The calorie free drink will become the 21st beverage of The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) available complimentary to all passengers. "AirTran Airways continues to delight and surprise...

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2009-04-09 10:50:00

British explorers studying the Arctic are struggling with a series of technical problems after enduring ferocious weather, BBC News reported. The crew has been dealing with breakdowns and uncertainties involving its portable radar device, known as Sprite, which is designed to make millions of measurements of the ice thickness. Additionally, the ship's SeaCat, an instrument meant to measure the temperature and salinity of the water beneath the ice-cap, is also malfunctioning. However, other...

2009-04-03 07:00:00

- Complimentary glaceau vitaminwater Provided to Fans on the Way to the Big Game - ATLANTA, April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), and the Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) announced today that fans heading to the big games in Detroit this weekend will be well hydrated thanks to vitaminwater and Atlanta's low-fare leader. Passengers flying from Atlanta to Detroit on AirTran Airways today will be served complimentary vitaminwater...

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2009-02-23 11:25:53

In legend, sprites are trolls, elves and other spirits that dance high above our ozone layer. But scientists at Tel Aviv University have discovered that some very real "sprites" are zipping across the atmosphere as well, providing a possible explanation for those other legendary denizens of the skies, UFOs. Thunderstorms, says Prof. Colin Price, head of the Geophysics and Planetary Sciences Department at Tel Aviv University, are the catalyst for a newly discovered natural phenomenon he calls...

2009-02-11 13:53:00

- Airline is First to Offer glaceau smartwater(R) and FUZE(R) Slenderize as Premium Beverage Choices - ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today announced that it will be adding two new additions to its premium beverage options by offering FUZE(R) Slenderize Strawberry Melon and glaceau smartwater(R) onboard all flights, effective immediately. FUZE(R) Slenderize Strawberry Melon and glaceau smartwater(R),...

2008-10-31 12:00:21

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. , today announced that it will be the first airline to serve FUZE Refresh(R), a non-carbonated flavored beverage produced by Coca-Cola North America, onboard all flights effective immediately. The carrier will offer FUZE Refresh in Peach Mango flavor and will also use FUZE Refresh to prepare new Signature Cocktails -- the Georgia Peach and the Florida Mango. (Photo:...


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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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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.