Latest Swift Stories

2014-05-12 20:22:03

HOUSTON, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swift Worldwide Resources, a leading oil and gas recruitment provider globally, is pleased to announce the addition of Rodney F. Nelson as a Non-Executive Board Member. A 34-year energy industry veteran, Rod joined Schlumberger in 1980 as a wireline engineer and has served as a Corporate Officer and Vice President. Rod's management roles at Schlumberger have ranged across the business and across the world including global line management,...

2014-03-17 08:32:04

SWIFT(TM) DC/DC converter integrates MOSFETS and features new adaptive on-time control mode FORT WORTH, Texas, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- APEC -- Texas Instruments (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today introduced the industry's smallest 12-A, synchronous DC/DC buck converter with PMBus interface. The SWIFT TPS53915 converter features a tiny PowerStack((TM)) QFN package and integrated NexFET((TM)) MOSFETS to drive ASICs in space-constrained and power-dense applications in a variety of markets,...

New Fossil Helps Explain Evolution Of Hummingbird Flight
2013-05-01 13:38:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a recently published study in“¯Proceedings of the Royal Society B, a small bird fossil found in Wyoming could be the link that connects the evolutionary dots between hummingbirds and swifts. Because the fossil had unusually well-preserved feathers, the scientists said they were able to create an approximate reconstruction that would not have been possible with fossilized bones alone. "This fossil bird...

Swift Gets Better Picture Of Comet ISON
2013-03-29 18:59:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Comet Pan-STARRS lit up our skies during March, but another comet is on its way that is expected to outshine it. Comet ISON has the potential to become a marvel for astronomers everywhere, possibly even becoming so bright it shines in the daytime. Astronomers from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP) and Lowell Observatory used NASA's Swift satellite to size up Comet ISON and make initial estimates of the comet's water...

Deimos Orbital Model Improved
2012-09-26 10:27:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 135 years ago, a scientist named Asaph Hall discovered Phobos and Deimos, two small moons orbiting Mars. Since then, the moons have been photographed innumerable times from Earth and from spacecraft, including recent measurements by the Mars Exploration Rovers panoramic cameras and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The orbit of Phobos, the inner moon, has been calculated to an accuracy of less than 1 kilometer. But, despite this...

2012-03-05 14:00:00

Deliver a standardized multi-bank, multi-carrier electronic B/L process, in association with SWIFT and Bolero to streamline electronic title transfer for shipments. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) March 05, 2012 INTTRA, the world´s largest, most active, independent transactional network for ocean freight, worked with Fonterra, the world´s largest exporter of dairy products, to deliver the industry´s first standardized electronic Bill of Lading. INTTRA's global network of carriers,...

2012-02-18 08:00:00

Gust, an investor relations platform integrating essential collaboration tools for both entrepreneurs and investors, was honored as the recipient of the “Top Innovator” award from SWIFT´s Innotribe Startup Challenge Regional Showcase. New York, NY (PRWEB) February 18, 2012 On February 8, 2012,Gust, an investor relations platform integrating essential collaboration tools for both entrepreneurs and investors, was honored as the recipient of the “Top Innovator”...

Latest Swift Reference Libraries

2008-12-18 20:35:13

The Alpine Swift (Tachymarptis melba), is a species of bird found the mountains of southern Europe to the Himalayas. They are strongly migratory and winter much further south in southern Africa. They do tend to wander during migration and some birds are regularly seen in much of southern Europe and Asia. These birds spend much of their lives in the air, but will roost on rocky cliffs or walls. This bird is easily identified by its large size. Their wingspan is about 22 inches long compared...

2008-11-29 21:05:03

The African Palm Swift (Cypsiurus parvus), is a species of swift found in tropical Africa. They spend most of their time in the air, living on insects which it collects in flight. They often feed near the ground, and drink on the wing. This 6.25 inch long species is mainly pale brown in color. It has long swept-back wings that resemble a crescent or a boomerang. The body is slender, and the tail is long and deeply forked, although it is usually held closed. The call is a loud, shrill...

2008-11-29 20:50:04

The German's Swiftlet (Collocalia germani), is a species of bird found in China, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountains. Its range is extensive, estimated at 600,000 to 6,000,000 square miles. There are between 80-160 million individuals in Europe alone. The adult is 4.75 inches in length and weighs roughly a half ounce. The...

2008-11-29 20:45:05

The Edible-nest Swiftlet (Aerodramus fuciphagus), is a small bird that is found in South-east Asia. It has a wide range of habitats from coastal areas to mountains, occurring up to 9180 feet above sea level on Sumatra and Borneo. There are six recognized subspecies. The adult is about 4.5 inches long and weighs a little more than a half ounce. The plumage is blackish-brown above, paler on the underparts. The rump is slightly paler than the rest of the upperparts. The tail is slightly...

2008-11-29 20:33:43

The White-rumped Swiftlet (Aerodramus spodiopygia) is a species of swift found in American Samoa, Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, and Vanuatu. Birds in Australia are now often treated as a separate species, Australian Swiftlet (Aerodramus terraereginae). Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist mountain forests, and rocky areas. Like small bats, it has sonar ability. It can navigate easily...

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