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2011-07-27 08:26:45

Tropical Storm Nock-ten, formerly tropical depression 10W continues raining on the Philippines, and a NASA satellite image shows the extent of the storm's clouds. A visible image of Tropical Storm 10W, now called Nock-ten was captured on July 26, 2011 at 02:30 UTC or 10:30 a.m. local Asia/Manila time (July 25 at 10:30 p.m. EDT) as its center was moving over the Philippines. The image was taken from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) that flies on NASA's Terra satellite...

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2011-06-17 08:20:58

Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. Since its eruption in early June, several NASA satellites have captured images of the ash plume from the eruption of the Chilean Volcano called Puyehue-Cord³n Caulle and have tracked it around the world. NASA has collected them in the NASA Goddard FLICKR image gallery that shows the progression of the plume around the southern hemisphere. The Puyehue-Cord³n Caulle Volcanic Complex includes the Puyehue volcano, the...

2011-06-06 04:00:00

NEW YORK, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Terra Energy & Resource Technologies, Inc. (OTCQB: TEGR), a natural resource exploration technology company, has been granted a services contract by Transportadora de Gas del Sur S.A. (TGS), a major Argentine gas transportation company controlling one of the longest gas pipelines in South America. According to the contract, Terra is to utilize its innovative satellite-based methodology on a limited distance of TGS's pipeline to identify...

2011-04-23 00:00:31

Readdle, the publisher of the best-selling iOS applications for business and productivity, has announced the release of Terra 1.2, the new version of their popular free web browser for iPad. Recently ranked as #1 free iPad application in the US, Terra 1.2 adds bookmark import from Safari, Firefox and Chrome making it easy to transfer bookmarks from the computer to the iPad. Odessa, Ukraine (PRWEB) April 22, 2011 Readdle, the publisher of the best-selling iOS applications for business and...

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2011-02-25 11:13:28

A day after a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake rocked Christchurch, a city of 377,000 on New Zealand's South Island, on Feb. 22, 2011, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft imaged the Christchurch region. The imaging was done at the request of the International Charter, Space and Major Disasters, which provides emergency satellite data to federal agencies in disaster-stricken regions. Two images are presented here....

2011-02-15 08:28:00

DALLAS, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Dallas Stars have been making a legitimate run for the Stanley Cup this year and some say their recent success could be attributed to their solid defense and consistent goaltending. One of the defensive team leaders for the Stars is Trevor Daley, who has been with the Dallas Stars NHL hockey team since he was drafted there in 2002. Trevor has played with hockey greats such as Mike Modano and Brett Hull and at the ripe age of fifteen represented Team...

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2011-02-14 15:24:02

Tropical Cyclone Bingiza has made landfall in northeastern Madagascar, and NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites captured visible infrared satellite data of the storm's progression over the weekend, revealing the power behind the storm. The movement and landfall of Tropical Cyclone Bingiza was captured over the weekend of Feb. 12-13 in a series of infrared satellite imagery from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. Aqua and Terra provided...

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2011-02-01 12:11:21

One of the largest winter storms since the 1950s is affecting 30 U.S. states today with snow, sleet, freezing rain and rain. NASA satellites have gathering data on the storm that stretches from Texas and the Rockies to the New England states. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites have been providing visible, infrared and microwave looks at the storm system's clouds, precipitation, temperatures and extent. Visible and infrared images and animations of the storm's clouds and movement are created...

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2011-01-13 14:48:29

Europe's largest active volcano, Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily, erupted briefly yesterday sending flames and ash hundreds of meters into the air. This image, which was acquired by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's EOS-AQUA satellite, shows the plume of sulphur dioxide currently being carried over the Mediterranean Sea. The data have been processed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research within the framework of ESA's Data User Element and can be used to warn...

2010-12-15 06:30:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Terra Nova Royalty Corporation (NYSE: TTT) ("Terra Nova") announced today that it has chosen to early adopt IFRS and will commence reporting under these standards for the period beginning January 1, 2010. Comparative periods for fiscal 2009 will also be restated under IFRS. As background, in February 2008, the Canadian Accounting Standards Board confirmed that IFRS will replace Canadian generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") for...


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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