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2010-09-20 21:33:13

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer or MODIS, is an instrument that flies on NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites and provides incredible views of tropical cyclones like Hurricane Igor, from its vantage point in space. Imagery from the MODIS instruments on these two satellites captured from Sept. 18 to 20 showed that powerful Hurricane Igor in the Atlantic Ocean is morphing from a rounded storm to more of a comma-shaped storm.

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2010-09-09 06:35:00

In the midst of a difficult fire season in many parts of the world, the United Nations' (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization has launched a new online fire detection system that will help firefighters and natural hazards managers improve response time and resource management.

2010-09-09 01:21:43

Armed with a decade's worth of satellite data, University of Illinois atmospheric scientists have documented some surprising trends in aerosol pollution concentration, distribution and composition over the Indian subcontinent.

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2010-09-02 18:00:00

NASA's Terra satellite captured the changing Tropical Storm Kompasu over Korea and China very early today, as it makes its way east to northern Japan.

2010-08-09 14:17:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Terra Nova Royalty Corporation (NYSE: TTT) (the "Company") announced plans to release its second quarter 2010 results before market on Monday, August 16, 2010.

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2010-08-09 06:56:26

Drought and the worst heat wave Russia has seen in 130 years have sparked a devastating outbreak of wildfires across the nation this summer, primarily in the country's western and central regions.

2010-06-30 07:30:00

HELPER, Utah, June 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Terra Systems, Inc. (Pink Sheets: TSYI) announced today that it has received a grant as a part of an alliance formed with the Utah State University Research Foundation and its Energy Dynamics Laboratory to fund the startup of its carbon pilot plant.

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2010-06-28 12:55:00

The Earth floats delicately in space, sunlight illuminating the fluid mottling of white clouds suspended over its surface.

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2010-05-27 06:35:00

On May 24, 2010, the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft captured this false-color, high-resolution view of the very tip of the Mississippi River delta.

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2010-05-21 10:47:34

These unique images of the Deepwater Horizon oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico were obtained by the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) instrument aboard NASA's Terra spacecraft on May 17, 2010.


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quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.