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2009-07-07 11:32:40

The U.S. space agency said it is funding development of a satellite data system to provide aircraft pilots with updates about severe ocean storms. Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., and at the University of Wisconsin are developing a prototype system that combines satellite data and computer weather models with cutting-edge artificial intelligence techniques. The goal is to help guide pilots away from intense storms. Turbulence is the leading cause...

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2009-06-30 11:04:16

The U.S. and Japanese space agencies have produced a digital topographic map of Earth that covers more of our planet than ever. The map was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer that's aboard NASA's Terra satellite. This is the most complete, consistent global digital elevation data yet made available to the world, said Woody Turner, NASA program scientist. Mike Abrams, the...

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2009-06-29 16:25:00

 NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA\'s Terra spacecraft. The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, or ASTER, instrument aboard Terra. NASA and Japan\'s Ministry of Economy, Trade and...

2009-06-29 16:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new global digital elevation model of Earth was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and...

2009-06-18 15:17:00

HAMPTON, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A NASA cloud observation project is on a 13-month adventure to help promote ocean health. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) S'COOL, Students' Cloud Observations On-Line, was invited by the Around the Americas project to circumnavigate North and South America aboard the Ocean Watch, a steel-hulled, 64-foot sailboat. Visiting 31 ports in 11 countries over the course of a year, Ocean Watch will promote public...

2009-05-14 13:48:00

-- Terra TV bolsters a global audience of 8.0 million unique visitors and 66 million streamings with the re-launch. The U.S. audience alone boasts over 1.1 million unique visitors; doubling from March 2008 to March 2009 -- The new Terra TV offers exclusive digital content in news, entertainment and sports. The next step in the Atom Project, Terra TV presents a more interactive navigation with new functionalities including innovative and user-friendly tools -- Terra TV is also available...

2009-04-09 09:19:00

Terra.com Gives Fans Inside Access to International Icon's Latin American Tour MIAMI, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- When crossover phenomenon Gloria Estefan goes on tour to throughout Latin America this spring, Terra will give its 60 million users front row seats and backstage passes. Terra, the leading internet company and original digital content producer with a primary focus on the U.S. Hispanic experience, will follow Estefan on her "Latin American Tour," a five-city greatest hits tour kicking...

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2009-02-19 13:34:51

About half of the oil in the ocean bubbles up naturally from the seafloor, with Earth giving it up freely like it was of no value. Likewise, NASA satellites collect thousands of images and 1.5 terabytes of data every year, but some of it gets passed over because no one thinks there is a use for it. Scientists recently found black gold bubbling up from an otherwise undistinguished mass of ocean imagery. Chuanmin Hu, an optical oceanographer at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg,...

2009-01-12 06:00:00

Modern layout and interactive tools launch Terra into the third generation of digital media Beginning in January and on the 7th of every month throughout 2009, Terra will take users one step closer to a totally refined and redefined internet experience MIAMI, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Terra, a leading internet company and original digital content producer with a primary focus on the US Hispanic experience, is launching its 12-step revolution to a new Terra.com. Dubbed the Atom...

2008-08-26 09:00:49

A wildfire burning on the Utah-Juab county line continued to grow Monday as another wildfire threatened structures in Tooele County. The Lonesome Pine fire has torched 556 acres of sage, grass and pinyon juniper about 3 1/2 miles northwest of Eureka. The fire was sparked Sunday, and the cause remains under investigation. The Richfield Interagency Fire Center said multiple air resources, bulldozers and ground crews are being mobilized in an effort to quickly extinguish the blaze. Several...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.