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2014-09-22 20:20:31

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, Inc. (formerly known as Continental Airlines, Inc., the "Company") on Sept. 19 announced that it has elected to effect an optional redemption of its remaining outstanding 6.0 percent Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures Due 2030 (the "Debentures") on Oct. 10, 2014, (the "Redemption Date") at a price equal to $50 per $50 principal amount of the Debentures, and that, upon such redemption, the proceeds will be simultaneously...

2014-08-12 16:22:52

DUBLIN, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Wave and Tidal Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 When harnessed effectively, oceans could prove to be one of the largest reserves of clean and sustainable energy. Ocean energy can be broadly classified as wave and tidal energy. Under wave and tidal energy, energy...

moon is lemon shaped
2014-08-01 04:13:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than four decades after US astronauts first visited the lunar surface, scientists have finally determined both the actual shape of the moon and the forces responsible for giving it that form, according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature. As it turns out, the moon is somewhat flattened with a bulge on one side, the authors told Douglas Quenqua of the New York Times. University of California, Santa Cruz...

2014-07-17 23:02:25

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Global Wave and Tidal Energy Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/wave-tidal-energy-market.html Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Transparency Market Research has released a new market report titled "Wave and Tidal Energy Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and...

2014-06-16 09:28:17

Royal Holloway, University of London Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analysing an area of the Atlantic near the Strait of Gibraltar, according to research published today (Friday, 13 June) in the journal Science. An expedition of scientists, jointly led by Dr Javier Hernandez-Molina, from the Department of Earth Sciences at Royal Holloway, University of London, examined core samples from the...

pluto and moons
2014-06-14 03:49:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online If there are cracks on the ice-covered surface of Charon, an upcoming analysis of those fractures could help determine whether or not the interior of Pluto’s moon was warm enough to have been home to a subterranean ocean of liquid water. In April, research funded by the US space agency and published in the journal Icarus reported how tidally-driven fractures could have formed on the moon if its orbit was previously eccentric....

2014-03-18 08:22:13

New contract highlights Lockheed Martin's continued role as leader of ocean energy BALTIMORE, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adding to its recent momentum in ocean energy, Lockheed Martin announced today that it is further advancing the next generation of tidal energy. Lockheed Martin has commenced a contract from global tidal energy leader Atlantis Resources Ltd. (ARL:LN) to optimize the design of Atlantis' new 1.5-megawatt tidal turbine, the AR1500....

2014-01-20 10:39:30

Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say Renewable tidal energy sufficient to power about half of Scotland could be harnessed from a single stretch of water off the north coast of the country, engineers say. Researchers have completed the most detailed study yet of how much tidal power could be generated by turbines placed in the Pentland Firth, between mainland...

Ocean Ecosystem Affected By Powerful Internal Waves: Study
2014-01-09 06:08:08

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on the ocean’s hidden waves was conducted in a lab and in the South China Sea. According to a January 8 report from MIT news, internal waves can be hundreds of feet tall and produce damaging effects to the climate and the ocean’s ecosystem. Experiments in laboratories and in the ocean have scientists claiming to have solved the mystery of what causes the largest internal waves in the world. The new findings,...

Rip Tides Australia's Most Lethal Natural Hazard
2013-11-27 16:06:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of New South Wales found that rip currents actually claim more lives in Australia than any other natural hazards. The team wrote in the journal Natural Hazards and Earth Science Systems how rip currents cause more deaths than bushfires, floods, cyclones and sharks combined. They found rip currents cause an average of 21 confirmed human fatalities per year, compared with 5.9 for bushfires, 4.3 for floods,...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'