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Asteroid Caused Massive Firestorm Leading To Global Extinction
2013-03-28 05:17:03

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Colorado claim to have uncovered new evidence supporting the notion that a Manhattan-sized asteroid collided with the Earth some 66 million years ago, triggering a global firestorm that would have led to the extinction of 80 percent of the planet´s species. According to Douglas Robertson of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) and colleagues, the firestorm...

2013-03-19 08:28:09

DENVER, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CORHIO, the Colorado Regional Health Information Organization, announced today that University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) has signed an agreement to connect to its health information exchange (HIE). By connecting its Epic electronic health record (EHR) system with CORHIO's HIE, University Hospital is ensuring that its patients will receive more efficient follow-up care with their primary care doctors and any other community-based health care providers...

Pinyon Pine Cone Decline Likely Caused By Southwest Regional Warming
2013-02-12 17:48:26

University of Colorado at Boulder Creeping climate change in the Southwest appears to be having a negative effect on pinyon pine reproduction, a finding with implications for wildlife species sharing the same woodland ecosystems, says a University of Colorado Boulder-led study. The new study showed that pinyon pine seed cone production declined by an average of about 40 percent at nine study sites in New Mexico and northwestern Oklahoma over the past four decades, said CU-Boulder...

2013-02-08 23:04:38

Panel organized by 2040 Partners for Health will explore the impact of gun violence on neighborhoods in and around Denver. Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) February 08, 2013 A panel of community members from the Park Hill, Northeast Park Hill, Northwest Aurora, East Montclair and Stapleton neighborhoods will explore the effects that gun violence has had on their neighborhoods, and what their communities can do. “Like heart disease, diabetes, mental health issues and asthma, gun violence is a...

2013-01-28 12:24:22

74-year-old Lung Disease Doctor Not Giving Up Now Even After 40 Years of Searching DENVER, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Marvin Schwarz isn't ready for retirement, though several years ago, he stepped down from his position as head of the Pulmonary Sciences Critical Care Medicine Division at the University of Colorado Medical Center. Schwarz, a 74-year-old pulmonologist and lung disease researcher hasn't found what he's been looking for despite more than 40 years of...

2013-01-26 23:04:58

GoAbroad.com and International Education Professionals of the Rocky Mountain Region remind students to register to attend next month's Lessons From Abroad Returnee Conference on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at the University of Colorado Denver Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 The 2013 spring semester is setting in, and many students have returned from an international education program abroad, excited and brimming with stories of their experiences and insights into new cultures. In...

2013-01-25 12:22:15

SECAUCUS, N.J. and BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Panasonic Eco Solutions North America announces that it has completed a 500 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation installation at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). The system was developed and built by Panasonic with local support from Lighthouse Solar. Financing was provided by a subsidiary of Renewable Social Benefits Fund ("RSBF"), which works with Panasonic to finance distributed generation solar...

SORCE Satellite Outlasts Mission Life And Keeps On Truckin'
2013-01-24 13:13:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Some missions in space complete their operations just after predicted, while others earn the Iron Man award for outlasting their primary mission. In the case of SORCE--a satellite designed to study solar storms--it's earned itself an Iron Man. Solar Radiation and Climate Experiment (SORCE), designed and built by the University of Colorado, is a NASA satellite that gives scientists a look at some of the most intense solar...

2012-11-16 12:20:36

GREENBELT, Md., Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A remote sensing instrument that will peer into the ultraviolet to offer clues to how Mars might have lost its atmosphere has arrived at Lockheed Martin for integration into NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "The Remote Sensing package team built a system that meets all technical requirements and delivered it on schedule and on budget," said...

2012-11-13 08:31:02

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced that Auraria Library in Denver, Colorado is the winner of the Out-of-the-Box Marketing Contest, launched in September at R-Squared - The Risk and Reward Conference. Auraria Library will receive $5,000 from Gale to make its marketing idea a reality. (Logo:...


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James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

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