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Formation Of Northwestern Pacific's Tropical Depression 18W Seen By NASA
2013-09-18 12:59:26

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite caught the birth of the eighteenth tropical depression of the northwestern Pacific Ocean tropical cyclone season. Tropical Depression 18W was born in the South China Sea and is expected to be short-lived after a quick landfall in central Vietnam. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured a visible image of disorganized Tropical Depression 18W on Sept. 18 at 0616 UTC/2:16 a.m. EDT. Satellite imagery...

Internet Restrictions In Vietnam Now In Effect
2013-09-02 04:45:28

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A controversial law banning Internet users in Vietnam from discussing current events went into effect on Sunday. The measure is known as Decree 72, and according to BBC News it prohibits bloggers and social media users from sharing news articles – only personal information. The law also requires foreign Internet companies to maintain local servers within Vietnam. The regulations have been widely criticized by online...

2013-08-12 23:03:55

Four-time Super Bowl champion and war veteran continues his support of veterans as a board member for the new retreat for wounded military and their families. Bluemont, Va. (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Boulder Crest Retreat for military and veteran wellness, (http://www.bouldercrestretreat.org), a rural retreat for wounded warriors and their families, names Robert “Rocky” Bleier, Vietnam veteran and former NFL star, to its Honorary Advisory Board. Bleier’s personal experience, insight...

2013-08-12 23:00:33

Standing out as a key market for exporters, importers and manufacturers, Vietnam’s growth in global energy market has opened new avenues. CMT’s 15th VOGP 2013, being held on 12-13 Sept., 2013 in Ho Chi Minh City, examines the latest developments of the country’s oil and gas exploration and production activities as well as energy outlook and development plans in the country. Ho Chi Mihn City, Vietnam (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Owning one of the largest oil and gas reserves in the Asia...

Tropical Storm Mangkhut Making Vietnam Landfall Seen by NASA
2013-08-08 08:37:11

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Tropical Storm Mangkhut had some strong thunderstorms around its center as it began making landfall in northern Vietnam on Aug. 7. Infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite showed very cold cloud top temperatures of those strong thunderstorms as it passed overhead. On Aug. 6 at 20:55 UTC (4:55 p.m. EDT) NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Mangkhut as it tracked west-northwest through the Gulf of Tonkin on its way to a landfall. Aqua's Atmospheric Infrared...


Latest Vietnam Reference Libraries

Chinese Hare, Lepus sinensis
2014-04-25 10:15:41

The Chinese hare (Lepus sinensis) is a species of hare that can be found in Vietnam, China, and Taiwan. Its range includes the Chinese provinces of Anhui, Hunan, and Zhejiang. This species was first described in 1832 by John Edward Gray and was once thought to hold a subspecies known as the Korean hare, but this was later found to be a distinct species. The Chinese hare reaches an average body length between 16 and 30 inches and a weight of up to 4.3 pounds, with females growing...

Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon, Nomascus leucogenys
2014-04-17 15:32:09

The Northern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus leucogenys) is a species of gibbon that is native to South East Asia. It is closely related to the Southern White-Cheeked Gibbon (Nomascus siki) with which it was formerly thought to be conspecific. The females of the two species are virtually impossible to tell apart in their appearance. The genome of this species was sequenced and published in the year 2011. A considerable population of 455 critically endangered Northern White-Cheeked...

Large Indian Civet, Viverra zibetha
2013-06-07 14:01:12

The large Indian civet (Viverra zibetha) is species that can be found in Southeast Asia. Its range includes Bhutan, Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal, northeast India, Laos, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. It prefers a habitat within a variety of areas, including primary and secondary evergreen and deciduous forests. It can be found at elevations of up to 5,429 feet. It holds five recognized subspecies that occur throughout its range, and some experts assert that a sixth subspecies should be...

Lyle's Flying Fox, Pteropus lylei
2012-08-29 15:20:02

Lyle’s flying fox (Pteropus lylei) is a megabat that is native to Yunnan in China, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. Although nothing is known about this species in China, it is known to prefer homes in mangrove forests in Vietnam. It is known to roost in trees, where it can be destructive, and feeds on fruit in orchards. Because of this, it is considered a pest in Thailand, where the majority of its full populations can be found. One colony in Thailand is thought to number around three...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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