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NASA Global Hawk 872
2014-08-29 03:00:00

Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center The first of two unmanned Global Hawk aircraft landed at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, on Aug. 27 after surveying Hurricane Cristobal for the first science flight of NASA's latest hurricane airborne mission. NASA's airborne Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel, or HS3, mission returns to NASA Wallops for the third year to investigate the processes that underlie hurricane formation and intensity change in the...

2014-08-28 23:02:41

United Way of Greater Cleveland will deploy StratusLIVE’s cloud-based fundraising CRM solution to enhance donor relationships, strengthen fundraising, and increase community outreach. Virginia Beach, VA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 United Way of Greater Cleveland has been connecting people and resources across their community for over 100 years. The organization is moving forward to address the challenges facing their community today by focusing on three specific outcomes: kids succeeding in...

NASA high-altitude balloon
2014-08-27 03:00:39

NASA In New Mexico on the morning of Aug. 18, a high-altitude balloon successfully carried the HyperSpectral Imager for Climate Science (HySICS) instrument to an altitude of 123,000 feet, above most of the Earth’s atmosphere, to reach space-like conditions and demonstrate new technologies for acquiring high-accuracy science measurements of the Earth. Scientists use outgoing shortwave radiance, or the amount of sunlight scattered from Earth’s surface and atmosphere and reflected back...

2014-08-27 08:25:42

"The Dashboard" Report Offers Insight into Domain Registration Growth and Trends RESTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry - the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain - today released the results of its bi-annual domain name report, "The Dashboard," detailing the worldwide growth of .org over the past year. The report reveals that in the past twelve months the total number of .org domains under management increased to 10,428,027 globally, a 1.4...

2014-08-26 23:12:55

ProtectYourFuture Announces New Complimentary Consultation For St. Petersburg Short Sales (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Boss Law, the premier St. Petersburg short sale law firm, is pleased to announce its new complimentary consultation for consumers in St. Petersburg. Homeowners in St. Petersburg, interested in learning more about how a short sale can help them exit out of an unfortunate mortgage, are encouraged to take advantage of this limited time consultation. This new complimentary...

2014-08-26 23:10:06

Virginia, Florence, and Victoria Most Popular Names Shared With Places; Asia, India, and America Also Land on List Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 In honor of summer travel, Whitepages, the leading provider of contact information for people and businesses in the U.S., today reveals the most popular names in the country that are shared with travel destinations. While there are plenty of places named after people, like Lincoln, Nebraska, and Washington, D.C., Whitepages data found that...

2014-08-26 23:09:36

New mapping, social activity stream, and binning capabilities simplify analytics for anyone McLean, Va. (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Logi Analytics, the analytics everywhere company, today announced the release of Logi Vision 1.3, combining new analytical capabilities with social features that transform data discovery from the purview of data scientists to anyone who needs data-driven insights. Logi Vision 1.3 will be available to try as a downloadable, full-featured version, so anyone can...

2014-08-26 23:00:25

Innovative ministry leaders Elmer Towns and Todd Mullins tackle the controversial question “Can online churches fulfill the same role as physical churches?” in their new book, “Online Churches,” from Liberty University Press. Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Innovative ministry leaders Elmer Towns and Todd Mullins tackle the controversial question, “Can online churches fulfill the same role as physical churches?” in their new book, “Online Churches,” from Liberty...

2014-08-26 16:31:33

Company's data life-cycle cybersecurity solution ensures customers' systems and information are protected from cyber risks across multiple platforms MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cyberattacks disrupt activities and steal information every day. Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) today launched CyberSecurity Edge(TM), an adaptive cybersecurity solution that offers advanced data security and mitigates vulnerabilities to ensure customers are protected from hackers,...

2014-08-26 16:29:45

Prospective Homebuyers Will Have The Chance To Meet Their Future Neighbors And Get A Sneak Peek At The Model Homes This Weekend. WINCHESTER, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With two of their three highly anticipated model homes scheduled for completion in early October and plans in the works for a big community BBQ in the coming weeks, there is a lot of activity at Trilogy at Lake Frederick -- Shea Homes new resort-style community located near Winchester. Designed specifically for...


Latest Virginia Reference Libraries

Chincoteague Pony
2014-04-12 09:49:41

The Chincoteague Pony was developed on the Assateague Island of Virginia and Maryland, United States. Another name used for this pony is the Assateague horse, but due to its smaller size it is considered a pony. In 1947 a children’s book series written by Marguerite Henry, “Misty of Chincoteague”, made the breed famous. Over the years the breed has been introduced to other horse breeds and developed a variety of different characteristics. They live in poor conditions on the...

George Washington And Jefferson National Forests
2013-11-27 15:25:38

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forests are U.S. National Forests that join to create one of the largest areas of public land in the Eastern US. They cover 1.8 million acres of land in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky. About 1 million acres of the forest are remote and undeveloped. About 139,461 acres have been designated as wilderness areas, which eliminates any future development. Washington National Forest was established on May 16th of...

Shenandoah National Park
2013-04-26 14:58:26

Shenandoah National Park is located in the State of Virginia in the United States. The park contains a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and holds 199,100 acres of land, of which 79,579 acres comprise a designated wilderness. The park extends across a narrow area, through eight counties, from Waynesboro to the town of Front Royal. The establishment of Shenandoah National park began in 1926, when the area was designated as a national park, but it was not officially established and opened...

Indiana Bat, Myotis sodalist
2012-10-05 08:36:41

The Indiana bat (Myotis sodalist) is a mouse-eared bat that can be found in North America. Its range primarily includes eastern and Midwestern states, but it can be found in some southern areas of the United States. During the winter, its range becomes much smaller, with most populations occurring in large clusters in only a few caves. One study conducted in 1985 suggested that an estimated 244,000 individuals of this species reside in Indiana. Its range overlaps that of the endangered gray...

wovi_003_pvp
2012-06-14 07:34:25

Symbol: WOVI Group: Fern Family: Blechnaceae Duration: Perennial Growth Habit: Forb/herb Native Status: L48    N CAN    N Synonyms:   ANVI6 Anchistea virginica (L.) C. Presl Distribution: County distributions for the following U.S. states are available at PLANTS:AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT Classification:       Kingdom   Plantae – Plants Subkingdom...

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Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'