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2014-06-24 20:20:19

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) project plans to fly its rocket-powered, saucer-shaped landing technology test vehicle into near-space from the U.S. Navy's Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) on Kauai, Hawaii later this week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA has identified five potential launch dates for the high-altitude balloon carrying the LDSD experiment: June 28, 29, 30, July 1 and 3....

2014-06-24 12:28:17

National Survey by Jackson Healthcare Studies Physicians' Experiences with the Veterans Administration ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Half of the physicians who have experience practicing medicine at the Veterans Administration and the private sector since 2000 say the quality of care is worse in the VA system, according to a national survey of more than 1,500 doctors conducted by Jackson Healthcare. Fifty percent of the doctors who have practiced at the VA and in the private sector...

2014-06-24 12:21:29

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will test several new suborbital rocket technologies with the launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket between 4 and 5 a.m., June 28, from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The backup launch days are June 29 through July 2. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These technologies will include a deployment system for forming vapor clouds used to track the winds in space for...

2014-06-24 08:36:39

MCLEAN, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avineon, Inc., a successful provider of information technology, geospatial, and engineering support services, has released Version 5 of the Avineonics® Outage Restoration Management Suite (ORMS) software and mobile apps, which improves utility companies' ability to manage storm restoration, damage assessment, and wires down response following severe weather events and other emergencies. Recent years have seen increased severe weather...

2014-06-24 08:22:09

Service provider expands into maritime market with acquisition of ION, plans a series of technology upgrades HERNDON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VT iDirect, Inc. (iDirect), a company of Vision Technologies Systems, Inc. (VT Systems), today announced that UK-based independent teleport operator Cobbett Hill Earth Station is upgrading the network of its maritime services unit, ION (International Ocean Services) to the iDirect Evolution 3.2 Platform. The acquisition of maritime...

2014-06-23 12:21:26

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc., (SPA) has been selected as one of The Washington Post Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based on feedback collected via an employee survey conducted by the independent research firm WorkplaceDynamics, LLP. According to SPA President and CEO Kirk Donald, the selection reflects a great company-wide team effort during what many consider to be some of the most challenging times...

2014-06-23 04:20:20

PenFed returns as presenting sponsor of the We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall BETHESDA, Md., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fans attending the 2014 Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club will once again see a special tribute to the United States Military near No. 18 green. Donning flags and seals from each branch of the military, the We Salute Our Heroes tribute wall, which debuted at the 2011 Quicken Loans National in Philadelphia, gives fans the chance to...

2014-06-21 23:03:44

Woman, mom and dentist helps others at the Hampton Roads Dental Center. Chesapeake, Virginia (PRWEB) June 21, 2014 It isn’t hard for Dr. Sladjana Skrba-Turkovic to understand how grateful her patients are for their dental care at the Hampton Roads Dental Center. Many years ago and thousands of miles away, she grew up in a small town in Bosnia-Herzegovina with limited access to serious medical care. Her younger sister needed a kidney transplant at age 10. For three years, they tried...

2014-06-20 23:10:08

Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property and technology law firm, has partnered with Arlington County Public Schools to pilot a STEMpreneur program for middle school students who are interested in developing a business around their own scientific invention. McLean, Virginia (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 Cloudigy Law, an intellectual property and technology law firm (http://www.cloudigylaw.com), has partnered with Arlington County Public Schools to pilot a STEMpreneur program for middle school...

2014-06-20 16:23:20

First Home Site Release and Pre-Opening Pricing Available WINCHESTER, Va., June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shea Homes is thrilled to announce the opening of their first DC-area community, Trilogy at Lake Frederick, Saturday, June 21(st), from 10 am - 5 pm. The Community Opening is the first opportunity for the general public to secure the homesite of their choice, choose from 5 innovative home designs and enjoy pre-grand opening pricing, which will only be offered this weekend. Shea...


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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