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2014-07-07 16:20:34

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- College and university students from across the country are taking science to greater heights thanks to a new NASA program. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Undergraduate Student Instrument Program (USIP) is an educational flight opportunity sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD) to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by providing a hands-on Earth or space science flight...

2014-07-07 12:20:52

RESTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced the award of a new contract to provide parking enforcement, management of parking meter operations and traffic control operations for the City of Inglewood, California. Serco will begin work on this contract at the end of June and expects to hire up to 75 new jobs in the community. The contract has a ten-year base period valued at $25 million and the...

2014-07-07 08:20:47

RESTON, Va., July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An autonomous unmanned vessel designed to track quiet diesel-electric submarines spanning miles of ocean depths for months at a time with minimal human input is now under construction and is expected to set sail for testing in 2015. Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), a national security, health and engineering solutions company, has begun construction on ACTUV (Autonomous Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel) under a Defense Advanced Research Project Agency...

Antares rocket
2014-07-10 04:00:27

UPDATE: July 10, 2014 (4:00 AM) Orbital Sciences Corp. has postponed the launch of its Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station until 1:14 p.m. EDT on Saturday, July 12, due to weather conditions that delayed the roll-out of the Antares rocket to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Roll-out of the rocket has been rescheduled for Thursday morning. NASA Television coverage of Saturday’s launch will begin at...

2014-07-02 23:12:51

A nationwide summit on modeling and simulation co-sponsored by the National Modeling and Simulation Coalition and the National Training and Simulation Association will bring together industry, government and academic thought leaders from around the nation on Wednesday, July 9, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, VA. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 The National Modeling and Simulation Coalition and the National Training and Simulation Association (NTSA) announced they will be...

2014-07-02 23:09:39

Virginia and Maryland Economies Continue Relative Decline Stamford, CT (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 DIVER Geo Score results for June have been released. The DIVER Geo Score represents a relative score of the economic health of a U.S. state, county or city. Based on a scale of 0-10, with 10 being the best, this data is updated monthly and is calculated from multiple economic and demographic factors related to three primary data categories—employment, income and housing. The DIVER Geo Score...

2014-07-02 12:20:35

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Memorial will host The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants on Friday, July 4, 2014 for an Independence Day Concert from 8:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Following the concert, attendees will have a spectacular view of the Washington, D.C. fireworks courtesy of the Capitol 4(th) Celebration. The concert is free and open to the public. Currently, the Air Force Memorial has a challenging parking situation due to the...

2014-07-02 08:31:23

Digital marketing leader launches video on the history of search engine optimization and the evolution of best practices for earning website traffic. VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Search engine optimization has changed drastically over the past 24 years, and it continues to change today. Customer Magnetism, a leader in inbound marketing, has created a video, "History of SEO: Evolve or Die." In the early days, link building was used to help companies rank for...

2014-07-01 23:12:43

The hearth and home product company was recently announced as a recipient of the Better Business Challenge in Charlottesville, VA for their energy efficiency within their facility. Madison, VA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Plow & Hearth, a trusted national catalog, retail, and internet company specializing in unique, enduring home and lifestyle products, was recently announced as a Charlottesville Area Better Business Challenge award winner. The challenge culminated after a 10-month long...

2014-07-01 08:36:47

Industry Veteran to Helm Global Marketing Strategies for .org and .ngo | .ong RESTON, Va., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Interest Registry, the not-for-profit operator of the .org domain, today announced the hiring of Dave Stewart as vice president of sales and marketing. With extensive experience in global technologies and the domain name industry, Mr. Stewart will work alongside CEO Brian Cute on Public Interest Registry's marketing, sales, product and strategy...


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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