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NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory
2014-06-09 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will hold a media briefing at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, June 12, at the NASA Headquarters James E. Webb Auditorium in Washington to discuss the upcoming Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The briefings will be broadcast live on NASA Television and streamed on the agency's website. OCO-2, NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying carbon dioxide, is set for a July 1 launch...

2014-06-09 12:35:58

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Society Consulting, a premiere Analytics and Big Data services organization announces today the official launch of Amper (www.amperdata.com) their first flagship product in the emerging Big Data space. Amper harnesses the ease of use of a cloud-based offering enabling data analysts to create insights to capitalize on the benefits of Big Data technologies without the need to develop complex software or involve traditional IT departments....

2014-06-05 16:31:26

Leading Lifeline carrier helps low-income Americans stay connected to family, doctors, employers and emergency services COVINGTON, Ga., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Wireless has been approved to offer subsidized cellphone service to eligible low-income residents in Iowa, North Dakota and Washington. Life Wireless provides phone service through the federal Lifeline program, which was created by Congress in 1985 to ensure that all Americans have access to quality telephone...

2014-06-04 16:25:54

STONY BROOK, N.Y., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Softheon, Inc., a proven leader in health insurance marketplace integration and business operations, has announced that it will be a major sponsor and exhibitor at AHIP's Institute 2014 and Health Insurance Exchanges Forum, held at the Washington State Convention Center, Seattle Washington on June 11-13, 2014. Softheon is an AHIP Select Chairman Sponsor of the AHIP annual healthcare conferences, which bring together thousands of executives,...

2014-06-04 16:20:24

Clean Diesel Car Registrations Increase 30% Since 2010 While Overall Market Shows Just 3.7% Increase WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California, Texas and Florida lead the U.S. with the most registrations of fuel-efficient clean diesel and hybrid passenger vehicles according to a new analysis and data released today by the Diesel Technology Forum (http://www.dieselforum.org/index.cfm). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140604/94368 The analysis is based on data that...

2014-06-04 08:40:34

Six months after launching its first new gTLDs, Donuts has 16 more available this month for trademark holder access, and an additional 16 for general availability, including .DATING, .EVENTS, .FITNESS, .COMMUNITY, .FISH and .CATERING BELLEVUE, Wash., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Donuts Inc., the world's largest registry for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), continues its expansion of the Internet's global addressing system in June by making 16 new gTLDs available to the general...

2014-06-04 08:33:39

WASHINGTON, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) named new officers and members to its Board of Trustees during its annual meeting, the Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis, held in New Orleans from April 23-26. Bringing their leadership skills and specialized backgrounds to NOF, the new board officers and members will greatly benefit the organization as it works to reduce the two million broken bones that occur each year due to osteoporosis....

2014-06-03 23:08:07

Inaugural Session Will Feature Washington Congresswoman Suzan DelBene to Discuss Topics Including Women in Leadership and Technology’s Footprint in the Local Community Bothell, WA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Vertafore, the leading provider of software that transforms the business of insurance, today announced it will kick off a series of thought leadership talks at its headquarters to shed light on trends, top issues and thought provoking technology innovations impacting businesses and their...

2014-06-03 16:21:10

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have assembled a comprehensive picture of the evolving universe - among the most colorful deep space images ever captured by the 24-year-old telescope. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Researchers say the image, in new study called the Ultraviolet Coverage of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field, provides the missing link in star formation. The Hubble Ultra Deep Field...

2014-06-02 23:11:29

High-density polyurethane supplier to OEMs also highlighting its High-Temperature Tooling Board Series and testing capabilities Tacoma, Washington (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 General Plastics Manufacturing Company will display its fire/smoke/toxicity (FST)-compliant polyurethane foam cores to North American materials engineers and designers at the SAMPE Seattle 2014 conference and exhibition. General Plastics will present its new LAST-A-FOAM® FST rigid polyurethane foam composite core...


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Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest
2014-01-20 14:38:41

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest is a United States National Forest that is located in the state of Washington. This forest holds 2,561,454 acres and extends along the Cascade Range to Mount Rainier National Park. The forest is divided into four ranger districts known as the Mt. Baker District, the Darrington Ranger District, the Skykomish Ranger District, and the Snoqualmie Ranger District. Because over half of the population of Washington lives within seventy miles of this forest and...

Gifford Pinchot National Forest
2013-11-25 14:48:46

The Gifford Pinchot National Forest is a national forest found in southern Washington, USA, managed by the US Forest Service. It has an area of 1.32 million acres and extends 116 kilometers along the western slopes of Cascade Range from Mount Rainier National Park to the Columbia River. The forest straddles the crest of the South Cascades of Washington State, spread over broad old growth forests, high mountain meadows, several glaciers, and a number of volcanic peaks. The forests highest...

Mount Rainer National Park
2013-04-24 16:30:45

Mount Rainer National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States. The park holds 236,381 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native American tribes including the Puyallup and Yakama tribes. Many sites were found throughout the park showing evidence of older tribes including rock shelters and projectile points. The establishment of the park began in 1893, when the Pacific Forest Reserve was established. This area included a national forest as well as Mount Rainer and...

Olympic National Park
2013-04-18 01:02:08

Olympic National Park is located in the state of Washington, in the Olympic Peninsula, in the United States. The park holds 922,650 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans. Most of the tribes were wiped out once European explorers introduced diseases into the area. In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the logging industry boomed, but the public began to express concerns of over logging in the 1920’s. However, the first proposal to establish the area as a...

North Cascades National Park
2013-04-18 00:41:24

North Cascades National Park is located in the state of Washington in the United States and was established in 1968. The park holds 504,781 acres and is the largest of three national park areas known as the North Cascades National Park Service Complex. It once contained 318 glaciers, but all of these have retreated at a fast rate and many glaciers have completely disappeared. The largest remaining glacier is Boston Glacier, but other large glaciers include Redoubt, Neve, and McAllister....

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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