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2014-07-31 12:22:20

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The next rover NASA will send to Mars in 2020 will carry seven carefully-selected instruments to conduct unprecedented science and exploration technology investigations on the Red Planet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO NASA announced the selected Mars 2020 rover instruments Thursday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. Managers made the selections out of 58 proposals received in January from researchers and...

2014-07-31 12:21:53

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These "lensing" galaxies are so massive that their gravity bends, magnifies, and distorts light from...

2014-07-31 08:22:46

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the governors of California, Oregon and Washington for their support of the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2014 (S. 1875 and H.R. 3992). That support, indicated in a letter signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown of California, Governor John A. Kitzhaber of Oregon, and Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, was sent to their States' Congressional...

2014-07-30 23:15:15

Emerald City School (ECS), a new private school located in the South Lake Union area of Seattle, announced it has been granted licensure by the State of Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to operate as a school commencing its first year this September. Head of School, Jeremy Turner commented, “We worked closely with the state during the application process and are very pleased to have met their standards and have been granted official state licensure.”...

2014-07-30 16:27:34

Museum Brings Creativity, Innovation and Rock 'n' Roll to the Fore, Deploying Hundreds of Sennheiser MOMENTUM On-Ear Headphones Throughout Facility SEATTLE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's EMP Museum, housed in a spectacular 140,000 square foot building designed by preeminent architect Frank O. Gehry, is home to some of the most innovative popular culture exhibits in the world, featuring everything from fantasy, horror, science fiction, video games and of course rock 'n'...

2014-07-30 16:22:17

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA will announce on Thursday, July 31, the instruments that will be carried aboard the agency's Mars 2020 mission, a roving laboratory based on the highly successful Curiosity rover. The announcement will air live at noon EDT on NASA Television and on the agency's website. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The announcement will take place in the NASA TV studio at NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW in Washington....

2014-07-30 12:30:15

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This is a joint statement attributable to: William Good, executive vice president of the National Roofing Contractors Association, and Kinsey M. Robinson, international president of the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers: "The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a fatally flawed law that fails to control rising health care costs and contains numerous taxes, fees and mandates that are increasing costs for employers...

2014-07-30 08:33:53

WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center says, "We believe most diagnosed victims of mesothelioma, or their family members, fail to shop and compare when it comes to retaining the services of one of the nation's most skilled mesothelioma compensation attorneys, and the mistake in not doing this could cost them hundreds of thousands, or over a million dollars." Before hiring a lawyer to advance a mesothelioma compensation claim a diagnosed victim or...

2014-07-29 23:04:30

Leading West Coast information management and data services firm iBridge LLC announced today the opening of its new Seattle office to better serve the growing number of legal, health, and software clients in and around the Puget Sound region. Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Leading West Coast information management and data services firm iBridge LLC announced today the opening of its new Seattle office to better serve the growing number of legal, health, and software clients in and...

2014-07-29 23:01:38

The American Health Care Association recognizes Burien Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for proven commitment to quality. Burien, Washington (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Burien Nursing and Rehabilitation Center announced today that it has been honored by the American Health Care Association for its work to safely reduce hospital readmissions, increase staff stability, and safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotic drugs. Led by Leonard Russ, who is widely recognized as a leading...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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