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2014-04-02 08:29:50

-- Ball, King Arthur Flour, and Nordic Ware will serve as sponsors NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. (NYSE: MSO) today announced that the third season of the ever-popular teaching program, Martha Bakes, will premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning April 5, 2014 (check local listings). The program will be presented in association with WETA Washington, D.C., the flagship public broadcaster in the nation's capital. Jarden Home Brands...

Insects Found To Have Similar Hearing System To That Of Dolphins
2012-12-14 11:00:01

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have discovered a hearing system component previously thought to be unique to toothed whales — such as dolphins — in insects. The team, comprised of scientists from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland, with colleagues from Plant & Food Research in New Zealand, and engineers from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, is challenging ideas about how a large group...

2011-07-21 05:00:00

SAN DIEGO, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Leap, Inc. and collaborator Weta Workshop reveal the first fragment of the Hour Blue(TM) mythopoeia: The Red Morevekian(TM) King's "Message Of Peace From The Future." "This is the first of many transmissions sent to us from the Red Morevekian(TM) King," said Rony Abovitz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Magic Leap, Inc. "We have found that our friends at Weta Workshop are the best in the world at helping us understand and communicate...

2010-10-22 10:27:00

Innovative LIVE Interactive Special Election Webcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer in Partnership with Ustream Begins at 10 pm ET 1-hour Live Special Broadcast Hosted by Jim Lehrer Airs on PBS and Continues Streaming Online at 11 pm ET ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When voters head to the polls to cast their ballots in the 2010 midterm elections, they may make history by voting for a big change in the federal government for the third consecutive election. Majority control of...

2010-10-19 11:25:00

Partnership with AudioNow(TM) Enables Access to PBS NewsHour Broadcast from Any Phone - without an APP or data plan - by Dialing 712- 432- 6610 First Television Audio Service Delivered via AudioNow(TM) ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PBS NewsHour announced today that its broadcast audio track will be available 24 hours a day, from any phone - mobile or land line - by dialing 712-432-6610. The PBS NewsHour is the first broadcast television audio service to use this...

2009-11-11 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation announced today public television stations nationwide will broadcast the 2009 National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony across the country for the first time. In partnership with WETA, Washington, D.C.'s flagship public broadcasting station, public television stations will begin airing the 60-minute lighting ceremony on Friday, December 4th and continue throughout the holiday season....

2008-09-08 10:54:28

Finding a mate can take considerable legwork as recently illustrated by the flightless and nocturnal Cook Strait giant weta Deinacrida rugosa. This cricket relative is found in New Zealand and is one of the world's heaviest insects with females weighing in at 20 g, averaging twice the size of males. In a field study on Maud Island, New Zealand, published in the September issue of The American Naturalist, evolutionary biologists from the University of Toronto at Mississauga discovered that...

Latest Weta Reference Libraries

2005-08-25 08:33:40

The Weta family comprises over one hundred (generally) large insect species endemic to the New Zealand archipelago. Their name comes from the Maori language, but has acclimatized itself in New Zealand English, so the plural "wetas" may appear. Their physical appearance is that of a cross between a cockroach and a cricket with the addition of large legs. Weta can be found in environments ranging from mountainous conditions to urban gardens by virtue of their ability to cope with wide...

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