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Mars Joins Earth As Only Planets Known To Have Plate Tectonics
2012-08-10 07:07:00

[ Video 1 ] | [ Video 2 ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, scientists thought the only place in our solar system that consisted of plate tectonics was right here on Earth. But a UCLA scientist has discovered, analyzing data from two instruments, that the Red Planet has also shown evidence of tectonic plate movement. The science of plate tectonics revolves around the idea that huge crustal plates beneath a planet´s surface are constantly...

2009-10-21 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Thai Children's Trust has teamed up with digital media marketing company Initiative and Adconion Media Group, the world's largest independent online audience network, to create its very first online video campaign. The campaign, which launched in early October, is aimed at 30-plus women and encourages them to help the Thai Children's Trust (TCT) raise funds for Karen refugees in Thailand, amongst the neediest children in south-east Asia. The...

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2009-06-15 14:40:00

UC Davis team calculates distribution of iron isotopes in Earth's mantle 4.5 billion years ago, opening door to new studies of planet's geologic historyBy using a super-computer to virtually squeeze and heat iron-bearing minerals under conditions that would have existed when the Earth crystallized from an ocean of magma to its solid form 4.5 billion years ago, two UC Davis geochemists have produced the first picture of how different isotopes of iron were initially distributed in the solid...

2009-03-10 13:00:44

China's Human Resources and Social Security Minister Yin Weimin said the county's employment situation had shown signs of improvement. In a press conference in Beijing, Yin called China's employment situation very grave, Xinhua reported Tuesday. But, Yin also said there were 1.62 million new hires in January and February, considerably higher than the 930,000 new hires in November and December. It's only a moderate increase "¦ but it's good news, Jin said. Jin also said with two months...

2008-11-20 00:22:18

Chinese employment, already tough in the current global financial climate, may get worse early next year, the country's top employment official said Thursday. Human Resources and Social Security Minister Yin Weimin said the employment situation may face more difficulties in the first quarter of 2009 before improving in the second quarter, Xinhua reported. The minister told reporters the worsening global economic situation has hit Chinese employment since October, the state-run news agency...

2007-12-19 18:53:48

UC Davis researchers have dated the earliest step in the formation of the solar system -- when microscopic interstellar dust coalesced into mountain-sized chunks of rock -- to 4,568 million years ago, within a range of about 2,080,000 years. UC Davis postdoctoral researcher Frederic Moynier, Qing-zhu Yin, assistant professor of geology, and graduate student Benjamin Jacobsen established the dates by analyzing a particular type of meteorite, called a carbonaceous chondrite, which represents...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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