Daily Archives: April 18, 2013
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NV Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NVE) and the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) today announced that NV Energy has been recognized as a national leader in the integration and delivery of solar-based renewable solutions. NV Energy has been ranked…
A new Lebanese government’s best hope of rebooting its battered economy may lie in efforts to persuade wealthy Gulf Arab tourists to return after a boycott last year, but it is a gargantuan task.
Experts are working to beef up security in the Gulf of Guinea, through which an estimated 40 percent of Europe’s oil imports and 29 percent of U.S.-bound petroleum products pass annually.
According to a report from the International Maritime Bureau, the gulf located off the central part of the West African coastline is becoming a new hot spot for piracy, with potential to eclipse the scale of high-seas crime seen off the Horn of Africa. Fifty-eight pirate attacks were recorded …
A former military fort controlled by the Triads, Kowloon Walled City was demolished 20 years ago. Here’s what life was like there.
Los Zetas, an infamous Mexican cartel, is apparently lowering its standards–it’s now recruiting Americans.
Infants display neural responses linked to visual awareness by 5 months of age
Compared with our world, globes are slightly larger and orbit a smaller star
Special cells in the mammal’s brain chart its path as it flies
Being toted around calms and quiets babies of both species
Critters spread many germs that can sicken each other — and even kill people
Twitter released its music service today, for web and iOS devices like the iPhone. It taps into your Twitter feed to recommend music through four channels, the most interesting of which is “NowPlaying,” made up of the stuff the people you follow have tweeted about. If you have a paid Rdio or Spotify subscription, you can then listen to the full tracks as a kind of Twitter-curated playlist. It’s slick and simple and works really well!
In our solar system, only one world has just the right size, just the right temperature and just the right home for liquid water. Long ago, at least one other rocky planet had water, too, but it’s gone now; Mars dried up and turned to rust. A distant moon called Europa has a lot of water, but too far from the sun’s warmth, the moon remains frozen. Closer in, Mercury and Venus are too hot to keep it.
The world can seem like a mighty small place, but nowhere more so than in Iceland, a country of 320,000 people where getting it on with a relative isn’t even a question–the question is, how distantly? Thanks to a new app that warns users if they’re too closely related, Icelandic daters can now go to bed feeling a little more assured that they won’t eventually run into their one night stand at a family reunion.
Birth is messy, for stars as for anything else, and it can be hard for astronomers to see through the dirt and crud. This is especially true in distant, very old galaxies, which also happen to be some of the most fertile galaxies. To better understand how stars in these galaxies are born, astronomers need to see through the dust surrounding them–the interstellar afterbirth, if you will. This takes a telescope that can see long wavelengths of light, around one millimeter. It takes a telescope with some soul.