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FRESH FRUIT PORTAL WISHES THE MANGO WORLD A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS !!! ..

PORTAL FRUTICOLA EN SU PRIMER AñO ...

NASA & U.C. DAVIS TEAM UP TO TRACK SOIL MOISTURE EVAPORATION ...

NASA Studies Vegetation Canopy Water Content, Soil Moisture

by Beth Hagenauer for NASA Dryden Public Affairs
Edwards AFB CA (SPX) Dec 23, 2011


Morning, left, and afternoon, right, MASTER imagery of the study site consisting of three pistachio and eight almond blocks. Lightness in color on the right image indicates the lower vegetation canopy water content. Labels on left image are orchard block numbers. (University of California, Davis)



Scientists seeking insight into the role vegetation plays in water fluctuation between soil and the atmosphere recently conducted research using specialized sensors during a series of NASA Airborne Science flights over California's San Joaquin Valley.


A high-altitude ER-2, a DC-8 flying laboratory and Gulfstream III research aircraft, all based at NASA's Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility in Palmdale, Calif., made a series of flights over the southern San Joaquin Valley, one of the most productive agricultural areas of the United States, between J…

TOP 10 SCIENCE STORIES FOR 2011 ...

The Top 10 Science Stories of 2011


Tsunami-damaged nuclear reactors, Twitter-fueled political uprisings, a possible violation of Einsteinian physics--these and other highlights defined this year in science and technology


By The Editors | December 22, 2011 




Image: Ryan Reid




Inevitably, year-end lists invite plenty of debate and criticism, and Scientific American's is no exception. 
Certainly, we could have included the discovery of new worlds beyond our solar system, including Kepler 22 b, an exoplanet in the "Goldilocks" zone of habitability, as well as the first known Earth-size exoplanets
Or noted the accumulating evidence suggesting that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to retrieve natural gas is likely to contaminate water supplies. (Final New York State regulations, expected in mid-2012, could determine the future of fracking in the U.S.)

Other candidates included the report of a new target against HIV, in which a doorway to infection (the so-called CCR5 receptor on i…

BOEING 747 FINDING NEW LIFE IN AIR CARGO ARENA ....

Boeing to Convert 50th 747-400 to Freighter



Mark Szakonyi, Daily Content Editor | Dec 22, 2011 3:16PM GMTThe Journal of Commerce Online - News Story

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Evergreen International Airlines will gain a second converted freighter in 2012




Evergreen International Airlines, an international cargo carrier, will gain a second 747-400 converted freighter next year under a Boeing program to modify the widebody at a plant in Xiamen, China.



The conversion will mark the delivery of the 50th edition of the jet to be converted into a freighter. Boeing has shifted its line for production of new 747 freighters to the next-generation 747-8.



Evergreen, based in McMinnville, Oregon, said the converted aircraft “will bring improvements in economics, efficiency and environmental performance.” The carrier currently operates one 747-400 and nine 747-200s.




"Reaching the 50 conversion milestone shows that air cargo industry recognizes the value of the 747-400BCF,” said Dan da Silva, vi…

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE PHILADELPHIA WHOLESALE TERMINAL MARKET 2011 ...

FIRST CONTAINERS SHIPPED FROM PERU FOR USA MARKET IN WEEK 50 ...

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