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Written by Whitney Clavin
Pasadena, CA – Gone are the days of being able to count the number of known planets on your fingers. Today, there are more than 800 confirmed exoplanets — planets that orbit stars beyond our sun — and more than 2,700 other candidates.
What are these exotic planets made of? Unfortunately, you cannot stack them in a jar like marbles and take a closer look. Instead, researchers are coming up with advanced techniques for probing the planets’ makeup.
Part of Wider Effort to Protect Taxpayers, Prevent Refund Fraud
Washington, D.C. – Continuing a year-long enforcement push against refund fraud and identity theft, the Internal Revenue Service today announced the results of a massive national sweep in recent weeks targeting identity theft suspects in 32 states and Puerto Rico, which involved 215 cities and surrounding areas.
The coast-to-coast effort against 389 identity theft suspects led to 734 enforcement actions in January, including indictments, informations, complaints and arrests. The effort comes on top of a growing identity theft effort that led to 2,400 other enforcement actions against identity thieves during fiscal year 2012.
Written by Guy Webster
Pasadena, CA – NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has completed first-time use of a brush it carries to sweep dust off rocks.
Nearing the end of a series of first-time uses of the rover’s tools, the mission has cleared dust away from a targeted patch on a flat Martian rock using the Dust Removal Tool.
The tool is a motorized, wire-bristle brush designed to prepare selected rock surfaces for enhanced inspection by the rover’s science instruments. It is built into the turret at the end of the rover’s arm.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Chargers recalled by Atomi because they can overheat posing fire and burn hazards.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Clarksville, TN – Ansocial work faculty member will explore the role of spirituality in natural disaster relief as the first session of the University’s Provost Lecture Series for 2012-13.
Dr. Tatsushi Hirono, assistant professor of social work, will present “The Role of Religious Leaders in Natural Disaster Relief: A Comparative Analysis Between the Clergy of American Christian Churches and Japanese Buddhist Temples” at 3:00pm, Thursday, September 20th in the Morgan University Center, Room 303.
All sessions of the Provost Lecture Series are free and open to the public. «Read the rest of this article»
Brentwood, TN –will be part of the final game of The Ohio Valley Conference six-game football television package that will air on FOX College Sports (FCS) this fall.
The Governors will play host to Tennessee Tech, Saturday, November 17th, in the final game of OVC/Fox College Sports telecasts. The game has been moved to an 11:00am start that day.
Washington, D.C. – Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
More than 100 years after the first Labor Day observance, there is still some doubt as to who first proposed the holiday for workers.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Sues Maxfield & Oberton Over Hazardous Buckyballs® and Buckycube™ Desk Toys
Action Prompted by Ongoing Harm to Children from Ingested Magnets
Washington, D.C. – In an effort to prevent children from suffering further harm, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff filed an administrative complaint against Maxfield & Oberton Holdings LLC, of New York, NY, alleging that Buckyballs and Buckycubes contain a defect in the design, packaging, warnings, and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury to the public.
The Commission voted 3-1 to approve the filing of the complaint, which seeks, among other things, an order that the firm stops selling Buckyballs and Buckycubes, notify the public of the defect, and offer consumers a full refund.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Peg Perego USA Inc., of Fort Wayne, IN, is announcing a voluntary recall of about 223,000 strollers due to a risk of entrapment and strangulation.
A 6-month-old baby boy from Tarzana, CA died of strangulation after his head was trapped between the seat and the tray of his Peg Perego stroller in 2004. Another baby, a 7-month-old girl from New York, NY, nearly strangled when her head became trapped between the seat and the tray of her stroller in 2006.
Austin Peay Governors Baseball’s Zach Toney and Michael Blanchard selected on the 3rd Day of the Major League Baseball Draft
New York, NY – Pitcher Zach Toney and outfielder Michael Blanchard, recentbaseball alumni, were each selected on Day 3 of Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft, Wednesday.
Toney, of D’Iberville, MS, was selected in the 28th round (801st overall picked) by the Chicago White Sox. A first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, he completed his senior campaign with the Govs with a 5-3 record and 3.10 ERA.
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