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Scientists Launching Giant Balloons To Study Climate Change
2011-09-14 12:35:56

  Scientists and engineers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are launching a gigantic helium balloon to investigate the feasibility of climate engineering. The balloon is being launched in October and will investigate the engineering challenges posed by such a project. The university scientists will also be working with Marshall Aerospace on the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project. The 65-foot long balloon will rise 12...

2011-05-25 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-year-old Caiden White's patriotic grin stood out from the crowd, beating out more than 1,500 entries nationwide to become this year's Balloon Time® "Put A Face On Fun" contest winner. As a reward, Caiden participated in a professional photo shoot and will be featured on Balloon Time's packaging over the next year, and she will head to sea on a Disney Cruise Line® vacation with her family. (Photo:...

2011-05-12 15:10:00

CHICAGO, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With spring graduations and the outdoor entertaining season upon us, ComEd reminds customers to keep Mylar balloons tethered at all times. Keeping Mylar balloons safely away from electrical lines and deflating metallic balloons before disposing of them helps reduce the chance of metallic balloons making contact and causing power outages, fires and possible injuries. More than 4,000 ComEd customers have been affected by outages caused by Mylar balloons...

2010-10-07 07:31:00

MILAN, October 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Twenty two thousand cubic meters of helium were contained in a structure 80 metres long, 40 metres wide and 20 metres high, creating the world's largest helium Balloon. These are just some of the numbers that describe the huge stage structure created by K-events (http://www.kevents.it), and it was defined as the star attraction of the XIX Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony held on 3rd October in New Delhi. (Photo:...

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2010-08-10 19:36:13

A new optical imaging technique described in the journal Review of Scientific Instruments, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, holds the potential to greatly improve angioplasty, a surgery commonly performed to treat patients with a partially or completely blocked coronary artery that restricts blood flow to the heart.Angioplasty involves threading a slender, balloon-tipped tube from an artery in the groin to the trouble spot in the artery of the heart. The balloon is...

2010-05-17 11:35:00

CHICAGO, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With the spring graduation season upon us and outdoor summer parties being planned, ComEd reminds customers to keep Mylar balloons tethered at all times. This helps reduce the chance of metallic balloons making contact with electrical lines and causing power outages, fires and possible injuries. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100517/CG05971) (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100517/CG05971) In the last four years, metallic...

2010-05-03 16:06:00

NEW ORLEANS, May 3 /PRNewswire/ -- A new adjustable intragastric balloon appears to help obese patients lose significant amounts of weight and could be more tolerable than traditional intragastric balloons which must be removed after six months. Six month data from a pilot study of Spatz-FGIA Inc.'s Adjustable Balloon System were presented in a poster today at Digestive Disease Week (DDW) 2010 in New Orleans (abstract M1507). "Our excellent results are due, in part, to our ability to...

2010-04-14 08:00:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- A gleeful smile helped 4-year-old Noah Treida of Indianapolis beat out hundreds of photo entries nationwide to become this year's Balloon Time® "Put A Face On Fun" contest winner. Treida won $1,500 toward his education and participated in a professional photo shoot, where his resulting image will be featured on Balloon Time Helium Balloon Kit packaging for the next year. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2010-03-30 08:00:00

ATLANTA, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vystar® Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: VYST), the exclusive creator of Vytex® Natural Rubber Latex (NRL), a patented, all-natural raw material that significantly reduces antigenic proteins found in natural rubber latex, has filed a provisional patent application for a significant range of additional benefits associated with the use of Vytex NRL in the manufacture of foams (e.g. mattresses and pillows), dipped...

2009-09-09 08:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AlumiFuel Power Inc.,(API) is a next generation Alternative Energy Company, Backed by Industry Veterans and Managed by a superb cadre of executives with proven track record. AlumiFuel (OTC Bulletin Board: AFPW) is an applications driven organization which has spent millions of man hours and millions of Dollars to develop and commercialize this unique patented technology. The company's technology has attracted interest from many companies...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'