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2014-06-17 23:11:51

Advanced Hydro Inc., a central Texas company specializing in brackish or seawater desalination and waste-water treatment, announced today that it has installed a demonstration system at Brackish Groundwater National Desalination Research Facility in Alamogordo, New Mexico for a demonstration funded by Bureau of Reclamation’s Science and Technology Program. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Small, automated, robust desalination systems are important for rural communities who may not...

2014-04-04 12:28:25

DUBLIN, Apr. 04, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/llffh8/nanocoatings ) has announced the addition of the "Nanocoatings Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2019" report to their offering. (Logo:http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Nanocoatings are materials which are manufactured by shrinking raw materials at the molecular level to form a denser product. Nanocoatings are preferred...

Global Management Of Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carries a Big Price Tag
2014-04-03 11:22:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually. Biofoulers are organisms that accumulate underwater on hard surfaces, to...

2014-04-01 23:25:14

Advanced Hydro Inc., a central Texas company specializing in desalination and waste-water treatment systems, announced today that it has entered into a patent license agreement with Northwestern University. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Advanced Hydro Inc., a central Texas company specializing in desalination and waste-water treatment systems, announced today that it has entered into a patent license agreement with Northwestern University. Under the terms of the agreement,...

2014-03-17 23:22:12

Global Marine Coatings Market 2014-2018 is a new research report added to Sandlerresearch.org. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 The increase in consumer preference for eco-friendly products is an important trend being witnessed in the Global Marine Coatings market. The increase in environmental regulations and restrictions along with the changing consumer preference for sustainable products is urging the marine coatings manufacturers to develop eco-friendly products. The makers of...

2014-03-06 08:25:29

DUBLIN, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hxjzv/biocides_market) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Biocides Market- Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hxjzv/biocides_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Biocides are chemical substances or microorganisms which are used to...

2014-02-13 12:22:35

DUBLIN, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vrv8tx/the_global_market ) has announced the addition of the "The Global Market For Anti-Fingerprint, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fouling, Easy-To-Clean And Self-Cleaning Nanocoatings 2013" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Nanocoatings are routinely applied to a wide variety of substrate materials (plastics, glass, metals, ceramics and...

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...

2013-05-24 23:21:21

Nanotech WOW! products are used as an anti-fouling coating on propellers. (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Some unconventional anti-fouling prop treatments used by boaters have ranged from the use of Cayenne pepper, super super hot Mexican Sauce and even using lady's old tights over blades when the boat is not in use. Some boaters have even toyed with the idea of using Vaseline on the bottom of aluminum boats for protection. Helmar Distributors says that nanotechnology offers an easier solution to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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