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2010-10-05 14:56:52

Spanish and Scottish researchers have added wool fibers to the clay material used to make bricks and combined these with an alginate, a natural polymer extracted from seaweed. The result is bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly, according to the study published recently in the journal Construction and Building Materials. "The objective was to produce bricks reinforced with wool and to obtain a composite that was more sustainable, non-toxic, using abundant local materials,...

2010-06-03 11:30:00

ROSWELL, Ga., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Boral Bricks Inc., the nation's largest brick manufacturer and distributor of masonry products, announced today its Terre Haute, Ind. manufacturing facility has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100603/PH15080 ) Boral Bricks, an Australian based company with U.S. headquarters outside of Atlanta, has become a...

2010-05-24 10:00:00

ROSWELL, Ga., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Boral Bricks, 90 percent of all homeowners find aspects of brick homes appealing. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc. to determine consumer appreciation for key attributes of brick. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100524/PH09587 ) The survey, conducted in April, surveyed 2,449 U.S. adults of whom 1,618 are homeowners; which of the following...

2009-12-18 11:17:00

ROSWELL, Ga., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a recent survey conducted online by Harris Interactive on behalf of Boral Bricks, 59 percent of all homeowners with a siding preference would choose brick for their homes. The study was commissioned by Boral Bricks, Inc. to determine current consumer preferences for siding. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091218/PH28575 ) The survey, conducted in October, asked participants which type of siding they prefer on a home....

2009-11-02 20:52:00

PHOENIX, Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The Numbers to Remember at Greenbuild are 09, 10, 11, 12... That's Greenbuild '09 at 10am on 11/12. CalStar Products will be introducing their new Fly Ash Bricks and Fly Ash Pavers, new brick products that cut the high carbon foot print and energy consumption of brick production by 85-90%. This is the first commercially-produced fly ash brick in North America, and will be available at competitive prices. CalStar Fly Ash Brick Product Launch at...

2009-09-18 10:08:00

OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Omaha-based Antique Brick Warehouse is celebrating 15 years as a key supplier of antique brick, used brick and traditional cobblestones in the Omaha area and throughout the United States. Antique Brick Warehouse was one of the first companies to venture into this unique field in 1994. "Today, there is a huge market for 100 and 200 year old historic brick and antique cobblestones," said David Spence, owner of Antique Brick Warehouse. "Not only does...

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2009-07-03 14:05:00

Thieves in New York are predominantly seeking to steal iPhones and other smartphones, but such devices offer users a suite of applications that allow them to protect their mobile devices."When we have seen spikes in thefts, a significant portion has to do with ... highly desirable products," police spokesman Paul Browne told Reuters on Thursday."In the last couple of years it's been iPods, Sidekicks, iPhones."But victims are fighting back with technology. There is a range of applications...

2009-04-03 11:35:00

BERLIN, April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- - Symbolic "Bricks to Berlin" Art Exhibit Continues on With 'be Berlin' Tour Following three exclusive days of cultural events in New York City, the city of Berlin announced today plans to next bring its international campaign themed "be Berlin" to Istanbul (June), Copenhagen (fall) and other cities. From March 31 through April 2, Berlin Partner GmbH, the marketing organization for Germany's capital city, presented the "Berlin Days in New York...

2009-02-09 06:55:00

BRICK, N.J., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Is that constant dripping from your leaky bathroom faucet keeping you up at night? Looking for tips on the most effective ways to market your home for a quicker sale? The answers you need regarding all your home improvement related projects are right at your fingertips -- all it takes is a click of your mouse! Home Improvement Shopper, the nation's foremost local home improvement community on the Internet, has launched another exciting feature -- the HIS...

2008-12-08 07:00:00

BRICK, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Home improvement companies looking for skilled workers and specialists looking for work can now take advantage of a new feature offered at http://www.homeimprovementshopper.com, Home Improvement Shopper's state-of-the-art website. The site, which is home to the largest local home improvement community on the Internet, has launched a free online job board available for use by all members of the home improvement community. This service allows specialists,...


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2010-09-08 11:08:26

Firmware is a term commonly used to represent the small fixed programs and data structures that internally control various electronic devices. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology defines firmware as "The combination of a hardware device and computer instructions and data that reside as read-only software on that device." Typical examples of devices containing firmware range from products such as remote controls or...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.