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2011-10-08 16:00:00

Amica Insurance reminds people that National Fire Prevention week is a good time to brush up on fire safety. Lincoln, RI (PRWEB) October 08, 2011 House fires kill thousands of people and cause billions of dollars worth of damage each year. Thatâs why Amica Insurance supports National Fire Prevention Week and is urging homeowners to take steps now to protect their homes and families. âœSmoke detectors are a top priority,â said Sean Welch, a...

2011-09-26 07:00:00

A new bill signed into law by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on May 7, 2010 requires all dwellings in the state of California to currently be equipped with carbon monoxide (CO) detectors. All-Guardâs professionally installed state-of-the-art carbon monoxide detectors from Honeywell, First Alert and System Sensor, are monitored 24/7. Hayward, CA (PRWEB) September 26, 2011 All dwellings in the state of California are now required to be equipped with carbon monoxide (CO)...

2011-09-20 13:35:31

Scientists have discovered how living organisms — including humans — avoid poisoning from carbon monoxide generated by natural cell processes. Carbon monoxide is a toxic gas that can prove fatal at high concentrations; the gas is most commonly associated with faulty domestic heating systems and car fumes, and is often referred to as 'the silent killer'. But carbon monoxide — chemical symbol CO — is also produced within our bodies through the normal activity of...

2011-08-05 12:50:46

Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution. But catalysts are used for a broad variety of purposes, including the conversion of petroleum and renewable resources into fuel, as well as the production of plastics, fertilizers, paints, solvents, pharmaceuticals and more. About 20 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States depends upon catalysts to facilitate the...

2011-05-09 12:01:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Yet being able to detect its presence in your home can literally mean the difference between life and death. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced whenever gas, charcoal, wood or oil is burned. High levels of the gas can kill you in minutes and each year hundreds of people die from accidental CO poisoning. MXenergy, one of the nation's leading independent energy...

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2011-04-27 08:57:53

By Steve Koppes, University of Chicago Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earth's atmosphere. Exotic bacteria that do not rely on oxygen may have played an important role in determining the composition of Earth's early atmosphere, according to a theory that UChicago researcher Albert Colman is testing in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia. He has found that bacteria at the site produce as well as consume carbon monoxide, a...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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