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2010-02-17 12:22:00

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to offer an environmentally friendly hot water option for commercial applications, A. O. Smith has introduced a new line of energy-saving and innovative commercial electric heat pump water heaters. These water heaters capture heat and humidity from the surrounding atmosphere and utilize it for heating potable water. "They are three times more efficient than standard electric water heaters and up to five times more efficient than...

2009-05-20 14:48:55

British scientists say they are a step closer to making environmentally friendly magnetic refrigerators and air conditioning systems. Imperial College London researchers say magnetic refrigeration technology could provide a green alternative to traditional gas-compression refrigerators and air conditioners, requiring up to 30 percent less energy without the use of ozone-depleting chemicals or producing greenhouse gases. A magnetic refrigeration system works by applying a magnetic field to a...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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