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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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