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Gravity Plays A Key Role In Shaping Sandstone Arches

Gravity Plays A Key Role In Shaping Sandstone Arches

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every artist has their secret and it turns out Mother Nature is no different. According to a new report in Nature Geoscience, the sandstone arches seen in desert areas around the Western US...

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2014-07-25 16:21:45

RALEIGH, N.C., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northside Elementary School in Chapel Hill, NC has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). The three-story, 100,000-square-foot school opened in fall of 2013 and represents the first LEED Platinum elementary school in North Carolina. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140725/130403 Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools partnered with...

2014-07-25 08:27:05

MINT HILL, N.C., July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keith Paris of Paris Projects, Ltd., and developer of Cheval, one of the fastest growing new home communities in Greater Charlotte announced today new builders have been added to their esteem Featured Builder Program. Arcadia Homes and The Ullman Group will be building custom homes in Cheval's neighborhood, Creekside that offers homesites from the $125,000 and new homes starting from the $850,000. Cheval features five distinct...

2014-07-24 23:12:16

Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is expanding with the addition of a new (SIP) Structural Insulated Panels manufacturing plant located at its Fingerlakes Construction facility in Clyde, New York. Clyde, New York (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Energy Panel Structures (EPS) is expanding with the addition of a new (SIP) Structural Insulated Panels manufacturing plant located at its Fingerlakes Construction facility in Clyde, New York. The plant is about 10,000 sq. ft. and includes a state-of-the-art...

2014-07-24 23:09:59

Priority Energy and Streetscape Development executives and Skokie's Mayor Van Dusen celebrate the ground breaking at Floral Avenue; a new development of twenty homes engineered to have unsurpassed energy efficiency and comfort levels in accordance with the DOE's Builders Challenge performance requirements. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 On June 27, Robert Schildgen, CEO of Priority Energy, joined John McLinden, President of Streetscape Development and Skokie Mayor George Van...

2014-07-24 23:00:34

BambooIndustry.com, an experienced bamboo product manufacturer, has recently released its bamboo carpet collection. Now, BambooIndustry.com is offering great discounts on all these new bamboo carpets. (PRWEB) July 25, 2014 BambooIndustry.com, an experienced bamboo product manufacturer, has recently released its bamboo carpet collection. Now, BambooIndustry.com is offering great discounts on all these new bamboo carpets. According to the sales manager of BambooIndustry.com, all its bamboo...

2014-07-24 12:23:46

Elegant Flooring Solution Combines the Features of Precious Materials with the Practicality of Resilient Solid Vinyl Flooring CHAGRIN FALLS, Ohio, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Combining the look of precious materials with the characteristics of resilient flooring, the new Johnsonite GemStone(TM) Solid Vinyl Tile (SVT) from Tarkett, worldwide leader in innovative and sustainable flooring and sports surface solutions, delivers both luxury and performance. The ideal solution for heavy...

2014-07-23 23:32:10

Garland’s new Energizer BK cold-applied waterproof coating provides excellent water resistance in addition to superior strength and flexibility. It’s designed to improve the long-term performance of new and existing coal tar pitch and asphalt roofing systems. Canada (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Garland’s new Energizer BK specially formulated cold-applied waterproofing coating is designed to be used as a flood coat over new and existing asphalt and coal tar roof systems or as a premium...

2014-07-23 23:25:22

Willingness to Start Over is Rewarded by Key Position within Charlotte Company Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Doggett Concrete, Inc. (http://www.doggettconcrete.com) announced that Omar Castro has joined the company as Chief Residential Estimator. As Doggett Concrete celebrates its 50-year anniversary, they welcome Omar to the team. With over 10 years experience as a Supervisor and Engineer in the Dominican Republic, Castro climbed the ladder within one company, working on highway...

2014-07-23 23:15:23

BambooIndustry.com has recently unveiled its new collection of bamboo poles. Now, the high quality bamboo poles are available at a low price. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 BambooIndustry.com is an enterprise specializing in making the bamboo products. The professional supplier has recently unveiled its new collection of bamboo poles. Now, the high quality bamboo poles are available at a low price. “We are glad to announce our bamboo poles. All the new items are very affordable. Moreover, our...

2014-07-23 23:14:51

Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. introduces its "Learning Revit Structure 2015 Tutorial," a 10 hour course designed to provide engineers and architects with a functional understanding of the primary features of this powerful 4D Building Information Modeling (BIM) program used widely at all levels of professional design. (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Software training firm Infinite Skills Inc. this week introduced its "Learning Revit Structure 2015 Tutorial," a...


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Eastern Mole, Scalopus aquaticus
2012-05-04 05:50:15

The eastern mole (Scalopus aquaticus) is also known as the common mole, and it is the only mole in its genus. This mole has a very wide range, the largest of any native North American mole ranging from Canada to the eastern areas of the United States, and as far south as Mexico. In the United Sates, this mole can be found in Texas, Nebraska, Kansas, Florida, Louisiana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. However, it is not found in the Appalachian Mountains. Its Canadian range is limited to the...

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2010-10-04 16:15:56

Staplers, used widely in government, business, offices, and schools, are mechanical devices that join sheets of paper by driving a metal staple through the paper. The first stapler was created for King Louis XV. Each staple was inscribed with the insignia of royal court. George McGill created the predecessor of the modern staple. In 1867, he received a patent for a press to insert his fastener into paper. Henry R. Heyl received a patent for the first machine to both insert and clinch the...

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2005-05-26 10:48:13

Gypsum is a very soft mineral composed of calcium sulfate dihydrate, with the chemical formula CaSO4·2H2O. Chemical structure Heating gypsum above approximately 150°C (302°F) partially dehydrates the mineral by driving off exactly 75% of the water contained in its chemical structure. CaSO4·2H2O + heat → CaSO4·½H2O + 1½H2O (steam) The partially dehydrated mineral is called calcium sulfate hemihydrate or calcined gypsum (commonly known as plaster of...

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2005-05-25 19:16:15

Perlite is an amorphous glass mineral of volcanic origin. Typical analysis: 70-75% SiO2, 12-15% Al2O3, Na2O 3-4%, K2O 3-5%, Fe2O3 0,5-2%, MgO 0,2-0,7%, CaO 0,5-1,5% Loss On Ignition 3-5% Properties: When it reaches temperatures of 850"“900 °C, perlite softens (since it is a glass) and water trapped in the structure escapes and this causes the expansion of the material to 7"“15 times its original volume. The expanded material is a brilliant white, due to the reflectivity of the...

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2005-05-25 10:53:46

Vermiculite is a natural mineral which expands with the application of heat. It is formed by hydration of certain basaltic minerals, and is often found in association with asbestos. Mining operations in Libby, Montana were closed in 1990 in response to asbestos contamination. Expanded vermiculite is used as a soil conditioner, as loose-fill insulating and packing material, as an insulating filler for plaster and concrete compounds, and as a carrier for dry handling and slow release of...

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Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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