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2014-09-29 23:09:18

New Market Research Report Title Global Bitumen Market Analysis Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 Has Beed Added to GrandViewReseach.com Report Database. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/bitumen-market San Francisco, California (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 The global market for bitumen is expected to reach USD 95.77 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Bitumen is primarily used in road construction activities...

2014-09-29 23:05:52

JD Electric Services (formerly JD Electric), an electrical contractor in Toronto, changes name to better emulate the value of the good service provided. Concord Ontario (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 JD Electric has changed it's name to JD Electric Services. JD Electric Services is an electrical contractor in Toronto, servicing the greater Toronto Ontario area for the past 30 years. The name change is a result of the company undergoing a positive change in the marketplace which...

2014-09-29 23:04:27

Animated production is designed to educate and inform building owners, property managers and the general public on the benefits of HVAC optimization Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 When upgrading a large building’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to improve occupant comfort and comply with today’s efficiency standards, commercial building owners and property managers have numerous choices. Various energy optimization systems all claim to be the best,...

2014-09-29 23:01:38

Walttools, a U.S. manufacturer and distributor of professional grade decorative concrete tools and supplies, just added to their successful form line by releasing three new step liners based on, one of a kind, slate textures. Morris, Illinois (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In the old days of decorative concrete, when one needed stair risers or concrete edge faces to be textured to resemble stone it was a tedious process that only gave mediocre results. Thanks to ultra-realistic step liners...

2014-09-29 12:31:41

~ New testing shows adhesives hold up to 3/4-inch flooring in place; opens up installation options TOANO, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Over time, homeowners who couldn't nail into concrete subflooring haven't been able to enjoy the rich looks and extensive benefits of solid hardwood flooring. They just couldn't trust an adhesive to hold the thick flooring in place. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130529/NY21644LOGO Lumber Liquidators (NYSE: LL) offers a solution to the...

2014-09-29 12:23:07

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Capital Energy & Infrastructure ("ACEI") announced today that its platform company, BMR Energy, LLC ("BMR Energy"), has completed a key milestone in the development of its 36 MW wind generation project in St. Elizabeth Parish, Jamaica. On September 18 at a ceremony in Kingston, Jamaica, BMR Energy executed the final power purchase agreement with the electric utility Jamaica Public Service Company Limited ("JPS") for the...

2014-09-26 23:08:29

Recently, BamboofloorChina.com, one of the most popular suppliers of bamboo products, has announced its new selection of click strand woven bamboo floors. More than 2000 brand new top quality items are provided in the fresh range. (PRWEB) September 26, 2014 Recently, BamboofloorChina.com, one of the most popular suppliers of bamboo products, has announced its new selection of click strand woven bamboo floors. More than 2000 brand new top quality items are provided in the fresh range. As a...

2014-09-26 23:01:06

The latest report on APAC smart homes market published by MarketsandMarkets indicates that the market is projected to reach a value of $9.28 Billion by 2020. South East Asia countries are the emerging market for smart homes and are poised for the highest growth rate amongst all the countries. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/apac-smart-homes-market-1291.html) (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 According to a new market research report, "APAC Smart Homes Market - By Products...

2014-09-26 23:00:34

Recently, a well-known bamboo product manufacturer and retailer, BamboofloorChina.com, has happily announced its newest collection of inexpensive bamboo veneers. In addition to that, it is now providing discounted shipping fees for customers throughout the world. (PRWEB) September 27, 2014 Recently, a well-known bamboo product manufacturer and retailer, BamboofloorChina.com, has happily announced its newest collection of inexpensive bamboo veneers. In addition to that, it is now providing...

2014-09-26 20:21:01

FONTANA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) today announced that its subsidiary, CSI Tubular Products, Inc. (CSITP), has produced the first pipe off its new electrical resistance welded (ERW) pipe mill at the Company's site near Fontana, California, and is taking fourth quarter customer orders for the new mill, as it grows its existing pipe business. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148718 Concurrently with the start-up...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'