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Provided by Michael Bishop, Institute of Physics The daily trimming of fingernails and toenails to make them more aesthetically pleasing could be detrimental and potentially lead to serious nail conditions. This is according to researchers...

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2014-10-24 23:01:32

Walttools is announcing the availability of Structure Coat, their new concrete bond coating mix for use in the decorative concrete arena as the ultimate product for reinforced scratch coat applications. Morris, Illinois (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Structure Coat made its first public debut at the 2014 Concrete Décor show in Ft. Worth Texas last month in the hands of Nathan Giffin of Vertical Artisans. This product is designed to offer the contractor a highly reinforced base mix, ideally...

2014-10-24 16:26:45

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pkzzwj/global_and ) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/pkzzwj/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global and Chinese Prestressed Concrete Strand (PC Strand) Industry...

2014-10-24 16:26:34

Conference Call Scheduled for 4:30 P.M. ET BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Manitex International, Inc. (MNTX), a leading international provider of cranes and specialized material and container handling equipment, today announced that management will announce its 2014 second quarter financial results after market close on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Management will then host a conference call at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss the results with the investment...

2014-10-24 12:28:03

DUBLIN, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Earthmoving Equipment Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global and Chinese Earthmoving Equipment Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global earthmoving equpiment industry with a focus on the Chinese situation. The report provides a basic overview of the...

2014-10-24 12:26:43

Unique Building Design, Versatility And Reliability Make Copper Pipe The Better Choice Over Black Steel For Plumbing And Mechanical Systems NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- When it came time to install the plumbing and mechanical system at the Nemours/A.I. DuPont Children's Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware, the shape of the new building created some unforeseen challenges for the contractor. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2014-10-24 12:23:43

Company founding member of the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association's Environmental Product Declarations program BEDFORD, Mass., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggregate Industries US (AIUS) joined 70 companies and 2,300 concrete plants in the ready-mix concrete industry to participate in the National Ready-Mix Concrete Association's (NRMCA) industry-wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD). This third-party verified report, developed using the Life Cycle Assessment process,...

2014-10-24 12:23:19

Direct Energy, one of the largest providers of home services in North America, launches new blogs for its plumbing; electrical and heating and air conditioning brands. Experts provide quick and easy tips to help at home. SARASOTA, Fla., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you're stuck with your plumbing, want to know the best way to manage your utility bill or make sure you stay energized for the upcoming holidays there is a new way to get the latest information from the experts....

2014-10-23 23:00:32

Recently, BamboofloorChina.com, a renowned bamboo item manufacturer and retailer, has announced its new assortment of bamboo floors. At the moment, these fresh items are offered at discounted rates online. (PRWEB) October 24, 2014 Recently, BamboofloorChina.com, a renowned bamboo item manufacturer and retailer, has announced its new assortment of top quality bamboo floors. Many of BamboofloorChina.com’s products have received positive reviews. Therefore, the company’s chief executive...

2014-10-23 16:22:46

COLLINSVILLE, Ill., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ameren Illinois customers can expect another year with natural gas prices lower than the national average during the upcoming 2014-15 heating season. "We are fully prepared for the winter season and expect stable prices for Ameren Illinois customers," said Ameren Illinois Gas Supply Director Ken Dothage. "Because of our price hedging and storage strategies along with the continued increase in natural gas production in the U.S., we...

2014-10-23 16:22:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union has joined a petition calling on the U.S. Commerce Department (DOC) and International Trade Commission (ITC) to impose antidumping and countervailing duties on welded API line pipe imports from South Korea and Turkey. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080131/DC12982LOGO The union, along with steelmakers American Cast Iron Pipe Co., Energex, Maverick Tube Corp., Northwest Pipe Co., Stupp...


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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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