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Turning Old Tires Into A Useful Material To Improve Roadways

Turning Old Tires Into A Useful Material To Improve Roadways

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online According to the EPA, there are approximately 300 million discarded tires every year in America. Frequently these tires are thrown into landfills or discarded illegally and are a potential...

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2014-04-24 23:17:54

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a renowned bamboo flooring manufacturer, has excitedly announced the addition of strand woven bamboo flooring to its catalog. (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, a renowned bamboo flooring manufacturer, has excitedly announced the addition of strand woven bamboo flooring to its catalog. Moreover, the business is now offering great discounts, on these strand woven bamboo flooring products. According to the website, strand woven bamboo flooring...

2014-04-24 23:14:07

CertainTeed launched its second webisode in the 2013 Living Spaces® Facebook® Home Makeover Video Contest featuring the Bielfelt family of Mentor, Ohio. In this webisode, the family is empowered by CertainTeed’s digital design and color tools, allowing them to take a more active role in designing their home’s exterior makeover. Valley Forge, PA (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Homeowner discovers easy-to-use digital tools for designing a dream living space. CertainTeed launched its...

2014-04-24 16:24:12

CALGARY, April 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Pure Technologies Ltd. ("Pure" or the "Company") (TSX: PUR) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a multi-year contract in the amount of $10.9 million to provide inspection services for critical water pipelines within The Regional Municipality of York (York Region). York Regional Council has awarded Pure with a four-year contract to conduct condition assessments for pipelines critical to the delivery of water to municipalities within the...

2014-04-24 16:23:42

DUBLIN, Apr. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/w9lrph/pu_coating_market) has announced the addition of the "PU Coating Market by Type, End Industry & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 PU coating is one of the basic types of coating which has witnessed a significant growth in the past few years and this growth is expected to continue in the coming...

2014-04-24 12:31:53

Three-Year Project an Experiment in Resource-Efficient Building and Remodeling BENTON HARBOR, Mich., April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An energy-inefficient, late 1920's vintage bungalow in West Lafayette, Ind., will become a living laboratory for appliance and resource efficiency research thanks to a combined effort by the Whirlpool Corporation and Purdue University. As part of corporate commitments to sustainability and advancements in the home building and remodeling industries,...

2014-04-23 23:13:58

The interactive webinar series, scheduled to begin May 1, is suited for a wide variety of professionals within the construction community, including owners, contractors, construction managers, and owners’ representatives who want to gain a working knowledge of building information modeling (BIM) and related information technologies. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Early next month, WPL Publishing will kick off a four-part webinar series that will focus on the value of building...

2014-04-23 23:12:50

Construct-A-Lead’s comprehensive online database supplies the enormous yet highly under-served construction marketplace with valuable information for companies to be able to compete in the multi-billion dollar global construction marketplace. The following East Coast-based, multi-family construction projects offer users insight into the area’s construction activity. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 Construct-A-Lead, the Construction industry’s most comprehensive construction lead...

2014-04-23 23:10:14

BambooIndustry.com, a well-known solid bamboo flooring manufacturer, has recently released its bamboo veneer collection. (PRWEB) April 23, 2014 BambooIndustry.com, a well-known solid bamboo flooring manufacturer, has recently released its bamboo veneer collection. Now, BambooIndustry.com is offering great discounts on all these new bamboo veneers and its solid bamboo flooring. According to the sales manager of BambooIndustry.com, bamboo veneer is manufactured from bamboo blocks laminated...

2014-04-23 23:01:27

Energy Saving Solutions USA (“ESS” or the “Company”), the creators of the LED with a lifetime guarantee™, yesterday celebrated the achievement of $2.2 billion in energy costs savings in 2013 from efficient LED lighting; consequently eliminating 404.5 million tons of carbon emissions from polluting our planet. The Company’s Forever LED Lights are the only LED lights on the market with a lifetime guarantee, exclusively administered by McCusker & Company and backed by Service...

2014-04-23 23:01:05

MarketReportsOnline.com adds “Global Excavator Market Report: 2014 Edition” report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Excavators are one of the major segments of construction equipment industry. These are used extensively in numerous fields ranging from construction of roads, building structures to mining and extraction of gold and diamonds. There are several types of excavators present in the industry, based on their size and machinery. The growth of the...


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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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