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Physicists Sound Warning To Nail Beauty Fanatics

Physicists Sound Warning To Nail Beauty Fanatics

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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2014-10-22 08:35:00

RIDGEFIELD, Wash., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GreenCE, Inc. has launched the industry's first free LEED Exam Prep program to educate design professionals about green building principles and the LEED rating systems. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the premier green building system in the world. The new LEED Exam Prep course features video, animation, music, and case studies. Recently, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) released its new...

2014-10-22 08:25:24

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Huber Engineered Woods' flagship products, AdvanTech® flooring and ZIP System® sheathing and tape, are the first premium subflooring and combination wood structural panel and water resistive barrier panel brands to receive environmental product declarations (EPD), respectively. The company submitted the AdvanTech flooring and ZIP System sheathing & roofing products through a Life Cycle Assessment to document the manufacturing processes in...

2014-10-22 08:24:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute. This achievement continues the Navy's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through high-performance design and is distinguished as the military's first LEED Platinum dining facility....

2014-10-22 04:21:12

Company Makes Building Industry's Green Purchasing Decisions Easier by Providing Functional and Environmental Performance Information in Easy-to-Understand Cloud-Based Reports MORROW, Ga., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TOTO, the largest plumbing manufacturer in the world with $5.1 billion dollars in annual sales, announced today that it has strengthened its position as a leader in sustainable product design and marketing by introducing ten new Sustainable Minds (SM) Transparency...

2014-10-21 23:11:41

The CanBIM Certification and (Can)BIM Protocol are intended to further advance Building Information Modelling (BIM) in Canada. http://www.canbim.com. Edmonton, Alberta (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The aim of the CANBIM Accreditation & Certification Program - is to create a national body providing a benchmark for Individuals, AECOO companies/organizations, academic institutions and training providers to be certified to nationally standardized and recognized levels of BIM Competency, the...

2014-10-21 23:08:34

Recently, BambooIndustry.com, an internationally famous bamboo product manufacturer, has unveiled its new collection of hand scraped bamboo floorings. Moreover, all these brand new items are elegant and natural; they are on sale now. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Recently, BambooIndustry.com, an internationally famous bamboo product manufacturer, has unveiled its new collection of hand scraped bamboo floorings. Moreover, all these brand new items are elegant and natural; they are on sale now....

2014-10-21 23:06:34

Turner’s sixth Green Market Barometer reveals occupant wellbeing and water efficiency are rising in importance and energy efficiency remains the highest ranked benefit of green buildings New York, New York (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Turner Construction Company, recognized as the largest green builder in the United States, today announced the results of their sixth survey of real estate, design and construction executives on environmentally sustainable construction practices. Key findings...

2014-10-21 16:29:46

DUBLIN, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r3qssc/global_mobile) has announced the addition of the "Global Mobile Crane Market 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/r3qssc/global_mobile ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) A mobile crane is "a cable-controlled crane mounted on crawlers or rubber-tired carriers" or "a...

2014-10-21 16:23:05

Advanced Polymer Technology offers Melos Alternative Infills HARMONY, Pa., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Using nature as its guide, Melos GmbH (Melos) has created the Infill Bionic Fiber© by combining the advantages of the design of natural materials with the reliable durability of a proven EPDM infill granulate. The result is a soft, flexible surface and natural appearance, which promotes the adhesion of water and enhances its natural sliding behavior. Melos Infill Bionic Fiber is...

2014-10-21 12:38:16

ALBANY, New York, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transparency Market Research published a new report titled "Home Automation Market (Lighting, Safety and Security, Entertainment, HVAC, Energy Management) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", which is an extensive research study on the home automation and controls market. The report specifically analyzes the security control, access control, lighting control, HVAC control,...


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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.