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Cleaning Up With Space Tech
2011-09-06 09:26:25

  There´s just about nowhere that state-of-the-art space technologies cannot reach — from the martian atmosphere to those hard-to-clean spots under the couch. The search for space dust is giving us cleaner homes. Just ask Heinrich Iglseder, the Austrian scientist who created a technique to study dust in space that is now being used in a super-efficient Miele household vacuum cleaner. “Dust particles in space are very important to get information about how matter...

2011-08-31 11:00:00

The new Oransi Finn Air Purifier is one of the top air cleaners available for homes and offices after Hurricane Irene, eliminating more than 99 percent of airborne dust, pollen, mold and bacteria. For a limited time, this new air purifier comes with two extra free replacement pre-filters, while the included Hepa filter will last for up to two years â“ providing an average savings of $202 compared to other similar models with Hepa filters. The Oransi Finn Air Purifier also...

2011-08-24 18:41:05

Wheezy toddlers who have a sensitivity to house dust mites are more at risk of developing asthma by the age of 12, a University of Melbourne led study has shown. Children aged one — two years with a family history of allergy, who had a positive skin prick test to house dust mites, had a higher risk of developing asthma later in life. Results showed 75 per cent of these children had asthma at aged 12 compared to 36 per cent of children without a positive skin prick test. Lead...

2011-08-17 13:24:42

Five days after the Twin Towers collapsed, two geoscientists boarded a plane from Denver to New York City. They were part of a team that would use remote sensing techniques to categorize the hazards that might affect the rescue workers, civilians and survivors of the terrorist attacks. One of their immediate tasks involved identifying long-burning fires under the rubble. A second was to create a compositional profile of the debris cloud that resulted from the devastation. Part of the project...

2011-08-13 00:00:32

Living Direct, Inc. announces the launch of AirPurifierPro.com a comprehensive new resource for air purifier information and online shopping. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 11, 2011 Living Direct, Inc. has developed AirPurifierPro.com to help shoppers select the right home air purifier for their needs. The site offers detailed buyer's guides about air purifiers, as well as specifics on models and the best uses for each one. AirPurifierPro.com has a wide selection of air purifiers, including odor...

2011-08-09 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has produced a video that describes how the company's dust collection products and capabilities can help factories be safer, more productive and more energy-efficient. The video can be viewed at (http://www.youtube.com/user/CamfilFarrAPC?feature=mhee#p/u/2/r3lPq7qY3TU). The 9-1/2 minute video includes an overview of Camfil Farr APC capabilities - including engineering services, application and technical...

2011-07-21 07:20:00

BRAINTREE, Mass., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At AllergyBuyersClub.com, many customers ask what exactly an air purifier can and can't do for them. The following is a list of common myths about air purifiers that are explained: Myth 1. Air purifiers mean that you will not have to ever dust again. Sorry, but you will still have to get out a Hepa vacuum cleaner and dusting cloth to dust your furniture and floors to be completely free of dust. Myth 2. If you have allergies, air purifiers...

2011-07-05 23:36:16

The last of seven cotton gins is being tested this year as the fieldwork for a major 4-year cotton gin dust sampling project draws to a close. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists organized the project to intensively sample emissions from seven cotton gins across the Cotton Belt. Mike Buser, formerly with the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Cotton Production and Processing Research Unit in Lubbock, Texas, and now with Oklahoma State University at Stillwater, began the project...

2011-06-30 01:16:26

Green facades and roofs are a current trend in building. Researcher Marc Ottel© focused specifically on facades and sees considerable benefits in creating vertical vegetation. Among other things, the plants help to absorb hazardous fine dust from the air. Ottel© obtained his doctorate from TU Delft on this subject on Tuesday, 28 June 2011. Air pollution According to Ottel©, 'So-called vertical greenery is becoming an increasingly attractive option in designing modern buildings....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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