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2010-11-09 09:45:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has published a new Product/Engineering CD. The CD provides a comprehensive electronic catalog of the company's dust and fume collection equipment. In-depth information on dust collectors for all types of applications, including the Gold Series® cartridge collectors with HemiPleat® filter...

2010-10-06 19:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles has been labeled as the most polluted city in America for years now, a statistic that can be largely attributed to the city's ever increasing number of cars on the road and the unique topography that it's built upon. For those that live in LA, air quality is often less than ideal, especially for the thousands of Angelinos who suffer from acute respiratory illnesses and asthma. While many assume that indoor air quality is better than outside,...

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2010-10-06 14:45:00

Japan's space agency has found particles in the capsule of the Hayabusa space probe that may be extraterrestrial. The Yomiuri newspaper and Kyodo News agency reported that scientists discovered minute particles that may be from outside Earth. The newspaper said that their components have characteristics that differ from dust or aluminum powder samples that had been collected earlier. The Hayabusa space probe was sent off to an asteroid seven years ago, and returned on June 24 with samples...

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2010-10-06 13:14:32

Using data from several research satellites, scientists will spend the next three years trying to understand the climate impacts of about 770 million tons of dust carried into the atmosphere every year from the Sahara Desert. Some Saharan dust falls back to Earth before it leaves Africa. Some of it streams out over the Atlantic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea, carried on the wind as far away as South America and the southeastern U.S. All of it has an as-yet unmeasured impact on Earth's energy...

2010-10-04 14:41:00

How Improving Air Quality Can Benefit People Suffering from Asthma BISMARCK, N.D., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the month of October North Dakota brings awareness to indoor air quality. Several factors contribute to poor indoor air quality including radon, tobacco smoke, carbon monoxide, and allergens from mold, insects, and pets. All North Dakotans could benefit from improving air quality, specifically households with members suffering from asthma. "An asthma attack causes a...

2010-09-16 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC) has published a Product Overview Brochure on its line of dust and fume collection systems to clean up industrial processes. The new literature provides a convenient two-page overview of the company's installed and portable dust collection equipment as well as dust collector accessories and filters, industrial vacuums and other key product lines. Photos, features and benefits of each product are detailed. For...

2010-08-31 17:46:00

CANTON, Ohio, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- For the third time in the last four years, Midwest has earned a position on the Inc 5000 annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100817/INC5000LOGO) The nation's leading pioneer in the field of dust control and unpaved roads stabilization, Midwest is the only dust-control and stabilization company to make the list...

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2010-08-24 06:35:00

Terrestrial solar panels could be kept dust free thanks to a technology developed for lunar and Mars missions, according to research presented at a meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dust buildup can reduce the efficiency of electricity generating solar panels by up to 80 percent. The self-cleaning technology can repel dust when sensors detect any concentrations on the surface of the panels. BBC News reports that solar installations are abundant in sunny, dry desert regions...

2010-07-07 11:00:00

NEW YORK, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The record-setting heat hitting the east coast provides the perfect breeding ground for dust mites, making it an extremely difficult week for those who suffer from asthma, eczema or indoor allergies. Smartsilk(TM) (http://www.Smartsilk.com), an all natural bedding company, announced today that its new collection of silk filled bedding offers sleepers an impenetrable line of defense against the dreaded dust mite. In addition to repelling them, the bedding...

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2010-07-06 06:14:35

The Japanese space agency (JAXA) said Monday that its Hayabusa space probe, which returned to Earth last month, collected "minute particles" of what it hopes is asteroid dust from the potato-shaped Itokawa asteroid. Scientists hope the samples could help reveal secrets about the origins of the solar system. "We have started the opening process of the sample container of Hayabusa since June 24, 2010 and confirmed there are minute particles," JAXA told the AFP news agency. The agency also...


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  • A spider.
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