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Lithium-ion Battery That Gives Warning Before Overheating
2014-10-14 03:13:59

Provided By By Mark Shwartz, Stanford University Stanford University scientists have developed a "smart" lithium-ion battery that gives ample warning before it overheats and bursts into flames. The new technology is designed for conventional lithium-ion batteries now used in billions of cellphones, laptops and other electronic devices, as well as a growing number of cars and airplanes. "Our goal is to create an early-warning system that saves lives and property," said Yi Cui, an...

Aegista diversifamilia
2014-10-14 03:00:31

Provided by Dr. Chih-Wei Huang, Pensoft Publishers Scientists from the Department of Life Science, National Taiwan Normal University and the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica described a new endemic land snail species. The new species Aegista diversifamilia was long confused for the widely distributed A. subchinensis. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Aegista subchinensis was first described in 1884 and was thought to be widely distributed in...

2014-10-14 08:25:35

Investment marks first residential solar financing for New Resource Bank SAN DIEGO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OneRoof Energy, Inc., a residential solar services provider and wholly owned subsidiary of OneRoof Energy Group, Inc. (TSXV:ON), today announced that New Resource Bank (OTCBB: NWBN) will provide approximately $2 million in debt financing to lower its cost of funds on a pool of existing projects, freeing up additional working capital for the Company. This new lending...

2014-10-14 08:25:23

Renewable Energy World founder Jim Callihan appointed Director, Sales and Marketing North America SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intersolar North America, the most well attended solar industry exhibition and conference in North America, today announced the addition of Jim Callihan to its team as Director, Sales and Marketing North America. Drawing from nearly two decades of experience in the solar industry, Callihan will serve as a liaison and advisor for exhibitors and...

2014-10-14 08:25:07

PennTex to process 200 MMSCFD of natural gas at Louisiana facility DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UOP LLC, a Honeywell (NYSE: HON) company, announced today that PennTex North Louisiana, LLC ("PennTex North Louisiana"), a subsidiary of PennTex Midstream Partners, LLC ("PennTex"), has selected UOP to engineer, procure and construct (EPC) a gas processing plant to recover valuable natural gas liquids (NGLs) in northern Louisiana. The new plant will be capable of...

2014-10-14 08:24:15

An easy to install, all-inclusive, cost effective device for residential installations. BETHEL, Conn., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After a highly successful introduction, Solar Data Systems, Inc. will launch the Solar-Log 350 & GE Meter at the upcoming Solar Power International Tradeshow on October 20-23 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This first of a new series, is specially designed for the residential PV market and is engineered for simple installation. The compact design consists of...

2014-10-14 08:24:05

Company Continues to Execute on Sterilization Strategy by Signing Letter of Intent with Pioneer Recycling TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MagneGas® Corporation ("MagneGas" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: MNGA), a technology company that includes among its inventions a patented process that converts liquid waste into a hydrogen-based fuel, announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent ("LOI") with Pioneer Recycling, LLC ("Pioneer"), a Tampa-based waste disposal provider, to...

2014-10-14 08:23:56

Facilities Cap Increases from $400 Million to $800 Million BELMONT, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced the Credit Facility's overall cap was increased from $400 million USD to $800 million USD. The amendment reflects the banking community's strong confidence in SunEdison and will allow additional banks to participate in the Credit Facility as SunEdison...

2014-10-14 08:23:54

BELMONT, Calif., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison, Inc. (NYSE: SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services, today announced new zero white space (ZWS) solar module technology. The technology can increase solar module power output by up to 15%, effectively decreasing the total system cost by up to 8%. "SunEdison's ZWS technology is a major achievement that will significantly reduce the cost of solar energy," said Dave Ranhoff, president...

2014-10-14 08:23:51

DUBLIN, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Waste Management Market in India 2014 - 2025" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The new Indian Government is launching Swachh Bharat Mission or Clean India Mission which aims to mobilize masses and seeks to create a clean India. The aim of this mission is to motivate Indian citizens to devote at least hundred hours every year i.e. two hours every week to...


Latest Environment Reference Libraries

Papaver rhoeas
2014-10-16 11:37:39

Papaver rhoeas is a species of flowering plant. The common, widespread plant may also be referred to as the Corn poppy, the Corn rose, the Field poppy, Flanders poppy, the Red poppy, the Red weed coquelicot and the Headache. This member of the poppy family Papaveraceae, can be found in Europe in agricultural fields, roadsides and wasteland. The plant is known to give off a foul odor and is considered an agricultural weed. P. rhoeas will often flower in late spring or in the warmer fall...

Papaver orientale
2014-10-16 11:34:49

Papaver orientale is a species of flowering plant. This perennial plant (surviving more than 2 years)may also be referred to as the Oriental poppy and it is a member of the Papaveraceae family. P. orientale can be found in northeastern Turkey and northern Iran. P. orientale commonly grows between 2 and 3 feet and its flowers will commonly bloom from June till July. Flowers are scarlet red, orange or pink in color with purple centers. Long stalks produce thistle-like gray or green leaves...

Papaver nudicaule
2014-10-15 11:29:10

Papaver nudicaule is a flowering plant species. This species may also be referred to as the Arctic poppy or the Iceland poppy. The species belongs to the Papaveraceae family. This plant is a short- lived species that is commonly grown as a biennial or annual plant. P. nudicaule plants can be found in the Asian mountain areas and north into arctic regions in Europe and North America. P. nudicaule produces large, fragrant flowers that can be grown in a variety of different colors from white,...

Nelumbo nucifera
2014-10-15 11:26:21

Nelumbo nucifera is a flowering plant species. This plant may also be commonly referred to as the Indian lotus, the Sacred lotus, Bean of India or simply, Lotus. N. nucifera is an aquatic plant and along with one other species, it makes up the Nelumbonaceae family. The species is a perennial plant meaning it lives longer than 2 years. In fact, the oldest lotus germination was found in northeastern China and came from seeds that were 1,300 years old. N. nucifera is rooted on the bottom of...

Hydrastis canadensis
2014-10-15 11:19:10

Hydrastis canadensis is an herb species. This herb may also be referred to as orangeroot or yellow puccoon and most commonly, Goldenseal. It is a perennial herb, meaning the species survives longer than 2 years. H. canadensis belongs to the Ranunculales family and can be found in southeastern Canada and northeastern United States. H. canadensis has a purple stem with tiny hairs that grow above ground. It has a thick, tangled rootstock or underground stem. This species produces 2 leaves....

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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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