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2014-08-20 12:25:53

TIKI® Brand and HGTV Design Star fan favorite Kellie Clements share smart ways to save MENOMONEE FALLS, Wis., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With back-to-school season quickly approaching, homeowners everywhere are savoring the final days of summer and preparing to host one last backyard bash for the season. Before going out and splurging on new items for weekend entertaining, it's important to know what to repurpose and what to buy new. "You don't need to spend a fortune to...

2014-08-13 23:02:51

Fire pits are a great addition to any backyard or outdoor area, but any kind of open flame can be dangerous. LINCOLN, R.I. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Fire pits are a great addition to any backyard or outdoor area. They’re perfect for entertaining guests, and they help to keep the bugs away. However, any kind of open flame can be dangerous, and it’s important to know what precautions to take. That’s why Amica Insurance is answering some common fire pit safety questions with information...

2014-08-13 20:21:50

As wildfires rage statewide, Fire Protection Group, Inc. continues to be a leading resource for concerned property managers and owners LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 2(nd), Governor Jerry Brown announced that California is officially in a state of emergency due to the danger posed by more than a dozen wildfires. At the same time, Fire Protection Group, Inc. has seen an increase in interest in fire safety upgrades. It's easy to see why. In the first week of the...

2014-08-12 08:23:46

ASHLAND, Ore., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two recently published scientific studies add to a growing body of research on the ecological importance of forest fires, even severe ones, in the western U.S, particularly California's Sierra region. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140811/135259 One study, published in Natural Areas Journal (http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3375/043.034.0317), documented the ecological importance of forest fires for numerous plants and...

2014-08-11 23:03:48

Free training helps firefighters understand the warning signs of flashover and learn how to use new thermal imaging technology. Telford, PA (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Today Draeger announced that it will bring its Live Fire Training Roadshow to locations across the United States, beginning with a training event in Minneapolis August 15-16. Available to both professional and volunteer firefighters, this live fire experience is essential for departments that might not otherwise have access to...

Ecology Of California Shaped By History Of Fire And Drought, Past And Future
2014-08-11 03:02:56

Ecological Society of America Fire season has arrived in California with vengeance in this third year of extended drought for the state. A series of large fires east of Redding and Fresno, in Yosemite, and on the Oregon border prompted Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency on Sunday, August 3rd. As force of destruction and renewal, fire has a long and intimate history with the ecology of California. Ecological scientists will discuss aspects of that history in detail at the...

Wildfire fuel
2014-08-06 02:45:19

Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires. Scientists have uncovered key attributes of so-called “brown carbon” from wildfires, airborne atmospheric particles that may have influenced current climate models that failed to take the material’s warming effects into account. The work was described by a collaborative team of researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Carnegie Mellon University and the...

FLEX experiment
2014-07-30 03:00:34

Ioana Patringenaru, University of California, San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering A team of international researchers has discovered a new type of cool burning flames that could lead to cleaner, more efficient engines for cars. The discovery was made during a series of experiments on the International Space Station by a team led by Forman Williams, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at the University of California, San Diego. Researchers detailed their findings last...

Wildfires Found To Release A Previously Unidentified Type Of Soot
2014-07-08 06:37:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online Globally, wildfires are responsible for creating veritable ecological wastelands across millions of hectares of land each year. As the effects of climate change have become ever more pronounced over the previous years, we have seen both the number and severity of wildfires increase drastically. As reported on redOrbit last year, the increasing number of wildfires has been sending both carbon monoxide and other toxins streaming into...

2014-06-30 23:08:08

Since the launch of the ArTorch® website, interest in the multiuse mini-flame instrument that welds, brazes, & solders most metals has increased substantially, leading Uniweld to elaborate the versatile product. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The ArTorch® is an ideal pinpoint flame tool for jewelers, artists, opticians, dentists, electronic technicians & hobbyists. Since the launch of Artorch.com, interest in the professional mini-flame tool has spread across...


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2010-09-27 17:09:09

A Bunsen burner produces a single open gas flame; it is commonly found in labs - used for heating, sterilization, and combustion. Robert Bunsen, in 1852, was hired at the University of Heidelberg and promised a new laboratory building. Heidelberg had just started installing coal-gas street lighting which provided light but not necessarily heat. Laboratory lamps, at the time, left much to be desired regarding economy and simplicity. The desire was to maximize the temperature and minimize...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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