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2014-09-19 23:01:01

Reduced demand for industry services has prompted many redundancies and fragmented the industry. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated its report on Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 The growth of the Fire and Security Alarm Installation Services industry in Australia has been limited over the past five years, as it has contended with subdued commercial construction activity due to...

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2014-09-11 03:30:28

Dr. Tony Phillips, Science@NASA Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise: Fire dances and swirls. It reproduces, consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment. It needs oxygen to survive. In short, fire is uncannily lifelike. Nowhere is this more true than onboard a spaceship. [ Watch the Video: ScienceCasts: Jellyfish Flame On The International Space Station ] Unlike flames on Earth, which have a tear-drop...

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2014-09-09 03:00:11

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis Climate change is expected to contribute to a dramatic increase in forest fire damage in Europe, but better forest management could mitigate the problem, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Climate change is expected to bring increased temperatures and longer droughts—conditions that will make forests more susceptible to fires. By 2090, the area burned by forest fires...

2014-09-03 23:11:25

Families are today demanding simple and affordable alternatives resulting in a huge loss of profits to the once traditional funeral home. New York, New York (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 DFS Memorials now has a nationwide network of over 85 cremation providers in strategic locations, enabling us to help families nationwide arrange a direct cremation at a low cost. The average spend on a traditional funeral is in the region of $8,000 (NFDA) but for cremation it is nearer to $3,000 (CANA)....

2014-08-28 16:23:27

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to passage of SB 1019 in the California legislature, the American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA) released the following statement: "SB 1019 does California consumers a great disservice. The bill fails to inform consumers that furniture sold in the state may no longer be protected from open-flame sources, such as candles, lighters, and matches. The bill also makes inaccurate claims...

2014-08-26 08:25:38

Launches Year-Long Sustainability 360 Program on Wildfires, Drought and Water Issues, Climate Science and Native American Cultural Sustainability FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, wildfire season is trending longer, larger and more extreme. As fires continue to blaze in the West, Northern Arizona University (NAU) is launching a multi-part series, designed to provide education on critical issues related to wildfires. The series features expert commentary,...

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...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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