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2013-04-12 10:15:07

Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year's wildfire season in the western United States. The Autonomous Modular Sensor (AMS) is a scanning spectrometer designed to help detect hot-spots, active fires, and smoldering and post-fire conditions. Scientists at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif., and USFS engineers installed it on a Cessna Citation...

2013-04-11 12:22:22

WASHINGTON, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Airborne imaging technology developed at NASA and transferred to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service (USFS) in 2012 is being tested to prepare for this year's wildfire season in the western United States. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Autonomous Modular Sensor (AMS) is a scanning spectrometer designed to help detect hot-spots, active fires, and smoldering and post-fire conditions....

2013-04-09 08:22:39

Strong growth trends continue in spite of winter slow-down in Construction and Shipping HOUSTON, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FLAME SEAL PRODUCTS (OTCPink: FLMP) gross sales for the Quarter ending March 31, 2013 were up 90% compared with the First Quarter of 2012, and up over 52% compared with the Fourth Quarter of 2012. The growth trend which began in December is continuing, primarily in the Spray Foam Insulation Market with the Company's premier product, Flame Seal-TB. First...

2013-04-01 08:26:24

Online Supplier Expands Inventory to Include Firefighter, Rescue & Turnout Gear, Duty Wear, EMS Supplies & Wildland Fire Gear PLAINS, Kan., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kansas-based internet retailer of firefighting gear and more, Envision Solutions LLC, has significantly increased its inventory at www.Fire-Gear.net. The online store offers competitively priced brand names including Cairns, 5.11 Tactical, Under Armour, Fire-Dex, Bullard, Shelby, Ringer and many more. Company...

2013-03-26 16:22:50

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Department of Consumer Affairs Bureau of Electronic and Appliance Repair, Home Furnishings and Thermal Insulation concluded its public comment period today on a draft regulation that would, among other changes, eliminate the state's open flame test for upholstered furniture. A recent poll by Tulchin Research shows that California voters overwhelmingly believe flame retardants used in household products like furniture can...

2013-03-20 20:20:44

Fire Protection Group, Inc. is ready to help protect both businesses and residents against fire dangers LOS ANGELES, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we approach the fire season, Fire Protection Group, Inc. understands why owners of buildings may be more worried about their property than usual. According to a recent editorial in the Los Angeles Times, there has been growing controversy regarding a draft report on minimizing the dangers of wildfires from the California Department of...

2013-03-14 12:23:06

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett has proclaimed March 17-23 as Wildfire Prevention Week in Pennsylvania, noting warming temperatures and drying March winds have combined to increase fire dangers across Pennsylvania's forests and brush lands. "Last spring brought many brush and woodlands fires, showing us how quickly our wealth of forest resources can be endangered," Corbett said. "People cause 98 percent of wildfires; a mere spark by a careless...

Bats Undisturbed By Forest Fires
2013-03-08 09:07:56

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forest fires are responsible for laying waste to entire ecosystems. As the flames rush through, animals attempt to make their escape, seeking shelter in less incendiary locales. Charred remains of trees and ground cover are completely unsuitable for sustaining the life of the animals that once called the area home. However, a new study led by bat ecologist Winifred Frick of the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) reports the...

2013-01-24 16:24:40

DERRY, N.H., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fireye InSight II is the first Primary Safety Control to be certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a leading global independent safety science company, to Safety Integrity Level 3 (SIL3), providing customers with assurance that its products meet a high level of safety. Fireye is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The InSight II scanners, currently installed in power plants and...

2013-01-24 12:29:03

HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Flame Seal Products Inc. (OTC: FLMP) today announced the Company is seeing a dramatic rise in sales volume which began in early December. Management's extensive effort to expand distribution networks is yielding significant results, as December sales of Flame Seal-TB, the Company's lead product, achieved record levels for the month, in spite of the fact there were less than 3 productive weeks during the month due to the Christmas Holidays. The first...


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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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