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Tracking Fires From Space
2013-08-10 05:59:10

As wildfires rage across California, NASA scientists are using satellite imagery to both monitor the current blaze and create models designed to predict where future fires might occur.

Heat Wave Intensifies Siberian Wildfires
2013-08-08 08:21:58

The summer of 2012 was the most severe wildfire season Russia had faced in a decade. 2013 might be headed in the same direction after an unusual heat wave brought a surge of fire activity in northern Siberia in July.

Climate Change May Be Fueling Devastating Wildfires
2013-08-02 04:55:42

The larger, more destructive wildfires devastating some regions of the western US could be fueled by climate change, according to new research appearing in the Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology.

2013-07-31 23:37:12

As the US Wildfire Season seems to grow more intense each year, All Hands Fire Equipment is releasing wild fire prevention and safety tips for those in affected areas. Neptune,

2013-07-26 23:19:12

Attorney Dave Karasic of Patents Etcetera and Inventor Bobby Grantham announce the completion of design enhancements to the Grantham MechVent™, the innovative pre-entry firefighting attack tool

Fires Turn Boreal Forests Into Deciduous Woodlands
2013-07-23 09:27:55

A new study adds to existing evidence that frequent and powerful fires are converting the conifer-rich boreal forests of Alaska into deciduous woodlands.

2013-07-20 23:03:55

The workers’ comp lawyers at d’Oliveira & Associates have posted a new infographic about common on-the-job accidents and injuries. (PRWEB) July 20, 2013

2013-07-19 23:01:02

As Californians brace for another triple digit heat wave, the ongoing fires and high temperatures are an important reminder to take simple steps to prepare your home and family against damage

Wildfires To Increase In Severity
2013-07-10 09:12:59

Wildfires are expected to become far more severe over the next several decades, say researchers from the University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) in a new study.


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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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Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.