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Wildfires Can Burn Hot Without Ruining Soil
2013-04-24 08:52:48

American Geophysical Union When scientists torched an entire 22-acre watershed in Portugal in a recent experiment, their research yielded a counterintuitive result: Large, hot fires do not necessarily beget hot, scorched soil. It´s well known that wildfires can leave surface soil burned and barren, which increases the risk of erosion and hinders a landscape´s ability to recover. But the scientists´ fiery test found that the hotter the fire–and the denser the...

2013-04-13 23:02:53

Fires kill or injure thousands of people every year. Most of these casualties are preventable, and a restoration provider explains how. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) April 13, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of fire and water damage restoration in the United States, is offering tips to homeowners on protecting their home from damage by fire. Fire kills or injures thousands each year, many of which may have been prevented by following a few simple steps. Kitchens should be kept...

2013-04-12 23:19:24

Alonso Krangle LLP is reminding consumers of the dangers ceramic gel fuel fire pots. Last summer there were nine gel fire pot recalls by manufacturers for gel fire pots due to incidents of serious burns and explosion dangers. Melville, NY (PRWEB) April 12, 2013 As we get close to summer the law firm of Alonso Krangle LLP warns that though at least nine gel fire pot recalls by manufacturers have been enacted due to the highly combustible gel fuels used in ceramic gel fire pots that may cause...

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...


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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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