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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...

2013-01-04 05:00:43

Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches, has introduced a new, economical glass bead torch designed for starter glass artists. Hellertown, Pa. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013 Bethlehem Burners, a division of Bethlehem Apparatus Company, Inc., and manufacturers of surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950, has introduced the new Bethlehem Alpha Glass Bead Burner. The Alpha torch, Bethlehem´s starter burner, was designed to produce a wide range of flames in...

2012-12-23 05:01:49

Disasters always bring out the worst in society, and the restoration industry is no exception. In the wake of a record severe weather season and with a major winter forecast, a water restoration provider provides the means through which to weed out the scammers from legitimate contractors. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 22, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is advising property owners to beware of industry scammers...

2012-12-20 05:02:04

First Choice Chimney in Flower Mound, Texas educates homeowners about the importance of keeping a chimney clean during winter months and provides key tips on proper chimney maintenance. Flower Mound, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 First Choice Chimney of Flower Mound, Texas, believes that educating customers on the importance of chimney cleaning is extremely important. With winter just around the corner, many families will soon be enjoying evenings gathered around their fireplaces enjoying...

2012-12-15 05:01:43

Revenue for the Fire and Smoke Alarm Manufacturing industry nearly went up in flames as construction levels severely decreased during the recession, but as the economy recovered, construction levels rose, bringing the industry back to steady revenue growth. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has added a report on the Fire and Smoke Alarm Manufacturing industry to its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 14, 2012 The Fire and Smoke Alarm...

Invasive Grass May Be Contributing To Extreme Wildfires
2012-12-06 13:33:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists comprised of members from Penn State, UMass Amherst, UC Santa Barbara (UCSB) and University College London has revealed that an invasive grass species may be one reason that fires are bigger and more frequent in certain regions of the western U.S. Using satellite imagery, the team identified cheatgrass — a plant species accidentally introduced by western settlers during the 1800s...

NASA Says More Wildfires By 2050
2012-12-04 19:40:53

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online 2012 has been a bad year for wildfires in the US. According to data collected by NASA, some 6.17 million acres (2.5 hectares) have been consumed by wildfire this year alone. While this is just short of the record set last year of 7.90 million acres, (3.2 hectares) it´s larger than the amount of burned land in 12 of the last 15 years that scientists have been keeping tabs on wildfires. If some NASA climate models hold...

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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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  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.