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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...

2012-12-04 05:01:10

Fires are one of the single most destructive disasters that can strike any home. A fire damage restoration professionals advises what to look for when choosing a restoration company. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 03, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and fire damage restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on how to select the right company to perform fire damage restoration on their homes and businesses. Fire can cause a...

2012-10-11 04:03:02

AAA Restoration Company, a local and family-owned fire, smoke and water damage clean-up and reconstruction business is pleased to announce the release of AAA Coloring, an educational app designed to teach kids about fire safety. The app´s release date coincides with National Fire Prevention week. AAA Restoration Company can be found on-line at http://www.aaarestorationco.com. Stockbridge, GA (PRWEB) October 10, 2012 AAA Restoration Company helps homeowners rebuild their homes and lives...

2012-09-25 23:03:13

Architectural Testing Adds Fire Testing, Flammability, and Combustibility to Their Approved Testing Agency License for the City of Los Angeles York, PA (PRWEB) September 25, 2012 Following an inspection of Architectural Testing´s (ATI) fire testing facility at their corporate headquarters in York, Pennsylvania, representatives from the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) granted an approval to include Fire Testing on ATI´s approved testing agency license....


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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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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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