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2012-07-13 23:03:45

On Friday 13 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay — presented by Coca-Cola, Lloyds TSB and Samsung — will travel 147 miles through 24 communities on its journey from Portland Bill to Bournemouth. (PRWEB) July 13, 2012 • On Friday 13 July the Relay will travel 76 miles 147 Torchbearers will carry the Flame Evening celebration to take place on Bournemouth Beach Images from today can be downloaded here On Friday 13 July, the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay...

2012-07-04 23:02:47

Fire is one of the most devastating things that can happen in any home. Although home insurance can rebuild the house and get homeowners back on their feet, there are precious memories and sentimental items that simply can´t be replaced. Making a home as safe as possible from a fire is the best way to protect those memories, as well as the people in the home. InsuranceHotline.com provides some important tips that will help keep a home safe from a fire. (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Home fires...

Climate Is Just One Factor in Wildfires
2012-07-04 15:05:02

It's shaping up to be a fiery summer across the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, as of July 3, 45 large active wildfires are currently burning in 15 states. Combined, these fires have scorched nearly three-quarters of a million acres. Since January 1, wildfires have burned nearly 2.2 million acres across the country, including devastating blazes in Colorado and New Mexico. We asked JPL Climatologist Bill Patzert to discuss the recent wildfire outbreak and...

Clay-based Coating May Show The Way To New Generation Of Green Flame Retardants
2012-06-28 10:46:09

In searching for better flame retardants for home furnishings–a large source of fuel in house fires–National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers defied the conventional wisdom and literally hit a wall, one made of clay. It wasn't a dead end, but rather a surprising result that may lead to a new generation of nonhalogenated, sustainable flame retardant technology for polyurethane foam. The thick, fast-forming coating that the NIST team created has a...

Wildfires Across Colorado Seen By NASA Satellites
2012-06-27 10:06:09

Nearly half of the United States' airborne fire suppression equipment was operating over Colorado on June 25, 2012, CNN reported, as tens of thousands of acres burned. Fires raged in southwestern Colorado, northeastern Colorado, and multiple locations in between. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this natural-color image on June 23, 2012. Red outlines approximate the locations of actively burning fires. The High Park and Weber Fires...

2012-06-07 23:02:51

Fires in Dwellings Account for the Majority of Life Loss Due to Fire Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) June 08, 2012 In order to reduce the loss of life from residential fires, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE) released a position statement supporting the use of engineered components, systems and technologies to reduce the fire hazard within residential structures and thereby reduce the loss of life from residential fires. Fires in dwellings account for the majority of life loss due to...

2012-06-06 23:04:16

Bethlehem Burners, a division of Bethlehem Apparatus Company, Inc., and manufacturers of surface-mixed glassworking torches since 1950, has introduced the new Bethlehem Bravo Lampworking Torch. The Bravo torch was designed specifically with the needs of the artistic flameworker in mind. It affords unmatched control over the flame while meeting the market´s demand for a low-pressure torch that helps reduce fuel consumption costs. Hellertown, PA (PRWEB) June 06, 2012 Bethlehem Burners, a...

2012-05-12 23:01:25

With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the Hellenic Olympic Committee (HOC). The lighting symbolically marks the beginning of the Torch Relay that will bring the flame to the Olympic Stadium in London on 27 July. (PRWEB) May 12, 2012 With only 78 days until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame was lit at Olympia during a ceremony organised by the...


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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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