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2014-06-30 23:08:08

Since the launch of the ArTorch® website, interest in the multiuse mini-flame instrument that welds, brazes, & solders most metals has increased substantially, leading Uniweld to elaborate the versatile product. Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The ArTorch® is an ideal pinpoint flame tool for jewelers, artists, opticians, dentists, electronic technicians & hobbyists. Since the launch of Artorch.com, interest in the professional mini-flame tool has spread across...

2014-06-17 12:28:27

Kaiser Decision to Stop Purchasing Furniture with Flame Retardants Based on Products No Longer on Market WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), a group representing the leading manufacturers of flame retardant chemistries, today sent a letter to Kaiser Permanente Chairman and CEO Bernard Tyson urging him to reverse Kaiser Permanente's decision to cease purchasing for its health care facilities furniture that contain...

2014-06-02 22:47:20

USDA Forest Service - Pacific Northwest Research Station Alternative fuel treatments both reduced fire behavior, allowed for protection of homes Conservative fuel treatments designed to reduce fire severity while still providing forest cover and wildlife habitat worked equally as well as more intensive treatments in allowing for the protection of homes during the 2011 Wallow Fire, a study published in the journal Forest Ecology and Management has found. The distance into the treated...

2014-06-02 08:27:44

There are important aspects when to insure that a fire damage issue is taken care of properly, and the first one is to hire a certified fire damage firm BALTIMORE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fire is probably one of the worst disasters that can happen to a homeowner or business owner in our modern time. We tend to surround ourselves with a variety of items that might cause a fire to occur with it be a faulty electrical outlet or a faulty kitchen stove. Or in a commercial fire...

2014-05-30 23:05:10

Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, has named Paul Gibson, a fire sprinkler fitter with Piper Fire Protection, a National Craft Championship winner. Largo, FL (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Associated Builders and Contractors Inc., a national construction industry trade association, named Paul Gibson, certified sprinkler installation apprentice at Piper Fire Protection, as a National Craft Championships winner at its competition in...

2014-05-21 23:14:08

3 out of 4 US firefighters are volunteers. Support for Firefighters, Inc. was created to provide safety equipment, benefits for the families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, and to fund research into the treatment of burn victims. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 Dallas ultra marathon and endurance athlete Jeff Venable will run across America to raise awareness and funds for firefighters this summer. Chief Venable retired from the Dallas Fire Department in 2013 and felt...

2014-05-19 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA) applauds the decision by the Colorado Legislature to continue contracting for aerial firefighting services from the private sector, instead of opting for State ownership and operation of all fire-combating aircraft--which was under consideration. The "Colorado Aerial Firefighting Fleet Acquisition" bill, known as SB 14-164, was signed into law by Governor...

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2014-05-16 09:15:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online UPDATE: May 16, 2014 (9:15AM CDT) The ongoing California wildfires have apparently claimed their first victim, as firefighters discovered a badly burned body in a transient encampment in Carlsbad, city officials confirmed on Friday. According to Erik Ortiz and Erin McClam of NBC News, the body was found in the area of Ambrosia and Calliandra. The individual has not yet been identified, and officials said that there were no...

2014-05-13 08:24:49

ASHLAND, Ore., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire scientists are releasing a new synthesis of the ecological benefits of large wildfires, including those that kill most vegetation in fire-adapted forests, grasslands, and shrub lands of the western U.S. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140512/86768Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140512/86755 These benefits are described in a Prezi presentation, "Fireside Chat: Lessons from Fire Ecology and Post-fire...

2014-05-12 20:20:35

SEATTLE, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South King Fire and Rescue's September 11 Memorial will be complete today when Alaska Air Cargo delivers a 150-pound section of Indiana limestone that was part of the United States Pentagon before it was destroyed in the 2001 terrorist attack. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140512/86807 The fire department was recently awarded the artifact by the Pentagon, which is sharing pieces of the destroyed building to 9/11 memorials throughout 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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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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