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2014-02-25 08:34:23

Frana Companies and CMP Development needs a fire sprinkler system installed for housing near University of Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Frana Companies and CPM Development have selected Brothers Fire Protection for its new 333 unit housing project called WaHu Student Housing. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140225/MN70719) Brothers Fire Protection is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Frana Companies and CPM Development to...

2014-02-21 20:21:11

The Fire Protection Group, Inc. team provides Southern Californians with the measures they need to defend against an increased threat of wildfire. LOS ANGELES, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Saadian and his team at Fire Protection Group, Inc. know that fire prevention requires constant vigilance, as the threat of wild fire can come from almost anywhere. For years, their reputation has grown, due in large part to the expertise they've show while providing fire sprinklers and...

2014-02-17 12:26:41

ORLAND PARK, Ill., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Condo owners of the 42-story high-rise at 2626 North Lakeview Avenue in Chicago recently instituted the city's first full smoking ban in a high-rise condominium building, effective since January 31. The motive for the ban comes from the unsprinklered high-rise's recent fire history: a double-fatal fire in January 2007, a fire in October 2012, and a fire causing injury to a resident in March 2013. Smoking materials caused at least two of...

Ways To Improve Common Furniture Fire Test
2014-02-11 10:34:13

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and American University researchers report in a new study. The study comes as regulations and methods for evaluating the...

2014-02-06 12:29:13

OTTAWA, Feb. 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased with the release of a study showing that the type of building construction material used makes little difference with respect to fire spread, injury rates and death providing the buildings have sprinklers and smoke alarms. The research report "Fire Outcomes in Residential Fires by General Construction Type," based on a study of almost 12,000 fires, has just been released by the University of...

Ancient Earth Was Warmer Due To Forest Emissions And Wildfires
2014-02-06 04:13:00

[ Watch the Video: Wildfires Heated Up The Early Earth ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, wildfires could explain why the Earth was so hot three million years ago. Researchers at Yale University found that volatile compounds released by ancient Earth’s forests and smoke from wildfires caused more global warming than atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide. This study provides evidence...

2014-01-31 23:24:46

ServiceMaster Fire, Water and Mold Restoration expands their digital marketing strategy to include Leesburg, FL. Leesburg, FL (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 ServiceMaster Fire, Water and Mold Restoration of Eustis, FL have taken their internet marketing plan with Proceed Innovative to the next level by expanding their services to Leesburg, FL on their website RestorationMasterFinder.com. RestorationMaster™ is a cost-effective online lead program developed by Proceed Innovative that is...

2014-01-29 23:32:14

Winter months are the peak time for fire problems. A restoration provider explains the threat and the solution. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) January 29, 2014 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of fire and water damage restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on the best ways to prevent the threat of fire damage during the peak winter months. Winter weather means that a lot of activities take place indoors, including holiday cooking, fires in the...

2014-01-21 08:20:47

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a declared drought and record high winter temperatures driving an early fire season in California, operators of fixed wing air tankers and water-dropping helicopters are moving aircraft and crews into Southern California at a nearly unprecedented time of the year. "This is probably the earliest start to the fire season in California that I have seen," said Larry Kelley, the Boise, Idaho-based Director of Fire Operations for CHI...

2014-01-16 20:22:35

Global Fire Technologies, Inc. is ready to make your residential or commercial property fire safe and legally compliant throughout the New Year LOS ANGELES, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fire is and always has been one of mankind's best friends and also, of course, one of its deadliest enemies. Global Fire Technologies, Inc. is the fire protection company Los Angeles and all of Southern California trusts for ensuring that this elemental force of nature does not threaten businesses...


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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
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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