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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...

2013-12-13 23:23:54

The feel-good story is a heartwarming account of what can happen when people with disabilities are empowered to chart their own paths when many with disabilities still struggle to direct the events of their own lives. Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2013 The Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities (BPDD), http://www.wi-bpdd.org, announced today a new winner in its storytelling campaign, Better Together: Sharing stories, Sharing lives. The campaign celebrates the many...

2013-12-12 23:31:54

Earth's Flame, the Hybrid Clean Burn System for wood burning fireplaces, replaces cast iron grates and increases radiant heat up to 115% while reducing fireplace emissions by 78%. It ensures continued heat even during power outages. Corona, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Earth's Flame is passionate about wood burning fireplaces. Based in Corona, California, Earth's Flame is the sister company of Canterbury Enterprises, founded in 1954 by Joe Leighton. During cold weather,...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'