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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

2014-05-21 23:14:08

3 out of 4 US firefighters are volunteers. Support for Firefighters, Inc.

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

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2014-05-16 09:15:09

Thousands of Southern California residents were forced to flee their homes and San Diego County remained under a state of emergency Thursday as wildfires continued to ravage the region, according to various media reports.

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

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

2014-05-06 23:04:19

With emphasis on the operator’s safety, Uniweld Products introduces a flashback arrestor counter-top mat to be displayed at distributor locations. Ft.

2014-04-25 20:22:07

The current drought raised fire danger in California to its highest level since the 1970s, but George Saadian's team at FPG, Inc.

More Frequent, Bigger Wildfires Burning Western US
2014-04-18 12:26:10

Wildfires across the western United States have been getting bigger and more frequent over the last 30 years – a trend that could continue as climate change causes temperatures to rise and drought to become more severe in the coming decades, according to new research.

2014-04-11 16:20:30

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania's statewide trout season begins on April 12, prompting the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to urge anglers and


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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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prosopography
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.