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NASA And Others Build On Past Microgravity Fire Research
2013-11-27 08:36:24

NASA Researchers build on the work of those who have gone before. New experiments intersect with published research; current investigations expand the scope of earlier work; new tests verify and challenge old results. And so it goes with all research, including microgravity flame studies. NASA engineers, academic researchers and scientists of all stripes have built on past experiments and findings to understand the fundamentals of combustion, fire sensing and fire suppression both on...

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...

2013-11-24 23:00:02

SFPE Reports Inadequate Building Design Contributed to Deaths of 92 Children and 3 Nuns Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Shortly before the end of classes on December 1, 1958, a fire broke out at the Our Lady of Angels Elementary School in Chicago, IL. The fire left 95 dead and many others seriously injured. This fire, which occurred 55 years ago, is still one of the deadliest school fires in the history of the United States. “Poor fire protection design was a major contributing...

2013-11-17 23:03:29

A water damage leader is looking to partner with restoration contractors from all areas of the restoration industry, water, mold, and fire. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) November 17, 2013 Restoration Local is actively seeking water damage repair companies across the country to join its rapidly expanding network of restoration providers. With almost every home in the United States virtually guaranteed to suffer from some form of water damage at some point, it is important for homeowners to have a...

Forest Fire Predictor Model
2013-11-14 16:16:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as forest fire season appear to be winding down, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Maryland have developed a new computer model that can constantly update daylong predictions during extensive blazes, according to a new report in an online issue of Geophysical Research Letters. “With this technique, we believe it’s possible to continually issue good forecasts throughout a...

2013-11-07 23:22:19

Shutgun Highlights the Importance of Mitigating Sprinkler Water Damage and the Affects on Hotel Insurance Deductibles New York, NY (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 In an effort to save on insurance premiums, an increasing number of commercial and hotel properties are hiking deductibles to save cash. While the property owners save dollars month to month, they are assuming more responsibility for every minor incident or repair. Therefore mitigating damage becomes critical. Insurance and...

2013-11-05 23:32:39

Professional fire and smoke restoration work requires experience and resources to perform properly. Boise, ID (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 When the firefighters leave, it may seem like the danger has passed and the home is safe from further destruction, but without professionals to help clean the smoke damage, the building will never return to normal. While the principles behind fire restoration are fairly simple, professional restoration requires experience and resources to perform...


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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
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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