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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,...

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...


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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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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin