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Wildfires To Increase In Severity
2013-07-10 09:12:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Wildfires like the ones that have ravaged Arizona and Nevada this summer are expected to become far more severe over the next several decades, say researchers from the University of Alberta Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences (ALES) in a new study. In fact, lead author Dr. Mike Flannigan and his colleagues report that the severity of wildfires will increase three-fold by the end of the century, and that as...

Wildfires Play Great Role In Climate Change
2013-07-10 04:34:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Emissions produced as a result of wildfires could be playing a greater role in global warming than experts had previously believed, according to new research published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications. Climate scientists had long known that wildfires produce a mixture of carbon-containing particles. However, measurements taken by researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Michigan Technological...

Climate Change Threatens Survival Of Forests On Drier, Low-elevation Sites
2013-06-28 10:10:53

Oregon State University Predicted increases in temperature and drought in the coming century may make it more difficult for conifers such as ponderosa pine to regenerate after major forest fires on dry, low-elevation sites, in some cases leading to conversion of forests to grass or shrub lands, a report suggests. Researchers from Oregon State University concluded that moisture stress is a key limitation for conifer regeneration following stand-replacing wildfire, which will likely...

Space Fire Makes Spherical Cool Flames
2013-06-18 15:59:49

[ Watch the video "Strange Flames On The International Space Station" ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) analyzed the behavior of flames in space, including how and why they form little "spheres." Thousands of chemical reactions take place simultaneously within a flame. Hydrocrabon molecules from the wick are vaporized and cracked apart by heat, and they combine with oxygen to produce light, heat, carbon...

2013-06-13 10:04:46

A recent study in the Journal of Forestry now offers managers a tool to help them identify regions exposed to multiple forest threats. The tool uses a novel 15-mile radius neighborhood analysis to highlight locations where threats are more concentrated relative to other areas, and identifies where multiple threats may intersect. It is a technique that may have never been used before to describe forest threats, according to the researchers. "Policymakers and managers often rely on maps...

2013-06-10 23:15:48

Flameout picked up by major retailers and professional fire firefighters. Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 With the nightmare of Colorado´s historic wildfire season still etched indelibly in his consciousness, Boulder Fire Chief Larry Donner watched with a sense of disbelief and irony as one of his city colleagues plunged a bare hand into the embers of a demonstration burn experiment that had just been extinguished in a municipal parking lot. Division Manager Mick Brekke was...

Fires Burning In Northern Saskatchewan
2013-06-07 14:21:15

NASA NASA's Aqua satellite collected this natural-color image with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, MODIS, instrument on June 05, 2013. Actively burning areas, detected by MODIS´s thermal bands, are outlined in red. All three fires noted here are more than 100 hectares in size (>247 acres). According to the Government of Saskatchewan's wildfire website, this area of the province has been designated an "observation zone." This means in this area there are fewer...

2013-06-06 23:23:54

Flash fires can spring up unexpectedly and cause damage and injury. A water and fire restoration provider explains the phenomena and how it should be handled. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water and fire restoration services in the US, is offering tips to property owners on the dangers associated with flash fires. Any sort of fire can be dangerous unless properly contained, but flash fires are especially hazardous due to their...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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