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

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) analyzed the behavior of flames in space, including how and why they form little "spheres."

2013-02-23 23:00:24

Astro-Clairvoyant Norah Guide with Premium Astrology is extending her services above and beyond today’s traditional astrologer, to help as many as possible on their journey of enlightenment.

2013-01-12 05:00:40

Astro-Clairvoyant Norah Guide with Premium Astrology is extending her services above and beyond today’s traditional astrologer, to help as many as possible on their journey of enlightenment.

2013-01-04 05:00:43

Bethlehem Burners, a manufacturer of surface-mixed glassworking torches, has introduced a new, economical glass bead torch designed for starter glass artists. Hellertown,

Huge Flame Shell Reef Discovered
2012-12-28 08:42:31

Scientists have found a huge colony of elusive and brightly colored shellfish species in coastal waters in the west of Scotland.


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Flame Skimmer, Libellula saturate
2013-07-18 10:48:37

The flame skimmer (Libellula saturate), also known as the firecracker skimmer, is a species of dragonfly that can be found in western areas of North America. It prefers to reside in warm areas near hot springs, ponds, and streams, but it can be seen backyards and public gardens. This species varies in size, but typically reaches a body length between two and three inches. Males are completely dark orange or red in color, the trait from which the species received its common name, while females...

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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
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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