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2013-07-19 23:18:57

Oil Field Flares Operate Successfully with GRAPHALLOY® High Temperature Bearings Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces GRAPHALLOY® high temperature bearings for use in gas burn-off flares. These bearings are uniquely suited to help control the volatility of flares at oil and natural gas production sites. This innovative development resulted from a customer requirement to overcome design problems in a control linkage. The high heat of these...

Space Weather Prediction Systems Need To Be More Reliable
2013-07-06 04:29:18

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The residents of Earth have a vested interest in being able to accurately predict solar activity, particularly events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). These eruptions spew energetic charged particles into the solar system at fantastic rates, which have the potential to damage orbiting satellites and even ground based power grids. Our first line of defense against solar activity is knowing when to...

Mid-Level Solar Flare Emitted By The Sun
2013-05-04 08:29:41

NASA The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 1:32 pm EDT on May 3, 2013. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground, however -- when intense enough -- they can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel. This disrupts the radio signals for as long as the flare is ongoing, and the radio blackout for this flare has already...

2011-08-03 10:30:00

MONTREAL, Aug. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- North America's premier online shopping club, Beyond the Rack, announced today that it is partnering with leading Canadian fashion and lifestyle magazine, Flare, to help launch its line-up of fall events. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110623/NY25219LOGO) Starting today, and until the middle of September, Flare's Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Tant, will feature ten of her favorite Beyond the Rack items each week in a new gallery located under...

2011-07-07 13:45:00

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla., July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and others are warning of oncoming solar flares that will be similar to the 1882 TRANSIT OF VENUS solar storm that burned up Western Union which was the only technology then. Experts advise oncoming flares will burn up anything solid-state such as computers, radio and TV transmitters and cell towers as they all use some form of DC 70 Volt bus systems. Eastern Canada was hit by a small flare in 1989 and it burned out power...

2011-02-02 15:09:34

The U.S. government said Wednesday it plans to limit the amount of perchlorate, a chemical found in rocket fuel, explosives and bleach present in drinking water. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said in a statement that studies have shown a link between consuming perchlorate and thyroid problems in pregnant mothers and babies. "Scientific research indicates that perchlorate may disrupt the thyroid's ability to produce hormones that are critical to developing fetuses and infants,"...

2011-02-02 07:35:00

KINGWOOD, Texas, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Envirogen Technologies, Inc. (Envirogen) announced today that it has begun construction on a first-of-its-kind biological drinking water treatment plant in collaboration with West Valley Water District (WVWD) and the City of Rialto, Calif. The new plant, which will be installed at WVWD headquarters in Rialto, will treat perchlorate (as well as nitrate) from groundwater at District Well No. 11 and Rialto Well No. 6, producing up to 3 million...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.