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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...

2013-07-01 16:21:52

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a component of fireworks, the chemical perchlorate is often in the news around the Fourth of July. As a compound made up of chlorine and oxygen--and as a medicine once used to treat thyroid disorders--perchlorate is one of the most widely researched compounds in our environment. As a result, there are several important facts about it that can help place comments about perchlorate into correct context. Based on...

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...

2012-04-23 14:20:18

SALT LAKE CITY, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The whistleblower whose False Claims Act case against a wholly owned subsidiary of Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) settled for about $37 million said he was pleased with the outcome announced today. The settlement requires ATK Launch Systems (ATK) not only to pay $21 million to the federal government to settle the qui tam case but also requires ATK to retrofit the 76,000 defective flares that remain in the government's inventory. The repairs are...

2012-01-16 06:37:00

LONDON, Jan. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, Zaggora launched Hotpants to the world with huge success - selling over 275,000 pairs within the first five months. The concept is focused on harnessing body heat which stimulates calorie burning and helps to reduce cellulite. The success saw an explosion in Facebook fans from 0 to 80,000 in just a couple of months in 2011. Eagerly anticipated by women all over the world, Zaggora has now expanded its range of technology-advanced active wear to...

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...

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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...