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2014-05-13 23:00:56

The cold and harsh winter of 2013-2014 is causing some municipalities to turn to CARAPACE®; a high performance product designed by Heat-Line Freeze Protect Systems (http://www.heatline.com) that provides energy efficient municipal and domestic water pipe protection, to protect vulnerable municipal sewer and water systems from freezing. Haliburton, Ontario (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 The long and brutal winter of 2013-2014 proved to be both trying and expensive for many Canadians and...

2014-03-25 04:20:31

Asymptote's liquid nitrogen-free cryogenic solutions are aligned with most of the cutting-edge technologies in the fields of regenerative medicine, stem cells, tissue transplantation and biobanking LONDON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the cryopreservation industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Asymptote Limited (Asymptote) with the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Innovation Leadership. Asymptote's commitment to providing novel,...

2014-01-14 23:28:23

Pasquali Realty Group is reminding homeowners that there is still time to take precautions to protect their household plumbing and water meter from freezing. Burke, VA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Homeowners sometimes need to deal with frozen pipes during cold stretches like we're currently seeing throughout the region. Pasquali Realty Group, a Northern Virginia real estate company, suggests the following tips to protect their household plumbing from freezing: — Allow room heat to...

Theory Of The Formation Of Crystals Is Complete Again
2013-02-19 14:21:47

Eindhoven University of Technology Exactly how a crystal forms from solution is a problem that has occupied scientists for decades. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), together with researchers from Germany and the USA, are now presenting the missing piece. This classical theory of crystal formation, which occurs widely in nature and in the chemical industry, was under fire for some years, but is saved now. The team made this breakthrough by a detailed study of the...

2013-02-19 11:37:05

If you thought antifreeze was only something that was necessary to keep your car from freezing up in the winter, think again. Plants and animals living in cold climates have natural antifreeze proteins (AFPs) which prevent ice growth and crystallization of organic fluid matter. Without such antifreeze, living matter would suffer from frost damage and even death. Production of such antifreeze proteins is one of the major evolutionary routes taken by a variety of organisms, including fish,...

Fire-colored Beetles Are Antifreeze Artists
2013-01-02 08:29:26

Alpha Galileo Foundation Certain plants and animals protect themselves against temperatures below freezing with antifreeze proteins. How the larva of the beetle Dendroides Canadensis manages to withstand temperatures down to -30 degrees Celsius is reported by an international team of researchers led by Prof. Dr. Martina Havenith from the Department of Physical Chemistry II at the Ruhr-Universität in the journal PNAS. Together with American colleagues, the RUB-researchers...

2012-12-05 05:04:06

Winter begins the third week in December, but many areas are already experiencing freezing temperatures. A water restoration leader offers advice to homeowners on protecting their pipes from cracking or bursting due to colder than averages temperatures. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) December 04, 2012 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the country, if offering tips to property owners on how to prevent water damage due to frozen pipes. With many...

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2012-06-13 08:02:48

Derek Walter for redOrbit.com A team of Harvard researchers has developed a superior method for keeping metal surfaces free of ice and frost. It´s a difficult task, but one that could have substantial implications for metal surfaces used in wind turbines, aircraft, refrigeration systems, marine vessels and the construction industry. Airplane wings, railings, and other fabrication parts are just a sample of how often metal is used throughout the world in most of the largest...

2011-06-23 20:00:45

Scientists have made an important step forward in their understanding of cryoprotectants "“ compounds that act as natural 'antifreeze' to protect drugs, food and tissues stored at sub-zero temperatures. Researchers from the Universities of Leeds and Illinois, and Columbia University in New York, studied a particular type of cryoprotectants known as osmolytes. They found that small osmolyte molecules are better at protecting proteins than larger ones. The findings, published in...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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