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Race Car Drivers Use Sophisticated Wiring Techniques For Satellites In Competions
2013-08-06 08:45:56

Sophisticated wiring techniques developed for ESA satellites are now used in Formula One cars, improving their performance and weight.

2013-05-24 23:29:17

Bel Marra Health, who offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, reports a new study revealing the scientifically-proven health benefits from walking barefoot

2013-02-26 23:01:31

Business Review Commends Envent’s Dedication to Education of Workplace Safety with Article Featured in BIC Magazine Providing Readers with Steps to Take to Ensure Safe Degassing Operations


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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