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2009-10-05 18:42:35

A British government document advising officials on how to keep documents from leaking to the Internet has been published -- on the Internet. The 2,400 page Defense Manual of Security, authored by the Ministry of Defense to help high-ranking military and defense officials keep documents safe from leaks, was published on Wikileaks, a Web site designed for anonymous leaks of documents from governments and other organizations, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday. Leaks usually take the form of...

2009-08-05 09:59:00

HOLLY, Mich., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Car dealers must destroy the engines of every vehicle they take in through the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) Program, formerly known as "Cash for Clunkers." They can do so by using new Bar's Leaks(R) DiFM Rendering Chemical Sodium Silicate or Bar's Leaks Head Gasket Repair. Unlike Head Gasket Repair and other sodium silicate (liquid glass) products that are sold to fix vehicles, Bar's Leaks DiFM Rendering Chemical Sodium Silicate was developed...

2009-07-30 14:58:35

Texas firefighters said a suspected gas leak that sent 34 people to hospitals turned out to be caused by a spray of perfume and people's imaginations. Lt. Kent Worley, a Fort Worth Fire Department spokesman, said two employees reported some dizziness in close association with someone spraying on some perfume Wednesday. A supervisor made an announcement over the building's PA system saying that anyone feeling these symptoms should exit the building to an outside location, the Fort Worth...

2009-07-21 08:59:00

CHERRY HILL, N.J., July 21 /PRNewswire/ --Water running down a street is often, unfortunately, one of the first signs an underground water main is leaking and the water has reached the surface. But now, using new technology to listen for clues in its pipes, New Jersey American Water is able to determine where significant problems could arise in its water system, sometimes before the breaks occur. The result is saving millions of gallons of water. The new technology uses the Internet to...

2009-06-24 15:30:54

Purdue University engineers have created a system that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant. Professor James Braun, who led the research, said the new virtual refrigerant charge sensor is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units. Braun said maintaining the proper charge, or amount of refrigerant in a system,...

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2009-06-23 11:40:00

Engineers have developed a technique that saves energy and servicing costs by indicating when air conditioners are low on refrigerant, preventing the units from working overtime.The new "virtual refrigerant charge sensor" is particularly practical for automotive air conditioners, which tend to leak refrigerant more than other types of units, and also for household central air conditioning units, said James Braun, a professor of mechanical engineering.Maintaining the proper "charge," or amount...

2009-06-11 08:00:00

Partnership creates advanced leak detection along water utility distribution lines RALEIGH, N.C., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Two leading data collection providers in the water utility industry are partnering to offer an advanced solution that will quickly and accurately detect leaks along a water distribution line. Sensus and Fluid Conservation Systems (FCS) will pair their products -- Sensus' FlexNet(R) and FCS' Permalog+ AMR -- to provide an acoustic leak detection solution that can be used...

2009-06-09 14:59:42

A Florida man filed a complaint with the Florida Public Services Commission about a $4,616.84 bill that his water company attributed to a massive leak. Ed Cicerone, 29, of Holiday, said it would cost him thousands of dollars to repair the leak that resulted in a monthly bill for 1.4 million gallons of water and his homeowner's insurance has denied his claim, the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times reported Tuesday. They've been very resistant this entire time, he said. It makes me upset because I pay...

2009-06-03 10:00:00

No dig alternative to traditional leak repair conserves water and dollars SAN DIEGO/>, June 3/> /PRNewswire/ -- It is estimated that 30% of all pools have a leak. The water wasted from leaks is going to become more costly as water prices rise due to water shortages. People are slow to rectify their leak problems since most repairs are costly and invasive. That's all about to change. The Nu Flow Companies declare the imminent distribution of Pipes Down Under, a patented pool pipe...

2009-03-31 09:19:00

HOLLY, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Oil stains in the driveway and on the garage floor usually mean big repair bills. Most engine oil leaks come from the vehicle's rear main seal, and replacing it professionally can cost up to $900. But now there's a much more cost-effective solution: Bar's Leaks(R) Rear Main Seal Repair is the first off-the-shelf solution to stop most common oil leak problems. "Everyone knows that times are tough right now," explains Jim Moffitt, vice president of sales...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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