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2011-05-26 00:00:29

Touchstone has completely revamped its website as a consumer-facing online showroom with detailed pictures, information and videos of their TV lift cabinets. Exton, PA (PRWEB) May 25, 2011 Touchstone Home Products announced the launch of its newly redesigned website for consumers and retailers. The new website showcases its collection of TV lift cabinets and marks a new era for the company after its relocation and change of ownership in 2010. Touchstone has completely revamped its website...

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2011-05-10 09:14:34

Search and rescue missions have followed each of the devastating earthquakes that hit Haiti, New Zealand and Japan during the past 18 months. Machines able to navigate through complex dirt and rubble environments could have helped rescuers after these natural disasters, but building such machines is challenging. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology recently built a robot that can penetrate and "swim" through granular material. In a new study, they show that varying the shape or...

2010-11-22 19:08:46

In the future, tiny air vehicles may be able to fly through cracks in concrete to search for earthquake victims, explore a contaminated building or conduct surveillance missions for the military. But today, designing the best flying mechanism for these miniature aerial machines is still a challenging task. Creating micro-scale air vehicles that mimic the flapping of winged insects or birds has become popular, but they typically require a complex combination of pitching and plunging motions to...

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2010-11-22 08:29:09

Robotic device built in New Mexico helps analyze hovering birds Hummingbirds rank among the world's largest and most accomplished hovering animals, but how do they manage it in gusty winds? A team of researchers at New Mexico State University, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, and Continuum Dynamics Inc. has built a robotic hummingbird wing to discover the answer, which they describe today at the American Physical Society Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD)...

2010-10-29 11:35:00

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robert J. Mongeluzzi, Esq., Founder and Chairman of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America's Crane and Aerial Lift Litigation Group, is available as a subject-matter expert to discuss the circumstances surrounding Wednesday's scissor-lift accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old University of Notre Dame junior. "There are strict, long-established standards to ensure the safe operation of high-reach equipment, and initial reports...

2010-10-28 13:45:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HoverTech International, Inc. (www.hovermatt.com), the leading manufacturer of lateral patient air transfer systems today announced the introduction of their new Model HTAIR® 1200 Air Supply to be used in conjunction with the HoverMatt® Air Transfer System for safe patient handling. The HoverMatt® Air Transfer System has been used extensively to assist caregivers in the lateral transfer and...

2010-10-04 05:30:00

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Airfoil Public Relations has weathered two recessions and come out on top as a nationally recognized agency specializing in public relations and marketing communications for technology companies, ranging from corporations like Microsoft, Starbucks and eBay to growing technology stars such as Altair, MobiTV and YouSendIt. Since its founding in 2000, Airfoil has helped establish and solidify its clients as leaders in their respective industries...

2010-05-11 12:26:00

MADISON, Ind., May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary Lift announces a campaign to celebrate the 15th anniversary and 50,000th unit of SmartLift®, the original environmentally friendly inground vehicle lift. The "Proven 15/50" campaign highlights features that have inspired more car dealers and repair facilities to install the Rotary Lift SmartLift than any other inground lift. "When Rotary Lift introduced the SmartLift in 1995, it was the first fully contained, modern inground...

2010-03-18 14:51:00

MADISON, Ind., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Rotary Lift has unveiled the Y-Lift(TM), the first in a series of new vehicle lifts with faster speed designed to improve technician productivity and increase service bay revenue. The Y-Lift (model YA12) is a drive-on hinged lift that uses a patented design and unique Y-shaped legs to provide faster rise/descent speeds and greater vehicle access than scissor lifts. Its innovative control system maximizes rise speed based on the weight of the vehicle...

2010-03-01 11:01:00

BETHPAGE, N.Y., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Long Island Forum for Technology (LIFT), a non-profit economic development organization for technology-driven growth, today announced the unveiling of The Morrelly Homeland Security Center, a first of its kind public-private partnership project that will provide local government and first responders with a state-of-the-art facility to accelerate local innovation and act as a control center in the event of a regional crisis. Research partners in...


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2009-07-18 15:14:24

A thermal column is a column of rising air in lower altitudes of the atmosphere. Thermal columns are created by uneven heating patterns of the Earth's surface from solar radiation. The sun warms the ground, and the air directly above the ground begins to warm. As the warm air expands, it becomes less dense than the air around it and rises. As the warmer air rises, it cools due to its expansion in lower high-altitude pressures. When it cools to the same temperature as the surrounding air, it...

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