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2015-01-08 23:04:38

The Letter-of-Intent Equity Investment Will Secure 20% Interest In World-Wide Operations And All China Marketing, Sales and Installation Rights Shenzhen, China

2015-01-08 23:01:56

SAE International announces it will honor four Toyota Motor Corporation engineers with its Award for Research on Automotive Lubricants.

2015-01-08 20:20:55

January 2015 is National Radon Action Month. One in 15 homes contains high levels of radon. Approximately 21,000 Americans lives are claimed each year from lung cancer due to radon exposure.

2015-01-08 16:20:52

Assumes Charter Agreement for Two Vessels and Approximately 20,000 Cubic Meters of On-Shore Storage Capacity PIRAEUS, Greece, Jan.

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2015-01-08 11:47:16

The white marble that has helped make India’s Taj Mahal such an iconic structure has been turning yellowish brown in recent years, and now researchers have discovered the cause – black carbon and brown carbon resulting from the burning of trash, fuels and other materials.

2015-01-08 08:22:59

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2015-01-08 08:20:33

BorgWarner's Localized Engineering and Manufacturing Capabilities Boost Performance, Improve Fuel Economy and Reduce Emissions for Passenger Cars in Brazil AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan.

2015-01-07 23:07:40

Cold weather is dehydrating, says Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder and radio host Sharon Kleyne, and the first step for those experiencing dry winter skin should be to drink more fresh water.

2015-01-07 23:04:46

Soilworks has introduced patent pending gas-to-liquid (GTL) technology with its Durasoil dust control product, producing the purest, greenest and most effective synthetic dust suppression fluid


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Caribbean Pine, Pinus caribaea
2014-04-18 08:11:48

Caribbean pine (Pinus caribaea) is native to Central America, Cuba, the Bahamas as well as the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Caribbean pine also grows in Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Colombia, South Africa and China where they were introduced by foresters. This pine often forms pure stands but can be found growing mixed in with oaks and other pines as long as the soil is well drained and acidic. The Caribbean pine grows in forest of the lowlands up to about 2,297 feet but can...

Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

Physics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Physics is a natural science involving the study of matter and its motion through space-time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. On a broader scale, it also involves the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves. Physics is one of the oldest academic disciplines, perhaps the oldest through its inclusion of astronomy. Physics was part of natural philosophy until the Scientific Revolution in the 16th century, when the natural...

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2010-10-08 17:40:50

Aerosol spray is a dispensing system that creates an aerosol mist of liquid particles. The liquid is usually contained in a bottle under liquid pressure that is released when the valve is opened. As the gas in the can expands to drive out the liquid some of the propellant evaporates to maintain an even pressure. Erick Rotheim invented the first aerosol spray can in 1926. Lyle Goodhue and William Sullivan were the first to put it to good use and are credited as the inventors of the modern...

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2009-07-17 12:29:12

Fermium is a synthetic, radioactive metallic element. It has the symbol Fm and atomic number 100. It is an element in the actinide series. It is named after nuclear physicist Enrico Fermi. Fermium became the eighth transuranic (having an atomic number greater than 92) element discovered. It was first discovered in 1952 by a team of scientists led by Albert Ghiorso. They found fermium-255 in debris of the first hydrogen bomb explosion from Operation Ivy. Fermium-255 was created when...

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Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.