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2015-04-28 08:40:37

Four simple steps can keep your engine running longer and save you money MILWAUKEE, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The lawnmower is the workhorse of your outdoor power equipment and you need

2015-04-28 08:32:41

NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you are an existing RELLECIGA BIKINI customer or it's new to you, you might notice that the new RELLECIGA

2015-04-28 08:27:40

LAKE FOREST, Calif., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc., (NASDAQ: QTWW) will hold a conference call to announce its First Quarter 2015 financial

2015-04-28 08:27:25

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD)

2015-04-28 08:26:02

- First quarter 2015 earnings per share of $1.87, a 21 percent increase versus first quarter 2014 and a record high first quarter for the company SAN ANTONIO, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-04-28 04:21:21

Highest growth rate since September driven by recovery in gasoil demand SINGAPORE, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China's apparent oil demand* in March increased 6.5% from a year earlier

2015-04-27 23:00:44

With long-time WaterAid projects in Nepal severely affected by Saturday’s devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake, the organization is mobilizing to provide immediate assistance to disaster survivors.

2015-04-27 16:30:30

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Dental Association (ADA) today commended the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for announcing the final

2015-04-27 12:26:22

Onsite ASU Facility Also Provides Integrated Merchant Gases Opportunity LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (

bulletproof clay
2015-04-27 08:34:23

The R&D folks at the US Naval Research Laboratory have once again done their best MacGyver impression, creating something impossibly cool and useful (a new type of bulletproof glass) from seemingly mundane source materials (synthetic powdered clay).


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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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.