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2013-10-31 23:33:15

Global Habitat Resources, Inc., announced today that the company has acquired the exclusive rights of “Block Construction System”, (US Patent #7,305,803) and all technology used to manufacture full house kits. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 Global Habitat Resource will market the product line; under different trade names, including the existing “INCABLOCK™”; primarily in the 20 protected FTA (Free Trade Agreements) countries: Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Colombia, Costa...

Durable Roman Concrete Provides Green Inspiration
2013-06-05 08:43:38

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of geologists and engineers have found inspiration in ancient Rome for their quest to make a more durable and sustainable concrete. The massive concrete structures of the Romans have withstood the elements for more than 2,000 years, which the team examined with the Advanced Light Source at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The team was led by Paulo Monteiro, a UC Berkeley professor of civil...

2011-05-16 12:12:00

PARIS, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The Saint-Gobain Group's Industrial Mortars Division has carried out four international acquisitions since the beginning of the year, together representing some EUR60 million in annual revenues. - Acquisition of a majority interest in the capital of PT. Cipta Mortar Utama in Indonesia The Industrial Mortars subsidiary Saint-Gobain Weber has signed an agreement for the acquisition of a 51% interest in the capital of Indonesia-based...

2011-03-08 11:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command for 120mm mortar ammunition in support of the Marine Corps' Expeditionary Fire Support System (EFSS). The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract has a total potential value of $198.7 million. Two delivery orders totaling $101 million have already been awarded under...

2010-05-31 08:22:32

Scientists have discovered the secret behind an ancient Chinese super-strong mortar made from sticky rice, the delicious "sweet rice" that is a modern mainstay in Asian dishes. They also concluded that the mortar "• a paste used to bind and fill gaps between bricks, stone blocks and other construction materials "• remains the best available material for restoring ancient buildings. Their article appears in the American Chemical Society (ACS) monthly journal, Accounts of Chemical...

2010-04-01 14:00:00

BOTHELL, Wash., April 1 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has successfully guided an 81mm Air-Dropped Guided Mortar (ADM) to a stationary ground target. The guide-to-target flight demonstrations, conducted at Ft. Sill, Okla., confirmed the ability of the 81mm ADM using a novel guidance kit and fuze to provide a precision strike capability for Tactical-Class Unmanned Aircraft (TUAV). The ADM was released from a TUAV using the company's newly developed "Smart...

2009-11-30 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Alliant Techsystems (NYSE: ATK) has received a $5 million contract from the U.S. Army for the first phase of the Army's Accelerated Precision Mortar Initiative (APMI). ATK is one of three companies selected for the first phase of the competition. Phase one consists of a three month design, maturation and demonstration program aimed at developing a precision mortar capability. The first phase concludes with flight tests and a competitive...

2009-09-18 09:00:00

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems announced today that it has successfully developed and tested a new approach for low-cost guided mortars called the 120mm Roll-Controlled Guided Mortar (RCGM). Under a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Army TACOM-ARDEC, Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., General Dynamics successfully tube-launched and guided RCGM prototypes from a M120 120mm mortar weapon system at the U.S. Army...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'