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Japan-Nuclear-Reactor
2012-05-06 07:11:37

For the first time in four decades, Japan will be without nuclear power, as the last of its 50 reactors was shut down Saturday for what is being called routine maintenance, various media outlets have reported. According to BBC News reports, operations at the third reactor at the Tomari plant in Hokkaido prefecture was scheduled to have ceased by 14:00 GMT (2:00pm Eastern). That means that for the first time in over 40 years, a country which up until last year had received 30% of its...

New Research Depicts Precisely How Sand Flows
2012-04-10 04:53:35

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com New research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have an impact in a range of industries, from engineering to pharmaceutical manufacturing. Ken Kamrin of MIT's Department of Mechanical Engineering has created a model that predicts the flow of granular materials under a variety of conditions. Sand's behavior, which is part fluid, part solid, has made it difficult for researchers to predict how it and other granular materials flow under...

2012-03-25 23:00:59

AGC's 2012 Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence goes to PCL Denver, Colo (PRWEB) March 24, 2012 The PCL family of companies has received the 2012 Association of General Contractors´ (AGC) Grand Award for Construction Safety Excellence. The announcement was made at the AGC national convention in Hawaii. “Our safety vision has become a core value that was created with craft worker input and adopted by all of our business units,” said Robert Saiz, PCL director of...

Experts Call For Long-Term Nuclear Meltdown Research Project
2012-03-09 05:31:28

With the one-year anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant reactor coming up this weekend, three US university professors are calling for a long-term study of how such fuels respond to such extreme environmental conditions. University of Notre Dame Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences Peter C. Burns, University of Michigan Earth and Environmental Sciences Professor Rodney Ewing, and Alexandra Navrotsky of the University of California-Davis...

2012-03-02 12:49:36

One year after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on March 11, 2011, an independent investigation panel has highlighted the country's failures in disaster planning and crisis management for the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. The article, out now in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, published by SAGE, shows that agencies were thoroughly unprepared for the cascading nuclear disaster, following a tsunami that should have been anticipated. The Rebuild Japan...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'