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2012-01-28 08:00:00

Cramer Decker Industries officially launches the latest release of the highest quality Imperium helium balloon inflators into the gases & welding, party, floral, craft & decorating markets. Santa Ana, California (PRWEB) January 28, 2012 Over thirty years of balloon inflator manufacturing has resulted in unsurpassed expertise in helium equipment. The new IMPERIUM line are highly engineered and manufactured in CDI´s exclusive state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities insuring...

Scientists Launching Giant Balloons To Study Climate Change
2011-09-14 12:35:56

  Scientists and engineers from the universities of Bristol, Cambridge and Oxford are launching a gigantic helium balloon to investigate the feasibility of climate engineering. The balloon is being launched in October and will investigate the engineering challenges posed by such a project. The university scientists will also be working with Marshall Aerospace on the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering (SPICE) project. The 65-foot long balloon will rise 12...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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