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2014-03-31 13:35:45

Researchers discover a 'continuity field' that merges the appearance of similar objects seen within a matter of seconds Ever notice how Harry Potter's T-shirt abruptly changes from a crewneck to a henley shirt in "The Order of the Phoenix," or how in "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts' croissant inexplicably morphs into a pancake? Don't worry if you missed those continuity bloopers. Vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have...

2014-03-19 23:00:36

As the winter season comes to a close, The H&K Group’s Materials Division is pleased to announce that its asphalt plants are open for and ready for business. Skippack, PA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 As the winter season comes to a close, The H&K Group’s Materials Division is pleased to announce that its asphalt plants are open for and ready for business. The H&K Group owns and operates 19 hot mix asphalt plants and 26 crushed stone facilities located throughout Eastern...

2014-03-17 12:28:00

SCRANTON, Pa., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many restaurants, bars and pizza parlors have unused flat roof space that could easily add to their customers' enjoyment, as well as their bottom line. By simply providing access to that area for al fresco dining, with panoramic city views, a plain eatery can be transformed into a popular destination. One recent trend for improving flat roof space utilizes stain- and scratch-resistant, recycled AZEK Pavers to create patios that are...

2014-03-11 08:22:43

SCRANTON, Pa., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Pavers, which offer a hardscape solution for outdoor living spaces across North America, has hit a milestone by diverting more than 1 million scrap tires from landfills. Made with up to 95% recycled content, the manufacturing of AZEK Pavers to date is directly responsible for keeping more than 18 million pounds of scrap rubber and plastics out of U.S. landfills by utilizing more than 1 million recycled tires along with more than 34...

2014-03-07 16:23:33

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, today announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of the Company's cement and concrete businesses in the Florida area to Cementos Argos for gross cash proceeds of $720 million. Under a separate supply agreement, Vulcan will continue to provide aggregates to the divested concrete facilities, at market prices, for a period of...

2014-03-04 08:21:24

Market Leaders in Construction Technology and Slipform Paving Equipment to Offer Trimble Integrated 3D Paving Control Solution Through GOMACO LAS VEGAS, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and GOMACO® today announce a new stringless 3D paving control solution with CAN-bus integration into GOMACO slipform pavers. Using field-proven Trimble total stations, on-machine positioning sensors and office software, the new Trimble(®) PCS900 Paving Control System allows...

2014-02-26 23:28:02

Durability and cost-effectiveness of paver-based driveway will pay dividends in lack of repair costs over blacktop or cement. Smithtown, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Travertine King Inc, a direct importer and distributor of travertine, granite and marble pavers for the Long Island region, is recommending that homeowners on Long Island considering new driveways look closely at the benefits of paver driveways over traditional blacktop and cement, especially in terms of repair costs after...

2014-02-26 12:27:08

SCRANTON, Pa., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AZEK Pavers, which have emerged as the most innovative hardscape solution for patios, walkways, driveways and even deck or flat roof resurfacing, has added three new products to its lineup that will enhance the great looks and functionality of any AZEK Paver project. New paver products include: -- 8"x8" Standard Paver - The addition of the larger paver size answers the growing trends toward both larger paver aesthetics and...

2014-01-27 23:27:41

Leader in paver market receives new patent and continues to pave the way for do-it-yourselfers to enhance their homes. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 Brock International, the developer and supplier of PaverBase®, a unique paver underlayment system used beneath patios, walkways and other pedestrian applications, has been notified by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it will receive yet another patent on its innovative concept of a rigid panel for use under pavers. Brock...

2014-01-14 23:31:09

New plant to supply hot-mix asphalt to small- and mid-sized paving companies in the Massachusetts area. Uxbridge, MA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Bevilacqua Asphalt has selected model EX10248 from Asphalt Drum Mixers Inc. (ADM) as its new asphalt plant. Bevilacqua, a new asphalt production company with roots in the asphalt paving industry, will use the new plant to supply hot-mix asphalt to small- and mid-sized paving companies in the Massachusetts area. The EX10248 plant from ADM features a...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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