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2012-05-15 20:54:03

New research from the University of Southampton has devised a new method to more accurately measure gas bubbles in pipelines. The ability to measure gas bubbles in pipelines is vital to the manufacturing, power and petrochemical industries. In the case of harvesting petrochemicals from the seabed, warning of bubbles present in the crude that is being harvested is crucial because otherwise when these bubbles are brought up from the seabed (where pressure is very high) to the surface where...

2012-03-19 23:03:00

Power Equipment Direct announces best 1/2 HP primary sump pumps. Recommendations based on sales history and expert reviews. Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) March 19, 2012 Today PowerEquipmentDirect.com released its recommendations for the best 1/2 HP primary sump pumps. "These recommended 1/2 HP sump pumps are a cut above the rest and should provide you some peace of mind," said Jim Owiecki, resident sump pump expert at Power Equipment Direct. "A flooded basement can be a huge ordeal, so getting a...


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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