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2013-12-30 08:24:54

Nation's leading fireworks distributer encourages safe celebrations FLORENCE, Ala., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "As we ring in 2014 with fireworks and sparklers, it's important to keep safety top of mind," says Sherri Fallin, spokesperson for TNT Fireworks East. Americans use more than six times the amount of fireworks now than they did less than 40 years ago. In that same time period, fireworks-related injuries in the United States have plummeted, according to the U.S. Consumer Products...

Understanding Fluid Slosh To Improve Rocket Safety And Efficiency
2013-12-17 07:38:16

NASA Since Robert Goddard's first launch of a liquid propellant rocket in 1926, experts have worked to perfect engine propulsion systems. As launch vehicles have grown in size, fuel and oxidizer tanks have become more complex resulting in unexpected changes in thrust, potentially endangering flight crews and mission success. A team of scientists and engineers at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is now studying how to better understand this phenomenon and reduce its potential impacts...

2013-07-19 23:18:57

Oil Field Flares Operate Successfully with GRAPHALLOY® High Temperature Bearings Yonkers, NY (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Graphite Metallizing Corporation announces GRAPHALLOY® high temperature bearings for use in gas burn-off flares. These bearings are uniquely suited to help control the volatility of flares at oil and natural gas production sites. This innovative development resulted from a customer requirement to overcome design problems in a control linkage. The high heat of these...

2013-07-09 23:27:40

Personal injury lawyer David Perecman of The Perecman Firm weighs in on fireworks after two Fourth of July pyrotechnic accidents caused numerous injuries. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2013 A Fourth of July fireworks accident sent six people to the hospital in Plattsburg, New York. According to The Wall Street Journal (7.4.13), the planned fireworks display malfunctioned, sending remnants of a blast into the stands at Airborne Speedway. This was an eye-opening example of how things can...

Space Weather Prediction Systems Need To Be More Reliable
2013-07-06 04:29:18

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The residents of Earth have a vested interest in being able to accurately predict solar activity, particularly events such as solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs). These eruptions spew energetic charged particles into the solar system at fantastic rates, which have the potential to damage orbiting satellites and even ground based power grids. Our first line of defense against solar activity is knowing when to...

2013-06-27 23:35:37

Fireworks Arcade is a reputed supplier of Chinese fireworks in the UK. It has been supplying high quality products, including fireworks and other party items for many years and is proud of the reasonable prices that it offers. London (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 FireworksArcade has today launched its new website, creating a one-stop solution to help the customers procure everything they need for their firework events and parties. Fireworks Arcade is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of...

2013-06-27 23:02:44

With Independence Day nearing, fireworks will soon be a major attraction at celebrations across the United States. To help keep you safe, Amica Insurance is offering 6 tips for proper use of fireworks. LINCOLN, RI (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Each year, fireworks bring excitement to Independence Day and other summer celebrations across the country. Although these pyrotechnics can provide spectacular light displays in the nighttime sky, they also can be hazardous if not used properly. According...

2013-06-24 23:22:52

In September 2013, Rozzi will once again co-host the 2nd Annual Fire Up The Night International Fireworks Competition. Loveland, OH (PRWEB) June 24, 2013 For over 100 years, the Rozzi family has been lighting up the sky with impressive and memorable pyrotechnic events. The acclaimed Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks has been a manufacturer and retailer of consumer fireworks just as long. For decades the firm has designed and executed public and private regional displays including sporting...

NASA Switches To A Greener Rocket Fuel
2013-05-07 16:32:54

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA has announced that it will stop using the rocket fuel that has been an aeronautics mainstay since the 1940s and switch to a greener, environmentally-benign propellant. The space agency says that the first space flight powered with this new fuel will take place in 2015. Hydrazine was used to power the first rocket-powered fighter plane in World War II, the Viking Missions of the 1970s, and more recently the Curiosity mission...

Bright Flare In A Black Hole
2012-11-06 19:14:34

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of scientists say they have detected the brightest flare ever observed in our galaxy's black hole. The astronomers used NASA´s Chandra X-Ray Observatory to detect the brightest flare ever observed from Sagittarius A*. The black hole is considered to be low-key, emitting very little energy for its size. It gives off about as much energy as the sun, despite it being 4 billion times as massive. The recent flare is...