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2010-12-20 07:30:00

RADOLFZELL, Germany, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Colfax Corporation (NYSE: CFX), a global leader in fluid-handling solutions for critical applications, announced its Allweiler business delivered 168 centrifugal pumps valued at euro 1.7 million to a polyester plant undergoing an expansion in Wujiang, China. The pumps will be used for moving liquid polyester, glycol and thermal oil. "The plant had been using Allweiler pumps for seven years, and the positive experiences of its operators...

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2009-11-23 09:22:59

Researchers reconstruct the evolution of bat migration with the aid of a mathematical model Not just birds, but also a few species of bats face a long journey every year. Researchers at Princeton University in the U.S. and at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany studied the migratory behavior of the largest extant family of bats, the so-called "Vespertilionidae" with the help of mathematical models. They discovered that the migration over short as well as long...

2005-07-20 17:25:00

The numbers of overwintering waterbirds at Lake Constance, a large lake on the borders of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, have increased fourfold since the early 1960s, with a daily average of 162 500 waterbirds from September to April as shown by a study published in the august issue of Freshwater Biology. This massive increase coincides with the major expansion of zebra mussels in the lake, originating in the Caspian-Aral basin, and a major pest in Europe and North America. The main...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'