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Carbon Nanotubes Promise Improved Flame-resistant Coating
2014-01-16 14:18:15

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Using an approach akin to assembling a club sandwich at the nanoscale, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have succeeded in crafting a uniform, multi-walled carbon-nanotube-based coating that greatly reduces the flammability of foam commonly used in upholstered furniture and other soft furnishings. The flammability of the nanotube-coated polyurethane foam was reduced 35 percent compared with untreated...

2010-01-04 11:15:00

DALLAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- DAVACO, Inc. (www.davacoinc.com), the national leading provider of retail and restaurant services, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2010. This achievement is a meaningful milestone as the company since 1990 has added services and employees to support a growing client list of the nation's who's who of retail and restaurant brands. DAVACO, originally known as Fixture Perfect, began as a retail store fixture installation company. The company's initial...

2008-09-24 18:00:17

The firm of a top aide to John McCain received payments from troubled Freddie Mac, two people with knowledge about the situation said. The disclosure that McCain campaign manager Rick Davis received $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through August undermines a remark by the Republican presidential candidate that Davis wasn't involved with the company -- one of the institutions at the heart of the financial crisis -- for several years, The New York Times reported Wednesday. Davis's...

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2008-09-24 10:00:00

By Jackie Calmes and David D. Kirkpatrick / The New York Times WASHINGTON - One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Sen. John McCain's campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure undercuts a statement McCain made on Sunday that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had had no involvement with the company for the past several years....

2008-09-22 18:00:17

A senior campaign official for Republican U.S. presidential nominee John McCain says The New York Times "is not a journalistic organization." Steve Schmidt made the declaration on a conference call with reporters Monday, the Washington Web site Politico said. "Whatever The New York Times once was, it is today not by any standard a journalistic organization," Schmidt reportedly said. "It is a pro-Obama advocacy organization that every day impugns the McCain campaign, attacks Senator McCain,...

2008-07-11 12:00:25

Advisers to likely Republican presidential nominee John McCain said in a memo that Democratic rival Barack Obama needs $200 million to keep pace with McCain. The advisers say that, with help from the Republican National Committee, the McCain campaign has more resources than Sen. Obama, D-Ill., a prolific fundraiser, The Hill reported. Rick Davis, head of the Arizona senator's campaign, said during a conference call with reporters the campaign and the RNC combined had just under $95...

2008-07-11 06:00:20

By Fredreka Schouten WASHINGTON -- Republican John McCain had the strongest fundraising month of his presidential campaign in June, collecting $22 million and starting July with nearly $27 million in the bank to battle against Democrat Barack Obama. McCain and the Republican National Committee (RNC) together had about $95 million in cash on hand, campaign manager Rick Davis said. The Arizona senator has been raising money with the national party, which will help foot advertising and...

2008-07-03 09:00:09

By Liz Sidoti Associated Press WASHINGTON -- John McCain put a top adviser in control of day-to- day campaign operations Wednesday after weeks of private concerns among Republicans that the GOP presidential campaign had not made the transition for the general election. Steve Schmidt, a veteran of President Bush's re-election and a member of the Arizona senator's inner circle, will oversee daily political, strategy, coalitions, scheduling and communications efforts from the campaign's...

2008-07-02 21:00:02

Sen. John McCain's U.S. presidential campaign staff has been altered, with political adviser Steve Schmidt tapped to take over the day-to-day leadership role. Schmidt's taking full operational control of the entire campaign means the role of Campaign Manager Rick Davis has been reduced, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. Schmidt will continue to report to Davis, who now will focus on fundraising, selecting a vice presidential nominee and running the convention, sources told the Post....

2008-06-25 21:02:07

WASHINGTON _ Strategists for the two top presidential candidates laid out competing scenarios Wednesday for how their candidates could win the November election. Their differing strategies hinged largely on whether Democrat Barack Obama can keep all 20 states that Democrat John Kerry won in 2004 _ Hawaii and the West Coast, the Upper Midwest, the Northeast and mid-Atlantic _ while picking up a couple of states that President Bush won then. Republican John McCain's challenge is whether he...


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Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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