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2014-06-17 12:26:46

International University Study Cites Corporate Branding Index's High Performance NEW YORK, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CoreBrand, a leading brand strategy and communications firm and creator of the Corporate Branding Index®, announced today that its market-based approach to brand valuation has been selected as the leading tool for measuring brand equity by an independent international university validation study. Dr. Marc Fischer, director of the University of Cologne's Department for...

2014-01-10 23:03:05

The Flowrox Scaling Watch allows for proactive maintenance for scale buildup, reducing the potential for an unexpected shutdown or costly damage repairs. (PRWEB) January 10, 2014 Flowrox, a global leader in heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and service, is introducing the Flowrox Scaling Watch, a new product designed for the precise measurement of scale in pipelines and other fluid control environments. Scaling is a common problem in the Minerals & Metallurgy, Oil & Gas,...

2012-08-12 23:03:16

Scales are indeed a necessity, as they are required to weigh meat, food produce, bodyweight, and every other item sold online and through retailers. Prime USA Scales meet this high quality demand, and in addition to its custom designs, customers can also build their own scale. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2012 Weighing scales are not only necessary to measure bodyweight, but to weigh meat, food, metal, and other products. Prime USA Scales covers 65 categories, including industrial crane...

2012-03-27 08:33:09

Butterfly wings may rank among the most delicate structures in nature, but they have given researchers powerful inspiration for new technology that doubles production of hydrogen gas – a green fuel of the future – from water and sunlight. The researchers presented their findings here today at the American Chemical Society's (ACS') 243rd National Meeting & Exposition. Tongxiang Fan, Ph.D., who reported on the use of two swallowtail butterflies – Troides aeacus...

2012-03-02 08:00:00

New DataLog software now offered by Floor Scales Direct easily transfers weigh data from truck scales to PCs. The advanced record keeping tool is now available online at introductory pricing. Olive Branch, MS (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 Floor Scales Direct announces introductory pricing on new DataLog software by Triner Scale, which is specifically constructed to transfer weigh data from truck scales to PCs for easy record keeping. The software is priced at $195 and includes a connecting cable...

2012-02-11 08:00:00

Escali's product line is widely recognized for precision measurement, smart styling, useful features and exceptional value, with all of the scale models they manufacture being multifunctional and providing information in a choice of standard or metric formats. All of their scales are tested by rigid military measurement standards and their professional line includes NSF-approved models. Elberton. GA (PRWEB) February 11, 2012 Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells...

2012-02-09 18:20:29

It´s a matchup worthy of a late-night cable movie: put a school of starving piranha and a 300-pound fish together, and who comes out the winner? The surprising answer–given the notorious guillotine-like bite of the piranha–is Brazil´s massive Arapaima fish. The secret to Arapaima´s success lie in its intricately designed scales, which could provide “bioinspiration” for engineers looking to develop flexible ceramics. The inspiration for this study...

Image 1 - Ancient Moths Reveal Wing Colors
2011-11-16 07:58:25

New research is allowing scientists to learn what the colors of fossilized moths would have been. Maria McNamara, a paleobiologist and postdoctoral researcher at Yale University was examining fossils from oil shale in Germany when she came across the remains of several moth species, all belonging to a group called lepidopterans, which also includes butterflies. “Until now, we had no idea what colors ancient moths and butterflies had,” McNamara relates to Stephanie Pappas of...

2011-01-26 07:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- It may be a high-tech world, but sometimes it's low tech that gets the job done. The MP4000 Personal Post Office® portable scale has been around since the turn of the last century. It's small, simple, and accurate - and it doesn't use electricity, ink or paper. But it's still being made and in wide use today because it works really well. And at $10.95, you can't beat the price. The little scale started life as a quick, easy and...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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