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2009-06-17 09:20:00

Announces availability of Siphon Flush, Designed with Invention Machine Goldfire CLEVELAND, June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Manufacturing Advocacy & Growth Network (MAGNET) today announced that it received Managing Automation 2009 Progressive Manufacturing 100 Award and the High Achiever award in Innovation Mastery. The Progressive Manufacturing (PM) award recognizes 100 projects that have achieved distinction in at least one of the eight core disciplines defined as critical to business...

2009-01-16 14:46:00

OCEANSIDE, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The new RedyTemp ATC-3000 hot water control device prevents home water pipes from freezing. It does this by intermittent circulation of water through a home's hot and cold water lines. In a typical home, options to protect pipes from freezing are limited. The damages from just one frozen pipe bursting can cost well over a thousand dollars. RedyTemps quiet hot water control box protects pipes throughout the house, hidden within walls, crawlspaces...

2008-09-15 18:00:18

A FUNFAIR was evacuated last night and an oil tank drained after cracks appeared in a North East harbour wall. Emergency services were called to Amble harbour, on the south bank of the River Coquet near the car park at Leazes Street, just after 5pm. They had been called by the harbourmaster who had concerns for the condition of the wall and the 18,000 litres of diesel in the storage tank. A series of cracks had appeared over the past few days and after a full assessment, a nearby...

2008-07-09 09:00:46

By Amy Hunter, Bristol Herald Courier, Va. Jul. 9--BRISTOL, Va. -- Police are investigating a possible fuel tank theft after a large, mostly empty tank was found on Lee Highway on Tuesday, said Bristol Virginia police Lt. Vic Jordan. The 20- to 25-gallon tank, believed to be from a pickup, was found in the 2000 block of the highway with it's gas lines cleanly cut -- possibly indicating the tank was cut from a truck, Jordan said. "We assume it was stolen because the gas lines were cut,"...

2008-06-27 12:02:56

By Joe Boesen, The Bakersfield Californian Jun. 27--Gas thieves have jacked more than $280,000 worth of diesel fuel from farmers in the last six months according to the Kern County Sheriff's Department. From Jan. 1 to June 1, the department has noticed a "tremendous" increase in theft, according to Senior Deputy Eric Fennel with the Rural Crimes Investigations Unit. "Gas prices are to blame," he said. Thieves are getting away with anywhere from 15 to 500 gallons at a time, prompting...

2008-06-17 12:00:41

By Helen Jung, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jun. 15--These days "fill 'er up" is increasingly followed by "lock 'er down." With regular gasoline in Oregon averaging $4.18 a gallon, motorists are snatching up locking gas caps to keep thieves out of their tanks. But the clamor for locking lids has soared along with pump prices, triggering shortages. "There seems to be a run on them for sure," said Paul Chully, manager of the Napa Auto Parts store at Northeast Columbia and Martin...

2007-08-12 15:14:30

By Gena Kittner, The Wisconsin State Journal Aug. 12--TOWN OF BLUE MOUNDS -- A popular fishing spot and swimming hole for nearly a century, Stewart Lake has morphed into an algae and silt fraught body of water. But a siphon drawing down the seven-acre lake near Mount Horeb in southwestern Dane County is an important step, county officials say, to returning this popular destination to its original glory. "With the amount of algae and weed growth, it 's hard to recreate, " said Pete Jopke,...

2005-08-06 15:20:36

A simple tank-and-siphon system for removing oil from oily water and protecting the environment is about to be launched internationally by an engineering team from the University of New South Wales. The Extended Gravity Oil Water Separation (EGOWS) concept is an improvement on the industry-standard American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity separator that has been widely used for the last 60 years. The API separator, originally designed for oil refineries, is not designed to reduce the oil...


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2010-09-23 15:29:32

A barometer is an instrument that measures atmospheric pressure. The barometer measures pressure exerted by the atmosphere using water, air, or mercury. Through measuring the pressure one can forecast short term weather changes. Evangelista Torricelli is credited with the invention of the barometer in 1643. However, Gasparo Berti unintentionally built a water barometer around the same time. Rene Descartes was also noted as describing an experiment to determine air pressure but there is no...

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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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