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Ways To Improve Common Furniture Fire Test
2014-02-11 10:34:13

The bench-scale test widely used to evaluate whether a burning cigarette will ignite upholstered furniture may underestimate the tendency of component materials to smolder when these materials are used in sofas and chairs supported by springs or cloth

2013-06-06 23:23:54

Flash fires can spring up unexpectedly and cause damage and injury.

2012-02-20 12:40:45

In 1997, a forest fire in Indonesia ignited an area of peatlands that smouldered for months.

Image 1 - FLEX-ible Insight Into Flame Behavior
2011-11-29 04:49:42

Whether free-burning or smoldering, uncontrolled fire can threaten life and destroy property. On Earth, a little water, maybe some chemicals, and the fire is smothered.

Image 1 - NASA Takes A Look Back At A Decade Of Fires
2011-10-20 04:36:48

For more than a decade, instruments on Terra and Aqua, two of NASA’s flagship Earth-observing satellites, have scanned the surface of our planet for fires four times a day.

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2009-02-23 09:44:09

Severe fires in Indonesia – responsible for some of the worst air quality conditions worldwide – are linked not only to drought, but also to changes in land use and population density.

2005-11-10 08:20:00

Cai Zhongyong gestures across barren hills, where two stray camels graze on a few brown-green shrubs, and conjures up a medieval vision of hell.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.