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2014-03-31 23:34:21

Home improvement supplier introduces Swanson’s new Savage GripLine with 360º rotating tip and the innovative Savage ProScribe measuring tapes to its online store. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Online home improvement leader, The Hardware City, is pleased to announce the addition of Swanson’s innovative Savage GripLine and Savage ProScribe measuring tapes to its inventory. The GripLine easily grips a variety of materials, such as metal conduit, PVC, rebar, siding and...

NIST Measures Up For The Olympics
2012-06-28 11:56:56

In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this summer's Olympic marathon–a distance of 26 miles 385 yards–to 1 part in 1,000. Measurement is a vital aspect of the Olympic Games. Officials measure the height of jumps, the speed of races, and the mass of weights to determine who wins a medal and who goes home. The marathon is no...

2011-08-18 06:45:00

CARSON CITY, Nev., Aug. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Calculated Industries, maker of the award-winning Construction Master® calculators, has developed the Laser Dimension Master II, an ultrasonic distance measuring device that measures up to 50 feet indoors and is accurate to 99.0%. Ultrasonic measuring devices are much easier to use than old-fashioned roll-up tape measures. One person can make quick, accurate room measurements in seconds. Just press the button and aim the...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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