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2012-02-15 08:00:00

OceanWorks International is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a major system upgrade, Lloyd´s certification renewal and completion of sea trials for the Turkish Navy´s Atmospheric Diving Suit system. Burnaby, British Columbia (PRWEB) February 15, 2012 After 5 years of operation, the Turkish HARDSUIT Atmospheric Diving System (ADS) was returned to OceanWorks International to complete the major Lloyd´s survey and to upgrade the system electronics to the latest...

2011-12-30 17:40:00

Air Compressors Direct Announces Best Rotary 120 Gallon Compressors. Recommendations Based on Sales History and Expert Reviews. Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) December 30, 2011 Today AirCompressorsDirect.com announced its recommendations for top 120 gallon rotary screw air compressors. "Rotary screw compressors are built for serious industrial and commercial applications," said Steve Robbins, resident product expert at AirCompressorsDirect.com. "If you have constant compressed air needs for your...

Image 1 - How Do Diving Marine Mammals Manage Decompression?
2011-12-23 05:17:25

Any diver returning from ocean depths knows about the hazard of decompression sickness (DCS) or "the bends." As the diver ascends and the ocean pressure decreases, gases that were absorbed by the body during the dive, come out of solution and, if the ascent is too rapid, can cause bubbles to form in the body. DCS causes many symptoms, and its effects may vary from joint pain and rashes to paralysis and death. But how do marine mammals, whose very survival depends on regular diving, manage...

2011-12-22 11:30:00

Air Compressors Direct Announces Best Rotary 80 Gallon Compressors. Recommendations Based on Sales History and Expert Reviews. Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Today AirCompressorsDirect.com announced its recommendations for top 80 gallon rotary screw air compressors. "Rotary screw compressors are built for industrial and commercial applications," said Steve Robbins, resident product expert at AirCompressorsDirect.com. "With 80 gallons of air power, manufacturing facilities and...

2011-11-11 17:25:00

Air Compressors Direct Announces Best Consumer Portable Single-Stage Compressors. Recommendations Based on Sales History and Expert Reviews. Bolingbrook, IL (PRWEB) November 11, 2011 Today AirCompressorsDirect.com announced its recommendations for the best consumer-grade portable single-stage air compressors. "Portable single-stage compressors are perfect for the enthusiastic do-it-yourselfer," said Steve Robbins, resident product expert at Air Compressors Direct. "They're on wheels so it...


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Surface Weather Map Features for July 5, 2012
2012-07-05 10:00:03

The morning weather map for July 5, shows us the current surface pressure readings. Surface Pressure is very important from a meteorological stand point. We use this to help us identify where our surface pressure centers are just like you see above. Our Low pressure area is over Northeast Colorado and also the High pressure over the Ontario area. Surface pressure is taken hourly from the stations and they are also mostly done on a 24hr basis, however some places will only submit their...

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2010-11-19 16:36:05

A wetsuit, worn by divers, windsurfers, and others engaged in water sports, is a garment, made of foamed neoprene that provides thermal insulation, abrasion resistance, and buoyancy. The suit provides insulation through bubbles of gas enclosed within the material which reduces its ability to conduct heat. These bubbles also provide buoyancy in water. Contrary to popular belief the layer of warm water trapped between the suit and the skin provides very little thermal insulation. Wetsuits...

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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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