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2012-04-05 23:00:49

FireWhat attended the Oreilly 2012 Where Conference, and announced their new suite of products designed to keep people informed with up to the minute information about wildfires. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 05, 2012 FireWhat Inc., a small startup in Dunsmuir, CA, operates a website, firewhat.com, that maps and tracks wildfires. From coast to coast, those living near a current burning wildfire can monitor the situation. Weather affecting the fire can be monitored, as can local terrain...

2012-03-28 00:03:07

A team of scientists from the USDA Forest Service's Pacific Southwest Research Station and the University of Córdoba in Spain recently developed a new methodology that measures the economic impact of forest fires on timber resources. When evaluating and planning fire management program activities, it is important to know the value of the forest ecosystems protected. However, determining the true volume or economic value of the resources lost during a fire can be difficult. For...

2012-03-27 23:02:25

Where 2.0 is a world-renowned meeting of the minds focusing on location-based technology lead by O´Reilly Media. FireWhat Inc. has been invited to join the discussion. The staff will be presenting to the industry on their ideas to modernize the fire service. Dunsmuir, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012 O´Reilly Media is hosting its sixth annual Where Conference April 2-4 in San Francisco, CA. The conference focuses on the growing business of leveraging the location awareness due...


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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