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2014-01-24 23:24:48

Strong insurance policies can provide for you in unforeseen circumstances, get sound advice before disaster strikes. Ontario, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2014 The blaze in California, named the Colby fire, has taken it’s toll on the landscape by destroying five homes, damaging several other structures, and forcing approximately 3600 residents to evacuate for safety purposes on Thursday, January 16th. The wildfire was allegedly accidentally started by three campers in the foothills of the San...

2014-01-14 08:34:35

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), the leader in enterprise security, today announced enhancements to its enterprise security platform that increase advanced threat detection and prevention capabilities for its customers worldwide. Most significantly, this includes enhancements to the Palo Alto Networks WildFire(TM) service that enable quick discovery and elimination of previously unknown malware, zero-day exploits, and advanced persistent...

2014-01-08 12:20:29

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- With a record-breaking year for low rainfall in California, aerial firefighters are on alert during what has historically been a post-fire season period for the drought-plagued state. Indicative of the seriousness of the extremely high fire danger right now, Rogers Helicopters received an exclusive use contract extension from the US Forest Service (USFS) for one of its Bell 212 helicopters, according to Robin Rogers, the...

2014-01-06 16:30:56

Morta Team Expertise and Technologies Contribute to Palo Alto Networks' Proven WildFire Threat Detection and Prevention Capabilities SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palo Alto Networks® (NYSE: PANW), today announced it has acquired Morta Security, a Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity company operating in stealth mode since 2012. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130508/SF04701LOGO) The acquisition of Morta...

2013-12-03 23:01:38

To boost efforts, SunSeeker has partnered with Spirit USA to offer discount cards to generous contributors. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) December 03, 2013 The SunSeeker Fire Blanket, a revolutionary new fire blanket, is currently in development and seeking donations for prototype testing that will ultimately reach the hands of firefighters. SunSeeker’s movement for a safer fire shelter has garnered much attention in the western United States, especially in Arizona, a region where wildfire...

2013-11-26 14:07:57

As trees grow larger in even-aged stands, competition develops among them. Competition weakens trees, as they contend for soil moisture, nutrients, and sunlight. Competition also increases trees’ risk to bark beetles and diseases, and subsequently leads to a buildup of dead fuels. A recent study, led by Dr. Jianwei Zhang, research forester at the U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station, considered if the onset of this risk could be determined. The study, which appears in...

2013-11-14 23:22:41

Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for the first time, of producing continually updated daylong predictions of wildfire growth throughout the lifetime of long-lived blazes. The technique, developed by a research team led by NCAR, combines detailed computer simulations with newly available satellite observations. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Scientists have developed a new computer modeling technique that offers the promise, for...

Forest Fire Predictor Model
2013-11-14 16:16:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just as forest fire season appear to be winding down, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and the University of Maryland have developed a new computer model that can constantly update daylong predictions during extensive blazes, according to a new report in an online issue of Geophysical Research Letters. “With this technique, we believe it’s possible to continually issue good forecasts throughout a...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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