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2009-09-15 01:00:00

FRANKFURT, September 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Valeo has perfected a windshield wiper system that distributes the washer fluid evenly along the entire length of the blade, representing a major innovation in wiping systems. The AquaBlade(R) System improves driving safety with more homogenous wiping that does not interrupt visibility, since the fluid is completely invisible and is wiped away immediately. Traditional wiper systems spray the washer fluid from the engine compartment...

2009-07-15 05:15:00

CHICAGO, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Car owners can save money and keep their vehicles running safely with a few essential maintenance projects they can do themselves, regardless of their automotive or mechanical expertise. JC Whitney, the most trusted name in auto parts and accessories, recommends some basic and easy-to-do car care that can improve gas mileage, prevent expensive repairs, and ensure safety. "Safety and saving money are our customer's two most important concerns," said JC...

2009-05-14 12:03:00

DANBURY, Conn., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- With warmer weather, bugs across the country are on the rise. From "lovebugs" in the south to midges, mayflies and mosquitoes in the north, insects swarm the roadways. Many will meet an untimely death on vehicle windshields this summer, leaving drivers with a mess that typical blue washer fluids can't remove. "Most bugs are small, but they can travel in swarms which can make a large impact on your windshield," said splatologist Mark Hostetler,...

2009-02-16 04:31:00

Denver conversion-driven marketing agency will strategize an SEO keyword refresh and implement Web analytics DENVER, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- In addition to renewing its search engine optimization (SEO) and email communication programs with 90octane, Trico Products has contracted the conversion-driven marketing agency to implement an in-depth website analytics program focused on establishing traffic benchmarks for key terms and using search trending data to identify new opportunities. The...

2009-01-28 11:32:00

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of vehicle check-up events at community car care events across the country in April and October 2008 revealed that 80 percent of vehicles need service or parts, the Car Care Council reported today. The unsatisfactory condition of vehicles also reinforces the continued need for consumer education about the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair. An analysis of vehicle inspection forms, submitted from event...

2009-01-15 16:33:00

As Midpoint of Winter, Groundhog Day Can Serve as Annual Driver Safety Check HOUSTON, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- A report released in June 2008 concluded that nearly a quarter of all automobile accidents occur in rainy and wet weather(1). According to Rain-X, accidents in wet weather may in part be attributed to the nearly 78 percent of motorists that only change their wiper blades after the blades begin to impair visibility and become a potential safety hazard(2). "Ninety percent of driving...

2008-10-09 18:00:24

By SCOTT A. MAY In an age of corporate greed run amok, "Flash of Genius" is perfectly timed but imperfectly played, offering only sporadic sparks of dramatic depth and character empathy. Based on a true story, the script was penned by the late Philip Railsback - brother of "Helter Skelter" actor Steve Railsback - adapted from a New Yorker article by John Seabrook. Veteran producer Marc Abraham ("The Commitments,""Children of Men") makes his directing debut with this feature, and it shows....

2008-10-05 15:00:15

By AL ALEXANDER MOVIE REVIEW Next time you're driving in a light rain, I want you to think about Robert Kearns as your wipers rhythmically squeak across the windshield. Who's Robert Kearns, you ask? Oh, just the most tenacious inventor who ever lived. Or at least that's the impression "Flash of Genius" projects in methodically chronicling the rise, fall and resurrection of the man who devised the intermittent windshield wiper. How significant is his invention? It's not quite up there...

2008-10-04 03:00:12

Joseph Regenstein invented the window envelope. Richard Drew invented Scotch Tape. And a man named Robert Kearns invented the intermittent windshield wiper. It's an unheralded bit of technology, but one that makes our lives more pleasant. Before the intermittent windshield wiper, in a light rain we had to turn the wipers on and off, on and off. Although the device itself holds a certain technological geek interest, the story of its invention is not typically the stuff of movies. It's what...

2008-10-04 00:00:18

By Michael Machosky "Flash of Genius" is a drama based on Robert Kearns, the guy who invented the intermittent windshield wiper in the 1960s. Sorry, but despite the bold attempt to take on such an inherently undramatic subject -- and much as Greg Kinnear and company try -- this movie is about as exciting as it sounds. Still, underdog stories always have a powerful and obvious appeal. And Kearns (Kinnear) is certainly an underdog. The Detroit- area professor and enthusiastic inventor...


Latest Windscreen wiper Reference Libraries

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2010-11-15 19:52:11

The windshield wiper is a device used to clear rain and debris from a windshield. Almost every major vehicle is equipped with wipers, and most of the time they are a legal requirement. The wiper usually consists of an arm that pivots at one end with a long rubber blade attached to the other. The blade swings back and forth over the glass clearing water from the surface. Usually the speed can be adjusted with several different speeds. Most autos have two synchronized radial type arms, while...

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siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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