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Wood stoves -- a viable home heat source?

... reevaluated as a potentially viable option for home heating. The case for modern woodstoves has ... He determined that adding a woodstove to the home can help both consumers heating costs as well as ... a woodstove to the ground floor of a 3200ft2 home reduced the mean annual gas cost by 60%; from ...

UK Identity and Passport Service and IBM Sign 7-year National Biometric Identity Service (NBIS) Contract

... Service (IPS), an executive agency of the UK home Office, have signed a seven-year agreement for ... concludes the NBIS contract award made in the home Office statement on the 7th April 2009: ... Contacts home Office Philip Skelton, Press Officer, ....

Two is not company -- as far as fish are concerned

... to improve conditions for keeping fish in home aquaria. In line with the aim to establish ... use of novel objects with fish commonly kept in home aquaria. This current research, to be presented ... to ascertain the criteria for fish welfare in home aquaria; the results of these studies, funded by ...

Who goes abroad for fertility treatment and why?

... to undergo procedures that are banned in their home country says a study of the subject launched at ... they had received reimbursement from their home country's health system. 1230 forms were ... between legal prohibitions in patients' home countries and the numbers who travelled abroad, ...

Pediatric carbon monoxide poisoning linked to video games after Hurricane Ike

... the generators, which they placed inside the home or an attached garage, to power televisions and ... they tried to keep food fresh, run a fan or home air conditioner, but not power electronic ... insufficient oxygen supply. When kept inside the home generators give off carbon monoxide and people ...

Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth

... passed in direct response to media attention on home births, the AMA stated. What is interesting, ... where a third of deliveries occur in the home with the assistance of midwives, has a lower rate ... no way to indicate whether a birth occurred at home until 2008, and without being able to pull data, ...

Home tooth bleaching slightly reduces enamel strength

... of several different products used in the home to whiten teeth. The study suggests that future ... how human teeth are affected by the popular home whiteners. "There is some significant ... the recommended treatments of five name-brand home whiteners to samples of human teeth and compared ...

Defying the disaster: Researcher explores resilient housing

... a year surveying and interviewing homeowners, home industry professionals, inspectors and other ... that contains various resources for making a home natural disaster resilient. "People will be ... sites. Tilotta is part of the Resilient home Program, which launched out of the Southeast ...

Moving in for the winter toxic brown recluse spiders pose danger

... taken, people could find themselves sharing their home with one of 'the big three,' according to a ... The brown recluse likes to make a winter home in attics, basements, or areas where things are ... for hiding. Minimizing clutter in and around the home and sealing boxes are important ways to reduce ...

No place like home: New theory for how salmon, sea turtles find their birthplace

... sea turtles may read the magnetic field of their home area and "imprint" on it, according to a new ... learning the unique magnetic signature of their home area early in life and then retaining that ... or far they journey, both seem to remember where home is. Some populations of sea turtles, for example, ...

Household exposure to toxic chemicals lurks unrecognized, researchers find

... lead author of the study, "Pollution Comes home and Gets Personal: Women's Experience of ... with toxic contamination originating outside the home from military or industrial activities, accidents ... direct experience," Altman said. "Pollution at home has been a blind spot for society. The study ...

Pollution at home lurks unrecognized, instead attributed to large-scale environmental disasters

... the lead author of the study, "Pollution Comes home and Gets Personal: Women's Experience of ... with toxic contamination originating outside the home from military or industrial activities, accidents ... direct experience," Altman said. "Pollution at home has been a blind spot for society. The study ...

Photos: Turn Your Couch into a 'Disney' Ride for Under $300

... of the all new wireless ButtKicker(R) Kit for home theater, gaming and music. The new ButtKicker Kit ... consumer-friendly, do-it-yourself product for home theater and gaming that quickly and easily ... exciting tactile addition to basic setups and for home theaters already equipped with HDTV flat screens, ...

'Home Improvement' Star Debbe Dunning is New smartTOUCH Spokesperson

... upon an advertising campaign directed at the home Improvement market. (Photo: ... She is well known in her role over 8 seasons on home Improvement, as well as appearing in numerous TV ... who understands the need for simple to use home improvement products that help simplify families ...

Let the cat keep chasing the mouse

... cats with radio-transmitters to track their home ranges. Over the space of four years a database was developed with over 13,000 entries on the home ranges of wildcats. A 150 square kilometre area ... State Rhineland-Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz), home to approximately half of the entire German ...

G8 summit: Opportunity for immediate action on climate change

... As Chancellor Merkel notes, tropical forests are home to biological diversity and healthy ecosystems ... global temperatures." Tropical forests are home to more than half the species on Earth and harbor ... portion of the world's biodiversity, and are home to many of the world's remaining indigenous ...

Exposure to low levels of radon appears to reduce the risk of lung cancer, new study finds

... toxins may stimulate repair mechanisms in cells). home exposure to radon, a naturally occurring ... cancer risk and to establish a safety zone for home radon levels. We were certainly not looking for a ... (for yearlong measurements) in areas of the home where the subjects spent the most wakeful time. ...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- March 19, 2008

... percent of the worlds unfrozen freshwater and is home to more than 1,500 species found nowhere else on ... planning to cover the meeting from their home bases, the ACS Office of Communications will ... who cover scientific meetings from their home base. Borrowing the popular chat room concept ...

UCR-led research team uses tiny wasp to wipe out major agricultural pest in Tahiti

... sharpshooter excrement raining from trees , and home and shop invasions by hundreds of sharpshooters ... will work on a variety of pest species in their home countries to explore what controls their local ... research by understanding these pests in their home environments, Hoddle said. That way we will be ...

Study shows immigrant children are at increased risk of lead poisoning

... may face additional lead threats in their home countries. Of the 800 lead poisoned children requiring home investigations in 2006, Health Department staff ... children are being exposed to lead in their home countries before they arrive in New York City," ...

If you don't want to fall ill this Christmas, then share a festive kiss but don't shake hands

... the first detailed report on hand hygiene in the home and community, rather than in hospital and ... such as influenza and SARS. Good hygiene at home prevents organisms spreading from one family ... patients and visitors is reduced. Good hygiene at home also means fewer infections, which means fewer ...

Zinc may reduce pneumonia risk in nursing home elderly

... BOSTON When elderly nursing home residents contract pneumonia, it is a blow to ... appears that daily zinc intake can help nursing home residents who are susceptible to pneumonia, ... E in preventing respiratory infections in nursing home residents ages 65 and older. The study enrolled ...

Costa Rica, US announce historic debt-for-nature swap

... and CEO. The Costa Rican tropical forests are home to a rich variety of life and provide the natural ... The rainforest meets the sea on the Osa, which is home to the jaguar, squirrel monkey, scarlet macaw and ... tract of rainforest in Costa Rica and is also home to most of the countrys local indigenous ...

Ecologists discover city is 'uber-forest' for big owls

... is famous for having two kinds of green. It is home to two of the nations largest banks and its ... not the citys many owls have been able to be at home is not as obvious as it would seem on the ... than other kinds of remains. The videos of owl home life answered the question. We scaled back ...

Parus Interactive Awarded Patent for Speech-Activated Remote System Management

... Innovation enables remote access to home and commercial systems BANNOCKBURN, Ill., Oct. ... controls -- the coffee maker. A user away from home can even phone their home system and use natural speech to tell it to ...

Starting university may be hazardous to your health: study

... Moving away from home and adapting to a new social environment are just ... found that female students who lived away from home were three times more likely to report symptoms ... symptoms, body dissatisfaction, living away from home and number of class hours per week. "Moving ...

NIH awards nearly $23M to University of Chicago for translational research

... on the South Side. The University already is home to three separate centers focused on ... applicants were encouraged to create an academic home for clinical and translational science. For ... and translational researchers. Provide a home for collaboration between departments and ...

Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod

... The biodiesel from Plankton Power algae is a "drop-in" replacement for home heating oil and petroleum diesel and will be produced for commercial ... gallons of biodiesel, which would meet 5% of the demand for diesel and home heating fuel in the state of Massachusetts. "We are extremely ...

Music is the engine of new U-M lab-on-a-chip device

... on the same material. There is hope that they could lead to instant home tests for illnesses, food contaminants and toxic gases, among other ... a microfluidic device. That would be a step closer to a smartphone-sized home flu test. ...

International team of students and scientists on month-long field course in Siberian Arctic

... courses taught by project co-primary investigators (PIs) at their home institutions, the opportunity for those co-PIs to initiate research ... increased temperatures and as a result increasing the climate change back home through the increase of CO2 and methane into the air. As aspiring ...

Scientists examine perceptions of risk and the spread of disease

... States, Americans began to alter their behavior. Families kept children home from school, postponed trips to the mall, and stayed home instead of eating out. In so doing, the American population may have ...

Scientists examine human behavior and the threat of disease

... States, Americans began to alter their behavior. Families kept children home from school, postponed trips to the mall, and stayed home instead of eating out. In so doing, the American population may have ...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

... -- in military settings as well as other government activities at home and in foreign locations. The U.S. Army Product Manager, Force ... interagency research and development program for combating terrorism at home and abroad. This year, FPED VII will cover 20 equipment categories, ...

Does mom know when enough is enough?

... in the study. Data was collected during an initial interview and three home visits at 3, 6, and 12 months. During the home visits, feedings were observed, the mothers were interviewed, and the ...

Demonstration Features Commercial Technology for Combating Terrorism

... -- in military settings as well as other government activities at home and in foreign locations. The U.S. Army Product Manager, Force ... interagency research and development program for combating terrorism at home and abroad. This year, FPED VII will cover 20 equipment categories, ...

Social separation stops flu spread, but must be started soon

... staying at home, closing schools and isolating infected people within the home should reduce infection, but only if they are used in combination, ... school closure, isolating infected family members inside the home and reducing contact within the wider community. According to Milne, ...

UGA licenses invention that kills food-borne pathogens in minutes

... Athens, Ga. A new technology that kills dangerous pathogens on food at home and in restaurants, grocery stores, beverage-manufacturing and ... he said. Like the original FIT Fruit and Vegetable Wash now used at home by consumers and by food service industry, the new antimicrobial wash uses ...

ID Analytics Appoints Chief Information Officer

... senior vice president and chief information officer at Accredited home Lenders, and chief information officer and chief technology officer at ... He started his career as a director of end-user computing at Plaza home Mortgage. For more information about ID Analytics, please visit ...

ID Analytics Appoints Chief Information Officer

... senior vice president and chief information officer at Accredited home Lenders, and chief information officer and chief technology officer at ... He started his career as a director of end-user computing at Plaza home Mortgage. For more information about ID Analytics, please visit ...

Coffee cultivation good for diversity in agrarian settlements but not in forests

... cultivation in conserving plants and animals in Ethiopia, the original home of coffee. Coffee is one of the most important trading commodities, ... shrubs cultivated in gardens under individual large shade trees can be home to a great diversity of forest plants. It is shown for the first time ...
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