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Now that it is late fall, all of the oaks, maples, and broad leaf trees are in the process of dropping all of their leaves. Beyond home or property ... [Read more]
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With the weather turning colder, a common and popular way to provide supplementary or emergency heat is by using a space heater. ... [Read more]
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Often times in Fall or Winter, meteorologists will report an outside temperature on the news, as well as the wind chill temperature or factor if the ... [Read more]
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Since the mid to late 1990’s, many of the heavy vehicle engine manufacturers started incorporating Event Data Recorder (EDR) capabilities into their ... [Read more]
HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR HOT WATER HEATER LATELY?
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4,000 Patents Later, Engineers Ask: Are You Smarter Than A Mouse?
There are over 4,000 U.S. Patents for mouse traps. The history of the modern mouse trap admittedly pre-dates patent archives, but evidences the modern ... [Read more]
Human Reaction Time in Emergency Situations
Reaction time for simple tasks: Reaction time is defined simply as the time between a stimulus and a response. Human reaction time is sometimes ... [Read more]
Daylight Savings Time and Traffic Accidents
What does NHTSA have to say about traffic accidents and daylight savings time: It has been shown through analysis of the National Highway ... [Read more]
Top 5 Tips to Prevent Common Air Conditioner Failures
A brief air conditioner history: On July 17, 1902, Willis Carrier invented what is recognized as the world’s first modern air conditioning ... [Read more]