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CPSC reports Cooper Lighting recalls Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures Due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that Cooper Lighting is recalling fluorescent lighting fixtures because the socket can overheat causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

Shoplight fixture is one of the models being recalled by Cooper Lighting.

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NASA’s QuikScat satellite finds Beijing China has Quadrupled in Size

 

Written by Alan Buis
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – A new study by scientists using data from NASA’s QuikScat satellite has demonstrated a novel technique to quantify urban growth based on observed changes in physical infrastructure.

The researchers used the technique to study the rapid urban growth in Beijing, China, finding that its physical area quadrupled between 2000 and 2009.

A team led by Mark Jacobson of Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, and Son Nghiem of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, used data from QuikScat to measure the extent of infrastructure changes, such as new buildings and roads, in China’s capital.

Data from NASA's QuikScat satellite show the changing extent of Beijing between 2000 and 2009 through changes to its infrastructure. Gray and black indicate buildings, with the tallest and largest buildings in the city's commercial core appearing lighter gray. Other colors show changes in areas not yet urbanized (for example, clearing land or cutting down trees), with the rate of change indicated by color. Blue-green indicates the least change, yellow-orange more change, and red the greatest change. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Data from NASA’s QuikScat satellite show the changing extent of Beijing between 2000 and 2009 through changes to its infrastructure. Gray and black indicate buildings, with the tallest and largest buildings in the city’s commercial core appearing lighter gray. Other colors show changes in areas not yet urbanized (for example, clearing land or cutting down trees), with the rate of change indicated by color. Blue-green indicates the least change, yellow-orange more change, and red the greatest change. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

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Tennessee Department of Health advises Clinicians to have Heightened Awareness about MERS Co-V with International Travel Patients

 

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – In response to a Korean outbreak of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus, commonly known as MERS Co-V, the Tennessee Department of Health has issued an alert to healthcare providers.

The alert issued Friday, June 12th, urges clinicians to ask their patients about recent travel, to look for evidence of the illness in patient assessments and to share their findings and information with public health officials.

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS)

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AAA reports Motorists find Cheapest Memorial Day Gas Prices in 4-5 years

 

AAATampa, FL – AAA forecast that 33 Million Americans would drive 50 miles or more during the Memorial Day weekend. Those motorists saw the lowest gasoline prices for the holiday in up to five years.

The average prices in Florida and Tennessee were the lowest in five years; as the averages were 6 cents and 12 cents lower than 2010 respectively. The national and Georgia average prices just fell short of the five year mark; both averages today were merely 1-cent higher than the holiday averages in 2010.

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Austin Peay State University professor Ann Silverberg awarded Fulbright Scholarship for research

 

APSU Department of MusicClarksville, TN – For much of the 20th century, Chinese music has embraced and incorporated Western instruments such as the piano and violin. Following the Chinese Cultural Revolution of the 1960s, however, the revival of traditional folk music paved the way for Chinese people to rediscover the instruments that are unique to their culture.

APSU's Ann Silverberg

APSU’s Ann Silverberg

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CPSC reports Lenovo expands Battery Pack recall for ThinkPad Notebooks due to Fire Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports ThinkPad Notebook computer Battery Packs are getting recalled by Lenovo because the Battery Packs can overhead causing a fire hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Lenovo battery pack

Lenovo battery pack

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Clarksville’s Customs House Museum to host Southern Watercolor Society’s Its Juried Exhibition

 

Clarksville's Customs House Museum and Cultural CenterClarksville, TN – The Customs House Museum is pleased to host the Southern Watercolor Society’s 38th Annual Juried Exhibition this May. The show features eighty-seven paintings, eleven coming from Tennessee artists.

Exhibits Curator, Terri Jordan, states “I am honored to have the Southern Watercolor Society (SWS) present its 38th Annual Juried Exhibition here at the Customs House Museum. We have featured the talents of some of the best artists living in the South and I am happy to add the SWS to that list.”

Bill Bailey - Fly Creek

Bill Bailey – Fly Creek

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The fascinating History of Popcorn

 

Clarksville, TN – Ask me what my favorite snack is and I won’t hesitate a second to tell you that it’s popcorn. The aroma of popcorn can drive me to indulge any time day or night. I recently realized that I had no idea where popcorn originated or what makes it pop. Here’s what I learned:

According to www.popcorn.org , popcorn was eaten by Native Americans before the time of Jesus. Popcorn kernels more than 1,000 years old were found in tombs on the east coast of Peru; they still popped! Popcorn is believed to have originated in Mexico, but was grown in Sumatra, China and India before Christopher Columbus came to the New World.

Popcorn kernels

Popcorn kernels

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CPSC reports Keurig Recalls MINI Plus Brewing Systems Due to Burn Hazard

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports MINI Plus Brewing Systems are being recalled by Keurig because water can overheat and spray out causing a burn hazard.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System

Recalled Keurig MINI Brewing System

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CPSC reports Comfort Research Recalls Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs Due to Risk of Entrapment, Suffocation

 

U.S. Consumer Product Safety CommissionWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports Vinyl Bean Bag Chairs being recalled by Comfort Research because the zippers can open allowing children to crawl inside, become entrapped and suffocate.

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Comfort Research Bean Bag Chair in Black

Comfort Research Bean Bag Chair in Black

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