Thermography: Seeing the heat before the fire

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They looked just like any other circuit breakers: a set of electrical devices mounted in a steel box. But inside, invisible to the human eye, was a hidden danger. The breakers were smoldering at 159.7 degrees. Thermography made the danger visible.

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Make your boat shipshape for the season

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After being bundled up for the winter, your boat needs a little attention as you remove the shrink wrapping or heavy winter cover. Follow a few tips to make the experience easier and more pleasurable.

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Hail: Tips to prevent injury and reduce damage

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There are about 5,600 hailstorms in the United States every year, based on National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data. Learning about this weather phenomenon and how to properly prepare for it can save lives and minimize damage.

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Distractions contribute to pedestrian deaths, injuries

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“I didn’t see them!” That’s usually the first thing someone says when they’ve been involved in a vehicle-pedestrian crash. The latest statistical year shows that 5,977 pedestrians were killed in U.S. traffic crashes – one every 1.5 hours, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration figures. In addition, 129,000 pedestrians were treated for non-fatal crash-related injuries. While these figures remained about steady compared with the prior year, the numbers are still alarming.

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Slider crime: Protect yourself from thieves

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It’s not entertainment on a slide, a sport on ice or even a small hamburger. Slider crime is much more dangerous and is sweeping the country, particularly in urban cities.

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Earthquake: Tips to protect your family

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If you live near a fault line, you likely are no stranger to tremors or other earthquake activity. Preparation may be an ongoing process for your family.

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Test your knowledge: Frozen pipes

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Do you know what to do to prevent pipes from freezing or to manage already frozen pipes? Test your knowledge with our five-question quiz.

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