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    Computer hack into US government hits 21.5 million

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration yesterday (July 9) revealed that 21.5 million people were swept up in a colossal breach of government computer systems that was far more damaging than initially thought, resulting in the theft of a vast trove of personal information, including Social Security numbers and some fingerprints. Every person given a government

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  • Supercharged
    Naturally Aspirated vs. Super- or Turbocharged Engine

    A naturally aspirated engine takes in air to mix with fuel and create combustion on solely on atmospheric pressure. Most automobile petrol engines, as well as many small engines used for non-automotive purposes, are naturally aspirated. Supercharged engines use some kind of compressor to force additional air into the engine. Turbochargers are technically a specific

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  • Lime
    Limestone Powder in Malaysia

    Introduction Limestone is a sedimentary rock, formed by inorganic remains, such as shells or skeletons, that have compressed for a very long time. The main element found in limestone is calcium carbonate but it may contain magnesium, iron or manganese as well, which affect the whiteness and hardness. In Peninsular Malaysia, limestone major occurrences are

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  • Property
    Mortgage Reducing Term Assurance (MRTA) – Why would you need it?

    If you’re taking a home loan to buy a property, chances are: you’ll be required to pay for Mortgage Reducing Term Assurance (MRTA), by the bank as part of your loan arrangement. What is MRTA? It is an insurance policy that provides financial protection for property loan borrowers and their families. Specifically, it helps settle outstanding

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  • Spark Plug
    What is a Spark Plug & what does it do?

    An internal combustion engine requires three key ingredients to operate: air, fuel and spark. A spark plug is a critical engine component that provides the spark that ignites the air-fuel mixture that drives an engine. A spark plug (sometimes, in British English, a sparking plug, and, colloquially, a plug) is a device for delivering electric

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  • An on site simple test for determining workability is the SLUMP TEST.
    How to improve and factors affecting Workability of Concrete

    Workability is one of the physical parameters of concrete which affects the strength and durability as well as the cost of labor and appearance of the finished product. Concrete is said to be workable when it is easily placed and compacted homogeneously i.e without bleeding or Segregation. Unworkable concrete needs more work or effort to

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    How to extend the lifespan of your car battery?

    The average car battery lasts somewhere between two and five years, but there are ways to extend its lifespan. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your car battery. What affects the lifespan of my car battery?  The lifespan of your car battery depends on where you live, how frequently

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  • The blending of GGBS & Fly Ash in cement

    It is common that incorporating Ground Granulated Blastfurnace Slag (GGBS) and / or Fly Ash in the Portland Cement (OPC). It will be advantages in lowering Rapid Chloride Permeability Test (RCPT) and minimising Alkali Silica Reaction (ASR) risk. In fact, triple blends (OPC / GGBS / Fly Ash) performs better than either the OPC/Fly Ash

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    What is Smart Key?

    A smart key is an electronic access and authorization system which is available as an option or standard in several cars. It was first developed by Siemens in the mid-1990s and introduced by Mercedes-Benz under the name “Keyless Go” in 1998 on the W220 S-Class following its design patent filed by Daimler-Benz on May 17,

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