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November 3, 2014


a smoke alarm attached to ceiling with rising smoke/steam

The Steam Alarm

Photoelectric smoke detectors are triggered by airborne particles, including steam.

September 12, 2011


man outside in the cold

Thermal Adaptation: How Your Body Adjusts To Temperature

When you adapt to a temperature it means it doesn't feel cold or hot, but neutral.

September 27, 2003


The Steam Alarm

What appears to be a dark cloud or haze to our eyes is actually made of millions of tiny particles–in this case, not of water, but of burnt matter. There are two kinds of smoke detectors: ionization alarms and photoelectric alarms.

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