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How to use a Brunton Pocket Transit
Congratulations on your purchase of the finest pocket transit instrument in the world. The Brunton GEO Transit is not just a compass. It combines a surveyor's compass, prismatic compass, two inclinometers, hand level and a plumb into a single instrument.
Published: Tuesday 28 July, 2015
Sun Exposure May Reduce Malignant Lymphoma Risk
At last, some positive health effects of sitting in the sun! Physicians have found that recreational sun exposure is apparently associated with reduced risk for cancers of the lymph system, or malignant lymphomas, German researchers report in the International Journal of Cancer.
Published: Tuesday 23 December, 2014
What is Sun Protection Factor (SPF)?
The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) is a numerical rating displayed on sunscreen packages. The higher the number the better protection against Hazardous effects of UVB rays. SPF does not relate in any way to a product's ability to protect you against UVA rays.
Published: Tuesday 22 April, 2014
Compass Terminologies
Find out the definitions to many compass terminologies.
Published: Tuesday 22 April, 2014
Why Carry a Compass?
The ability to navigate with a map and compass is a crucial skill, especially if your travel off trail. Take the time to learn it- someday it might just save your life. ASD has experienced and trained sales specialist who can answer many of your compass questions.
Published: Tuesday 22 April, 2014
How To Calibrate Your Digital Compass?
Calibration of a digital compass is fairly simple process if you know how to force it into its calibration mode. For that you may need to refer to your device user guide. Here we attempt to explain a more general way of calibrating most digital compasses as well as very specific and accurate procedures for more popular and recent devices.
Published: Thursday 16 January, 2014
How Does a Digital Compass Work?
An electronic compass, such as the ones made by Brunton Compasses, uses a patented magnetic sensor technology that was first developed by PNI, Inc. for the U.S. military. This technology is called " magneto-inductive" and is the largest advancement in compass technology since the fulxgate was invented 60 years ago.
Published: Friday 23 August, 2013
What is Ozone?
Depending on where ozone resides, it can protect or harm life on Earth. Most ozone resides in the stratosphere (a layer of the atmosphere between 10 and 40 km above us), where it acts as a shield to protect Earth's surface from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation. With a weakening of this shield, we would be more susceptible to skin cancer, cataracts, and impaired immune systems. Closer to Earth in the troposphere (the atmospheric layer from the surface up to about 10 km), ozone is a harmful...
Published: Monday 19 August, 2013
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