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  Fireworks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The discovery of gunpowder and the subsequent invention of true fireworks is owed to the Chinese.
Fireworks cannot be sold to people under the age of 18 and setting them off between 11pm and 7am is only allowed at specific times of the year, including New Year and Bonfire night.
Fireworks are displayed annually on the second day of the first moon in the Chinese calendar since 1982 in the Victoria Harbour.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fireworks   (2737 words)

 Fireworks - MSN Encarta
Fireworks include substances or devices that produce, when ignited or activated, sound, smoke, motion, or a combination of these; thus military flare and smoke devices are also considered fireworks.
The essential constituents of most fireworks are a substance such as potassium nitrate (saltpeter) that supplies oxygen, and substances such as charcoal and sulfur that combine with the oxygen, producing heat and light.
The most elaborate and spectacular of the fireworks is the skyrocket, a rocket-propelled projectile that explodes high in the air to produce any of several types of display.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761576898/Fireworks.html   (537 words)

 Macromedia Fireworks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macromedia Fireworks (also known as FW for short) is a bitmap and vector graphics editor, developed by Macromedia and aimed at web designers (with features such as: slices, the ability to add hotspots etc.).
Fireworks is most similar in purpose to Adobe ImageReady, in that it is designed specifically for web-based graphics, with somewhat limited print-based capabilities.
The primary difference is Fireworks' emphasis on vector editing, similar to Adobe Illustrator, with limited bitmap capabilities.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macromedia_Fireworks   (709 words)

It is the principal ingredient in most fireworks because it is not sensitive to shock and its burning properties are predictable and slow.
Fireworks that are approved by the CPSC must be able to withstand 350 degree temperatures for two days, must not be able to explode with mechanical shock, are limited to 500 grams of composition, and can not contain aerial bursts that have more than 130 milligrams of flash powder.
Indoor fireworks are used for concerts and public events, and their use in public shows is heavily regulated in most States.
www.usfireworks.biz /glossary.htm   (4530 words)

Fireworks were invented nearly 2000 years ago in China.
Remember it's not just your own fireworks that cause distress, so you may have to have your pets indoors on several nights when other displays are taking place.
Right at the end of your fireworks night, douse the 'dud' with lots of water, keep it soaking in a bucket of water and ask your Fire Department for advice as soon as possible.
www.fireservice.co.uk /safety/fireworks.php   (882 words)

 Fireworks @ China Liuyang Fireworks Factory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Firecrackers are the oldest and still one of the most popular China fireworks today.
Fountains are the most popularly used among all larger fireworks as It's not a problem for the ordinary to light them compared with display shells and rockets etc. People are likely to play them when they are in gatherings or weddings to stir up the atmosphere.
Display shells are one of the most popular fireworks displays at large festival shows.
www.liuyang-fireworks.com   (274 words)

 Fireworks Fact Sheet
Fireworks are classified as hazardous substances under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act.
Some fireworks such as illegal firecracker type devices (M-80's, quarter sticks) and professional display fireworks should never be used or handled by consumers or children due to serious injuries and death that can and do occur from such use or handling.
Many states and local governments prohibit or limit consumer fireworks, formerly known as class C fireworks, which are common fireworks and firecrackers sold for consumer use.
www.cpsc.gov /cpscpub/pubs/012.html   (981 words)

FIREworks will develop feature-oriented specification methods, in which features are treated as `first-class citizens' and which will address the potential conflicts between features.
The aim of FIREworks is to provide a method with which companies can build products by taking an existing product and adding, removing, or respecifying some features.
The FIREworks consortium consists of twelve European universities, each of which is associated with an industrial supporter, usually major bank or telecommunications company.
www.cs.bham.ac.uk /~mdr/fireworks   (266 words)

 One-Day Fireworks Tutorial
The purpose of these tutorials is not to explain every little thing about each application, but to give you a representative slice of their work flows by teaching you the fundamentals and providing some tips.
Fireworks is a vector-based product, so it's easy to edit text and alter shape, color, effects, and so on.
Fireworks doesn't behave exactly like other vector programs because it uses the vectors to create bitmap effects and images.
www.webmonkey.com /98/30/index2a.html   (452 words)

 Fireworks - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Fireworks
The score was revised for smaller forces and performed on 22 January 1910.
I lost some time, now, for these big children, their fears gone, became so ravished with wonder over my awe-compelling fireworks that I had to stay there and smoke a couple of pipes out before they would let me go.
Thus, powerful fireworks, taking their starting-point from the base and bursting outside, could, by producing a recoil, check to a certain degree the projectile's speed.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Fireworks   (252 words)

The orangish hues of ancient fireworks are largely produced by fl- or gray-body radiation--the glow of very hot solid particles.
By contrast, the striking greens and reds in modern fireworks are the spectral emissions of excited gas-phase molecules.
A typical fireworks color burning mixture consists of, in addition to the requisite fuel and oxidizer, a compound containing one of the metals and a chlorine-donating compound.
pubs.acs.org /cen/whatstuff/stuff/7927sci3.html   (900 words)

 Smithsonian Photographers Shoot Fireworks
For his well-published photograph of the fireworks at the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Nick Parrella chose a position across the Potomac River near the Iwo Jima Memorial because, according to Parrella, "it was a good vantage point for lining up the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and Capitol in the shot."
It was the first time fireworks in Washington were launched at the same time from two separate locations.
To the left are smaller bursts from fireworks launched at Washington's Union Station.
photo2.si.edu /firew/firew.html   (1421 words)

 FireWorks: An on-line course on anger management for parents
FireWorks is brought to you by Kansas State Research and Extension at Kansas State University.
The course is called FireWorks because anger is similar in some ways to fire.
This course is organized around ten "lessons." Each lesson is composed of several conversational "frames." (There are more than 150 frames in the course.) As you proceed from frame to frame, you and I will have a conversation.
www.k-state.edu /wwparent/courses/fireworks   (371 words)

 Glencoe Science: WebQuest
Fireworks have been a familiar part of celebrations for centuries.
Your job in this WebQuest is to discover the component parts of fireworks, and to identify the chemical compounds that are responsible for the brilliant colors that light up the sky as fireworks explode.
In the process of completing this WebQuest, you’ve become informed about the chemistry behind fireworks, the chemical compounds that are responsible for the brilliant colors seen in fireworks, and about the component parts of modern fireworks.
www.glencoe.com /sec/science/webquest/content/fireworks.shtml   (612 words)

 PYRO UNIVERSE The Ultimate Fireworks Site
Learn how fireworks are made and what is used to make them, how the different colors are created, and how all of your favorite fireworks effects work - such as whistles, hummers, and strobes.
Fireworks are hazardous devices that must be handled with care and used with common sense to avoid injury.
Be aware that the possession and use of fireworks is regulated by federal, state, and local laws.
www.pyrouniverse.com   (772 words)

 Macromedia - Fireworks 8
Fireworks 8 lets you balance maximum image quality with minimum compression size as you create, edit and optimize images for the web with precise control.
Create animated rollovers and pop-up menus with Fireworks 8’s intuitive visual tools, and utilize round-trip editing capabilities with Dreamweaver 8 and Flash Professional 8 for greater efficiency.
Slice up a Fireworks page layout and export the entire page, or selected slices (including graphics, HTML, and code for rollover effects) to an HTML editor (such as Dreamweaver or Microsoft FrontPage).
www.adobe.com /products/fireworks   (451 words)

 Amazon.com: FIREWORKS MX 2004 COMMERCIAL: Software   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fireworks MX 2004 provides web developers professional control to quickly create original web graphics and interactivity, from simple graphical buttons to sophisticated rollover effects and pop-up menus.
Fireworks MX 2004 increases flexibility, allowing easy import, integration and editing of vector and bitmap images in all the major graphics formats, including export to other Macromedia products such as Flash and Dreamweaver and third party web development tools.
There are many features in Fireworks for this kind of work, and for the most part, unless you are doing something spectacular, you should be able to use FW for this task.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0000CAVSC/timsjour2-20?dev-t=DQRHQF14K2WD2&camp=2025&link_code=sp1   (1572 words)

 Fireworks Black Cat Fireworks UK Supplier Online Firework Shop London Discount Buy Sale
Fireworks Arcade, one of the leading suppliers of spectacular Chinese Online fireworks especially in UK, are able to deliver direct to your door.
Fireworks Arcade not only caters for the professional pyrotechnic but also for those who just want to add a sparkle to their celebrations.
Fireworks arcade supplies various types of fireworks for all types of occasions ranging from small parties to extravagant occasions.
www.fireworksarcade.co.uk   (378 words)

 Fireworks, Firecrackers & Pyrotechnics from China   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Fireworks were originally developed, according to most scholars, in the second century BC, in ancient Liuyang, China.Now Liuyang Fireworks is very famous in the world.
This is the earliest known use of fl powder as the mixture has since come to be known, when it, the noise produced so impressed the Chinese that they were convinced fireworks could drive away evil sprits.
As one of the 1 st rate professional fireworks companies in the manufacturing and exportation of fireworks products, we have built a good reputation for top quality in both of professional and consumer fireworks industry.
www.fireworks-firecrackers.com   (563 words)

 Photographing Fireworks
The type of lens you select depends on where you are in relation to the fireworks and the effect you wish to achieve.
I.e., if you're photographing fireworks in Long Beach over by the harbor, including the "Queen Mary" in some of your shots will definitely show your viewers where the fireworks show was taking place.
At twilight, while you're waiting for the fireworks to begin, take a good look at any lights that may be behind the fireworks.
www.calphoto.com /firework.htm   (1071 words)

 Fireworks Magazine: News, reviews, displays and history of pyrotechnics and fireworks in the UK, the US, Australia and ...
One of its original aims was to ensure that old fireworks and firework memorabilia were not lost.
Fireworks admirably continues that endeavour, publishing pages of colour pictures of fireworks which ensure that those who smelt the smoke before and during the forties, fifties, sixties and seventies are able, again, to enjoy seeing the fireworks of the past, and younger enthusiasts to see what they missed!
Fireworks is published for enthusiasts but the trade has adopted it; each issue is sponsored.
www.fireworks-mag.org   (406 words)

 Using Fireworks Safely - NSC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Firecrackers, bottle rockets and sparklers cause most fireworks injuries, with firecrackers accounting for the 30 percent of the injuries.
Some people, however, will still conduct backyard fireworks displays despite laws against their use and the great danger to themselves and others.
Always light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and flammable materials.
www.nsc.org /library/facts/firewrks.htm   (387 words)

 Consumer Fireworks By Phantom Fireworks - America's Fireworks Company
Fireworks and thousands of seasonal retail fireworks locations across America.
Phantom is the exclusive supplier of 4th of July products to several mass merchandise, supermarket, drug store and retail chains, in all 44 of the states that permit the sale of some level of consumer fireworks.
Both B. Alan Company/Phantom Fireworks Corporate Office and Diamond Sparkler are located immediately east of the central business district of downtown Youngstown, Ohio, in the Mahoning Valley.
www.fireworks.com /default_flash.asp   (218 words)

 Larry Crump's Fireworks Pages
Fireworks are an art form that use the night sky as the canvas.
In the pyrotechnic world a "mine" is a firework that propels a sudden rush of bright lights or colors into the sky.
I welcome any fireworks and pyrotechnics news and information and may publish it if I feel it is appropriate and newsworthy.
www.wf.net /~lcrump1   (908 words)

(1) "Fireworks" means combustible, implosive or explosive compositions, substances, combinations of substances, or articles that are prepared to produce a visible or audible effect by combustion, explosion, implosion, deflagration, or detonation.
(1) does not authorize the holder of the permit to possess or discharge fireworks in violation of an ordinance or regulation of the political subdivision where the fireworks are to be discharged; and
(a) Possessing or discharging fireworks in violation of subtitle.- A person who possesses or discharges fireworks in violation of this subtitle is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to a fine not exceeding $250 for each offense.
www.firemarshal.state.md.us /fworks.htm   (5040 words)

 CBT Cafe :: Fireworks Tutorials
Fireworks MX 2004: Cloning an Area of One Image to a Specified Area of Another Image
Using the selection tools in Fireworks 4 you can isolate and modify selected areas of an image.
Flash®, Fireworks™, and Dreamweaver® are registered trademarks of Macromedia, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries
www.cbtcafe.com /fireworks   (280 words)

 Shenzhen Garrywa Import & Export Co.,Ltd.
A: LiuYang is the hometown of the fireworks and firecrackers all over the world.
A: If it rains, you will need to protect your fireworks with plastic bags or boxes until you are ready to let them off.
A: We mainly manufacture Professional Fireworks (such as display shells, assorted cakes, Roman Candle) and Consumer Fireworks (including fountains, rockets, spinners, toy fireworks, firecrackers, spit pearls, match crackers, smokeless and cold flame fireworks).
fireworks.garrywa.com /faq.htm   (555 words)

 Fireworks « Consumer Goods and Services « Business
Consumer fireworks are small and relatively harmless compared to the larger professional display fireworks one sees in the sky at major special events.
Consumer fireworks are designed to be bought in packages and used by the average consumer.
Creating Marketing Fireworks - If you live in a small town like mine on the Connecticut coast, you will spend the 4th of July watching fireworks, along with everyone else in town.
www.localadsearch.com /Business/Consumer_Goods_and_Services/Fireworks   (618 words)

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