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2009-08-24 06:50:00

WENDELL, N.C., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Fortrans Inc. (http://www.fortransinc.com), a North Carolina-based company that manufactures earth-friendly chemicals and pH Control Systems especially for the concrete industry, announces its new CR-650 Concrete Remover, which, in combination with Fortrans' lines of pH control systems for process water, aids concrete producers in achieving their goals for green technology. Fortrans has been around since 1996 and has developed innovative cleaning...

2009-07-20 14:05:23

University of Leicester researcher probes role of hydrogen sulphide Scientists at the University of Leicester are investigating how the stuff of stink bombs and flatulence could play a critical role in the human reproductive system. Hydrogen sulphide "“partially responsible for the foul odor of stink bombs- is also a toxic gas and has been used for chemical warfare. But research at the University of Leicester is now looking at beneficial effects it has in the body- and the potentially...

2009-04-28 07:06:00

WILD's New Blue Color Additive Revolutionizes the Color Spectrum for Foods and Beverages ERLANGER, Ky., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- WILD Flavors, Inc. (WILD) - one of the largest, privately-owned manufacturers of natural and health-enhancing ingredients, flavors, colors, and innovative product concepts to the food and beverage industry - has developed an acid-stable, naturally-derived blue color additive for use in food and beverage applications. This revolutionary product complements WILD's...

2009-03-12 08:00:00

BETHESDA, Md., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sapphire Group today released the results of a new study which found that levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) found in drinking water supplies are safe for human exposure. PFOA, sometimes referred to as C8, is a substance used in the manufacture of a variety of non-stick and stain resistant protective coatings. Concentrations of PFOA found in drinking water supplies range from less than the detectable limit of 7.5 parts per trillion to 3.5...

2009-03-07 00:14:43

U.S. and Italian researchers say hydrogen sulfide emitted by hot springs may act as a natural version of Viagra. The gas, which has a pungent odor often compared to the smell of rotten eggs, has been found to widen blood vessels and appears to be able to combat impotence, the Italian news service ANSA reported. The research was conducted under the guidance of researchers at Naples University and Nobel prize-winning pharmacologist Louis Ignarro of the University of California at Los Angeles....

2009-02-16 20:00:00

HONG KONG, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Thermolon Ltd today announced a new non-stick coating that has three times the scratch / abrasion resistance and hardness of conventional coatings. Called Thermolon "Rocks", it comes from the same stable as the ceramic coatings that, on GreenPans, have revolutionised the cookware industry over the last 18 months. Consumers eagerly welcomed the PTFE / PFOA-free (Note 1) technology of the Thermolon coatings and over 3 million GreenPans have been...

2008-12-18 15:40:58

Welsh scientists say a 25-year study suggests climate change might be hampering the recovery of Earth's rivers from the effects of acid rainfall. The research by Cardiff University Professor Steve Ormerod and biosciences researcher Isabelle Durance was undertaken in 14 middle-Wales rivers and involved assessing the number and variety of stream insects present each year. The scientists said they also measured concentrations of acid and other aspects of stream chemistry. With average acidity in...

2008-11-25 08:15:00

Researchers now believe the ocean is growing more acidic faster than once thought, thanks to increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide. University of Chicago scientists documented the phenomena in a paper published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "Of the variables the study examined that are linked to changes in ocean acidity, only atmospheric carbon dioxide exhibited a corresponding steady change," said J. Timothy Wootton, the lead author of the study...

2008-11-14 08:43:50

It stinks and strikes fear in the hearts of those who work underground, but the toxic gas hydrogen sulfide may be a lifesaver for patients with heart failure. In a recent study, low concentrations of hydrogen sulfide gas improved functioning in the hearts of mice with heart failure. After heart failure was induced in mice, the gas was administered intravenously once a day for a week. Four weeks after the heart failure event, mice treated with hydrogen sulfide had about a one-third higher...

2008-11-13 16:21:57

US scientists said after more than 200 years they have finally discovered how bleach kills germs. Researchers at the University of Michigan said it seems that hypochlorous acid, the active ingredient in bleach, attacks proteins in bacteria, causing them to clump up much like an egg that has been boiled. However, they say the discovery came about by accident. "As so often happens in science, we did not set out to address this question," said Ursula Jakob, who led the team. The team was...

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2005-05-25 17:01:27

Sulfur (or Sulphur; see spelling below) is the chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol S and atomic number 16. It is an abundant, tasteless, odorless, multivalent non-metal. Sulfur, in its native form, is a yellow crystaline solid. In nature, it can be found as the pure element or as sulfide and sulfate minerals. It is an essential element for life and is found in several amino acids. Its commercial uses are primarily in fertilizers but it is also widely used in gunpowder,...

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  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.