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2011-09-28 13:34:43

New technology that combines production of electricity with capture of carbon dioxide could make billions of barrels of oil shale – now regarded as off-limits because of the huge amounts of carbon dioxide released in its production – available as an energy source. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. Adam Brandt, Ph.D., notes in the podcast that almost 3 trillion...

2011-09-28 12:43:27

In an advance toward a much-needed early diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease (AD), scientists have discovered that older women destined to develop AD have high blood levels of a protein linked to pregnancy years before showing symptoms. Their report appears in ACS' Journal of Proteome Research. Theo Luider and colleagues explain that more than 26 million people worldwide already have AD, and the numbers are rising with the graying of the population. Doctors can prescribe any of several...

"Smart" Window Detects Changing Seasons
2011-09-28 11:20:02

South Korean scientists have developed a new "smart" window that switches from summer to winter mode. The window darkens when the outside temperature is hot and becomes transparent when it gets cold in order to help capture heat from the Sun. The researchers said their method allows for an instantaneous switch from opaque to a transparent window. "This type of light control system may provide a new option for saving on heating, cooling and lighting costs through managing the light...

2011-09-11 07:00:00

ACS Personal Security, a division of Irving, TX based Advanced Commercial Solutions, specializes in self defense products such as Stun Guns, Pepper Spray and Taser products. The number one priority of ACS is to assist the public, specifically females, to obtain and safely use these self defense products in the event of an attack or confrontation. Irving, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2011 The online world of self defense products is immense. There are hundreds of companies selling self defense...

2011-09-01 11:50:59

Bounty of the sea: Blue-green bacteria produce potentially useful toxin University of Florida researchers have modified a toxic chemical produced by tiny marine microbes and successfully deployed it against laboratory models of colon cancer. Writing today in ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters, UF medicinal chemists describe how they took a generally lethal byproduct of marine cyanobacteria and made it more specifically toxic – to cancer cells. When the scientists gave low doses of...


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lunula
  • A small crescent-shaped structure or marking, especially the white area at the base of a fingernail that resembles a half-moon.
This word is a diminutive of the Latin 'luna,' moon.
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