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2009-10-29 06:58:38

Last night at the 8th International Conference on Magnesium Alloys and Applications, Australia's Dr Mark Easton was announced as the winner of the GKSS Magnesium Research Award.  The GKSS Research Centre in Geesthacht initiated the award to honor innovative work by an individual researcher in the area of the science and technology of magnesium alloys. Magnesium is a logical lightweight alternative to traditional materials, especially for automotive applications.  Magnesium is 33%...

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2009-10-20 14:11:00

"Smart" alloy stretches, contracts by almost 10 percent By chance, two friends, out of the 3,000 scientists attending the fall 2006 Materials Research Society meeting in Boston, ran into each other outside the Hynes Convention Center. Peter Mllner and David Dunand had both graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich. Mllner, now at Boise State University, was researching magnetic alloys that can change their shape in the presence of a magnetic field. Meanwhile,...

2009-10-05 04:48:00

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, and NEWPORT BEACH, California, October 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tower Semiconductor, Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), and its U.S. subsidiary, Jazz Semiconductor today announced the fourth annual technology conference at its Newport Beach facility on November 5, 2009. This year's Jazz and Tower conference (JaTc) is focused on the central theme of "Stimulus for Success: Specialty Solutions Enable Customer Innovation." The one-day event will include key invited...

2009-09-02 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- United Concordia Dental now offers two new benefit options -- implants and posterior composite resin fillings -- for its Concordia Flex((R)), Concordia Preferred((R)) and Concordia Choice(SM) plans for groups of 10 or more enrolled employees. "Brokers, employers and members asked us to make these larger group benefits available to smaller groups," said Sharon Muscarella, United Concordia senior vice president of sales and chief marketing officer....

2009-07-29 11:55:00

A Queen's University Belfast academic is working on research that could help protect the lives of military based in Afghanistan.Professor Wei Sha from Queen's School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering has been testing how safe vehicles with titanium alloys are when attacked by bullets or explosions.Professor Sha's research examines the damage tolerance of the popular material titanium. It is the first research of its kind to reveal the reasons behind the deformation and damage of...

2009-07-28 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to issue a new regulation today calling for special controls on the placement of mercury tooth fillings. Until now, dentists who used amalgam have not had to disclose the type of materials used in dental fillings or advise patients, and particularly sensitive populations, of its use. The ruling results from a lawsuit settled last year by the plaintiffs in the case of Moms Against Mercury v. Von...

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2009-07-13 10:30:00

Shape memory alloys can "remember" a condition. If they are deformed, a temperature change can be enough to bring them back to their original shape. A simulation calculates the characteristics of these materials. It seems like a magic trick. A man takes a paper clip and bends it in such a way that it merely resembles a crooked piece of wire. Then, he throws the clip into a bowl of hot water. Within a fraction of a second, the metal wire returns to the shape of a paper clip. This...

2009-05-21 08:30:00

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Power Equipment, Inc. ("China Power") today announced that it has begun trading as a public company under the symbol OTC Bulletin Board: CPQQ. Through its Xi'an, China-based, wholly-owned subsidiary, Xi'an Amorphous Zhongxi Co., Ltd., the Company has developed a proprietary, patented technology to produce a new generation of energy saving transformers and transformer cores. The Company currently manufactures 55 different models...

2009-04-03 08:00:00

SARASOTA, Fla., April 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Sunovia(TM) Energy Technologies, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SUNV) announced today that it has finalized a $33 million dollar Basic Order Agreement to provide MWIR single-layer, un-doped infrared wafers for night vision camera applications. Through its partnership with EPIR Technologies, Inc., a world leader in the development and manufacture of infrared detectors, Sunovia has exclusive marketing rights to a growing line of infrared...

2009-01-07 04:10:00

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, January 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (NASDAQ: TSEM, TASE: TSEM), an independent specialty foundry, today announced a $20 million cash investment in the Company by Israel Corp, pursuant to the agreement between the parties announced on September 25, 2008. According to the terms of the agreement, Israel Corp. has invested $20 million for Tower's equity equivalent capital notes based on a $0.26 value per share. The equity equivalent capital...


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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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