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2011-06-29 10:35:00

BRADFORD, England, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Glandular nutritional supplements [http://www.predatornutrition.com ] sold on the premise that they can help bodybuilders have been slammed as "bogus" by the founder of a leading British nutritional company. The supplements in question include those containing the trace mineral Boron and others derived from bull testicles, and which Reggie Johal, founder of Predator Nutrition, claims offer no benefit whatsoever to athletes looking to build...

2011-06-29 12:08:54

Berkeley Lab Researchers Find New Way to Mass Produce High Quality Boron Nitride Nanoribbons For Hollywood celebrities, the term "splitsville" usually means "check your prenup." For scientists wanting to mass-produce high quality nanoribbons from boron nitride nanotubes, "splitsville" could mean "happily ever after." Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley, working with scientists at Rice University, have...

2011-06-28 13:31:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tronox Incorporated, on behalf of its subsidiary companies, today announced the following price increase for all TRONOX® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades effective July 1, 2011 or as contracts allow: North America $0.25 per pound This increase is in addition to those previously announced. Other increases may be announced locally within each region. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Tronox is one of the five largest producers...

2011-05-20 12:44:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tronox Incorporated, on behalf of its subsidiary companies, today announced a price increase of $60 per ton for sodium chlorate, effective immediately. The price increase applies to list prices or as contracts allow. This pricing action is driven by continued increases in manufacturing costs from rising energy prices and other key cost drivers in the production of sodium chlorate. Tronox produces sodium chlorate at its facility in Hamilton,...

2011-04-12 07:00:00

BRANCHBURG, N.J., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Voltaix, LLC, announced today they have received the Leonard Parker Pool Award for excellence in occupational safety from the Compressed Gas Association for continuous safety improvements and outstanding safety performance during 2010. The awards are given in memory of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder, and former chief executive of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. The awards, created in 1978, are presented annually to participating...

2011-02-16 14:30:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of Commerce has issued an affirmative preliminary circumvention ruling determining that Chinese imports of cut-to-length carbon steel ("CTL") plate that include economically and metallurgically insignificant amounts of boron are subject to the antidumping duty order on CTL plate. Last year, Nucor Corporation (NYSE: NUE) and other domestic plate producers presented the Department of Commerce with compelling evidence that...

2011-01-19 06:53:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Severstal North America (SNA) announced today that it has achieved a favorable decision in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against SNA by ArcelorMittal France and ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine. The patent concerns some of the technology used in the production of aluminum-coated, boron-bearing carbon steel, the end use for which is predominantly in high-strength automotive applications. As a result of the decision, which was...

2010-07-29 16:54:05

Hexagonal boron nitride sheets may help graphene supplant silicon What researchers might call "white graphene" may be the perfect sidekick for the real thing as a new era unfolds in nanoscale electronics. But single-atom-thick layers of hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), the material under intense study at Rice University's world-class Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, are likely to find some macro applications as well. Researchers in the lab of Pulickel Ajayan, Rice's...

2010-06-04 14:26:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DELTA MUTUAL, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: DLTZ) - An international company specializing in energy (i.e.: oil, gas and mining) announced today that the drilling phase of the exploration procedure has been initiated at the Guemes site in Salta Province (in Northern Argentina). The Secretary of Energy has received the environmental drilling plan of the KK ST-X2001 Dos Morros well in Guemes oil exploratory area. Delta's wholly-owned...

2010-04-14 09:06:00

PARIS, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Owens Corning (NYSE: OC), a leading global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, today reported results of a new study that shows how the company's boron-free Advantex® E-CR glass fiber outperforms standard E-glass reinforcements in stressed laminates in a corrosive environment. The study combined corrosion and stress testing and later examined the...


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2005-05-26 11:13:48

Colemanite (Ca2B6O11·5H2O) is a borate mineral found in evaporite deposits. Colemanite is a secondary mineral that forms when borax is deposited, and then regularly covered with boron containing water. The boron remains after the water evaporates, and the boron and borax eventually form other minerals as for example Colemanite. It was named after William T. Coleman (1824-1893), owner of the mine where it was first found.

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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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