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2010-04-13 17:05:00

High Desert car caravan converges in L.A. at 11 a.m. Friday LOS ANGELES, April 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of miners and family members "locked-out" at Rio Tinto's borax mine in the Mojave Desert join hundreds of supporters from across Southern California sporting American flags as they protest Friday against the giant UK mining corporation at the British consulate, 11766 Wilshire Blvd. "We're converging at the British consulate because Rio Tinto is an British-based global...

2010-03-25 09:54:25

ORNL Z-contrast microscope first to resolve, identify individual light atoms OAK RIDGE, Tenn. -- Using the latest in aberration-corrected electron microscopy, researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their colleagues have obtained the first images that distinguish individual light atoms such as boron, carbon, nitrogen and oxygen. The ORNL images were obtained with a Z-contrast scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Individual atoms of carbon,...

2010-03-17 09:30:43

Speaking before a House Subcommittee, a distinguished U.S. scientist demonstrated how increased rare-earth research and development could create new multi-billion-dollar industries Karl A. Gschneidner Jr., a senior metallurgist at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, today cautioned members of a Congressional panel that "rare-earth research in the USA on mineral extraction, rare-earth separation, processing of the oxides into metallic alloys and other useful forms, substitution,...

2010-03-03 06:24:00

LONDON, March 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Boron: Global Industry Markets and Outlook (12th Edition, 2010) Global demand for boron, an essential component in the manufacture of fibreglass and borosilicate glass, grew strongly in the three years to 2008. Products containing boron in the form of borates or boric acid pervade every part of everyday life from borosilicate glass in LCD screens to composites used in car body panels to glass wool for loft insulation. Growth has been...

2010-01-15 13:10:00

Boron nitride nanotubes (BNNTs) are the divas of the nanoworld. In possession of alluring properties, they are also notoriously temperamental compared to their carbon-based cousins. On the plus side, they can withstand incredibly high heat, well over 1,100 degrees Celsius, says Yoke Khin Yap, an associate professor of physics at Michigan Technological University. "Carbon nanotubes would burn like charcoal in a barbecue at half of those temperatures," he says. And the electrical properties of...

2009-12-03 10:55:02

Researchers have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger body armor, according to a just-published study. Researchers at NASA's Langley Research Center, the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility and the National Institute of Aerospace created a new technique to synthesize high-quality boron-nitride nanotubes (BNNTs). They...

2009-11-04 06:00:00

XI'AN, China, Nov. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Green Agriculture, Inc. (NYSE Amex: CGA; "China Green Agriculture" or "the Company"), a leading producer and distributor of humic acid ("HA") based compound fertilizer through its wholly owned subsidiary, Shaanxi TechTeam Jinong Humic Acid Product Co., Ltd., today announced that it launched three new HA based fertilizer products in the quarter ended September 30, 2009. China Green Agriculture currently offers 137 different HA...

2009-09-02 14:23:54

University of Oregon chemists, biologists team to boost boron's expanding use in medicine Chemists and biologists have successfully demonstrated that specially synthesized boron compounds are readily accepted in biologically active enzymes, a move that, they say, is a proof of concept that could lead to new drug design strategies. In June 2008, University of Oregon chemist Shih-Yuan Liu reported in the Journal of the American Chemical Society his lab's synthesis of boron-nitrogen compounds...

2009-08-10 09:20:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Don't try this at home! Blendtec(R), maker of the Total Blender(R), recently tried but failed to crack, cut or crush a piece of boron steel used in the Ford Fiesta (NYSE: F) on its "Will It Blend?" viral video More than 50 percent of the all-new Fiesta's body structure will be made from high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel including boron steel, which helps deliver great fuel economy and low CO2 emissions Not only is boron useful...

2009-05-18 15:31:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Tronox Incorporated (Pink Sheets: TRXAQ, TRXBQ), on behalf of its subsidiary companies, today announced the following price increase for all TRONOX(R) titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades: Region Increase Amount Effective Date* ------ --------------- --------------- North America $0.02 per pound August 1, 2009 Europe 50 euro per tonne...

Latest Boron Reference Libraries

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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