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2011-08-05 12:50:46

Mention catalyst and most people will think of the catalytic converter, an emissions control device in the exhaust system of automobiles that reduces pollution. But catalysts are used for a broad variety of purposes, including the conversion of petroleum and renewable resources into fuel, as well as the production of plastics, fertilizers, paints, solvents, pharmaceuticals and more. About 20 percent of the gross domestic product in the United States depends upon catalysts to facilitate the...

2011-05-09 12:01:00

STAMFORD, Conn., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You can't see it, smell it, or taste it. Yet being able to detect its presence in your home can literally mean the difference between life and death. Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a deadly, colorless, odorless, poisonous gas produced whenever gas, charcoal, wood or oil is burned. High levels of the gas can kill you in minutes and each year hundreds of people die from accidental CO poisoning. MXenergy, one of the nation's leading independent energy...

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2011-04-27 08:57:53

By Steve Koppes, University of Chicago Geochemist Albert Colman follows trail from Kamchatka microbes into the history of Earth's atmosphere. Exotic bacteria that do not rely on oxygen may have played an important role in determining the composition of Earth's early atmosphere, according to a theory that UChicago researcher Albert Colman is testing in the scalding hot springs of a volcanic crater in Siberia. He has found that bacteria at the site produce as well as consume carbon monoxide, a...

2011-04-21 10:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that a new study published in this month's issue of the peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Emergency Medicine, demonstrates that noninvasive Masimo carboxyhemoglobin (SpCO®) measurements provide an "effective means for screening at-risk populations for CO poisoning" with "acceptable bias and precision" compared to invasive blood gas analysis. The prospective diagnostic accuracy study is...

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2011-04-20 10:20:34

A British-based team of astronomers has discovered carbon monoxide gas in the atmosphere of Pluto, after a worldwide search lasting for nearly two decades. Team leader Dr Jane Greaves of the University of St Andrews will present the new discovery in her talk on Wednesday 20 April at the National Astronomy Meeting in Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. Pluto was discovered in 1930 and then considered as the Sun's smallest and most distant planet. Since 2006 it has been regarded by astronomers as a...

2011-04-19 13:00:00

SAN DIEGO, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangart, Inc., today announced that it recently received more than $50 million in new equity funding from existing investors, led by Leucadia National Corporation. The most recent investment brings the total funding raised by the company since its inception in 1998 to more than $230 million. This financing round also included warrants which, if exercised, could provide up to an additional $50 million in future funding. Funds raised in this Series...

2011-03-30 14:23:00

MEBANE, N.C., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- While brighter, warmer days are on the horizon, the risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning still looms in Oregon homes. Even after gas furnaces and fireplaces are retired for the summer months, other natural gas-powered appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, stoves and ovens continue to serve as a source of carbon monoxide. Kidde, the leading manufacturer of fire safety products, urges all Oregon homeowners to take action as part of...

2011-03-01 08:13:00

MEBANE, N.C., March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after New York's carbon monoxide (CO) alarm legislation - "Amanda's Law"-- went into effect, a new survey on behalf of Kidde, the leading manufacturer of fire and CO safety products, found that nearly half of New York families remain unaware of the law. Kidde is part of UTC Fire & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). The survey, conducted in January by DecisionAnalyst, revealed that more than half (57%)...

2011-01-10 14:35:18

New insights from the nano world The mechanism for binding oxygen to metalloporphyrins is a vital process for oxygen-breathing organisms. Understanding how small gas molecules are chemically bound to the metal complex is also important in catalysis or the implementation of chemical sensors. When investigating these binding mechanisms, scientists use porphyrin rings with a central cobalt or iron atom. They coat a copper or silver support surface with these substances. An important...

2011-01-04 14:25:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Gas Company (The Gas Company) is urging customers not to use their ovens, ranges or outdoor barbecues to heat their homes because these appliances are not designed for such use and pose a severe and potentially fatal risk of carbon monoxide poisoning if used for space heating. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110104/LA24387LOGO) Over the weekend, a family in southern California was reported to have used an oven to...