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2013-10-17 23:31:40

Multiceras, the leading wax company in Mexico developed a groundbreaking process to extract Candelilla wax using citric acid. Monterrey, Nuevo León (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Multiceras, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican wax production and distribution company, has developed a groundbreaking process to extract wax from the leaves of the Candelilla plant using citric acid instead of sulfuric acid. “For the past 105 years, candelilla wax has been extracted using a harsh sulfuric acid,” says...

Mars Rocks Similar To Mexican Ones
2012-10-29 18:42:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of researchers is claiming gypsum rocks found at Cuatro Ciénegas in Mexico are similar to those NASA's Curiosity rover is sitting at on Mars. The team analyzed the bacterial communities that have survived after fire and water forged the rocks millions of years ago. "Cuatro Ciénegas is extraordinarily similar to Mars. As well as the Gale crater where Curiosity is currently located on its...

2011-05-05 06:07:00

Deal connects one of the largest, most scenic dune fields in North America AUSTIN, Texas, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy has donated its 177-acre Gypsum Dunes Preserve in the famed Texas panhandle to the National Park Service. The preserve, which is part of the second largest dune field in the continental United States and possibly in all of North America, will be incorporated into the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. (Photo:...

2009-06-05 05:43:12

On Thursday, one of the world's wealthiest men, Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, launched a joint $100 million project with the Mexican government and the World Wildlife Fund to protect Mexico's environment. "I believe that looking after the environment will be one of the big generators of jobs in the future," Slim told the AFP while on a beach on Mexico's Caribbean island of Cozumel. "Whether there's a crisis or not, the cost of looking after the environment and reducing risks is more...

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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.