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Scientists Discover New Surprising Details About Table Salt
2013-12-20 08:30:34

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of scientists has discovered a surprise hidden in the first chemical compound that children learn about: table salt. Under certain high pressure conditions, table salt, scientifically known as sodium chloride, can take on some surprising forms that violate standard chemistry predictions. The findings, published in Science, may hold the key to answering lingering questions about planet formation. The team used...

2013-12-10 10:27:32

Shifts in zinc's location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer Zinc, an essential nutrient, is found in every tissue in the body. The vast majority of the metal ion is tightly bound to proteins, helping them to perform biological reactions. Tiny amounts of zinc, however, are only loosely bound, or "mobile," and thought to be critical for proper function in organs such as the brain, pancreas, and prostate gland. Yet the exact roles the ion plays in biological systems...

2013-11-29 23:00:52

Essential Wholesale is releasing five new ingredients for personal care. New offerings include Salicylic Acid, Colloidal sulfur, Caffeine, Calcium carbonate and refined Argan oil. Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) November 29, 2013 Essential Wholesale is releasing five new ingredients for personal care. New offerings include Salicylic Acid, Colloidal sulfur, Caffeine, Calcium carbonate and refined Argan oil. “Clients have been requesting these ingredients for some time,” says Laura Badcock,...

2013-11-21 23:02:22

5 time Olympian and health & fitness advocate Dara Torres joins Tommie Copper as brand ambassador for their copper-infused EnergyWear—the next evolution in compression and performance apparel. Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013 Tommie Copper, the next evolution in performance apparel, is excited to have Dara Torres join Tommie Copper as an official brand ambassador. The newly formed partnership kicks off with two new television shows aimed at showcasing inspiring stories of...

2013-11-19 16:45:45

Study recommends continuing zinc application at critical stages on apple trees Zinc is vital for the healthy growth and reproduction of all organisms. In plants, zinc plays a key role in essential functions such as carbohydrate metabolism, photosynthesis, and sugar and starch synthesis. Apple, one of the world's most popular fruits, tends to be highly susceptible to zinc deficiency. A new study in HortTechnology recommends new protocols for using zinc sprays at critical stages on apple...

2013-11-14 13:07:51

EPFL researchers have shown that copper is essential for the energy production of malignant cells, and that reducing its intake via food and water can slow down tumor growth Copper imbalances have been associated with a number of pathological conditions, including cancer. Publishing in PNAS scientists at EPFL have found that copper in drinking water – given at the maximum levels permitted in public water supplies – accelerated the growth of tumors in mice. On the other hand, reducing...

2013-11-13 23:34:07

Sunwarrior announces that they will be using much less sodium in their products; and the sodium they use will come from high quality, natural sea salt. (PRWEB) November 13, 2013 Sunwarrior, a vegan, plant-based supplement company based in Southern Nevada, is pleased to announce that they are cutting back the sodium in their protein powder supplements and removing salt entirely from all their natural flavors. This will affect Warrior Blend more than any other product. The natural flavors...


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2009-06-19 16:25:24

Aluminum (or aluminium) is a soft, lightweight, silvery metal. It is an element in the boron group on the periodic table of elements, with the symbol Al and atomic number 13. On the earth's crust, aluminum is the most abundant metal, and the third most abundant of all elements on the earth's crust, after oxygen and silicon. It accounts for 8% of the weight of the Earth's solid surface. Because aluminum is a highly reactive metal, it doesn't occur in nature in a pure form. Aluminum forms a...

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2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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2005-05-26 11:18:13

Cobalt is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Co and atomic number 27. Notable characteristics Cobalt is a hard ferromagnetic silver-white element. The Curie temperature is of 1388 K with 1.6~1.7 Bohr magnetons per atom. It is frequently associated with nickel, and both are characteristic ingredients of meteoric iron. Mammals require small amounts of cobalt salts. Cobalt-60, an artificially produced radioactive isotope of cobalt, is an important radioactive...

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2005-05-26 11:10:00

Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Notable characteristics Copper is a reddish-coloured metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity (among pure metals at room temperature, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity). Copper may well be the oldest metal in use, as copper artifacts dating to 8700 BC have been found. Besides being part of various ores, copper can be found in the metallic form (i.e. native copper)...

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2005-05-26 09:07:13

Manganese is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Mn and atomic number 25. Notable characteristics Manganese is a gray-white metal, resembling iron. It is a hard metal and is very brittle, fusible with difficulty, but easily oxidized. Manganese metal is ferromagnetic only after special treatment. The most common oxidation states of manganese are +2, +3, +4, +6 and +7, though oxidation states from +1 to +7 are observed. Mn2+ often competes with Mg2+ in...

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Word of the Day
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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