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2011-02-17 09:09:59

Scientists in Hungary are reporting that the potential health effects of last October's Red Mud Disaster, one of the worst environmental accidents in Europe, may be less dangerous than previously feared. Their study, reported in ACS's journal Environmental Science & Technology, concludes that the dust from the mud may be no more harmful than particles of ordinary urban air pollution. Mihály P³sfai and colleagues point out that a burst dam at a factory that processes aluminum ore...

2011-02-02 00:00:47

Seeking damages of more than $7 million annually from the actions of L-3 Communications and Coleman Aerospace Orlando, FL (PRWEB) February 1, 2011 A lawsuit filed recently in Federal Court in Orlando may remind many of last year's Hollywood blockbuster detailing the alleged backstabbing amongst Harvard partners that led to the creation of the world's largest social networking site. The lawsuit was filed in the Middle District Federal Court in Florida by trial attorneys Riley Allen and Scott...

2011-01-06 09:40:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading producer of industrial dust and fume collectors, has introduced a new technical seminar program focusing on how to understand and maintain dust collection systems for optimum performance. Free programs will be offered throughout the year at the company's Jonesboro, Ark. headquarters and its new regional offices in Los Angeles, Calif., Lincoln, Neb., Charlotte, N.C., Dayton, Ohio, Dallas,...

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2010-12-30 12:50:00

The Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa spacecraft has brought home to Earth tiny pieces of an alien world"“asteroid Itokawa. "It's an incredible feeling to have another world right in the palm of your hand," says Mike Zolensky, Associate Curator for Interplanetary Dust at the Johnson Space Center, and one of the three non-Japanese members of the science team. "We're seeing for the first time, up close, what an asteroid is actually made of!" He has good reason to be...

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2010-12-28 09:00:00

By studying how broken glass shatters, meteorologists and other scientists may be able to predict what the future holds for our planet's climate, researchers from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) claim in a new study. According to Jasper Kok, a scientist at the Boulder, Colorado based Earth sciences thinktank, the way in which brittle objects such as glass behave when they are shattered is similar to the behavior of dust particles released into the atmosphere when dirt is...

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2010-11-16 08:30:00

A deep space probe that returned from a seven-year mission earlier this year contained the first ever samples of asteroid dust to be brought back to Earth, Japanese scientists confirmed Tuesday. In an official statement, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) said that electron microscope observations and analysis of the samples confirmed that material contained in one of two compartments of the Hayabusa spacecraft "were identified as rocky particles"¦ most of them were judged...

2010-11-09 09:45:00

JONESBORO, Ark., Nov. 9, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Camfil Farr Air Pollution Control (APC), a leading producer of dust and fume collectors to clean up industrial processes, has published a new Product/Engineering CD. The CD provides a comprehensive electronic catalog of the company's dust and fume collection equipment. In-depth information on dust collectors for all types of applications, including the Gold Series® cartridge collectors with HemiPleat® filter...

2010-10-06 19:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles has been labeled as the most polluted city in America for years now, a statistic that can be largely attributed to the city's ever increasing number of cars on the road and the unique topography that it's built upon. For those that live in LA, air quality is often less than ideal, especially for the thousands of Angelinos who suffer from acute respiratory illnesses and asthma. While many assume that indoor air quality is better than outside,...

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2010-10-06 14:45:00

Japan's space agency has found particles in the capsule of the Hayabusa space probe that may be extraterrestrial. The Yomiuri newspaper and Kyodo News agency reported that scientists discovered minute particles that may be from outside Earth. The newspaper said that their components have characteristics that differ from dust or aluminum powder samples that had been collected earlier. The Hayabusa space probe was sent off to an asteroid seven years ago, and returned on June 24 with samples...

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2010-10-06 13:14:32

Using data from several research satellites, scientists will spend the next three years trying to understand the climate impacts of about 770 million tons of dust carried into the atmosphere every year from the Sahara Desert. Some Saharan dust falls back to Earth before it leaves Africa. Some of it streams out over the Atlantic Ocean or Mediterranean Sea, carried on the wind as far away as South America and the southeastern U.S. All of it has an as-yet unmeasured impact on Earth's energy...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • 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.
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