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2010-07-27 08:15:00

HOUSTON, July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. ethylene prices fell in July, with the August New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.3225 per pound. The contract, which began trading in July 2009, settled for July last month at $0.34 per pound. Ethylene trades in 100,000-pound lots per contract on the NYMEX's Clearport system and is a building block chemical used in the production of plastic resins and a variety of solvent chemicals, all used in major...

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2010-07-16 07:20:00

Ontario Lacus, the largest lake in the southern hemisphere of Saturn's moon Titan, turns out to be a perfect exotic vacation spot, provided you can handle the frosty, subzero temperatures and enjoy soaking in liquid hydrocarbon. Several recent papers by scientists working with NASA's Cassini spacecraft describe evidence of beaches for sunbathing in Titan's low light, sheltered bays for mooring boats, and pretty deltas for wading out in the shallows. They also describe seasonal changes in the...

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2010-07-15 07:22:30

On Earth, lake levels rise and fall with the seasons and with longer-term climate changes, as precipitation, evaporation, and runoff add and remove liquid. Now, for the first time, scientists have found compelling evidence for similar lake-level changes on Saturn's largest moon, Titan"”the only other place in the solar system seen to have a hydrological cycle with standing liquid on the surface. Using data gathered by NASA's Cassini spacecraft over a span of four years, the...

2010-06-30 16:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Siluria Technologies announced it is developing an efficient and economic process to convert natural gas into value-added chemicals, used by industry and also manufactured into thousands of everyday products. The challenge has defied scientists and engineers for decades. Backed by some of the world's leading venture capital firms, Siluria is a San Francisco Bay Area start-up. Siluria is working on a proprietary catalytic process for the...

2010-06-25 08:25:00

HOUSTON, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. ethylene prices fell in June, with the July New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.34 per pound. The contract, which began trading in July 2009, settled for June last month at $0.40 per pound. Ethylene trades in 100,000-pound lots per contract on the NYMEX's Clearport system and is a building block chemical used in the production of plastic resins and a variety of solvent chemicals, all used in major...

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2010-06-03 15:27:36

Two new papers based on data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft scrutinize the complex chemical activity on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan. While non-biological chemistry offers one possible explanation, some scientists believe these chemical signatures bolster the argument for a primitive, exotic form of life or precursor to life on Titan's surface. According to one theory put forth by astrobiologists, the signatures fulfill two important conditions necessary for a hypothesized...

2010-05-25 08:25:00

HOUSTON, May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. ethylene prices fell in May, with the June New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.40 per pound. The contract, which began trading in July 2009, settled for May last month at $0.50 per pound. Ethylene trades in 100,000-pound lots per contract on the NYMEX's Clearport system and is a building block chemical used in the production of plastic resins and a variety of solvent chemicals, all used in major consumer...

2010-04-27 08:15:00

HOUSTON, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. ethylene prices were volatile during April, with the May New York Mercantile Exchange's (NYMEX) cleared ethylene settling and expiring at $0.50 per pound. The contract, which began trading in July 2009, settled for April last month at $0.615 per pound. Ethylene trades in 100,000-pound lots per contract on the NYMEX's Clearport system. In the overall cash markets, May ethylene traded from $0.5875 up to $0.68 during the first week of April and traded...

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2010-04-11 08:05:00

Research by astrobiologist William Bains suggests that if life has evolved on the frozen surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, it would be strange, smelly and explosive compared to life on Earth. Dr Bains will present his work at the National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday April 13th. "Hollywood would have problems with these aliens" says Dr. Bains. "Beam one onto the Starship Enterprise and it would boil and then burst into flames, and the fumes would kill everyone in range. Even a tiny...

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2009-11-29 12:10:00

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) suggest that the eccentricity of Saturn's orbit around the sun may be responsible for the unusually uneven distribution of methane and ethane lakes over the northern and southern polar regions of the planet's largest moon, Titan. On Earth, similar "astronomical forcing" of climate drives ice-age cycles. A paper describing the theory appears in the November 29th advance online edition of Nature Geoscience. As revealed by Synthetic...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...

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