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Image 1 - Piecing Together A Global Color Map Of Saturn’s Largest Moon
2011-10-05 03:25:36

An international team led by the University of Nantes has pieced together images gathered over six years by the Cassini mission to create a global mosaic of the surface of Titan. The global maps and animations of Saturn´s largest moon were presented by Stéphane Le Mouélic at the EPSC-DPS Joint Meeting 2011 in Nantes, France on Tuesday 4th October. The team has compiled all the infrared images acquired by the Visual and Infrared Mapping Spectrometer (VIMS)...

Image 1 - How Gas And Temperature Controlled Bacterial Response To Gulf Spill
2011-10-04 09:10:14

A new study explains how DNA was used to identify microbes present in the Gulf of Mexico following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that devastated the region last year -- and the particular microbes responsible for consuming natural gas immediately after the spill. The researchers, from UC Santa Barbara (UCSB), also explained how water temperature played a key role in the way bacteria reacted to the spill. Results of the study were published in this week´s Proceedings of the National...

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2011-08-16 08:59:25

Research at Greenland and Antarctic shows decline in methane and ethane levels Recent data from NSF-funded research in both Greenland and Antarctica demonstrate that fossil-fuel related emissions of both methane and ethane, two of the most abundant hydrocarbons in the atmosphere, declined at the end of the twentieth century, according to a paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. The causes of the decline in methane emission rates to the atmosphere have been puzzling scientists for...

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2011-04-17 07:33:21

A new computational study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals how hydrocarbons may be formed from methane in deep Earth at extreme pressures and temperatures. The thermodynamic and kinetic properties of hydrocarbons at high pressures and temperatures are important for understanding carbon reservoirs and fluxes in Earth. The work provides a basis for understanding experiments that demonstrated polymerization of methane to form high hydrocarbons and earlier...

2011-04-14 15:33:22

Scientists have discovered a method to control the gas-phase selective catalytic combustion of methane, so finely that if done at room temperature the reaction produces ethylene, while at lower temperatures it yields formaldehyde. The process involves using gold dimer cations as catalysts "” that is, positively charged diatomic gold clusters. Being able to catalyze these reactions, at or below room temperature,  may lead to significant cost savings in the synthesis of plastics,...

2011-04-14 07:15:00

HOUSTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Prices all along the U.S. petrochemical chain moved higher during the first quarter of 2011, but none more dramatically than ethylene, according to PetroChem Wire (PCW), a daily U.S. petrochemical industry newsletter. PCW's cash market assessments are used to settle the cleared NYMEX ethylene contracts. Ethylene, a building block chemical, saw spot market prices soar 43.7 percent between the start of January and the end of March 2011. During that...

2011-04-05 05:00:00

HOUSTON, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE: WLK) today announced an expansion program to include increasing the ethane-based ethylene capacity at Lake Charles, LA, and the evaluation of expansion options and the upgrade of ethylene production facilities at Calvert City, KY in order to capitalize on new low cost ethane and other "light" feedstocks being developed in North America. As part of this program each of the company's two light feedstock ethylene...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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