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2010-05-03 10:45:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, May 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- We inform that BRF's 20-F 2009 is already available at the site www.brasilfoods.com/ir. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090710/SPF002LOGO) SOURCE BRF Brasil Foods S.A.

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2010-01-26 09:46:44

A study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides new information about the rates at which three of the most powerful greenhouse gases are destroyed by a chemical reaction that takes place in the upper atmosphere. The three compounds are potentially important because they absorb infrared energy in the so-called "atmospheric window" region "“ at wavelengths where other major greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide allow radiation...

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2009-12-10 13:28:27

Newly patented method could improve superconductors, optical devices, and microelectronics Two scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method to control the buildup of hydrogen fluoride gas during the growth of precision crystals needed for applications such as superconductors, optical devices, and microelectronics. The invention "” by Vyacheslav Solovyov and Harold Wiesmann and recently awarded U.S. Patent number 7,622,426...

2009-09-09 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading women's health expert, Donnica L. Moore, MD, wants women to know that healthful aging depends on our current habits. "Our bodies' health - particularly as we age - requires that we take precautionary measures to strengthen ourselves," explains the women's health expert and advocate, physician educator and media commentator. "Skin, teeth and bones are all areas that are often overlooked or taken for granted until they give us problems. And once...

2009-08-31 14:01:00

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) announced today that it is calling for the nationwide phase-out of hydrogen fluoride alkylation units. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO) "Hydrogen fluoride is such a deadly component, and there are new and safer technologies available," said USW Vice President Gary Beevers, who is in charge of the union's oil sector. "It's a matter of health and safety to us. It's a matter of money...

2009-07-15 14:21:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The use of xenon difluoride (XeF2) in etching processes is gaining increased acceptance by manufacturers of MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS). However, the relatively high cost of the material continues to be a barrier to more widespread adoption. Now, Air Products (NYSE: APD) has extended its XeCovery(SM): xenon recovery service to recover xenon from XeF2-based etching processes, which will help stabilize and even lower the price of...

2009-07-01 08:00:00

-- Crest Pro-Health Enamel Shield toothpaste creates a micro-thin shield against acid attack -- CINCINNATI, July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading women's health expert, Donnica L. Moore, MD, wants women to know that their dental health is important to their overall wellness. She recommends Crest and Oral-B Pro-Health products because they offer preventive solutions that can be easily integrated into a daily health regimen. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090701/NY38331 ) "Our...

2009-04-08 09:14:00

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traces of arsenic, copper, lead and other impurities were found in samples of chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies between the years 2000 and 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control.(1) Controversial fluoridation schemes are promoted by special-interest groups such as the American Dental Association which claims adding fluoride chemicals to public water supplies reduces tooth decay. Arsenic was detected in 43% of the 245...

2009-03-12 11:49:00

U.S. scientists have discovered a fumigant pumped into tented houses to kill pests remains in the atmosphere six to 10 times longer than previously thought. Scripps Institution of Oceanography researchers at the University of California-San Diego said the greenhouse gas most often used to rid buildings of termites, rodents and other pests -- sulfuryl fluoride -- remains in the atmosphere about 36 years. A Scripps team led by Jens Muhle found the concentration of the gas rose at a rate of 4...

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2009-03-10 14:55:00

Sulfuryl fluoride, a compound developed to phase out the use of methyl bromide in fumigants has been implicated as a possibly significant contributing factor for greenhouse warming, according to an international team of researchers. Methyl bromide has been used to control insect infestations in grain storage facilities. As methyl bromide use was being reduced under the Montreal Protocol because of its detrimental effects on the environment, scientists introduced sulfuryl fluoride as its...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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