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2012-05-01 21:22:25

Portable gas sensors can allow you to search for explosives, diagnose medical conditions through a patient's breath, and decide whether it's safe to stay in a mine. These devices do all this by identifying and measuring airborne chemicals, and a new, more sensitive, smart model is under development at the University of Michigan. The smart sensor could detect chemical weapon vapors or indicators of disease better than the current design. It also consumes less power, crucial for stretching...

2012-04-13 11:51:34

How hydrogen--the most abundant element in the cosmos--responds to extremes of pressure and temperature is one of the major challenges in modern physical science. Moreover, knowledge gleaned from experiments using hydrogen as a testing ground on the nature of chemical bonding can fundamentally expand our understanding of matter. New work from Carnegie scientists has enabled researchers to examine hydrogen under pressures never before possible. Their work is published online in Physical Review...

2011-09-05 11:18:16

Detecting specific gases in the air is possible using a number of different existing technologies, but typically all of these suffer from one or more drawbacks including high energy cost, large size, slow detection speed, and sensitivity to humidity. Overcoming these deficiencies with a unique approach, a team based at Kyoto University has designed an inexpensive new material capable of quick and accurate detection of a specific gas under a wide variety of circumstances. Moreover, in...

2011-07-06 13:51:00

MALVERN, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI-GAS® Systems, a division of Applied Energy Systems, Inc, and a manufacturer of industry-leading ultra-high purity gas source and distribution systems, offers bulk specialty gas source systems to safely deliver hazardous specialty gases from large vessels at high flow rates. The source systems are designed to supply NH(3), HCl, SiH(4), N(2)O, H(2) and other hazardous specialty process gases at flow rates from 100 slpm to...

2011-06-14 09:22:00

HOUSTON, June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In their new guide, Chambers and Partners USA 2011: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, recognized 24 Bracewell & Giuliani LLP practices and 56 of the firm's attorneys as leaders in their areas of practice. This is an increase from 2010, when 19 practices and 53 attorneys were recognized. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101220/MM20525LOGO) The firm's Texas Banking & Finance practice continues to maintain its top...

2011-04-14 16:28:00

MALVERN, Pa., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMI-GAS Systems, a division of Applied Energy Systems, Inc, and a manufacturer of industry-leading ultra-high purity gas source and distribution systems, recently released a new custom gas source and distribution system that combines the functionality of multiple gas cabinets and valve manifold boxes into one dynamic system. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110414/PH83604 ) Via a single user interface, the new system controls the...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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