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2011-08-10 22:33:32

To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants, scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. It actually points out that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other traditional purification...

2011-08-08 12:08:38

Pollution due to toxic heavy metals at the Jail Talav and Kalwa Lakes of Thane City Heavy metal pollution of lakes has a seriously detrimental impact on people and ecosystems that rely on such bodies of water. According to a study published in the current issue of Interdisciplinary Environmental Review, researchers have focused on the physicochemical properties and toxicology of water from and around Thane City of Maharashtra. Environmental chemist Pravin Singare of Bhavan's College, in...

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2011-08-02 07:51:36

UC researchers have developed the first lab-on-a-chip sensor to provide fast feedback regarding levels of the heavy metal manganese in humans. The sensor is both  environmentally and child friendly, and will first be field tested in Marietta, Ohio, where a UC researcher is leading a long-term health study on the potential health effects of heavy metals. By M.B. Reilly, University of Cincinnati Work by University of Cincinnati researchers to create a sensor that provides fast feedback...

2011-07-19 06:00:00

LOS ANGELES, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), a premier global provider of talent management solutions, today announced the publication of Elements of Influence: The Art of Getting Others to Follow Your Lead (AMACOM; July 19, 2011; $26.00 Hardcover). The book explains how influence works - in business, in everyday life, and in different parts of the world - and how to become better at influencing others, including people in other cultures. Authored by...

2011-07-11 08:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels. The study, "Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels," builds upon an earlier analysis published in 2003 and concludes that, even after commercial laundering, the towels studied retain elevated levels of metals. This...

2011-05-24 00:00:28

Alfred Music Publishing, the world's largest educational music publisher, releases Dimebag Darrell: Riffer Madness, an instructional DVD teaching the signature riffs and patterns of Dimebag Darrell. As the founding member of Pantera and Damageplan, Dimebag is recognized as one of the most influential guitarist in metal music. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2011 Alfred Music Publishing, the world's largest educational music publisher, releases Dimebag Darrell: Riffer Madness, an...

2011-03-09 14:55:06

To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels "” which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants "” scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. Their report, which concludes that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other purification materials, appears in ACS's journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research. Gustavo Castro and colleagues note that mining processes,...

2010-11-24 10:13:25

Fifty-seven laboratories from 29 countries volunteered to put their measuring competence to the test. Each laboratory received a sample without knowing the levels of heavy metals present, and was asked to measure and report the values back to the JRC. The good results should enhance consumers' confidence, as maximum levels of lead, cadmium and total mercury in seafood are regulated by EU law and it has been proven that most participants are able to correctly measure them. In addition, this...

2010-11-16 19:24:36

Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified. This discovery is the fruit of an international collaboration involving laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the United States, with the participation of members of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Plant Survival. The results presented are a promising basis for reducing the accumulation of arsenic in crops from regions in Asia that are polluted by...

2010-11-15 21:43:53

Biologists at UC San Diego and four other institutions have identified a long-sought after family of genes that controls how yeast and plants accumulate toxic heavy metals and arsenic inside their cells. Their discovery, published in two separate scientific papers, is a significant advance with the potential to restore environmentally damaged waste sites and protect the food supply from toxic metal contamination. It could permit scientists to engineer plants capable of removing toxic metals...


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Brilliant Emerald, Somatochlora metallica
2013-07-30 14:54:37

The brilliant emerald (Somatochlora metallica) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in northern areas of Eurasia. Its range includes Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Serbia, Sweden, and the United Kingdom, among many other areas. This species prefers to reside near still and slow-moving water sources like rivers, canals, ponds, and moorland lakes. It is common in most areas of its range, but its total population number and population trend is unknown. It is...

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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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