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2010-01-20 14:48:14

Helium is used in applications ranging from medical devices such as MRIs to surveillance balloons for national security. In the Helium Privatization Act of 1996, Congress directed the government to sell essentially all of the U.S. helium reserves by 2015 to compensate the government for its investment in the helium and its storage. SELLING THE NATION'S HELIUM RESERVE, a new report from the National Research Council, assesses whether selling off the reserve has had any adverse effects on U.S....

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2010-01-14 15:08:08

Researchers of the University of Granada have conducted the most complete worldwide analysis of the chemical composition and evolutionary state of a spectral type R carbon star. The presence of carbon is essential for the possible development of life in the Universe, and therefore explaining its origin is of vital importance. What are the peculiar type-R stars made? Where does the carbon present in their shell come from? These are the questions to be solved by a research work conducted by...

2009-11-19 09:40:50

A recent experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that a proton's nearest neighbors in the nucleus of the atom may modify the proton's internal structure. The result was published in the November 13 issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. When comparing large nuclei to small nuclei, past measurements have shown a clear difference in how the proton's constituent particles, called quarks, are distributed. This difference is called...

2009-09-09 16:42:00

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has been awarded a major new contact in Qatar by RasGas, the country's premier liquefied natural gas (LNG) enterprise. The scope of the multi-million dollar contract comprises global freight forwarding, transportation and customs clearance for a period of four years, both locally and around the world. Commenting on behalf of Agility, Elias Monem, CEO Middle East and North Africa,...

2009-09-09 08:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AlumiFuel Power Inc.,(API) is a next generation Alternative Energy Company, Backed by Industry Veterans and Managed by a superb cadre of executives with proven track record. AlumiFuel (OTC Bulletin Board: AFPW) is an applications driven organization which has spent millions of man hours and millions of Dollars to develop and commercialize this unique patented technology. The company's technology has attracted interest from many companies...

2009-09-08 15:45:00

NASA has selected five companies to provide liquid and gaseous helium for 17 agency locations, including centers and facilities. This new fixed-price requirements contract with economic price adjustment is for the acquisition of approximately 12.5 million liters of liquid helium and 235.7 million standard cubic feet of gaseous helium during a five-year period of performance starting Oct. 1. It has a maximum potential value of approximately $56.5 million. The awardees are: * Air Products and...

2009-07-28 09:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a long-term contract with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world's fourth largest TFT-LCD supplier, to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to their Fab 6 located in Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), Tainan, Taiwan. Air Products San Fu has installed an air separation unit next to CMO Fab 6 to provide on-site...

2009-07-02 08:00:00

HOUSTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EOR) today provides the following update on the previously announced joint venture opportunity at the St Johns Helium and CO2 Field in Arizona and New Mexico. As previously reported the Company engaged Tristone Capital in March 2009 to advise and assist the Company in the pursuit for potential joint venture partners to further develop the Company's interests in the St. Johns Helium and CO2 Field in Arizona and New...

2009-05-07 11:35:00

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based midstream natural gas company, IACX Energy, has commenced operations and sales on what is believed to be the world's smallest, mobile, economically viable helium purification plant for natural gas applications. The plant is located near the community of Otis, Kansas (center of the state), and it is being operated in unison with three IACX nitrogen rejection units (3 MMcf/d -of total inlet capacity). Presently, the plant is polishing approximately...

2009-05-05 10:05:15

The U.S. space agency says its Spitzer Space Telescope is about to use the last of the coolant that has chilled it for the past 5 1/2 years. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration observatory is predicted to run out of the liquid helium that has kept its infrared detectors at prime operating temperatures of just a few degrees above absolute zero. The helium is expected to be exhausted this month. The spacecraft is in orbit around the sun more than 62 million miles behind Earth....


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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