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2009-12-14 12:24:57

A team of researchers from the Astrobiology Centre (INTA-CSIC) has shown that hydrogen cyanide, urea and other substances considered essential to the formation of the most basic biological molecules can be obtained from the salt Prussian blue. In order to carry out this study, published in the journal Chemistry & Biodiversity, the scientists recreated the chemical conditions of the early Earth. "We have shown that when Prussian blue is dissolved in ammoniac solutions it produces hydrogen...

2009-08-18 05:00:00

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- "If commercial flying had as many civilian fatalities as those relating to smoke and fire, there would be a public revolt," said Rob Schnepp, CPTC president and assistant chief of special operations for the Alameda County Fire Department in California. "The numbers aren't going down, and this tells me that we aren't addressing the problem adequately. A 2006 NFPA study reveals 87-percent of people who died in fires had toxic blood concentrations of...

2009-04-20 11:28:00

People's Burn Foundation launches fourth phase of firefighter education program at FDIC INDIANAPOLIS, April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Continuing in the tradition of providing innovative education programs to our nation's fire service the People's Burn Foundation is pleased to unveil the fourth installment of the To Hell and Back burn prevention and safety series. To Hell and Back IV: Cyanide takes participants inside the body through advanced 3-D visualizations to reveal how Hydrogen...

2009-04-11 13:45:31

Planets near stars cooler than Earth's sun may lack the material to produce life, say scientists at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. The scientists used the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope to search for hydrogen cyanide around 61 young stars, hydrogen cyanide being a component of a compound in DNA found in every living thing on Earth, the Los Angeles Times reported Saturday. The researchers found hydrogen cyanide in 30 percent of the yellow, sun-like stars, but none around cooler,...

2008-09-09 15:00:32

By Tom Mooney One man is in serious condition with chemical burns after a cyanide accident at Attleboro metals processor Stern-Leach. ATTLEBORO -- A routine mixing of a cyanide solution yesterday morning at a jewelry fabrication plant caused a chemical "explosion" that seriously injured one worker, sent two dozen others to area hospitals as a precaution, and drove Massachusetts and federal environmental officials to test the air for contaminants, the police said. The incident...

2008-02-20 03:00:40

By Lin, H K Walsh, D E; Oleson, J L; Chen, X Abstract Residual cyanide in cyanidation tailings can be detoxified by its oxidation to cyanate, as in the Inco and Degussa processes. However, cyanate, the product of detoxification and other oxidation processes, may be reduced to cyanide in reducing environments, e.g., deepwater discharge of cyanidation tailings. This study shows that the reduction of cyanate to cyanide occurs and that the reduction rate increases with decreasing solution redox...


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