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2010-04-14 06:55:00

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have pushed the limits of charge breeding and broken a long-standing world record for ionization efficiency of solids. Argonne's Californium Rare Isotope Breeder Upgrade (CARIBU) project has reached 11.9 percent efficiency with metallic particles of rubidium. The previous metal record was 6.5 percent, using potassium, achieved at Laboratory of Subatomic Physics and Cosmology (LPSC) in Grenoble. "There have been...

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2010-04-07 07:41:41

Element 117 fills in the final gap in the list of observed elements up to element 118 A collaboration of Russian and US physicists has finally created element 117 - a superheavy element made of atoms containing 117 protons that is roughly 40% heavier than lead. The achievement fills in the final gap on the list of observed elements up to element 118. The team produced the elusive element 117 by fusing together atoms of calcium and another rare, heavy element known as berkelium. The research...

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2010-04-01 14:25:18

Trailing like a serpent's spine along the western coast of South America, the Andes are the world's longest continental mountain range and the highest range outside Asia, with an average elevation of 13,000 feet. The question of how quickly the mountains attained such heights has been a contentious one in geological circles, with some researchers claiming the central Andes rose abruptly to nearly their current height and others maintaining the uplift was a more gradual process. New research...

2010-04-01 11:51:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces the financial results for fiscal year ended December 31, 2009. Total revenue in 2009 was $6,122,844 compared to $5,602,443 in 2008, which represents an increase of $520,401 or 9%. The overall increase in revenue was primarily the result of increases in sales in three business segments: Cobalt, Radiochemical Products, and Transportation. Cobalt Products For 2009,...

2010-03-01 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Mar. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has formally accepted for review the Company's license application for its depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The NRC letter stated "We have received [the INIS] application, including an Environmental Report and an Integrated Safety Analysis Summary, dated December 30, 2009, to possess and...

2010-02-09 13:53:00

HONOLULU, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- CBI Polymers, a subsidiary of Cellular Bioengineering, Inc., is pleased to announce that National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and Safety and Ecology Corporation (SEC) have won the Environmental, Security, Safety and Health (ESS&H) Achievement Award in recognition of their innovative use of DeconGel® as a beryllium decontamination technique for the mitigation and abatement of hazardous particulate. DeconGel® is...

2010-02-08 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Feb. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has retained Creative Options Communications to provide support and orchestrate its investor and public relation programs. Steve T. Laflin, President and CEO of International Isotopes, Inc said, "I believe now is the prudent time to begin an aggressive awareness campaign with an experienced investor and public relations firm such as Creative Options Communications. We...

2010-02-02 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces its planned uranium de-conversion and flourine extraction plant received overwhelming local support at a recent U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) meeting held in Hobbs, New Mexico. Steve T. Laflin, President and CEO of International Isotopes Inc. said, "We are extremely gratified with the Hobbs, New Mexico and Lea County support for our proposed uranium...

2009-12-31 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Dec. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has submitted its license application to the U. S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for its depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. Steve T. Laflin, President and CEO, stated, "The submission of this license application represents another significant accomplishment for the Company and is the most recent milestone in our continued...

2009-11-17 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the third quarter and nine-months ending September 30, 2009. Revenue: Revenue for the three and nine-month period ended September 30, 2009, was $1,323,907 and $4,509,176 as compared to $1,245,164 and $4,429,144 respectively for the same periods in 2008, an increase of $78,743, or 6%, and $80,032, or, 2%, respectively. The increase in total revenue...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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