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2009-11-06 13:16:34

American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009 will ensure reliable medical isotope supply SNM applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of H.R. 3276"”the American Medical Isotopes Production Act of 2009. "The worldwide isotope shortage has long been adversely affecting patients in the U.S.," said Michael M. Graham, Ph.D., M.D., president of SNM. "This important legislation will bring us one step closer to solving this chronic problem." The American Medical Isotopes...

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2009-10-28 08:11:33

Fossil land snail shells found in ancient soils on the subtropical eastern Canary Islands show that the Spanish archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa has become progressively drier over the past 50,000 years. Isotopic measurements performed on fossil land snail shells resulted in oxygen isotope ratios that suggest the relative humidity on the islands was higher 50,000 years ago, then experienced a long-term decrease to the time of maximum global cooling and glaciation about 15,000 to...

2009-10-26 11:33:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces it has entered into an Agreement with the State of New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) that establishes mutually agreed upon license limits for INIS's planned uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction processing facility. The completion of this Agreement is an important step towards licensing and constructing a uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction...

2009-09-25 06:06:15

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have been able to confirm the production of the superheavy element 114, ten years after a group in Russia, at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, first claimed to have made it. The search for 114 has long been a key part of the quest for nuclear science's hoped-for Island of Stability. Heino Nitsche, head of the Heavy Element Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group in Berkeley Lab's Nuclear Science...

2009-09-18 11:39:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces the successful conclusion of a private placement completed among numerous directors, past investors and major shareholders. International Isotopes Inc. successfully completed a private placement with certain shareholders on September 18, 2009 for just under $1 million. In this private placement, the Company offered approximately 4 million Units, each Unit consisting of...

2009-08-19 08:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leading innovator of cavity-enhanced laser-based instrumentation for analyses of gases and liquids, today announced the availability of the second-generation Liquid-Water Isotope Analyzer (LWIA). "Our new LWIA is the fastest, most accurate analyzer for measuring the isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen in liquid water on the market today," said Douglas Baer, Ph.D., president of Los Gatos Research (www.LGRinc.com). "In...

2009-08-12 08:45:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) announces financial results for the second quarter and six-months ending June 30, 2009. Revenue: Revenue for the three and six-month period ended June 30, 2009, was $1,485,599 and $3,185,269 as compared to $1,876,042 and $3,183,980 for the same periods in 2008, a decrease of $390,443, or 21%, and an increase of $1,289, or less than 1% respectively. The decrease in total revenue...

2009-08-11 09:59:57

One single atom of a certain isotope of hafnium found on Earth would prove that a supernova once exploded near our solar system. The problem is how to find such an atom - among billions of others. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden,  have developed a laser technique that, in combination with standard techniques, may be able to do the job. Hafnium is a common metallic element used in nuclear reactors. However, one of its isotopes is hard to find since it is only made when...

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2009-07-22 15:55:00

Ytterbium was discovered in 1878, but until it recently became useful in atomic clocks, the soft metal rarely made the news. Now ytterbium has a new claim to scientific fame. Measurements with ytterbium-174, an isotope with 70 protons and 104 neutrons, have shown the largest effects of parity violation in an atom ever observed "“ a hundred times larger than the most precise measurements made so far, with the element cesium."Parity" assumes that, on the atomic scale, nature behaves...

2009-07-21 08:25:00

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- International Isotopes Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: INIS) is pleased to announce the results of its annual shareholder meeting and provide an update on the progress the Company is making in advancing its plans for the construction of a depleted uranium de-conversion and fluorine extraction facility using its patented Fluorine Extraction Process (FEP). The Company's annual meeting was conducted on July 14, 2009 in Idaho Falls, ID....


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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