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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....

2009-07-16 12:55:46

Japanese-led researchers say they've created the strongest neutron beam in the world, enabling the exploration of laws governing all matter in the universe. The creation of the beam is the first major experimental achievement at the Radioactive Isotope Beam Factory, part of the Japan-funded Riken Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science near Tokyo. Researchers said the new beam can achieve in eight hours what it would take other scientists more than six months to accomplish. The...

2009-06-29 16:55:00

Isotopes, the atomic clues used to solve crimes, date ancient artifacts and identify chemicalsWhether it's the summer grass that tickles your feet or the red Bordeaux smacking on your palette, nearly every part of the world around you carries special chemical markers. These markers, called isotopes, can tell scientists where the molecules that compose a substance are from, where they traveled, and what happened to them along the way. But doing these analyses has been complex and costly. Now,...

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2009-06-18 15:57:22

The Canadian government stood by its recent decision to abandon the Maple isotope reactor project, but made very clear that they hope to have the project picked up by private groups to take over the latent nuclear program. The chief executive of MDS Inc-- the Canada based international health and science company that provides products and services for the development of drugs and the management of disease-- reflected on comments made by Prime Minister Stephen Harper that Canada would...

2009-06-15 07:00:00

New Partnership Seeks to Strengthen Fragile Medical Isotope Supply Chain OTTAWA, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - MDS Nordion, a leading global provider of medical isotopes and radiopharmaceuticals used in molecular medicine, today announced that the Company and the Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry in Moscow, Russia, have agreed to study the feasibility of the Karpov Institute providing the Company with a viable and reliable supply of Molybdenum-99 (Mo-99) for the global nuclear...

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2009-06-13 08:20:00

A scarcity of medical isotopes has forced physicians at scores of U.S. and Canadian hospitals to begin curbing the number of a variety of standard diagnostic tests they prescribe.  Hospital officials say they see no quick-fix in the immediate future. In May, Canadian health officials were forced to close down a nuclear reactor in eastern Ontario that provides roughly a third of the world's supply of medical isotopes that are used in a variety of now commonplace medical screenings to...