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Ancient Headless Remains Offer Clues To Dietary Structure Of Vikings
2013-12-06 09:43:14

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It has long been known that ancient Vikings buried dead slaves with their masters, but new isotopic research of ancient skeletal remains is providing at least one researcher with more evidence of how these people lived their lives – more notably what their diets were like. Elise Naumann, a PhD candidate in archeology at the University of Oslo in Norway, has made several remarkable discoveries using the skeletons that were...

2013-11-19 16:32:26

A team of researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science in Japan has demonstrated that the magic numbers 20 and 28 disappear from all neutron-rich magnesium isotopes, thereby establishing a new, larger area of nuclear deformation in the nuclear chart. The Japanese study, published today in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters, was made possible by the intense beam at the Radioactive Beam Factory (RIBF) at RIKEN, which produces the most intense...

2013-01-22 08:29:20

IRVINE, Calif. and WAGENINGEN, Netherlands, Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ChromaDex(®) Corporation (OTCQB: CDXC) ("ChromaDex") an innovative natural products company that provides proprietary, science-based solutions and ingredients to the dietary supplement, food & beverage, animal health, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries, announced today it has signed a distribution agreement with IsoLife bv, which provides stable isotope labeled phytochemicals and plant products. These (13)C-...

2012-06-27 02:26:43

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has formally documented and independently validated a software analysis package that enables the company's water isotope analyzers to simultaneously measure multiple isotopic ratios directly from contaminated samples with high accuracy and without sample treatment or purification. LGR's Spectral Contamination Identifier (SCI) software, which LGR makes available at no...

New Study May Hold Clue To Proving the Gaia Theory
2012-05-18 04:30:16

The Gaia Hypothesis proposes that the Earth is actually a giant living organism, and a University of Maryland (UMD) study might have found the key to unlocking this mystery, and this discovery could lead to an improved understanding of the climate and changes that occur within it. The key is sulfur, and researchers hope to find the relationships between the atmosphere, ocean organisms, and land, using sulfur in order to prove the Gaia Theory. The Gaia Theory was first introduced in the...

2012-03-23 06:20:36

BALA CYNWYD, Pa., March 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Purolite announced today that they have been successful in achieving non-detect levels on all of the 62 radionuclides in the coolant water at TOKYO ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY (TEPCO) Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Station in Japan. "In conjunction with our Japanese partner, we have been able to demonstrate the successful reduction of all 62 radionuclides in the contaminated water to non-detect levels set by TEPCO," said Mr. Steve Brodie, CEO...

2012-03-20 02:20:49

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas and isotope analyzers, has introduced the world's first instrument to simultaneously and continuously provide all three stable isotope ratios (delta-13C, delta-17O, and delta-18O) for CO2, directly from ambient air samples with no pre-concentration required. With data sampling rates as fast as 10 Hz, the Triple Isotope CO2 Analyzer provides a real-time and field-portable...

2012-02-21 05:18:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Gatos Research (LGR), the leader in precision trace gas analyzers, has introduced the world's first triple isotope analyzer for direct simultaneous measurement of delta-17O, delta-18O, and delta-2H ratios in liquid water and water vapor samples. The IWA-46EP is capable of automated, continuous or batch operation, and delivers isotopic sensitivity and precision comparable to reference isotope ratio mass spectrometer (IRMS) laboratories....

2011-10-03 22:27:06

Law enforcement may have a new crime-solving tool, courtesy of geoscientists. About five years ago, scientists coined the word "isoscape" to describe a new kind of map: a spatial distribution of stable isotope ratios (from elements such as carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen and strontium) in different parts of the world, based on known ways that these isotopes behave in the environment. Different isotopes tell different stories – carbon can help identify diet, whereas hydrogen and...

2011-08-30 10:00:00

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Picarro, Inc., the world's leading provider of instruments for carbon and water cycle measurements, today announced a new carbon isotope analyzer with three times the precision and four times the stability of Picarro's current industry-leading isotopic CO2 instruments. With a performance specification of 0.1 per mil precision for 13C/12C ratio measurements in CO2 in a 5 minute measurement and 0.5 per mil or less drift over 24 hours, the...