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2011-08-31 14:47:03

Solar power is not all sunshine; it has a dark side–particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor Solar power is not all sunshine. It has a dark side–particularly in developing countries, according to a new study by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering professor. A study by Chris Cherry, assistant professor in civil and environmental engineering, found that solar power heavily...

2011-08-15 13:59:49

Higher levels of lead found in children living near battery facilities Documenting the hazards of lead battery manufacturing and recycling operations in emerging markets, a study in the September issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene reports that children living near these facilities in developing countries had approximately 13 times more lead in their blood than American children. The researchers, using data from studies published between 1993 and 2010 on...

2011-08-10 22:33:32

To the surprisingly inventive uses for banana peels which include polishing silverware, leather shoes, and the leaves of house plants, scientists have added purification of drinking water contaminated with potentially toxic metals. That's the topic of the latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions" podcast series. It actually points out that minced banana peel performs better than an array of other traditional purification...

2011-07-26 13:48:00

BALTIMORE, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Make It Happen Summer Business Academies, founded by Baltimore's own Kevin Liles, Founder and CEO of KWL Enterprises and one of the most respected executives in the entertainment industry, kicks off its inaugural season in Baltimore this week. The entrepreneurship education program for 30 specially selected 10th and 11th graders runs through August 5, 2011 at Morgan State University. The Make It Happen Foundation was started by Liles and his wife,...

2011-07-18 16:00:00

CHELMSFORD, Mass., July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Magellan Biosciences, a global manufacturer of products designed to make diagnostic testing easier, more cost-effective, and less labor intensive, announced that it has sold its microbiology business, TREK Diagnostic Systems, to Thermo Fisher Scientific (NYSE: TMO). The sale will enable Magellan to focus all its resources on its LeadCare® and Dynex® businesses, both of which have been experiencing strong...

2011-07-13 11:14:00

BOULDER, Colo., July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SparkFun shares its passion for electronics by providing parts, knowledge, and innovation for those looking to explore the world of embedded electronics. It helps anyone discover their inner inventor and enables individuals to create their WHO: own electronics projects. SparkFun loves to teach people the skills they need to start...

2011-07-11 08:45:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Gradient, a nationally recognized environmental and risk science consulting firm, today announced the publication of a study that finds elevated levels of heavy metals in tested laundered shop towels. The study, "Evaluation of Potential Exposure to Metals in Laundered Shop Towels," builds upon an earlier analysis published in 2003 and concludes that, even after commercial laundering, the towels studied retain elevated levels of metals. This...

2011-07-01 07:00:00

WOODLAND PARK, N.J., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxell Corporation of America, the leading manufacturers of battery and data storage products, is pleased to announce the introduction of an environmentally advanced silver-oxide cell that successfully reduces the mercury and lead in the cathode material to zero, while maintaining a battery life comparable to conventional silver-oxide cells with the new zero-mercury, zero-lead added type. (Photo:...


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2005-05-26 09:40:46

Lead is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pb (L. Plumbum) and atomic number 82. A soft, heavy, toxic and malleable poor metal, lead is bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes to dull gray when exposed to air. Lead is used in building construction, lead-acid batteries, bullets and shot, and is part of solder, pewter, and fusible alloys. Lead has the highest atomic number of all stable elements. (But see the article on Bismuth, which has a half life so long it can...

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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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