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2009-08-27 10:15:28

A toxic cocktail of ultra-fine particles is lurking inside road tunnels in concentration levels so high they have the potential to harm drivers and passengers, a new study has found.The study, which has been published in Atmospheric Environment, measured ultra-fine particle concentration levels outside a vehicle traveling through the M5 East tunnel in Sydney.Study co-author and director of Queensland University of Technology's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health, Professor...

2009-02-12 13:40:32

Australian researchers found that the ultrafine particles of laser printers form from vapors produced when the printed image is fused to the paper. Study leader Lidia Morawska of Queensland University of Technology's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health said the researchers aimed to answer questions raised by earlier findings that almost one-third of popular laser printers emitted large numbers of ultrafine particles. The tiny particles are potentially dangerous because they...

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2009-02-11 14:52:42

The identity and origin of tiny, potentially hazardous particles emitted from common laser printers have been revealed by a new study at Queensland University of Technology. Professor Lidia Morawska from QUT's International Laboratory for Air Quality and Health led the study which aimed to answer questions raised by earlier findings that almost one third of popular laser printers emitted large numbers of ultrafine particles. These tiny particles are potentially dangerous to human health...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.