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2014-10-22 04:23:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Earth, frost is known as a thin, delicate icy covering of frozen water that forms when temperatures dip below a certain point. However, according to a report presented at the Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver on Monday, frost on Venus may be much different – possibly made not of frozen water, but from heavy metals like cadmium and mercury. The new report is actually based on old data from the Magellan probe,...

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2014-10-17 03:00:32

Provided by JHU/APL NASA's MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging (MESSENGER) spacecraft has provided the first optical images of ice and other frozen volatile materials within permanently shadowed craters near Mercury's north pole. The images not only reveal the morphology of the frozen volatiles, but they also provide insight into when the ices were trapped and how they've evolved, according to an article published October 15 in the journal, Geology. Two decades...

2014-09-26 16:21:37

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers for Dental Choice, the advocacy wing of the mercury-free dentistry movement, commends the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to require dental clinics to install and maintain amalgam separators. "With its proposed rule, EPA is doing its part to reduce dental mercury going into our wastewater. American consumers and American taxpayers salute EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's effort," said Charlie Brown,...

2014-09-25 16:22:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed an effluent guideline rule to control dental mercury discharges and streamline oversight requirements for the dental sector. After more than 4 years of delay, advocates welcomed the agency's proposal. "Mercury from dental clinics is by far the largest source of mercury in municipal wastewater, one of the largest product uses and also the largest reservoir...

2014-09-24 12:24:03

Special September 24 event highlights Minamata Convention's early entry into force NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the opening day of the 69(th) General Assembly of the United Nations, NGOs are calling on governments to sign on and ratify the mercury treaty. The Minamata Convention on Mercury was recently adopted at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries in Kumamoto, Japan on 10 October 2013. "The adoption of a global legal agreement on mercury is a major...

2014-09-17 23:13:58

NASA’s MESSENGER aircraft has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in space. Valcor Engineering manufactures a specific latch valve, the V27200-818, which operates on the MESSENGER. (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 NASA’s MESSENGER has just celebrated its 10-year anniversary in space. Valcor Engineering Corporation is proud to have one of its latch valves, V27200-818, operating onboard this spacecraft. The MESSENGER mission is a scientific investigation of the planet Mercury. It is only...

2014-09-17 16:24:51

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ad tech platform i.Predictus is pleased to announce contracts with both Horizon Media and Mercury Media this week. Developed by technology entrepreneur Monica C. Smith, i.Predictus is the only demand-side platform designed for television advertisers and the direct response industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140708/125231 "This platform is a significant step forward for the entire direct response industry - both brands and...

2014-09-16 08:25:17

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercury Media, the largest independent performance media agency, partners with i.Predictus, the only ad tech solution specifically designed for the direct response industry, to bring greater accountability to DRTV. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140708/125231 Mercury Media and i.Predictus, today announced a partnership to bring even more accountability to the television marketplace through the integration of the i.Predictus...

2014-08-20 23:13:33

Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce it is now an amalgam-free dental office. All patients with cavities, or with old fillings that need replacing, will benefit from the very latest white fillings that can safely repair and restore teeth. (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Midtown Dentistry in Houston, Texas, is pleased to announce it is now an amalgam-free dental office. All patients with cavities, or with old fillings that need replacing, will benefit from the very latest...

Scientists Can Identify Skin Creams That Contain Toxic Mercury
2014-08-14 03:53:38

American Chemical Society As countries try to rid themselves of toxic mercury pollution, some people are slathering and even injecting creams containing the metal onto or under their skin to lighten it, putting themselves and others at risk for serious health problems. To find those most at risk, scientists are reporting today that they can now identify these creams and intervene much faster than before. They're speaking at the 248th National Meeting & Exposition of the American...


Latest Mercury Reference Libraries

Mercury Park Lane 1959
2014-04-17 12:46:27

Mercury automobiles was a brand of vehicles as a subsidy of the Ford Motor Company. It was established by the Edsel Ford in 1938. The Mercury brand was a luxury vehicle placed between the high end Ford and the base Lincoln models. In 1945, Mercury became half of the Lincoln division until it was phased out in 2011. The last Mercury produced was a Grand Marquis which left the assembly line on January 4, 2011. From 1958 to 1960, Edsel brand models were part of the Lincoln-Mercury group. The...

1926 Lincoln
2014-04-14 09:24:01

The Lincoln Motor Company was founded in 1917 by Henry M. Leland and became a subsidiary of Ford in 1922. While the brand is mainly sold in North America and the Middle East, Ford plans to export to China by the end of 2014. Currently seven models are offered. The MKS and MKZ sedans; MKT, MKX and MKC CUVs; and the Navigator and Navigator L SUVs. Leland was a former manager of GM’s Cadillac division who formed the company with his son Wilfred. The company was named after Abraham Lincoln,...

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2010-10-28 18:28:32

A mercury arc valve converts high-voltage or high-current alternating current into direct current. It is an electrical rectifier often used to provide power for industrial motors, electric railways, streetcars, and electric locomotives. Peter Cooper Hewitt, in 1902, invented the mercury arc rectifier. It was further developed by researchers throughout the 1920s and 1930s. Prior to solid-state devices, mercury arc rectifiers were one of the more efficient rectifiers. Silicon diode and...

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2005-05-26 08:49:14

Mercury (element) Mercury, also called quicksilver, is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Hg (from the Greek hydrargyrum, for watery (or liquid) silver) and atomic number 80. A heavy, silvery, transition metal, mercury is one of only two elements that are liquid at room temperature (the other is bromine). Mercury is used in thermometers, barometers and other scientific apparatuses. Mercury is mostly obtained by reduction from the mineral cinnabar. Notable...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Positional Astronomy -- Positional astronomy is the study of the positions of celestial objects. This is the oldest branch of astronomy and dates back to antiquity. Observations of celestial objects are important for religious and astrological purposes, as well as for timekeeping. Ancient structures associated with positional astronomy include: -- Chichn Itz -- The Medicine Wheel -- The Pyramids -- Stonehenge -- The Temple of the Sun The unaided human eye can...

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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.