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2012-09-18 23:00:51

Miami dental practice applauds the move towards mercury-free dentistry, spreads awareness for harmful side effects of dental amalgam (silver fillings). Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 18, 2012 The move towards mercury-free dentistry is gaining unprecedented momentum, announces Miami dental practice Assure a Smile. Practitioners, universities, and international health committees are supporting the ban on dental amalgam in record numbers. For a long time, dental amalgam (silver fillings) was...

Nanotechnology Detected Mercury In Water And Fish
2012-09-13 08:47:12

Inexpensive, super-sensitive device detects even low levels of toxic metals in water, fish When mercury is dumped into rivers and lakes, the toxic heavy metal can end up in the fish we eat and the water we drink. To help protect consumers from the diseases and conditions associated with mercury, researchers at Northwestern University in collaboration with colleagues at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, have developed a nanoparticle...

2012-09-12 07:26:51

Late last week, the Planetary Data System (PDS) released data collected during MESSENGER's seventh through twelfth month in orbit around Mercury. PDS archives and distributes all of NASA's planetary mission data. With this release, images and measurements are now available to the public for the second full Mercury solar day of MESSENGER orbital operations. NASA requires that all of its planetary missions archive data in the PDS, an active archive that makes available well-documented,...

Mercury Levels Measured: Water-borne Toxic Metals Detected With Nano-velcro
2012-09-10 16:35:34

A strip of glass covered in hairy nanoparticles can cheaply and conveniently measure mercury, which attacks the nervous system, and other toxic metals in fluids. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Northwestern University and the University of Michigan found that their new method can measure methyl mercury, the most common form of mercury pollution, at unprecedentedly small concentrations. The system, which could test for metal toxins in drinking water and...

New ESA Mercury Spacecraft Undergoes Tests
2012-08-28 14:33:57

[WATCH VIDEO: Simulating BepiColombo's Separation Shock] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The European Space Association (ESA) has put its BepiColombo mission through a series of shock tests to prepare it for its future journey towards Mercury. BepiColombo will be lifted off from this planet via an Ariane 5 rocket in 2015, during which it will be connected to the upper stage of the rocket. Once the upper stage and its cargo have reached orbit, the two will...

BepiColombo Gets Good Vibrations
2012-08-17 12:12:16

[ Watch The Video ( BepiColombo Vertical Vibration Test ) ] [ Watch The Video ( BepiColombo Vibrating Horizontally ) ] Mimicking the intense vibrations experienced by a satellite during launch, the engineering model of the BepiColombo mission to Mercury has been subjected to similar forces at ESA´s spacecraft test facilities. A major design issue for spacecraft arises from the intense environment experienced during launch, ranging from vigorous vibrations to deafening noise. It...

IAU Approves Nine Mercury Crater Names
2012-08-10 09:47:55

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recently proposal from the MESSENGER Science Team to assign names to nine impact craters on Mercury has been met with approval by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). The IAU has been the arbiter of planetary and satellite nomenclature since its inception in 1919. In keeping with the established theme of naming craters on Mercury, all of the newly designated features are named after deceased artists, musicians, authors or...

Toxic Power: Power Plants Are Contaminating Our Air And States
2012-08-10 05:04:43

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a report released Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Texas is the 10th worst state in the nation when it comes to exposing residents to toxic air pollution from coal-fired plants. Unfortunately, that's not all the report had to say about the Lone Star State. Texas also ranked 10th in toxic air pollution from the electric sector, emitting nearly 10.5 million pounds of harmful chemicals. This...


Latest Mercury Reference Libraries

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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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