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Soil Can Provide Clues Into Last Day Before Death
2013-08-10 05:06:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark have developed a new method that can be used to provide a detailed look at the last day of a person’s life, according a study appearing in the journal Heritage Science. Chemist Kaare Lund Rasmussen and his colleagues used their method to study the remains of a 10-13 year old child who had been buried in the medieval Danish town of Ribe approximately 800 years ago. They were...

2013-08-06 12:33:05

More forms of mercury can be converted to deadly methylmercury than previously thought, according to a study published Sunday in Nature Geoscience. The discovery provides scientists with another piece of the mercury puzzle, bringing them one step closer to understanding the challenges associated with mercury cleanup. Earlier this year, a multidisciplinary team of researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovered two key genes that are essential for microbes to convert oxidized...

2013-08-01 23:23:25

“Best Places to Work” project celebrates innovative companies setting a new standard for healthy work-life balance. Durango, CO (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 Mercury®, a leading provider of payment processing and revenue generating solutions, today was named to Outside Magazine’s sixth annual “Best Places to Work” list. The full list of the companies was published today at OutsideOnline.com/bestplacestowork. Outside’s “Best Places to Work” project celebrates the innovative...

2013-07-25 23:22:51

There is now a way to keep a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle for a longer period of time and be protected from the cost of unexpected auto repairs with an official Ford backed extended warranty service plan. Barkhamsted, CT (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 Ford ESP, the official product of Ford Motor Company, has been busy these past few years developing new coverage products to better serve the consumer. These changes are terrific news for current owners of a Ford, Lincoln or Mercury vehicle who...

2013-07-24 23:24:32

Allied Environmental Services, Inc. (Allied), one of the Midwest’s leading environmental consulting and contracting firms, recently announced the discontinuation of its residential mercury recycling program. Lima, Ohio (PRWEB) July 24, 2013 In March 2011, Allied launched an Ohio state-wide mercury recycling program for the purpose of providing a safe means of collecting and recycling unneeded mercury from residential and academic sources. While a small fee was applied to offset...

No Link Autism Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2013-07-24 09:03:48

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Scientists have been concerned about the potential impact of exposure to low levels of mercury on the developing brain - specifically by women consuming fish during pregnancy - for a long time. Some have even suggested mercury might be responsible for behavioral disorders such as autism. Led by the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), a new study claims there is no association between prenatal mercury exposure and...

Legacy Mercury Levels In Fish, Environment Will Persist For Centuries
2013-07-09 09:29:11

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Significant reductions in mercury emissions will be necessary just to stabilize current levels of the toxic element in the environment, according to new research from a team led by Harvard University. Surface reservoirs, such as soil, air and water, hold an enormous amount of mercury from past pollution going back thousands of years. Scientists believe it will continue to persist in the ocean and accumulate in fish for decades to...

Mercury History Masked Volcanic Activity
2013-07-05 11:03:48

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Ever since NASA's Mariner 10 sent back the first images of Mercury, scientists have been fascinated by the planet's unusually smooth surface. According to an analysis of images provided by NASA's Mercury-orbiting MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging), a period of heavy volcanic activity essentially gave the planet a makeover about 4 billion years ago, erasing the first 400 to 500 million years of its...


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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barratry
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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