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2010-10-04 08:00:00

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Joseph F. Finn, Jr., C.P.A. ("Finn"), announced today that he is offering for sale the patented technology to integrate germanium photodetectors with silicon circuits at the November 5, 2010 sealed bid sale of NoblePeak Vision Corp. assets. NoblePeak has developed and implemented a process flow that incorporates single crystal germanium photodetectors with CMOS circuits. Germanium detectors allow the detection of a much wider spectrum of...

2010-09-27 09:30:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Resource Recovery, Inc. (Pink Sheets: PRRY) is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Raptor Ventures, LLC, Inc. has commenced operations at the Sorpresa Antimony mine in Bolivia. Operations officially commenced on September 15, 2010. The Sorpresa Antimony mine was officially inaugurated on September 15, 2010 with the completion of the customary cultural mining rituals blessing the mine and allowing the miners to enter the...

2010-09-20 18:47:56

Radio transmitters that can withstand temperatures of up to 900 oC could soon be dropped into the depths of the earth to provide early warning of a volcanic eruption. The state-of-the-art technology being pioneered by experts at Newcastle University uses Silicon Carbide electronics that can withstand temperatures equal to the inside of a jet engine. Measuring subtle changes in the levels of key volcanic gases such as carbon dioxide and sulphur dioxide, the wireless sensor would feed back...

2010-08-16 15:14:48

Arsenic in food supplements passes through chickens, then passes through the field Fields amended with poultry litter can accumulate significant levels of arsenic, according to studies by USDA-Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and associates. These findings provide key information about the agricultural pollutants that can build up in agricultural soils over time"”and possibly migrate into nearby streams and rivers. Poultry producers have sometimes supplemented chicken...

2010-08-11 13:00:00

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumer Reports, usually a trusted source, released a misleading report in their September issue titled "The 12 Most Dangerous Supplements." Once again the nutritional supplement industry is receiving a false and misleading attack. Among the 12 supplements listed many have been proven beneficial but are also in direct competition with the pharmaceutical industry's prescription drug products and revenue. Jeffrey Zindler, Scientific Researcher said,...

2010-06-24 04:33:43

Increased mortality is linked to chronic diseases with a 70 percent increased mortality risk among those with the highest level of exposure Between 33 and 77 million people in Bangladesh have been exposed to arsenic in the drinking water"”a catastrophe that the World Health Organization has called "the largest mass poisoning in history." A new study published in the current issue of the medical journal The Lancet provides the most complete and detailed picture to date of the high...

2010-06-09 14:17:11

Insights into arsenic transport and tolerance Arsenic is toxic to most forms of life, and occurs naturally in soil and ground water in many regions of the world. Chronic exposure to arsenic has been linked to lung, bladder and kidney cancer, and thus there are strict limits on allowable levels or arsenic in drinking water. Chemically similar to phosphorus, arsenic forms arsenate (AsO43-), which closely resembles phosphate (PO43-). Arsenate interferes with many phosphate-requiring metabolic...

2010-06-04 14:26:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DELTA MUTUAL, INC. (OTC Bulletin Board: DLTZ) - An international company specializing in energy (i.e.: oil, gas and mining) announced today that the drilling phase of the exploration procedure has been initiated at the Guemes site in Salta Province (in Northern Argentina). The Secretary of Energy has received the environmental drilling plan of the KK ST-X2001 Dos Morros well in Guemes oil exploratory area. Delta's wholly-owned...

2010-05-22 09:05:00

Pressure treated wooden playground structures don't live up to bad reputation Pressure treated wooden playground structures do not live up to the bad reputation they have earned as being harmful to children, findings of a new University of Alberta study have discovered. Chromated copper arsenate-treated wood became the center of attention in the late 1990s when it was said that arsenic levels in this wood are harmful to children. Around 70 percent of playgrounds in North America are said to...

2010-04-12 12:38:16

The world's largest antimony mine has become the world's largest laboratory for studying the environmental consequences of escaped antimony -- an element whose environmental and biological properties are still largely a mystery. "Antimony is an emergent contaminant," said IU Bloomington Ph.D. student Faye Liu, the paper's lead author. "People have not paid enough attention to it." Used in small quantities, antimony has a wide variety of applications -- from hardening the lead in bullets and...

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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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