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2009-08-31 00:45:50

Researchers in Austria say they found wide variations in how people absorb arsenic into their bodies. Study leader Kevin Francesconi of the University of Graz in Austria finds the ability to eliminate arsenic from the body ranging from study participants who eliminated 95 percent of the ingested arsenic to others who eliminated as little as 4 percent. The study, published in Chemical Research in Toxicology, points out standards in many parts of the world -- including areas of the United...

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2009-08-26 09:55:00

Large variations exist in peoples' ability to eliminate arsenic from the body, according to a new study that questions existing standards for evaluating the human health risks from the potentially toxic substance. The study found that some people eliminate more than 90 percent of the arsenic consumed in the diet. Others store arsenic in their bodies, where it can have harmful effects. The research, based on the first application of new methods for studying arsenic, is scheduled for the Sept....

2009-08-10 09:20:00

DEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- SUMMARY: Don't try this at home! Blendtec(R), maker of the Total Blender(R), recently tried but failed to crack, cut or crush a piece of boron steel used in the Ford Fiesta (NYSE: F) on its "Will It Blend?" viral video More than 50 percent of the all-new Fiesta's body structure will be made from high-strength and ultra-high-strength steel including boron steel, which helps deliver great fuel economy and low CO2 emissions Not only is boron useful...

2009-06-26 12:33:00

Federal Stimulus Package Funds Will Aid Compliance with U.S. EPA Drinking Water Standards PHOENIX, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today WIFA (Water Infrastructure Finance Authority) approved the Arizona American Water loan grant application to receive funding from the Federal Stimulus Package Funds. "We congratulate our customers, and thank all the people involved especially Kristin Mayes, Chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission for making this happen," said Joe Gross, Director of...

2009-05-21 09:30:00

The ability to mount an immune response to influenza A (H1N1) infection is significantly compromised by a low level of arsenic exposure that commonly occurs through drinking contaminated well water, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) and Dartmouth Medical School have found.Joshua Hamilton, the MBL's Chief Academic and Scientific Officer and a senior scientist in the MBL's Bay Paul Center; graduate student Courtney Kozul of Dartmouth Medical School, where the work was...

2009-05-15 15:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner and refiner of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2009. Revenue for the first quarter of 2009 increased 21% to $2.3...

2009-05-12 07:00:00

CHENGDU, China, May 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner, refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced that Behre Dolbear Asia, Inc. ("BDASIA"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Behre Dolbear & Company, Inc. ("Behre Dolbear") of Denver, CO, issued...

2009-04-15 07:30:00

CHENGDU, China, April 15 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner, refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced financial results for the full year ended December 31, 2008. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2008, net...

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2009-03-25 09:45:00

Every day, more than 140 million people in southern Asia drink groundwater contaminated with arsenic. Thousands of people in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Myanmar and Vietnam die of cancer each year from chronic exposure to arsenic, according to the World Health Organization. Some health experts call it the biggest mass poisoning in history. More than 15 years ago, scientists pinpointed the source of the contamination in the Himalaya Mountains, where sediments containing naturally occurring...

2009-03-12 15:30:00

CHENGDU, China, March 12 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- The Board of Directors of Apollo Solar Energy, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: ASOE; "Apollo Solar Energy" or "the Company"), a leading vertically integrated miner, refiner and producer of tellurium (Te) and high-purity tellurium based metals for specific segments of the global electronic materials market, today announced the appointment of two independent directors, Mr. Elliot M. Maza and Mr. James M. Lee, effective as of March 4, 2009....


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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