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2011-01-10 09:09:32

First model of rapid phase change in storage material Although the storage of films and music on a DVD is part of our digital world, the physical basis of the storage mechanism is not understood in detail. In the current issue of the leading journal Nature Materials, researchers from Jlich, Finland, and Japan provide insight into the read and write processes in a DVD. This knowledge should enable improved storage materials to be developed. (DOI: 10.1038/NMAT2931) Information is stored in a...

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2010-12-16 05:45:00

NASA-funded researchers announced earlier this month that they had found a new life form that thrives on arsenic, but critics are skeptical of the new outlook. "I don't know whether the authors are just bad scientists or whether they're unscrupulously pushing NASA's 'There's life in outer space!' agenda," wrote Canadian microbiologist Rosie Redfield in a blog that ignited the web furor.   Criticism spread, sparking a wide debate over what is in the alleged arsenic-eater's DNA....

2010-12-14 13:56:00

TOKYO, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rasa Industries, Ltd., Tokyo, Japan announces the asset sale of their Sanbongi plant's reclaim operation, to RS Technologies (RSTec), a newly formed Japanese company. RSTec (Japan) is a joint venture between Eiki Shoji Co, Ltd., (Japan) and Global Silicon Technologies, Inc. (GST), a USA company with holdings of North East Silicon Technologies, Inc. (Nestec), Southwest Silicon Technology, Corp. (SST), and West European Silicon Technologies, B.V....

2010-12-08 21:41:01

Potentially harmful arsenic levels have been found in private water wells in towns across Maine where elevated arsenic risks were not previously suspected.  Arsenic levels in some private wells exceeded the federal safety standard for public drinking water by ten to one-hundred times or more, according to findings released today by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study is the largest of its kind in Maine. "We found large differences in concentrations from well to well, even at the town...

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2010-12-01 10:00:00

By Rick Robinson, Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia Tech-Led Project Pioneers Extreme-Environment Electronics for NASA A five-year project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology has developed a novel approach to space electronics that could change how space vehicles and instruments are designed. The new capabilities are based on silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology, which can produce electronics that are highly resistant to both wide temperature variations and space radiation. Titled...

2010-11-16 19:24:36

Two essential genes that control the accumulation and detoxification of arsenic in plant cells have been identified. This discovery is the fruit of an international collaboration involving laboratories in Switzerland, South Korea and the United States, with the participation of members of the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Plant Survival. The results presented are a promising basis for reducing the accumulation of arsenic in crops from regions in Asia that are polluted by...

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2010-11-04 13:21:27

A study of Michigan residents suggests that people who live in areas with moderately elevated levels of arsenic in the drinking water may have an increased risk of stroke. The findings do not prove that drinking water arsenic is responsible for the heightened risk.  The study's lead researcher told Reuters Health that the findings also do not suggest that water with arsenic levels that meet the guidelines of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are a stroke hazard. However,...

2010-10-12 13:29:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California Gold Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: CLGL; the "Company") is pleased to announce it has signed a binding letter of intent (the "LOI") with Mexivada Mining Corp. ("Mexivada") to acquire an 80% interest in Mexivada's La Viuda and La Viuda-1 concessions comprising its AuroTellurio tellurium-gold-silver property south of the city of Moctezuma, Sonora, Mexico. The Company has a 45-day period to conduct due diligence to evaluate the...

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...


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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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