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2010-04-10 07:57:22

British doctors say they have prevented brain injury in a baby boy who was born in critical condition by using an inert gas, according to the Associated Press (AP). The doctors at St. Michael's Hospital in Bristol said Friday that treatment with xenon gas is experimental and has not been used elsewhere. Riley Joyce, the baby boy who faced critical condition, could not breath or maintain a pulse when he was born, showing signs of brain injury. The doctors say they resuscitated him and used...

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2010-03-22 09:05:00

When NASA's Galileo probe reached Jupiter in 1995 and began sending back data about the gas giant, astronomers were in for a surprise: Jupiter was unusually poor in helium and neon, the two lightest noble gases. New simulations of the physics inside the planet reveal why. The results, which provide a glimpse into Jupiter's turbulent innards, are reported in the current issue of Physical Review Letters and highlighted with a Viewpoint by Jonathan Fortney (University of California, Santa Cruz)...

2010-01-28 15:18:14

Phase transitions "“ changes of matter from one state to another without altering its chemical makeup "“ are an important part of life in our three-dimensional world. Water falls to the ground as snow, melts to a liquid and eventually vaporizes back to the clouds to begin the cycle anew. Now a team of scientists has devised a new way to explore how such phase transitions function in less than three dimensions and at the level of just a few atoms. They hope the technique will be...

2009-10-29 10:18:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced plans to build a new world-scale air separation unit (ASU) at its La Porte, Texas industrial gases facility. The energy efficient ASU will replace older assets at the site and provide benefits to customers through higher-reliability pipeline oxygen and nitrogen supply, and enhanced production of merchant and electronics products including argon and xenon. The new ASU is to be on-stream in...

2009-07-28 09:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a long-term contract with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world's fourth largest TFT-LCD supplier, to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to their Fab 6 located in Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), Tainan, Taiwan. Air Products San Fu has installed an air separation unit next to CMO Fab 6 to provide on-site...

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2009-06-23 11:02:43

The world's deepest underground science lab is being built below the Black Hills of South Dakota. With a depth equal to more than six Empire State buildings, the space is perfectly tailored to the needs of scientists in their quest for mysterious particles known as dark matter. Construction commenced Monday 4,850 feet below the Earth's surface under an abandoned gold mine that once hosted Nobel Prize-winning research. Scientists, politicians and other officials stood by watching. The...

2009-06-22 09:02:39

U.S. and Russian scientists say they have developed a technology that can create coherent, high-powered X-rays. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Russian Academy of Sciences and Russia's Voronezh State University said their achievement moves three-dimensional, real-time X-ray imaging closer to reality. University of Nebraska Professor Anthony Starace said the new technology could be a contributor to a number of innovations. Starace's work focuses on a process called...

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2009-04-29 06:55:00

Comets have always fascinated us. A mysterious appearance could symbolize God's displeasure or mean a sure failure in battle, at least for one side. Now Tel Aviv University justifies our fascination "” comets might have provided the elements for the emergence of life on our planet. While investigating the chemical make-up of comets, Prof. Akiva Bar-Nun of the Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences at Tel Aviv University found they were the source of missing ingredients needed...

2009-03-30 14:45:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) has named John W. Marsland vice president and general manager, Global Liquid Bulk, Generated Gases, and Helium, effective April 2009. He will be responsible for the worldwide leadership and management of the businesses that supply gases in liquid bulk form, generated gases and helium to customers. Most recently, Marsland served as vice president, Business Services, where he led the company's efforts to...

2009-03-17 12:00:00

New Offerings Target Aerospace, Lighting and Laser Markets LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today introduced two new versions of its XeCovery(R) xenon recovery system. Building upon the success of Air Products' initial XeCovery xenon recovery offering, which targets the semiconductor and MEMs industries, the company's Mark II and Mark III systems have been developed to handle larger volumes and higher concentrations, respectively, of this...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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