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2010-04-14 08:45:00

Dust may be a nuisance around the house but it plays a vital role in the formation of the key ingredient for life on Earth "“ water "“ according to researchers at Heriot-Watt University.  The results from pioneering experiments to solve one of the mysteries of the interstellar space, where did all the water come from, will be presented by Victoria Frankland at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow on Wednesday April 14th. "We think that the Earth's water was delivered...

2010-04-11 14:12:05

Crucial step toward turning water into hydrogen fuel A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the team used a modified virus as a kind of biological scaffold that can assemble the nanoscale components needed to split a water molecule into hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Splitting water is one way to solve the basic problem of solar energy: It's only...

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2010-04-11 08:05:00

Research by astrobiologist William Bains suggests that if life has evolved on the frozen surface of Saturn's moon, Titan, it would be strange, smelly and explosive compared to life on Earth. Dr Bains will present his work at the National Astronomy Meeting in Glasgow on Tuesday April 13th. "Hollywood would have problems with these aliens" says Dr. Bains. "Beam one onto the Starship Enterprise and it would boil and then burst into flames, and the fumes would kill everyone in range. Even a tiny...

2010-03-18 11:11:51

The role of selenium in diabetes has been controversial, with some studies suggesting that it raises diabetes risk and others finding that it is protective. Now, research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition and Metabolism, has shown that, for men, high plasma selenium concentrations are associated with a lower occurrence of dysglycemia. Tasnime Akbaraly, from the University of Montpellier, worked with a team of researchers to follow 1162 healthy French men and women...

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2010-02-12 07:46:41

Stratified marine basin sheds new light on early animal evolution, UC Riverside scientists say A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has developed a detailed and dynamic three-dimensional model of Earth's early ocean chemistry that can significantly advance our understanding of how early animal life evolved on the planet. Working on rock samples from the Doushantuo Formation of South China, one of the oldest fossil beds and long viewed by...

2009-11-20 14:11:24

Brussel, November 19th 2009 - Bacteria possess an ingenious mechanism for preventing oxygen from harming the building blocks of the cell. This is the new finding of a team of biologists that includes Joris Messens of VIB, a life sciences research institute in Flanders, Belgium, connected to the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. The scientists made this discovery by modifying the DNA of the intestinal bacterium Escherichia coli. By means of this model organism, they have uncovered the existence of a...

2009-11-18 11:37:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Bone Densitometers - Global Trends http://www.reportlinker.com/p0164310/Bone-Densitometers---Global-Trends.html#utm_source=prnewswire&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=prnewswire The alarming rise of osteoporosis has propelled the need for early detection of the disease. Apart from this, introduction of new drug therapies and the need for frequent tests for...

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2009-11-11 13:45:00

The scalding-hot sea that supposedly covered the early Earth may in fact never have existed, according to a new study by Stanford University researchers who analyzed isotope ratios in 3.4 billion-year-old ocean floor rocks. Their findings suggest that the early ocean was much more temperate and that, as a result, life likely diversified and spread across the globe much sooner in Earth's history than has been generally theorized. It also means that the chemical composition of the ancient ocean...

2009-10-05 02:01:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- PAC, a leading global provider of advanced analytical instruments for laboratories and online process applications, announces the introduction of the ANTEK MultiTek(TM) testing system for the fast, accurate detection of sulfur, nitrogen, and halides. Industries include BioFuels, Chemicals, Food & Beverage, Manufacturing and Assembly, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Environmental, and many more. "MultiTek(TM) is the only instrument on the market that combines...

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2009-09-14 12:50:46

Physicists get a grip on slippery molecules, and learn how the shape of nanoscopic magnetic islands affect data storage Molecules of hydrogen are difficult to steer with electric fields because of the symmetrical way that charges are distributed within them. But now researchers at ETH Zurich have found a clever technique to get a grip on the molecules. Their findings are reported in Physical Review Letters and highlighted in the September 14 issue of Physics. Electric fields can easily...


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Acid Rain
2013-04-01 10:21:17

Acid rain is any form of precipitation that is unusually acidic, meaning that is possesses high levels of hydrogen ions. It can have harmful effects on aquatic animals, plants, and infrastructure. Acid rain is caused by emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide, which react with the water molecules within the atmosphere to produce acids. Nitrogen oxides can be produced naturally by lightening strikes. Sulfur dioxide can be produced naturally by volcanic eruptions. The chemicals that are...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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