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Earth’s Oxygen Poor Oceans Challenged Early Evolution Of Life
2013-03-19 08:59:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international research group led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside has filled a billion-year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the history of life on Earth. There is a general consensus in the scientific community currently that appreciable levels of oxygen first accumulated in the atmosphere around 2.4 to 2.3 billion years ago and that the build-up of...

Mineral Diversity Gives Clues To Earth's Early Chemistry
2013-03-02 06:00:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new study focusing on the mineral molybdenite could provide new insight into the way that various geological and biological processes have resulted in changes to the Earth´s chemistry over the years. According to Robert Hazen of the Carnegie Institution for Science´s Geophysical Laboratory, molybdenite is a common ore mineral of a metallic element known as molybdenum. By analyzing samples of the substance obtained from...

Fluffy Antarctic Snow Provides New Insights On Climate Cycles
2013-02-26 10:35:56

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, has found particles from the upper atmosphere trapped in a deep pile of Antarctic snow that hold clear chemical traces of global meteorological events. The study was published in the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and suggests anomalies in oxygen found in sulfate particles coincide with several episodes of...

Cooking Up Our Solar System, What's The Recipe?
2013-02-21 05:05:42

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A research team from the University of California, San Diego is hoping to learn how our solar system evolved by studying the origins of different isotope ratios among the elements that make up today´s smorgasbord of planets, moons, comets, asteroids, and interplanetary ice and dust. The scientists are led by Mark Thiemens, Dean of the Division of Physical Sciences, who has worked on this problem for over three decades. Most...

2013-02-10 23:00:43

Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural health newsletters, books, and reports, including the popular online Doctors Health Press e-Bulletin, is reporting on a new study, published in Molecular and Cellular Biology, finding that hydrogen sulfide can offer a wide scope of anti-aging benefits. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 10, 2013 Doctors Health Press, a division of Lombardi Publishing Corporation, and publisher of various natural...

2013-01-29 12:43:47

Scientists have developed a way to grow iron-oxidizing bacteria using electricity instead of iron, an advance that will allow them to better study the organisms and could one day be used to turn electricity into fuel. The study will be published on January 29 in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The method, called electrochemical cultivation, supplies these bacteria with a steady supply of electrons that the bacteria use to respire, or...

2012-12-17 05:01:07

“Global Trade Analysis of Yellow Phosphorus” is the latest addition to market research reports library of ReportsnReports.com. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 17, 2012 Yellow phosphorus is a kind of basic chemical, and it is also a sort of high energy consumption and pollution product. Most developed countries have stopped producing yellow phosphorus. Therefore, a great deal of yellow phosphorus has to be transported from origins to destinations. Then, the global trade of yellow...

Ice Cores From Greenland Show Atmospheric Acidity
2012-12-08 07:12:48

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) have linked decreasing levels of a nitrogen isotope in Greenland ice sheet samples to increased acidity levels in the atmosphere. Previously, the decrease in levels of the isotope nitrogen-15 had been linked to a correlating increase in nitrates linked with the burning of fossil fuels, the university explained in a December 7 report. However, the new research suggests sulfur...

2012-10-24 23:57:48

The study of materials at extreme conditions took a giant leap forward with the discovery of a way to generate super high pressures without using shock waves whose accompanying heat turns solids to liquid. This discovery will allow scientists for the first time to reach static pressure levels exceeding four million atmospheres, a high-pressure environment where new unique compounds could be formed, materials change their chemical and physical properties and metals become insulators. ...


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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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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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