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2011-06-28 13:31:00

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tronox Incorporated, on behalf of its subsidiary companies, today announced the following price increase for all TRONOX® titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades effective July 1, 2011 or as contracts allow: North America $0.25 per pound This increase is in addition to those previously announced. Other increases may be announced locally within each region. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, Tronox is one of the five largest producers...

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2011-06-09 12:32:44

It has 8 hairy legs, spins webs, hunts prey and lives its entire life under the surface of the water. No, it is not the something from a bad horror film, the Argyroneta aquatica, or Diving Bell Spider is the subject of a fascinating study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. "It is an iconic animal; I had read about the spider as a small boy in popular literature about ponds," says Roger Seymour from the University of Adelaide. Each spider constructs a net of silk in vegetation...

2011-03-31 00:00:27

NuageBeauty has launched a new website http://www.oxygenbotanicalsonline.com/pr03292011 in an effort to bring pharmaceutical grade Oxygen Botanicals skincare products to professionals and home consumers. Visit Oxygen Botanicals Online today to try free samples of Oxygen Botanicals skincare products and even request a free skin analysis from a licensed esthetician. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 NuageBeauty has launched a new website Oxygen Botanicals Online in an effort to bring...

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2011-03-09 11:50:41

Graphene oxide has had a scrum of researchers fall upon it as it retains much of the properties of the highly valued super material pure graphene, but it is much easier, and cheaper, to make in bulk quantities; easier to process; and its significant oxygen content appears to make it soluble in water. However new research led by University of Warwick Chemist Dr Jonathan P. Rourke and University of Warwick Physicist Dr Neil Wilson, has found that that last assumption is incorrect and...

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2011-02-22 09:34:26

By Pam Frost Gorder, Ohio State University Researchers studying the origin of Earth's first breathable atmosphere have zeroed in on the major role played by some very unassuming creatures: plankton. In a paper to appear in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), Ohio State University researcher Matthew Saltzman and his colleagues show how plankton provided a critical link between the atmosphere and chemical isotopes stored in rocks 500 million...

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2010-10-27 14:10:00

A spike in ancient marine phosphorus concentrations from 750 to 635 million years ago is linked to emergence of complex life, UC Riverside researchers say A team of scientists, led by biogeochemists at the University of California, Riverside, has found new evidence linking "Snowball Earth" glacial events to the rise of early animals. The controversial Snowball Earth hypothesis posits that the Earth was covered from pole to pole by a thick sheet of ice lasting, on several occasions, for...

2010-10-19 16:46:16

In cold weather, many children can't resist breathing onto a window and writing in the condensation. Now imagine the window as an electronic device platform, the condensation as a special conductive gas, and the letters as lines of nanowires. A team led by University of Wisconsin-Madison Materials Science and Engineering Professor Chang-Beom Eom has demonstrated methods to harness essentially this concept for broad applications in nanoelectronic devices, such as next-generation memory or tiny...

2010-10-01 07:05:00

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- CO2Meter.com has introduced a new 25% Oxygen Level Sensor designed to drastically lower maintenance costs by simplifying the calibration process. Oxygen sensors are used in any environment where oxygen depletion can occur. This includes liquid nitrogen storage ("cryorooms"), vacuum test chambers, "permit-required" enclosed spaces, or any workplace that contains pressurized gases that can displace oxygen. In addition, oxygen sensors are used to...

2010-09-21 20:35:20

For months, Anthony West could hardly believe what he and his colleagues were seeing in the lab -- or the only explanation for the unexpected phenomena that seemed to make sense. Several of the slightly doped high-purity barium titanate (BT) ceramics his research group was investigating were not following the venerable Ohm's Law, which relates electrical voltage to current and resistance. Applying or removing a voltage caused a gradual change in the materials' electrical resistance. The new...

2010-08-05 16:11:01

Thin layers of oxide materials and their interfaces have been observed in atomic resolution during growth for the first time by researchers at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, providing new insight into the complicated link between their structure and properties. "Imagine you suddenly had the ability to see in color, or in 3-D," said the CNMS's Sergei Kalinin. "That is how close we have been able to look at these very...


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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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