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2009-06-01 11:33:00

TORONTO, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Uranium Star Corp. (OTCBB:URST) (FRANKFURT:YE5) ("Uranium Star" or "the Company") announces it has received initial results from the first 6 trenches on its Green Giant Vanadium Project in Madagascar. Extensive trenching, using two mechanical excavators, is being conducted over anomalous vanadium trends and their strike extensions defined by the 2008 drilling program as well as geophysical and geochemical surveys. Initial analytical results have been...

2009-05-07 13:27:52

An international team of geologists may have uncovered the answer to an age-old question - an ice-age-old question, that is. It appears that Earth's earliest ice age may have been due to the rise of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, which consumed atmospheric greenhouse gases and chilled the earth. Alan J. Kaufman, professor of geology at the University of Maryland, Maryland geology colleague James Farquhar, and scientists from Germany, South Africa, Canada, and the U.S.A., uncovered evidence...

2009-04-08 15:11:47

The Earth's original atmosphere held very little oxygen. This began to change around 2.4 billion years ago when oxygen levels increased dramatically during what scientists call the "Great Oxidation Event." The cause of this event has puzzled scientists, but researchers writing in Nature have found indications in ancient sedimentary rocks that it may have been linked to a drop in the level of dissolved nickel in seawater. "The Great Oxidation Event is what irreversibly changed surface...

2009-03-25 08:14:02

Red jasper cored from layers 3.46 billion years old suggests that not only did the oceans contain abundant oxygen then, but that the atmosphere was as oxygen rich as it is today, according to geologists. This jasper or hematite-rich chert formed in ways similar to the way this rock forms around hydrothermal vents in the deep oceans today. "Many people have assumed that the hematite in ancient rocks formed by the oxidation of siderite in the modern atmosphere," said Hiroshi Ohmoto, professor...

2009-03-11 09:53:48

Berkeley Lab Researchers Create a Nano-sized Photocatalyst for Artificial Photosynthesis For millions of years, green plants have employed photosynthesis to capture energy from sunlight and convert it into electrochemical energy. A goal of scientists has been to develop an artificial version of photosynthesis that can be used to produce liquid fuels from carbon dioxide and water. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have now...

2009-02-17 15:44:50

A team of scientists from the University of Valencia (UV) has proven that traces of blood in various materials are eliminated completely when they are washed with detergents containing active oxygen. The conclusion of the study, published in the latest number of the German journal entitled Naturwissenschaften, points out that these new products alter blood to such an extent that this cannot be detected by reagents used in criminalistics. The intention of the authors of a crime is not to leave...

2008-12-17 09:20:00

CEO Recognized as 'Leader of 2008 China Image Management' LIAONING PROVINCE, China, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sun Group High-Tech Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSGH; "China Sun Group") which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dalian Xinyang High-Tech Development Co. Ltd ("DLX") has the second largest cobalt series production capacity in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced that on December 12, 2008, DLX was awarded the title of "Leading Enterprise of 2008...

2008-12-05 13:15:00

LIAONING PROVINCE, China, Dec. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Sun Group High-Tech Co. (OTC Bulletin Board: CSGH) ("China Sun Group") which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Dalian Xinyang High-Tech Development Co. Ltd ("DLX") has the second largest cobalt series production capacity in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today announced its operational plan to address the challenges of a world economic crisis. Bin Wang, CEO of China Sun Group, said, "We believe we have taken the...

2008-10-09 09:00:38

MetalCORP Limited (TSX VENTURE: MTC) is pleased to announce assay results from its recently completed prospecting exploration program on the Fearless Property. The 100% owned property (25,000 hectares) is located 20km east of the Playter Molybdenum - Rhenium deposit on the Big Lake property or 350km east of Thunder Bay, Ontario. This initial exploration work on the Fearless property resulted in the discovery of several new Molybdenum (Mo) and Rhenium (Re) zones occurring in pegmatitic...

2008-09-14 03:00:18

By Kalinich, John F Vergara, Vernieda B; Emond, Christy A ABSTRACT Novel metal formulations are being used with increasing frequency on the modern battlefield. In many cases the health effects of these materials are not known, especially when they are embedded as fragments. Imaging techniques, although useful for determining location, provide no information regarding the composition of embedded fragments. In this report, we show that laboratory rats implanted with weapons-grade tungsten...

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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
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'