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New Study Outlines 'Water World' Theory Of Life's Origins
2014-04-16 11:27:36

Whitney Clavin, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Life took root more than four billion years ago on our nascent Earth, a wetter and harsher place than now, bathed in sizzling ultraviolet rays. What started out as simple cells ultimately transformed into slime molds, frogs, elephants, humans and the rest of our planet's living kingdoms. How did it all begin? A new study from researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., and the Icy Worlds team at NASA's...

2014-04-15 10:20:55

Why do environmental pollutants accumulate in the cold polar regions? This may not only be due to the fact that many substances are less volatile at low temperatures, as has been long suspected, but also to their extremely slow natural degradation. Although persistent environmental pollutants have been and continue to be released worldwide, the Arctic and Antarctic regions are significantly more contaminated than elsewhere. The marine animals living there have some of the highest levels of...

acid rain ice cores
2014-04-14 11:18:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Over four decades ago, acid rain caused by industrial emissions was eradicating fish and dissolving stone monuments in the Eastern US. However, emissions of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide, both of which cause acid rain, dropped significantly after the passing of the Clean Air Act of 1970. A new study from a team of French and American scientists has revealed that the rise and fall of these atmospheric contaminants has been...

2014-04-11 08:21:20

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szm7sc/indium_tin_oxide) has announced the addition of the "Indium Tin Oxide (ITO) and Replacement Markets: Insight for End Users and Material and Equipment Suppliers" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/szm7sc/indium_tin_oxide ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) ITO is...

2014-04-11 00:21:46

DUBLIN, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7tctzp/nitric_oxide) has announced the addition of a new report "Nitric Oxide - Therapeutics, Markets and Companies" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7tctzp/nitric_oxide ] to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) This report describes the latest concepts of the role of nitric oxide (NO) in health and disease as a...

2014-04-08 23:27:45

Atmospheric humidity is essential to life on earth and may be endangered. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 The natural humidity in the air we breathe is essential to all terrestrial life, and even aquatic life, says water researcher and advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water® radio show. As a result of increasingly severe and widespread drought and worsening air pollution worldwide, according to Kleyne, scientists are discovering that Earth’s...

2014-03-26 12:29:08

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NU) -- Their bodies may be smaller, but that doesn't mean they can skimp on drinking water. In fact, it's more important than ever, experts say, to make sure children are properly hydrated. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140326/PH91064 "The standard recommendations are for children to get six to eight glasses of water per day," says Dr. Melina Jampolis, CNNHealth's Diet and Fitness expert. "Mild dehydration can affect learning as well as...

2014-03-25 20:20:44

DUBLIN, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hq4fd/production_and) has announced the addition of the "Production and Market of Pigment in China" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4hq4fd/production_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) As a key chemical product, pigment is widely applied to coating, ink, plastic,...

Nanoscale Optical Switch Invented
2014-03-14 15:31:09

David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles. The new optical device can turn on and off trillions of times per second. It consists of individual switches that are only one five-hundredth the width of a human hair (200 nanometers) in diameter. This size is much smaller than the current generation...

2014-03-13 20:23:08

Safe for emergency water treatment as well as long-term storage, Purinize water purifier solution was recently proved by EPA-certified lab to reduce MCHM contaminant. COLDWATER, Mich., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean, fresh water is an everyday necessity and a major concern for emergency and disaster relief organizations. Though there are many water purification products on the market, only Purinize water purifier solution is scientifically proven to reduce hundreds of contaminants while...


Latest Oxides Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 10:10:12

Indium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol In and atomic number 49. This rare, soft, malleable and easily fusible poor metal, is chemically similar to aluminium or gallium but looks more like zinc (zinc ores are also the primary source of this metal). Its current primary application is to form transparent electrodes from Indium tin oxide in liquid crystal displays. It is also widely used in thin-films to form lubricated layers (during World War II it was widely...

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2005-05-26 10:06:59

There are a number of iron oxides: Iron oxides Iron(II) oxide or ferrous oxide (FeO) The black-coloured powder in particular can cause explosions as it readily ignites. Iron(III) oxide or ferric oxide (Fe2O3) known in its natural state as hematite or haematite, but also purified for use as a coating in magnetic audio and computer media, where it is known as ferric oxide. Also known as rouge. Iron(II,III) oxide or ferrous ferric oxide (Fe3O4), better known as the black-coloured...

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2005-05-26 09:37:09

Limonite Limonite is a ferric hydrate of varying composition, the generic formula is frequently written as FeO(OH)·nH2O, although this is not entirely accurate as Limonite often contains a varying amount of oxide compared to hydroxide. Together with hematite, it is mined as ore for the production of iron. Limonite is heavy and yellowish-brown. It is not a true mineral, however, but a mixture of similar hydrated iron oxide minerals, mostly Goethite. Limonite forms mostly in or near...

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2005-05-26 09:20:28

Magnetite is a magnetic mineral form of both iron(II) oxide and iron(III) oxide or (iron(II,III) oxide), with chemical formula Fe3O4, one of several iron oxides and a member of the spinel group. Magnetite is the most magnetic of all the minerals on Earth, and these magnetic properties led to lodestone being used as an early form of magnetic compass. Small grains of magnetite occur in almost all igneous rocks and metamorphic rocks as well as many sedimentary rocks. Magnetite is a...

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