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Life-Bearing Oxygen Appeared On Earth Three Billion Years Ago
2013-09-26 07:19:54

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Copenhagen and University of British Columbia (UBC) has revealed that oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than we previously thought. The findings, published in the journal Nature, raises new questions about the evolution of early life. The research team examined the chemical composition of three-billion-year-old soils from South Africa, which are the oldest soils on Earth. They found...

2011-03-15 12:30:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) ion transport membrane (ITM) technology was presented a Technology Transfer Award by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) at a recent ceremony held in New Orleans, Louisiana. EPRI Technology Transfer Awards, which represent the highest achievements realized during the year by EPRI, specifically lauded Air Products for its "Ion Transport Membrane for Lower-Cost Oxygen Production." Air Products' patented...

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...

2009-02-25 12:15:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) announced today that it signed a contract to build an air separation unit (ASU) for Lihir Gold Ltd, in Papua New Guinea. The plant is situated over 500 miles from Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea and will produce over 1,800 tons per day of oxygen, almost doubling the total oxygen production on the island. The oxygen is used to oxidize the ore extracted from the mine, converting sulphide minerals to...

2008-03-11 18:06:40

Stanford, CA -- A startling discovery by scientists at the Carnegie Institution puts a new twist on photosynthesis, arguably the most important biological process on Earth. Photosynthesis by plants, algae, and some bacteria supports nearly all living things by producing food from sunlight, and in the process these organisms release oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide. But two studies by Arthur Grossman and colleagues*+ reported in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta and Limnology and Oceanography...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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