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2014-05-12 08:25:32

INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new VERSAGEL® MG series offers a silicone alternative for formulating personal care products when a silky, elegant after-feel is desired. With the VERSAGEL® technology the film-forming, moisturizing and suspension capabilities of this grade are virtually unparalleled. VERSAGEL® MG comes in three viscosity grades: VERSAGEL® MG 500T, VERSAGEL® MG 750T, VERSAGEL® MG 1600T. A unique property of the VERSAGEL® products is their...

2014-04-10 12:19:18

By attaching short sequences of single-stranded DNA to nanoscale building blocks, researchers can design structures that can effectively build themselves. The building blocks that are meant to connect have complementary DNA sequences on their surfaces, ensuring only the correct pieces bind together as they jostle into one another while suspended in a test tube. Now, a University of Pennsylvania team has made a discovery with implications for all such self-assembled structures. Earlier...

NASA Nanoparticle Measuring Device
2013-12-06 09:53:08

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although the name sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, nanoparticles are nothing more than tiny fragments of matter that are typically less than 100 nanometers in diameter – roughly one-thousandth the thickness of a sheet of paper. Despite their size, however, they can pose a significant health risk. Arising from various industrial processes, some pollutants, and even volcanic activity, the small size of the...

Microscopic Plastic Particles Found Throughout The Great Lakes
2013-09-02 08:24:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Great Lakes, the largest source of fresh water in the world, may not be so fresh anymore. That’s according to researchers with the University of Wisconsin-Superior, who, for the second year in a row, have found plastic particles in the Great Lakes. The team said this has little to do with empty plastic bottles found drifting along the shores of these large lakes. The problem is much worse. These particles being discovered...

2012-12-07 05:02:20

Lighthouse recently increased volume production of the NanoCount 30+ in response to customer demand. Fremont, CA (PRWEB) December 06, 2012 Lighthouse recently increased volume production of the NanoCount 30+ in response to customer demand. Lighthouse´s manufacturing includes a higher purity water system and NIST traceable particle count standard metrology to deliver performance that is traceable also to existing 50 nanometer particles counters. The NanoCount 25+ and NanoCount 30+...

2012-04-17 13:14:44

Large quantities of globally produced plastics end up in the oceans where they represent a growing risk.  Above all very small objects, so-called microplastic particles, are endangering the lives of the many sea creatures. An estimate of how greatly the oceans are polluted with microplastic particles has so far failed in the absence of globally comparable methods of investigation and data. Together with British and Chilean colleagues, scientists of the Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar...

2010-12-08 21:36:47

Size matters: The strange behavior of small particles at density interfaces Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have found a remarkable effect while studying how marine particles sink, which could affect the way scientists assess global carbon fluxes. Their question - How fast does organic material and debris clumped together forming porous particles settle to...

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2010-08-10 08:05:00

Role extends to removing carbon dioxide from upper ocean and atmosphere What if trains, planes and automobiles all were powered simply by the air through which they move?  What if their exhaust and by-products helped the environment? Such an energy-efficient, self-propelling mechanism already exists in nature. The salp, a small, barrel-shaped organism that resembles a streamlined jellyfish, gets everything it needs from ocean waters to feed and propel itself. Scientists believe its waste...

2010-05-10 07:20:00

NORCROSS, Ga., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent lawsuit in California raises attention to fish oil supplement manufacturers distributing products containing illegal levels of the toxic chemical Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). The Mateel Environmental Justice Foundation conducted an experiment on 10 different fish oil supplements that all contained PCBs. Three out of the 10 supplements drastically exceeded the California legal daily carcinogen exposure limit of 90 nanograms. Dynamic...


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2012-07-17 22:18:38

Evaluating one way of how clouds can form. To understand this method it’s important to understand a few terms. The first one is Cloud Condensation Nuclei. The CCN can consist of anything from dust, dirt, salt anything that is floating in the air. The second thing is moisture. There must be moisture present in the atmosphere to condense on the CCN to form a droplet. Next step to the process is what is known as collision and coalescence. This is the process of many CCN’s running...

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