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The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When getting on the bathroom scale after feasting at all the holiday parties, most of us have come to expect a larger number than usual — but scientists from University of Newcastle say that the kilogram itself has been bulking up over the years. The original weight standard for the kilogram (about 2.1 lbs.) is known as the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), and the British researchers say the series of platinum-based...

Is Mining Asteroids The Better Option
2012-11-06 12:32:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Planetary Resources announced earlier this year it plans to begin looking beyond Earth for precious metals, and mining asteroids for platinum. Since the announcement of the company's mission, many skeptics have come out to say it is a ridiculous feat, and some have even gone as far as to say why leave Earth, when we have an ocean full of the metal. Chris Lewicki, Planetary Resources President and Chief Asteroid Miner, addressed this...

2012-10-20 04:03:43

MGS and the Butter Lane bakery sell cupcakes to raise funds for breast cancer research. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 19, 2012 To celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Manhattan Gold & Silver (MGS) is partnering with the Butter Lane bakery to hold a “Cupcakes for Cancer” fundraiser. This year marks the second anniversary of Cupcakes for Cancer. Because of the success and support from the first event, MGS has decided to turn the fundraiser into an annual event. From...

New Cobalt-graphene Performs Nearly As Well As Precious Metal Catalysts
2012-10-17 15:44:32

There's a new contender in the race to find an inexpensive alternative to platinum catalysts for use in hydrogen fuel cells. Brown University chemist Shouheng Sun and his students have developed a new material – a graphene sheet covered by cobalt and cobalt-oxide nanoparticles – that can catalyze the oxygen reduction reaction nearly as well as platinum does and is substantially more durable. The new material "has the best reduction performance of any nonplatinum catalyst,"...

2012-09-11 00:20:04

- The world's highest strength wire significantly suppresses breakdowns of temperature measuring instruments used in steel, semiconductor and glass manufacturing -Tokyo, Sept 11, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Tanaka Holdings Co., Ltd. (a company of Tanaka Precious Metals, Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Hideya Okamoto) today announced that Tanaka Kikinzoku Kogyo K.K. (Head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Hideya Okamoto), which operates the Tanaka Precious...

2012-08-24 12:20:01

This technology can be used to power airplanes, vehicles and electronic devicesSingapore, Aug 24, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Using a mixture of gold, copper and platinum nanoparticles, IBN researchers have developed a more powerful and longer lasting fuel cell material. This breakthrough was published recently in leading journal, Energy and Environmental Science.Fuel cells are a promising technology for use as a source of electricity to power electronic devices, vehicles, military aircraft and...

Noxicat Reduces Diesel Engine Emissions
2012-08-20 07:48:09

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new catalyst, developed by US researchers and marketed by a California-based clean technology company, can reportedly reduce greenhouse gases produced by diesel-powered vehicles by as much as 45%. According to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) reports, University of Texas, Dallas materials science and engineering professor Kyeongjae "KJ" Cho and colleagues claim that they have identified an oxide that could reduce pollution levels...


Latest Platinum Reference Libraries

26_7f396add43f7099cf1531543919f62b0
2013-03-16 00:00:00

Antonio de Ulloa was born on January 12, 1716 in Seville. Ulloa enlisted with the Spanish Navy in 1733. In 1735, he was sent to Ecuador as a member of the French Geodesic Mission. The mission, led by Pierre Bouguer, was organized by the French Academy of Sciences to measure a degree of the meridian at the equator. He stayed in Ecuador for 9 years until 1744, during this stint; he discovered platinum with his partner, Jorge Juan. In 1745, he returned to Spain. However, while enroute to...

28_5874d5485ccf98fc95ea4c1a15c09bba
2005-05-25 18:52:44

Platinum is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Pt and atomic number 78. A heavy, malleable, ductile, precious, gray-white transition metal, platinum is resistant to corrosion and occurs in some nickel and copper ores along with some native deposits. Platinum is used in jewelry, laboratory equipment, electrical contacts, dentistry, and anti-pollution devices in automobiles. Notable characteristics The metal is a beautiful silvery-white when pure, and malleable...

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