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

Scientists from University of Newcastle say that the platinum-based kilogram standard has been putting on weight over the years, adding tens of micrograms of hydrocarbon "pollution" every year.

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

Planetary Resources announced earlier this year it plans to begin looking beyond Earth for precious metals, and mining asteroids for platinum.

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

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.

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,


Latest Platinum Reference Libraries

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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...

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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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