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2013-07-10 14:51:45

In Bolivia, in the largest continuous salt desert in the world, researchers from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia have found a bacterium that stores large amounts of PHB, a prized polymer. This biodegradable plastic is used by the food and pharmaceutical industries, for example to produce nanospheres to transport antibiotics. In the quest for natural polymers to substitute for petroleum-based plastics, scientists have recently discovered that a microorganism in South America...

2011-07-19 01:00:00

-- Adventurers and Youth Ambassadors ran marathons in Bolivia's Andes mountains to promote the United Nations' International Year of Chemistry -- BETHESDA, MD, July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Stratos Global, the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today announced it provided world-renowned adventurer Ray Zahab's "Expedition Bolivia" with Inmarsat BGAN mobile broadband satellite service. Expedition Bolivia, which was held May...

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2009-03-01 08:10:00

Bolivian President Evo Morales believes that lithium - the world's lightest metal with half the density of water - may help turnaround the poor landlocked nation, which has roughly half of the world's proven lithium reserves. Lithium is used in batteries that power cell phones, laptops, iPods and other devices. Many believe lithium batteries will ultimately power thousands of hybrid and electric vehicles. "Lithium is the hope not just for Bolivia but for all inhabitants of the planet," said...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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