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Scientists Use Computers And Experiments To Better Predict Chemical Dissolution
2013-12-06 12:53:32

Rice University Scientists from Rice University and the University of Bremen's Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (MARUM) in Germany have combined cutting-edge experimental techniques and computer simulations to find a new way of predicting how water dissolves crystalline structures like those found in natural stone and cement. In a new study featured on the cover of the Nov. 28 issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry C, the team found their method was more efficient at...

2013-10-22 23:29:52

Contractors can eliminate the risk of inhaling concrete dust and easily follow the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new proposed regulations by grinding and cutting concrete with water. To responsibly dispose of the concrete slurry, Gelmaxx has a two-part system that safely removes the slurry while being EPA compliant. San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Many are aware of the harmful effects of concrete dust, aka crystalline silica, and make a conscious...

Exposure To Silica Dust Prompts Changes To Workplace Regulations
2013-08-25 05:05:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Long-anticipated rules that would limit exposure to silica dust in the workplace were proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Friday. According to Neela Banerjee of the Los Angeles Times, the new rules would cut exposure to the tiny particles in half. The proposal was developed “amid mounting evidence that current standards do not protect workers from increased risk of lung cancer and silicosis, a...

2013-07-19 16:01:37

For a car to accelerate there has to be friction between the tire and the surface of the road. The amount of friction generated depends on numerous factors, including the minute intermolecular forces acting between the two surfaces in contact – so-called van der Waals forces. The importance of these intermolecular interactions in generating friction has long been known, but has now been demonstrated experimentally for the first time by a research team led by Physics...

'Upsalite' Created By Uppsala University Researchers
2013-07-18 10:51:53

Uppsala University A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE. The magnesium carbonate material that has been given the name Upsalite is foreseen to reduce the amount of energy needed to control environmental moisture in the electronics and drug formulation industry as well as in hockey rinks and ware houses. It can also be used...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.