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Need For Vegetable Oil Means Trouble For Africa's Great Apes
2014-07-11 03:00:36

Cell Press The vegetable oil found in your popcorn or soap might not be ape friendly, and the situation appears likely to get even worse, according to an analysis in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on July 10. The growing demand for vegetable oil has already led to the conversion of Southeast Asian forest into oil palm plantations, bringing trouble for orangutans in particular. If guidelines are not put in place very soon, researchers say the spread of those large-scale...

2014-07-11 08:21:57

HOUSTON, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DeepFlex announced today the signing of an agreement with Offshore Inland Marine & Services, Inc. (OIMO) to establish a new unbonded flexible pipe manufacturing and qualification testing facility to be located in the Port of Pensacola, Florida. The industrial complex will have direct access to the existing deep water quay-side, which is strategically located for optimized access to serve the flexible pipe markets in the Gulf of Mexico, West...

2014-07-10 23:07:32

BLUEKAT screw compressors can also be used without limitation for all applications that depend on absolutely oil free compressed air. Powder Springs, GA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 A large number of industrial applications depend on absolutely oil free compressed air. Up until now, either oil free screw compressors or expensive filtration devices have been used for this purpose, resulting in low efficiencies and high costs. The new BOGE BLUEKAT screw compressors with their integrated converter...

2014-07-10 23:02:15

The fuel additives market is witnessing a high growth due to rising demand of low emission fuels. North America holds a major market share, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/fuel-additives-market-723.html (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 The report “Fuel Additives Market by Applications (Diesel, Gasoline & Aviation), Types (Deposit control, Antioxidant, Corrosion inhibitor, Lubricity & Cetane improvers and others) - Global Trends &...

2014-07-10 20:21:15

Down 30,000 Barrels Per Day from May on Cuts by Iraq, Qatar, Algeria LONDON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Platts - Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) dipped by 30,000 barrels per day (b/d) in June to 29.94 million b/d, according to the latest Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts. The survey showed Iraq's output plunge of 160,000 b/d was largely offset by production increases from several other OPEC member...

2014-07-10 16:22:14

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Illinois is the perfect example of how oil companies control the gasoline marketplace, limit choice, and make sure lower-priced fuels don't make it to the pump. Mirroring the national gasoline marketplace conditions revealed in a recently released report, the biggest gasoline retailers in Illinois limit choice, while independent and regional retailers serve their customers well, according to Gary Hudson, Illinois Corn Growers...

2014-07-10 12:26:13

-- Cup reduces carbon impact and advances planet-friendly vacations -- ORLANDO, Fla., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Being green is oh-so refreshing. That was the message today as SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment(TM) debuted the first refillable plastic cup made from plant-based materials. Now available in all SeaWorld(®) and Busch Gardens parks across the U.S., the reusable, 100-percent recyclable plastic cup is manufactured using proprietary PlantBottle(TM) packaging technology from the...

2014-07-10 08:27:27

BURNABY, British Columbia, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TechSci Research [http://www.techsciresearch.com ] announces its publication on 'Global Water Purifiers Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2018' ( http://www.techsciresearch.com/2482) Every 21 seconds a child and 3.4 Million people globally dies every year due to water related disease according to a report by World Health Organization. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in developing world. Thus, growing water...

2014-07-08 16:22:36

DALLAS, July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alon USA Partners, LP (NYSE: ALDW) ("Alon Partners") today provides throughput guidance for the second quarter, as well as the third and fourth quarters of 2014. Since completion of the turnaround and the vacuum tower project, the Big Spring refinery's crude throughput has been approximately 73,000 barrels per day. The vacuum tower project increased distillate recovery by 2,000 barrels per day which allows the refinery to increase utilization of...

2014-07-07 23:07:15

JJ Tech’s powerful new ULTRA-FLOW 200 production system will be placed in full time production service within weeks when field-testing concludes. Shreveport, Louisiana (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 JJ Tech announces that field testing of the firm’s new ULTRA-FLOW 200 production system at a South Alabama location will conclude within weeks, and the manufacture of new production models will begin in order to make the system available to operators for full time field operation. The new system...


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Soft Matter
2012-05-17 14:57:40

Soft Matter is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published weekly (48 times per year) by the Royal Society of Chemistry. It was established in 2005, initially publishing only 12 issues per year. As submissions increased, the journal began publishing 24 issues per year in 2009, and then increased to its current output in 2012. As of May 2012, the editor of Soft Matter is Liz Davies. Soft Matter publishes original research on the generic science underpinning the properties and applications...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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