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2013-10-11 08:39:52

Rice University lab traps metallic compounds to sniff out signs of hazardous solvents Rice University scientists took a lesson from craftsmen of old to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents. The researchers combined a common mineral, zeolite, with a metallic compound based on rhenium to make an "artificial nose" that can sniff out solvent gases. They found that in the presence of the compound, each gas had a photoluminescent...

2013-10-08 23:34:53

Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has had its greenhouse grown butter lettuce independently certified as Pesticide Residue Free. Tanimura & Antle is the first to obtain this certification for greenhouse grown lettuce. Salinas, California (PRWEB) October 08, 2013 Produce industry leader, Tanimura & Antle, has certified their greenhouse grown butter lettuce as Pesticide Residue Free. Packages will feature a new certification mark alerting shoppers to this unique product...

2013-10-04 23:02:27

Transparency Market Research published new "Solvents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018" market research report to its report store. Browse the report with TOC visit http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/solvents-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) October 04, 2013 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Solvents Market (Alcohols, Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Esters, Chlorinated and...


Latest Soil contamination Reference Libraries

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2009-07-07 19:47:08

Today's soil contamination is a direct result of man-made chemicals or other changes in nature's soil environment. This contamination most commonly occurs from underground storage tanks bursting, use of pesticides, discarding oil and fuel illegally, leakage of dirty surface water, draining of wastes from landfalls and knowingly dumping industrial wastes into the soil. The most widespread chemicals found are petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, common pesticides, lead and additional heavy metals....

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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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