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Other Solar Systems More Habitable Than Ours
2012-12-04 05:14:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study has found that many planets in other solar systems may be more habitable than our very own. Astronomers and geologists at Ohio State University teamed up to search for alien life in a whole new way; by studying eight "solar twins" of our sun in order to measure the amounts of radioactive elements they contain. Those stars came from a dataset recorded by the High Accuracy Radial Velocity Planet Searcher (HARPS)...

Ask An Expert - Thorium
2012-11-15 11:02:09

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online This article is the first in a new series where redOrbit´s in-house experts will answer questions submitted by you, the reader. Got a science or space question that´s stumping you? Each week we´ll select a handful of the wiliest questions you can whip up to tease the brains of our resident gurus (we call them 'geeks'). Question: I've been reading about thorium and how it can be used in liquid sodium...

2012-01-27 13:00:00

Kachan & Co. helped educate U.S. Senators and Members of Congress this week on alternative nuclear technologies. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) January 27, 2012 Cleantech analyst firm Kachan & Co. was among a number of voices in Washington this week advocating American lawmakers support new safer, cleaner nuclear power options in the face of growing Chinese enthusiasm for the technologies. A consortium of nuclear power advocates is concluding a week of briefings today with members of...

2009-10-30 13:14:21

A research team from the University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM) has analyzed the presence of heavy metals in 12 species of mushroom collected from non-contaminated natural areas, and has found that the levels vary depending on the type of mushroom. The results of the study, which appears this month in the journal Biometals, show that the largest quantities of lead and neodymium are found in chanterelles. "The aim was to find out if there is a connection between the concentrations of specific...

2009-01-12 13:54:00

SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Thorium Energy, Inc., a Utah based company, is pleased to announce its inclusion in the recently updated U.S.G.S. Thorium Minerals Yearbook released in October 2008. The publication reflects a sharp increase in United States reserves to 915,000 tons of thorium ore existing on properties currently held by Thorium Energy, Inc. This compares to the previously published U.S.G.S. estimate of 160,000 tons for the entire United States as stated in the...

2008-10-04 12:00:18

By Stephen Speckman Deseret News Sens. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and Harry Reid, D-Nev., are sponsoring legislation that would pave the way for thorium nuclear-fuel reactors in the United States. The bill, introduced in Congress this past week, could also potentially benefit two companies in Utah and Virginia. Passage of the so-called Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008 would provide $250 million over five years to create a new oversight arm under the Nuclear Regulatory...

2008-10-02 18:00:26

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Thorium Energy, Inc., +1-801-326-6110, info@thoriumenergy.com, or Jack Lifton of Thorium Energy, Inc., jacklifton@aol.com Senate Bill Authorizes Use of Thorium in US Nuclear Power Plants SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Thorium Energy, Inc. today announced its wholehearted support for the 2008 Thorium Energy Independence and Security Act of 2008. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Ut) and Senator Harry Reid (D-Nv), the Senate Majority Leader, introduced the...

Latest Thorium Reference Libraries

2005-05-26 08:39:06

In geology, the mineral monazite is a reddish-brown phosphate containing rare earth metals and an important source of thorium, lanthanum, and cerium. It occurs usually in small isolated crystals. There are actually three different kinds of monazite, depending on relative elemental composition of the mineral: - monazite-Ce (Ce, La, Nd, Th, Y)PO4 - monazite-La (La, Ce, Nd)PO4 - monazite-Nd (Nd, La, Ce)PO4 The elements in parentheses are listed in the order in which they are in relative...

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