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2008-06-18 06:00:23

WestCan Uranium Corp. (TSX VENTURE: WCU)(OTCBB: WCURF)(FRANKFURT: IAR) ("WestCan"; "the Company") and CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: CVV) ("CanAlaska") have received final analytical results on core samples from diamond drill hole KEY005, drilled last winter on the Key Lake property, 12 kilometres south-west of the former producing Key Lake Uranium Mine, at the southeastern edge of the Athabasca basin in Saskatchewan. A 17.5 metre section of anomalous radioactivity was determined to...

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2007-05-10 17:18:09

Star is Found to be 13.2 Billion Years Old How old are the oldest stars? Using ESO's VLT, astronomers recently measured the age of a star located in our Galaxy. The star, a real fossil, is found to be 13.2 billion years old, not very far from the 13.7 billion years age of the Universe. The star, HE 1523-0901, was clearly born at the dawn of time. "Surprisingly, it is very hard to pin down the age of a star", the lead author of the paper reporting the results, Anna Frebel, explains. "This...

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2005-06-30 07:25:00

The University of Chicago's Nicolas Dauphas has developed a new way to calculate the age of the Milky Way that is free of the unvalidated assumptions that have plagued previous methods. Dauphas' method, which he reports in the June 29 issue of the journal Nature, can now be used to tackle other mysteries of the cosmos that have remained unsolved for decades. "Age determinations are crucial to a fundamental understanding of the universe," said Thomas Rauscher, an assistant professor of...

2005-06-29 21:07:56

The University of Chicago's Nicolas Dauphas has developed a new way to calculate the age of the Milky Way that is free of the unvalidated assumptions that have plagued previous methods. Dauphas' method, which he reports in the June 29 issue of the journal Nature, can now be used to tackle other mysteries of the cosmos that have remained unsolved for decades. "Age determinations are crucial to a fundamental understanding of the universe," said Thomas Rauscher, an assistant professor of...


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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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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