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Zinc sparks fly during human conception

"Zinc sparks" fly during human conception

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Conceiving children often involves, ahem, “fireworks.” (At least we hope so.) But according to new research published in Nature Chemistry on Monday, the fertilization of a mammalian...

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blood test for breast cancer
2014-12-10 08:31:30

A team of UK researchers led by Oxford University scientists has devised a new test that could help doctors diagnose breast cancer earlier by detecting changes in a person’s zinc levels.

2014-12-10 08:26:02

SB: TSX Venture Exchange CALGARY, Dec. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Stratabound Minerals Corp's.

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Combination of Zinc Oxide and Dimethicone seals out wetness to sooth and protect sensitive skin GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec.

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MUMBAI, India, October 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attributable PAT* up 15% Sesa Sterlite Limited ("Sesa Sterlite" or the "Company")

2014-10-23 08:26:51

VANCOUVER, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc.

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2014-10-20 08:23:30

MUMBAI, India, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following release was issued by Sesa Sterlite Limited's subsidiary Hindustan Zinc Limited. ______________________________________________________________________________________

2014-10-10 04:20:30

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Latest Zinc Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 12:12:27

Aurichalcite is a mineral, usually found as a secondary mineral in copper and zinc deposits. Its chemical formula is (Zn,Cu)5(CO3)2(OH)6. The name probably originates from the Greek oreichalchos meaning "mountain copper".

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2005-05-26 11:10:00

Copper is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Cu and atomic number 29. Notable characteristics Copper is a reddish-coloured metal, with a high electrical and thermal conductivity (among pure metals at room temperature, only silver has a higher electrical conductivity). Copper may well be the oldest metal in use, as copper artifacts dating to 8700 BC have been found. Besides being part of various ores, copper can be found in the metallic form (i.e. native copper)...

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2005-05-25 17:08:21

Smithsonite, or zinc spar, is zinc carbonate ZnCO3, a mineral ore of zinc. Historically, smithsonite was identified with hemimorphite before it was realised that they were two distinct minerals. The two minerals are very similar in appearance and the term calamine has been used for both, leading to some confusion.

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2005-05-25 10:26:23

Zinc is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Zn and atomic number 30. Notable characteristics Zinc is a moderately reactive metal that will combine with oxygen and other non-metals, and will react with dilute acids to release hydrogen. The one common oxidation state of zinc is +2. Applications Zinc is the fourth most common metal in use, trailing only iron, aluminium, and copper in annual production. - Zinc is used to galvanize metals such as steel to...

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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.