Archive: 09/11/2013

Century-old chemistry problem solved

Chemists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to apply a "foundational reaction" of organic chemistry to a stubborn class of chemicals, in a transformation that has been thought impossible ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Materials Science
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Pumping draws arsenic toward a big-city aquifer

Naturally occurring arsenic pollutes wells across the world, especially in south and southeast Asia, where an estimated 100 million people are exposed to levels that can cause heart, liver and kidney problems, ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Environment
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Mobile PCB cleanup system developed

University of Calgary scientists have developed new technology that promises a safer, cheaper way to clean up hazardous PCBs in soil using ultraviolet light – the first technology of its kind in the world.

dateSep 11, 2013 in Environment
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NASA image: Rim Fire update Sept. 11, 2013

Firefighters faced extremely hot and dry conditions which contributed to more active fire activity with isolated flare-ups inside current containment lines. The fire is active in the Clavey River Reynolds ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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NASA image: Fires in Argentina Sept. 11, 2013

Wildfires have broken out in four provinces in Argentina including forest land in Cordoba. The high temperatures and gusty winds have wreaked havoc on the growth of these wildfires and the local meteorologists ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New program simulates protein movements

Proteins are molecules involved in most of the biological processes that take place in our bodies. They have to move in order to fulfil many of their functions. For example, they open or close to keep and ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Other
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