News tagged with heavy metal

Microbots can clean up polluted water

(Phys.org)—A new study shows that a swarm of hundreds of thousands of tiny microbots, each smaller than the width of a human hair, can be deployed into industrial wastewater to absorb and remove toxic heavy metals. The ...

dateApr 11, 2016 in Nanophysics feature
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The legacy of mercury in Lake Superior

The northern Great Lakes are praised for being clean, but these aquatic systems don't exist in a vacuum. Contaminants still find their way into lake water and sediments. Mercury is of particular interest because of its toxicity ...

dateMar 18, 2016 in Environment
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Def Leppard debuts video through game

Heavy metal chart-toppers Def Leppard have released their latest video on Guitar Hero Live in what is believed to be the first premiere by an established band through a game.

dateJan 28, 2016 in Business
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Highly efficient heavy metal ions filter

In November 2015, Brazil experienced an unparalleled environmental disaster. When two dams broke at an iron ore mine, a poisonous cocktail of heavy metals was sent pouring into the Rio Doce, reaching the Atlantic some days ...

dateJan 25, 2016 in Nanophysics
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