News tagged with heavy metal

Heavy metal glass helps light go the distance

The fiber optic cable networks linking the world are an essential part of modern life. To keep up with ever-increasing demands for more bandwidth, scientists are working to improve the optical amplifiers that boost fiber ...

dateJun 16, 2010 in General Physics
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Waterpipes: A new pastime for the young?

As fewer people puff on cigarettes, a new smoking trend may be gaining popularity among North American youth. A study published in the journal Pediatrics has found that almost one-quarter of young adults in Montreal had us ...

dateMay 10, 2010 in Health
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Hidden Risks Of Modular Classrooms

Every school day, more than 5 million students in the United States attend lessons held in modular classrooms. With new carpeting and paint, metal roofs and noisy ventilation systems, they can be a health ...

dateNov 18, 2009 in Health
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EPA to limit mercury emissions from power plants

The Environmental Protection Agency will put controls on the emissions of hazardous pollutants such as mercury from coal-fired power plants for the first time by November 2011, according to an agreement announced Friday to ...

dateOct 26, 2009 in Environment
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