News tagged with metallic elements

Smoke from fireworks is harmful to health

The metallic particles in the smoke emitted by fireworks pose a health risk, particularly to people who suffer from asthma. This is the conclusion of a study led by researchers from the Institute of Environmental ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Health
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Clicking TC-99m SPECT probes together

(PhysOrg.com) -- Radioactively labeled compounds are important for use as imaging probes or radiotherapeutic agents. Most radioisotopes with suitable decay properties are transition metals or elements with ...

dateOct 11, 2010 in Materials Science
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Premier: China won't block rare earth exports

(AP) -- China is not using its control over supplies of rare earth - exotic metals crucial in advanced manufacturing - as a diplomatic "bargaining chip," state media quoted Premier Wen Jiabao as saying during ...

dateOct 08, 2010 in Business
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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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