News tagged with chromium

200 million people at risk from toxic pollution

Hundreds of millions of people worldwide risk exposure to toxic pollution, environmental groups warned Monday, publishing a list of the world's worst areas, including an African processing site for European electronics.

dateNov 05, 2013 in Environment
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Pulp friction cleans up 'Brockovich' chemical

A byproduct of the manufacture of pulp using the sulfite process for making paper, sodium lignosulfonate, can be used to immobilize and soak up toxic chromium compounds from soil and water, according to research published ...

dateOct 10, 2013 in Environment
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Disorder creates rust protection

Corrosion eats away 75 billion euros of economic output annually in Germany alone. But it may soon be possible to better assess which steels and other alloys will be affected, and how to limit the damage: An international ...

dateAug 09, 2013 in Condensed Matter
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Opera plans transition to WebKit engine

(Phys.org)—Opera will ditch its web browser rendering engine called Presto and instead will switch over to WebKit in a planned 2013 phase-out. The decision was announced this week. WebKit is the rendering engine used in ...

dateFeb 13, 2013 in Software weblog
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Oxygen to the core

(Phys.org)—An international collaboration including researchers from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has discovered that the Earth's core formed under more oxidizing condition's than previously proposed.

dateJan 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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