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Flow Meters Improve Point-of-use Accuracy

April 22, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fluid Components International’s ST100 Series Thermal Mass Air/Gas Flow Meter helps improve the accuracy of specialty gas point-of-use and sub-metering operations to achieve accurate billing in the labs for better cost tracking and control.

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Gas Monitor Can Be Custom Configured

April 22, 2015 12:00 pm | ENMET Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The GSM-60 from ENMET is a microprocessor-based gas monitor suited for use in industrial process, aerospace, pharmaceutical and semiconductor applications.

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Flame Arresters Protect Against Explosion

April 22, 2015 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BS&B’s platform of flame arrester/relief vent products and services encompasses both pressure/vacuum relief devices and flame arresters, as well as combinations, all manufactured in accordance with API 2000, EN ISO 16852, NFPA 30 & 69.

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USDA Works Toward Flu Vaccine for Birds

April 22, 2015 9:33 am | by Associated Press, Steve Karnowski | News | Comments

The USDA is working on a vaccine to counter a deadly strain of bird flu, as losses to poultry producers mount. But, the process is fraught with questions about which birds would get the vaccine, how it might affect exports and whether it would be effective against the rapidly spreading strain.

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Engineered Wood May Aid Pulp, Paper, Biofuel Industries

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison | News | Comments

Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The find could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries and reduce those industries' environmental impact.

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Earth Day Still Pushing Big Changes, 45 Years Later

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

From picking up trash in a village in Indonesia, to tree plantings in Cameroon, to the World Climate Summit in Paris, the celebration of Earth Day is an eclectic mix of ecological observation that is considered to be largest civic observance in the world.

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Greener Buses May Aid Student Health

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Univ. of Michigan | News | Comments

Use of clean fuels and updated pollution control measures in the school buses 25 million children ride every day could result in 14 million fewer absences from school a year. In research, believed to be the first to measure the individual impact on children of the federal mandate to reduce diesel emissions, scientists found improved health and less absenteeism, especially among asthmatic children.

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Don’t Miss the Lyrid Meteor Shower Tonight

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Michelle Taylor, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

We’re currently in the middle of the annual April Lyrids shower, the oldest known meteor shower. This year, it peaks between today and tomorrow— April 22 and 23— with a specific emphasis between midnight and dawn tomorrow morning.  

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Sweet Potatoes Are Nature's GMO

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Ghent Univ. | News | Comments

Researchers have discovered that sweet potatoes naturally contain genes from a bacterium. Because of the presence of this foreign DNA, sweet potato can be seen as a natural genetically modified organism (GMO).

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Silk Helps the Body Heal

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by ACS | Videos | Comments

A team of scientists has developed materials using ordinary silk that can be programmed to help the body heal.

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Today in Lab History- Robert Oppenheimer

April 22, 2015 7:00 am | by Lily Barback, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Robert Oppenheimer, Father of the Atomic Bomb, was born April 22, 1904 as Julius Robert Oppenheimer. He played a large role in the Manhattan Project and witnessed the first atomic bomb detonation— the Trinity Test.

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Texan Quakes Linked to Natural Gas Drilling

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press, Seth Borenstein | News | Comments

In 84 days from November 2013 to January 2014, the area around Azle, Texas, shook with 27 magnitude 2 or greater earthquakes, while scientists monitored the shaking. With real-time monitors, scientists have linked the swarm of small earthquakes to nearby natural gas wells and wastewater injection.

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Research Reveals How Wounds Heal

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Goethe Univ. | News | Comments

In order to prevent death by bleeding or infection, every wound must close at some point. The events leading to skin closure had been unclear for many years. Now, researchers have used fruit fly embryos as a model system to understand this process.

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Uranium Sheds Light on Ancient Bacterial Activity

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by EPFL | News | Comments

The oceans and other water bodies contain billions of tons of dissolved uranium. Over the planet’s history, some of this uranium was transformed into an insoluble form, causing it to precipitate and accumulate in sediments. New research shows that the isotopic composition of uranium provides a unique window into microbial activity billions of years into the past.

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Ice Cream Company Voluntarily Recalls Every Product

April 21, 2015 3:00 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries has issued a voluntary recall for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. The company cannot say with certainty how the bacteria was introduced to its facilities.

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