September 13, 2013
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The ’50-50′ chip: Memory device of the future? Material built from aluminum and antimony shows promise for next-generation data-storage devices

A new, environmentally-friendly electronic alloy consisting of 50 aluminum atoms bound to 50 atoms of antimony may be promising for building next-generation “phase-change” memory devices, which may be the data-storage technology of the future. Continue reading

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August 2, 2013
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Necrostatin-1 counteracts aluminum’s neurotoxic effects

Researchers have linked aluminum accumulation in the brain as a possible contributing factor to neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease. A new study sheds light on the mechanism underlying aluminum-induced neuronal cell death and identi… Continue reading

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May 2, 2013
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Poison lips? Troubling levels of toxic metals found in cosmetics

Researchers found lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals in a sample of 32 different lipsticks and lip glosses commonly found in drugstores and department stores. Some of the metals were detected at levels that could raise potential he… Continue reading

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April 2, 2013
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Total buzz kill: Metals in flowers may play role in bumblebee decline

Beekeepers and researchers nationally are reporting growing evidence that a powerful new class of pesticides may be killing off bumblebees. Now, research points toward another potential cause: metal pollution from aluminum and nickel. A new study finds… Continue reading

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February 26, 2013
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Non-brittle glass possible: In probing mysteries of glass, researchers find a key to toughness

Glass doesn’t have to be brittle. Scientists propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile — a property typically associated with metals like steel or aluminum — and assert that any glass could have either quality. Continue reading

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August 2, 2011
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More Recycling Options For Food, Drink Pouches?

Finding recycling options for food and beverage packaging made from plastic and aluminum laminates – such as pouches for drinks or pet food and aseptic drink cartons – has always been a challenge. If you don’t live in one of the handful of…<… Continue reading

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September 22, 2010
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Could New Labels Boost Lackluster Recycling Rates?

Earlier this year, we found that one of the top reasons why people don’t recycle is simply lack of convenience and know-how. While recycling may be second nature to some, many consumers are unaware of what goes in what bin and if it truly is,…
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August 9, 2010
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Round Homes Catching On, But Are They Green?

Buckminster Fuller made his Dymaxion houses round because they were aerodynamic and because a circular house encloses more floor area for a given amount of perimeter material. According to the Ottawa Citizen, people are still doing it, for much the sam… Continue reading

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