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Carbon Aerogel The New Lightest Material

The lightest material ever made has been produced by a team of scientists in China, a Chinese university announced.
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07 Jan 2014 11:03:00
Rhodochrosite - The Mineral And Gemstone Kingdom

Rhodochrosite is a manganese carbonate mineral with chemical composition MnCO3. In its (rare) pure form, it is typically a rose-red color, but impure specimens can be shades of pink to pale brown. It streaks white, and its Mohs hardness varies between 3.5 and 4. Its specific gravity is between 3.5 and 3.7. It crystallizes in the trigonal system, and cleaves with rhombohedral carbonate cleavage in three directions.
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30 Sep 2014 10:25:00
Pamukkale, Turkey, is home to these terrace pools, formed by the build-up of carbonate mineral from the warm water flowing from the thermal springs above. (Photo by Image Courtesy of Jennifer Hayes/Getty Images)

Pamukkale, Turkey, is home to these terrace pools, formed by the build-up of carbonate mineral from the warm water flowing from the thermal springs above. (Photo by Image Courtesy of Jennifer Hayes/Getty Images)
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17 Jul 2017 07:59:00
People leave a giant air purifier, which its inventor calls a “super tree”, in Lima's district of Jesus Maria November 24, 2014. In Peru's notoriously polluted capital Lima, local inventor Jorge Gutierrez, a retired naval engineer, is deploying the giant air purifiers that double as billboards to suck up carbon dioxide and dangerous levels of smog. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)

People leave a giant air purifier, which its inventor calls a “super tree”, in Lima's district of Jesus Maria November 24, 2014. In Peru's notoriously polluted capital Lima, local inventor Jorge Gutierrez, a retired naval engineer, is deploying the giant air purifiers that double as billboards to suck up carbon dioxide and dangerous levels of smog. (Photo by Mariana Bazo/Reuters)
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28 Nov 2014 11:48:00
A replica model of a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 in Dubai, UAE. This is the world's most expensive model car, made from carbon fibre and covered in a thin layer of pure gold. (Photo by Robert Gulpen/Barcroft Media)

A replica model of a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 in Dubai, UAE. This is the world's most expensive model car, made from carbon fibre and covered in a thin layer of pure gold. The 1:8 scale replica Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4, designed by German engineer Robert Gülpen, is available to buy for £200,000. But amazingly this model – currently on display at the Lamborghini showroom in Dubai – is just a prototype for a solid gold model, which will go up for auction in 2014 with a price tag of £4.6 million. (Photo by Robert Gulpen/Barcroft Media)
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19 May 2014 11:23:00
Chocolate Birman-cross kitten with chocolate Lop rabbit. (Photo by Mark Taylor/Warren Photographic/Caters News Agency)

These “snapcats” have found their bunny doppelgängers in a series of sweet photo shoots. Animal photographer Mark Taylor, from Surrey, England, and his assistants have scoured the U.K. to bring together carbon-copy rabbits and cats. Here: Chocolate Birman-cross kitten with chocolate Lop rabbit. (Photo by Mark Taylor/Warren Photographic/Caters News Agency)
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11 Nov 2017 07:14:00
A view of the Hazelwood Power Station across the cooling pondage at sunrise in Melbourne, Australia

A view of the Hazelwood Power Station across the cooling pondage at sunrise on March 21, 2012 in Melbourne, Australia. The brown coal fueled power station, located in Latrobe Valley is the oldest in Victoria and provides the state nearly 25% of its energy. In 2005 Hazelwood was labeled Australia's least carbon efficient power station by WWF Australia and continues to be a target of issue of environmentalist groups. (Photo by Hamish Blair/Getty Images)
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21 Mar 2012 08:34:00
[Lake Natron in Tanzania

Lake Natron is a salt lake located in northern Tanzania, close to the Kenyan border, in the eastern branch of the East African Rift. The lake is fed by the Southern Ewaso Ng'iro River and also by mineral-rich hot springs. It is quite shallow, less than three meters (10 feet) deep, and varies in width depending on its water level, which changes due to high levels of evaporation, leaving concentrations of salt and other minerals, notably sodium carbonate (natron).
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05 Jun 2013 10:29:00