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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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Choice of litter material can decrease Salmonella in poultry flocks

Posted on 15. April, 2011.

Researchers at the Department of Animal Sciences at Georg-August-University Göttingen in Germany studied the effect of four types of litter material on the frequency of Salmonella in broilers.


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Bird call database nests online

Posted on 15. April, 2011.

Michigan State University’s Avian Vocalizations Center, or AVoCet, offers free downloads of bird sounds from around the world.


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GM chickens that do not transmit bird flu

Posted on 15. April, 2011.

Researchers at the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh in the UK have genetically modified chickens to prevent them from spreading the avian influenza virus to others.


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EU to become a net importer of poultry meat

Posted on 14. April, 2011.

The European Union will become a net importer of poultry meat by 2016, with imports surpassing exports by 155,000 metric tonnes in 2020, according to a report by the European Commission on agricultural markets.


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Bird flu case confirmed in Chiba, Japan

Posted on 14. April, 2011.

First came the 9.0 earthquake that was followed by a tsunami, which was followed by damaged nuclear energy plants, now comes news of avian influenza infection among chickens at a poultry farm in Chiba City, Japan.


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1st International Symposium on the Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds

Posted on 13. April, 2011.

The First International Symposium on the Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi from 3 to 11 February 2011.  This meeting was sponsored by the Department of the President’s Affairs as part of an extensive program to protect biological diversity within the United Arab Emirates.


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Avian Editor advises UAE

Posted on 30. March, 2011.

Among the 65 scientists and bird experts who met at in the UAE at the 1st Symposium on Conservation and Propagation of Endangered Species of Birds was Rob Etches, Editor of Avian Biology Research.


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Coming soon to Materials at High Temperatures

Posted on 30. March, 2011.

Coming soon to Materials at High Temperatures will feature selected papers from the HIDA-5 Conference, the Microscopy of Oxidation 8 Conference and the 2nd International Workshop on Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue.


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