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Mopping up mercury – a new solution to an old problem

A pilot plant employing a new type of bioreactor has successfully been used to treat mercury-contaminated wastewater in... Read More

Mercury

mercury 1. (Science: astronomy) The first planet in order from the sun. It has no known natural satellites. It is one of the... Read More

Mercurial

mercurial 1. Having the qualities fabled to belong to the god mercury; swift; active; sprightly; fickle; volatile;... Read More

Oxidation

Oxidation Definition How do we define oxidation? There are several definitions of the oxidation process. Oxidation can be... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Liquids

Liquid 1. A substance whose parts change their relative position on the slightest pressure, and therefore retain no definite... Read More

Phytoremediation – A Green Solution to Pollution

Plants may be the raw material of the future for everything from fibers to fuels, but in the meantime they're busy mending... Read More

New Zealand’s Biodiversity

Written by: Maria Victoria Gonzaga Peer-reviewed by: Cathy Buntting, Ph.D. and Andrea Soanes Why is New... Read More

Obligate anaerobe

Definition noun An anaerobe that does not require oxygen and lives only in anaerobic environment. Supplement Exposure to... Read More

Mutagen

Mutagen Definition What is a mutagen? A mutagen is a substance or agent that causes DNA impairment that results in the... Read More

Caduceus

Caduceus a staff with two oppositely twined serpents and surmounted by two wings; emblem of the U.S. Army medical corps. For... Read More

Vermilion

vermilion 1. (Science: chemistry) A bright red pigment consisting of mercuric sulphide, obtained either from the mineral... Read More

Terrestrial

Definition adjective Of, pertaining to, or corresponding to land (on earth), as opposed to water and air Supplement The term... Read More

Pendulum

pendulum Origin: NL, fr. L. Pendulus hanging, swinging. See Pendulous. A body so suspended from a fixed point as to swing... Read More

Siphon

siphon 1. A device, consisting of a pipe or tube bent so as to form two branches or legs of unequal length, by which a... Read More

Mobile

mobile 1. Capable of being moved; not fixed in place or condition; movable. Fixed or else mobile. 2. Characterised by an... Read More

Hypostasis

Hypostasis 1. That which forms the basis of anything; underlying principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated... Read More

Eclipse

Eclipse 1. (Science: astronomy) An interception or obscuration of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the... Read More

Thermometer

thermometer (Science: physics) An instrument for measuring temperature, founded on the principle that changes of temperature... Read More

Amalgam

Amalgam (Science: dentistry) a soft metal which results from an alloy of a metal with mercury. Commonly used as a silver-tin... Read More

Noble

noble 1. Possessing eminence, elevation, dignity, etc.; above whatever is low, mean, degrading, or dishonorable;... Read More

Inches

Inch 1. A measure of length, the twelfth part of a foot, commonly subdivided into halves, quarters, eights, sixteenths, etc,... Read More

Venus

venus 1. The goddess of beauty and love, that is, beauty or love deified. 2. (Science: anatomy) One of the planets, the... Read More

Boiling

Boiling Heated to the point of bubbling; heaving with bubbles; in tumultuous agitation, as boiling liquid; surging;... Read More

Marine

Marine 1. Of or pertaining to the sea; having to do with the ocean, or with navigation or naval affairs; nautical; as,... Read More

Unit

unit 1. A single thing or person. 2. (Science: mathematics) The least whole number; one. Units are the integral parts of any... Read More

Horizon

Horizon 1. The circle which bounds that part of the earth's surface visible to a spectator from a given point; the apparent... Read More

Element

Element Definition noun plural: elements el‧e‧ment, ˈel.ɪ.mənt (biochemistry) A substance that cannot be... Read More

Planet

planet 1. (Science: astronomy) A celestial body which revolves about the sun in an orbit of a moderate degree of... Read More

New Zealand’s Unique Fauna

By: Maria Victoria Gonzaga In the previous lesson, we learned about the high biodiversity of New Zealand and how... Read More