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All three types of crystals that the team studied—calcite, a form of calcium carbonate; cordierite, an iron- and magnesium-rich silicate; and tourmaline, a boron-rich silicate—worked well at intervals of 3 hours or less.
Previous tests done by Marion County health officials showed elevated levels of boron in their well, but not above safe drinking water standards.
For example, the glue in cardboard boxes and paper bags contains boron, an element that can inhibit plant growth at excessive levels.
If there are direct pathways, the health effects are certain: The damage that arsenic, boron, chromium, and radon can do to humans is well-established in scientific literature.
Other trace elements include iron, manganese, zinc, boron, molybdenum and chlorine.
Under the skin is the same mix of high-strength steels, including an extensive use of boron steel in the passenger cell.
Craftsmen fill large handmade clay pots with one and a half tons of silica and boron oxide powders.
Attending to its scientific duties, The Washington Post wrote, the rover used its laser to detect traces of boron in the rock, suggesting a habitable lake once covered the crater floor.
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First Known Use: 1812See Words from the same year
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