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The meteorites, which blasted from the surface of other worlds before landing on Earth, are kept in cabinets pumped full of nitrogen at above-atmospheric pressures to help prevent material from entering the sealed environments.
The level of liquid nitrogen in a cryo-storage tank used to preserve eggs and embryos dropped, raising the temperature in the tank and putting the eggs and embryos at risk.
But the breakdowns at clinics in Cleveland and San Francisco, each apparently involving the temperature or level of liquid nitrogen in one storage tank, have damaged at least some eggs and embryos belonging to potentially hundreds of people.
Officials at Pacific Fertility said it was discovered during a routine check that the level of liquid nitrogen in one of the clinic’s steel storage tanks had fallen too low.
During a routine check, the clinic’s laboratory director discovered that the level of liquid nitrogen in one of the steel storage tanks had fallen too low, which could cause damage to the tissue.
One approach focused on the cascade of nitrogen and phosphorus moving from sources on land, such as wastewater discharge and stormwater runoff, into waterways.
Some mistake the flatter, smoother feel of nitrogen for strength and weight, says Todd Usry, president and brewmaster of Breckenridge Brewery.
About 2,000 eggs and embryos stored in a large liquid nitrogen freezer at UH's Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood may have been damaged or destroyed March 3-4 when the temperature rose in a storage tank.
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Origin and Etymology of nitrogen
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
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: a chemical that has no color or smell and that makes up a large part of the atmosphere
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