Cavers find pristine mineshaft frozen in time for 200 years
Experts describe cobalt mine at Alderley Edge as ‘time capsule’ thanks to lack of oxygenA pristine 200-year-old mineshaft that had been undisturbed since it was abandoned by miners during the Napoleonic wars has been discovered by cavers in Cheshire, revealing an almost unique “time capsule” of their underground life.The cobalt mine, atAlderley Edge, was sealed by the miners when the shaft was abandoned, at a date that can be pinpointed fairly accurately thanks to one man who used candle soot to write his initials “WS” and the date 20 August 1810 on the rock wall.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 12, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Esther Addley Tags: Heritage Archaeology The National Trust UK news Culture Science Source Type: news

The relationship between measures of postural control in concussion assessment - DeFeo C, Heebner N, Baker C, Hoch M, Morelli N.
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship between postural sway performance during commonly utilized postural control assessments following a concussion, including the modified Balance Error Scoring System (mBESS), concussion balance test (COBALT), and sens... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

The effect of sex, sport participation, and concussion history on baseline concussion balance test performance in Division-I collegiate athletes - Quintana C, Morelli N, Andrews ML, Kelly M, Heebner N, Hoch M.
OBJECTIVE: Explore the effect of baseline characteristics such as sex, sport, and concussion history on the Concussion Balance Test (COBALT) performance in collegiate athletes. BACKGROUND: The COBALT is a recently developed clinical balance assessm... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How the U.S. Lost Ground to China in the Contest for Clean Energy
Americans failed to safeguard decades of diplomatic and financial investments in Congo, where the world’s largest supply of cobalt is controlled by Chinese companies backed by Beijing. #lostground #cleanenergyamericans (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sylvia Earle Doesn ’t Just Want to Save the Oceans. She Wants to Make Them Accessible to All
Saturday Nov.6 at the COP 26 summit in Glasgow is devoted to nature, specifically its “importance as part of global action on climate change.” This incorporates sustainable use of both the land and the oceans that cover 71% of the planet’s surface. Ahead of the conference, TIME spoke to one of the oceans’ foremost champions, marine biologist Sylvia Earle, about her new book, how to protect the deep sea and her dream of personal submersibles for all. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. You have written several books about the ocean. Why this one, National Geographic Ocean: A Global...
Source: TIME: Science - November 6, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Londontime Magazine Source Type: news

Blue KC's private equity arm helps lead $33M funding round for virtual physical therapy company
Cobalt Ventures LLC, the Kansas City-based investment arm of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, helped lead a $33 million Series C funding round for a California-based health care company. RecoveryOne offers virtual physical therapy to help people with musculoskeletal conditions. TELUS Ventures, the strategic investment arm of a Canadian telecommunications and health technology company, co-led the funding round. The company plans to use the investment funding to grow its payer an d employer… (Source: Health Care News Headlines)
Source: Health Care News Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellen Cagle Source Type: news

A Climate Solution Lies Deep Under the Ocean —But Accessing It Could Have Huge Environmental Costs
Scattered three miles deep along the floor of the central Pacific are trillions of black, misshapen nuggets that may just be the solution to an impending energy crisis. Similar in size and appearance to partially burned charcoal briquettes, the nuggets are called polymetallic nodules, and are an amalgamation of nickel, cobalt, manganese and other rare earth metals, formed through a complex biochemical process in which shark teeth and fish bones are encased by minerals accreted out of ocean waters over millions of years. Marine biologists say they are part of one of the least-understood environments on earth, holding, if no...
Source: TIME: Science - September 7, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Aryn Baker Tags: Uncategorized climate change Environment feature healthscienceclimate Magazine Source Type: news

New data underscores material benefits of Smith and Nephew's OXINIUM(TM) DH Technology and OR3O(TM) Dual Mobility System for total hip arthroplasty versus Cobalt Chrome liners
LONDON, Aug. 31, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Smith & Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces it will showcase meaningful new material evidence for its OR3O Dual Mobility Hip System and OXINIU... Devices, Orthopaedic Smith & Nephew, OR3O Dual Mobility Hip, OXINIUM DH, total hip (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Everstone snaps up Calibre Chemicals for about $100 million
The city-based, privately-held Calibre was established in 1984 and manufactures a range of specialty chemicals falling into two product lines--mineral derivatives (iodine, selenium, cobalt) and peroxygens (persulphates, perchlorates). (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - August 31, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Elon Musk criticizes Apple over ‘walled garden’ App Store, use of cobalt in batteries
Tesla today reported its earnings for the second quarter of 2021, as detailed by our colleagues over at Electrek. During the... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International Isotopes revenues, earnings dip in Q1
Lower revenue in its radiochemical and cobalt product segments and an increas...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: International Isotopes reports revenue bump for 2020 International Isotopes' Q1 revenue declines International Isotopes revenues slide in 2019 International Isotopes receives FDA nod for I-131 Revenue slips at International Isotopes in Q3 (Source: Headlines)
Source: Headlines - May 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Effect of guide sleeve material, region, diameter, and number of times drills were used on the material loss from sleeves and drills used for surgical guides: An in vitro study
ConclusionsLess sleeve material was lost when zirconia sleeves were used. All sleeves had more material loss in the molar region than in the premolar region. The diameter had varying effects on the amount of material loss from drills and sleeves. The sleeve material and the region did not affect the material loss from drills.  (Source: Dental Technology Blog)
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 16, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

For highly active, sustainable catalysts, just add phosphorus
(Osaka University) Osaka University researchers have developed a single-crystal cobalt phosphide nanorod catalyst for the reductive amination of carbonyl compounds to primary amines. The nanorod catalyst performed better than conventional catalysts, was stable in air, and was effective under mild conditions. Additionally, it could be reused multiple times without loss of activity. It is hoped that the nanorod catalyst will provide a green and sustainable alternative for the synthesis of valuable products such as pharmaceuticals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 7, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Uranium compound achieves record anomalous Nernst conductivity
(DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) New research has demonstrated that a magnetic uranium compound can have strong thermoelectric properties, generating four times the transverse voltage from heat than the previous record in a cobalt-manganese-gallium compound. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news