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12/01/21 - 12:59 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is found in a variety of food sources, what with being naturally present in soil and plant tissues. You can therefore get it from parsley, apples, grapes, green beans, celery root, and from prunes or raisins. Bromelain enzyme supplements help increase the absorption of boron; meanwhile, most Americans are deficient in this essential trace mineral due to our squeaky-clean agricultural methods that remove most minerals (and dirt) before they reach the consumer's plate.
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  • jessicaallen33 - There are limited studies to back up this claim, but in theory, boron can help lower cholesterol levels by breaking down fatty acids or dissolve calcium deposits. However, it would be hard to absorb enough boron through food sources alone - at 100mg per day, you'd have to consume about 6 ounces of cooked oatmeal every day for the rest of your life to get the benefits.
  • George851 - Boron is a trace mineral, meaning it's an essential nutrient, but not in high enough quantities to do much good for the body. It's only present in one serving of leafy green vegetables, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron is also thought to help in the metabolism of fat. In a 2003 study, rats given dietary boron had lower cholesterol and higher HDL cholesterol levels than did control rats.
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  • Borosilicate is much more resistant to thermal stress than soda lime glass, so if you are looking for max heating protection the borosilicate glass will last much longer. Also because it has a lower coefficient of expansion, in general store-bought kitchens use it over soda-lime when cooking to prevent breaking the kitchen goods during temperature fluctuations. More expensive cookware is made of cast iron but these can rust easily if not dried out well enough after each usage. When fully trained in culinary arts, chefs are taught how to properly clean their pans between uses with professional prowess. https://borates.today/boron-borosilicate-glass/
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  • jessicaallen33 - Soda-lime is much cheaper than borosilicate so if you want to put your dishware through a dishwasher or wash them by hand, this would be a good option. Borosilicate dishes will need dry polishing with steel wool to remove stains and hard water spots if they are not being washed by hand with mild soap at least every six months.
  • George851 - The borosilicate is the thick grade that allows the dishware to be dishwasher-safe. The soda lime glass is lighter so it can have more bubbles in it, which are desirable for champagne glasses.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - The problem is that Soda Lime glass has an issues with thermal expansion. So, if you heat up a Soda Lime container, the hotter the water gets, the more it expands--the containment forces are reduced as volume increases. This issue is especially problematic in cooking applications where allowed for very different temperatures ranges on each end of your spectrum--so not only can it leak when hot if not sealed correctly, but also extreme changes in temperature can cause it to shatter through this thermal expansion thing
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  • Schlesinger and Lehman continue to discuss its potential public role of “Savior of Civilization” and how the introduction of boron and hydrogen into fossil and nuclear fuel cycles would supply society with cheap, clean energy for centuries without any appreciable impact on the environment.

    although hydrogen dissociates in water at low concentrations, it becomes a potent oxidizing agent when boosted by an electric discharge or chemical catalyst such as boron(III) oxide - protium (1H) or lithium (7Li). As such, these elements can be introduced into power grids via high-temperature water-gas steam reforming fueled by conventional natural gas. https://borates.today/boron-clean-electricity/
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  • George851 - It all comes down to amounts and levels. There is no question that boron can accumulate in the body and cause problems like the suppression of HPA axis "hormone related glands" (hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenal) or encourage growth of unwanted tissue like prostate (and it does all this at low doses), but not only there exist studies showing that it cures one type of MS (progressive MS), but even better than that - this specific type of MS could be proven to originate from boron’s insufficiency.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron is a very common element found peppered throughout the world. It's also safer to use than many other radioactive substances. Element boron generates toxic reactions in the body, so too much of it can be unhealthy for humans. However, adding small amounts to water at the initial stages of generating nuclear power reduces radioactivity. By recycling this process over and over again, it's possible to generate cheaper, cleaner energy that does not use coal or fossil fuels as input.
  • davidgarcia27 - It is true that boron does have a significant effect on the production of cheap and clean electricity, but I also want to put some perspective on this question. You would never know from our growing dependence on foreign fuels or carbon emissions data released by the EPA how close we were to producing enough energy domestically from wind power alone for 100% of our national grid's needs. In 2010, wind energy accounted for 59 GW (producing only 27% of US electricity demand). That amount will be way higher in 2020 due off-shore development continues at current rates.
11/26/21 - 10:10 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is more plentiful in the environment than the body, but it still has an impact.
    Boron can accumulate in soils and contaminate groundwater. This makes boron especially prevalent around food production areas like landfills, poultry sheds, feed lots and agricultural fields. Once ingested into human cells by way of contaminated soil and water sources (among others), boron acts like a trace element to prevent cancer and other aging issues. https://borates.today/boron-body-environment/
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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron has been shown to stimulate calcium metabolism in bones and has an important role as a regulator of cell division. Adequate intakes are thought to be required for normal bone development especially during childhood growth phases where optimal intake should not be below 5 mg/day
  • George851 - With all this talk about radiation and our environment, we often forget that the potential for toxin accumulation is significantly increased by the presence of toxins in our food. Indeed, one way to fight back against environmental radiation is to eat healthy which includes consuming a good amount of potassium rich foods like bananas or other favorite fruit.
  • jessicaallen33 - Adding boron into your diet can also help simultaneously protect your body from radiation while protecting you against mineral loss due to environmental fallout.
11/26/21 - 09:21 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Agricultural practices on food security will always be met with scrutiny, but some people might not realize that the way we grow crops today does a number of things for us. We rely on these less-than-organic techniques because they're generally cheaper and more efficient to use. They allow for a better distribution of foods across a nation, even if the country has a large population or those who can't afford it as easily as those who can. The production of genetically modified organisms have been important in agriculture recently too, as they solve many issues although there's still debate about their long term effects no matter what side you're on... https://borates.today/boron-food-security-availability/
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  • davidgarcia27 - We can't keep going like this! We need a change in approach - sustainable agricultural practices with focus on production and conservation rather than increased quantities for profit.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - The intensive farming techniques that have been used in the past four decades are presently being implemented, yet they are unsustainable.
  • jessicaallen33 - To make up for these losses, it has been said that mining of international reserves will only last another 50 years before we run out of these resources; which means that our food security is threatened due to high dependency on agricultural methods.
11/26/21 - 01:12 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron has been shown to not only prevent arthritis but also relieve the symptoms of it in some people. The good news is that there are always options and approaches we can take with this condition, so if you've exhausted all other natural remedies or medical treatment your doctor has suggested, boron may be right for you. https://borates.today/boron-arthritis-sufferers/
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  • George851 - Arthritis sufferers who drink at least three glasses of bottled water per day tend to show an improvement in their arthritis symptoms, according to a study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. It's not entirely clear what the cause of this effect may be but scientists theorize that manganese (another mineral found naturally dissolved in tap and bottled waters) may play a role because it has been linked with joint pain relief before. Studies on manganese supplementation for arthritis sufferers show improvement only when the supplement contains boron as well.
  • jessicaallen33 - Further studies concluded that borons anti-inflammatory effects likely reduced pain in these patients and slowed disease progression by inhibiting damaging inflammation.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Elevated levels of boron in our bodies have been found to correlate with decreased risks of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis (both chronic autoimmune disorders).
11/25/21 - 01:37 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron deficiency in coffee plants can lead to poor harvest, reducing the yield of fruits. Interestingly, this boron deficiency is also shown to affect the taste of roasted coffee by producing unpleasant flavors. Coffee plants and other crops that rely on the boron in soil for production of their fruits or seeds will often exhibit boron deficiency symptoms. https://borates.today/boron-in-coffee/
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  • George851 - Soils high in excess nitrogen also show boron deficiencies due to alterations where such beets lack optimal photosynthetic activity that depletes their internal stores of boron because chlorophyll content associated with this process actively competes with other minerals for electrons.
  • jessicaallen33 - If you want dark and hearty coffee beans, boron is a necessary ingredient. It starts with the soil; if it has optimum quantities of calcium and magnesium, the plant will produce healthier beans.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - One of the main types of nutrient is potassium, which is needed to make proteins and enzymes involved with growing such as auxin (involved with root growth), gibberellin (involved with cell enlargement), and soluble sugars. The further need for phosphorus, calcium, magnesium and iron follows from these proteins and enzymes that are either manufactured or regulated through potassium levels.
11/24/21 - 01:06 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron expands the capacity of an electrical conductor by forming electron vacancies inside the crystal lattice. These vacancies create more space for electrons to move through during transmission, which means they can carry more current. A lot of construction materials such as glass and cement contain small amounts of boron that improve their durability and fire resistance- we could use larger quantities in these products with good results. https://borates.today/boron-infrared-energy-efficiency/
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  • George851 - Scientists say they have found a way to create pure boron sheets by either bombarding it with electrons or using electrolysis on molten salt such as potassium chloride which contains it naturally.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron is used as an additive in some new super-conducting materials, such as magnesium diboride, to make them even more effective. According to scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Japan’s NHK laboratory, boron’s resistivity is four times that of copper and the metal has never been put to serious use because of its rarity on earth.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron has the ability to convert the kinetic energy from light into heat- this property will probably never be used commercially because it would require large amounts of power (hundreds or even thousands of watts).
11/23/21 - 01:34 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Yeast infections in your nails can be a little difficult to get rid of and it will come back again and again unless you take some steps. To keep yeast away, you should stop wearing nail polish and use gloves when washing dishes. Alcohol is also something that's important to avoid because it can allow the infection to grow even more than usual so stay away from anything with alcohol. There are plenty of over-the-counter medications available for this type of thing, so if these steps aren't enough, see a doctor for treatment. https://borates.today/boron-yeast-infection/
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  • davidgarcia27 - Boron's uses include osteoporosis medications for postmenopausal women, heart failure medications; and in dilute concentrations for topical treatment of poison oak and poison ivy dermatitis. It is proven effective against yeast infections in mammals because its efficacy against bacteria means that it can be used topically without difficulty when taking orally would not be possible. - JESSICA
  • George851 - Yeasts need to have a sugar source--that's what they feed on--so if you deprive them of sugar, they won't grow or multiply. Borax contains boron, which kills yeast by destroying their ability to produce energy from sugars.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron can be found in a number of vegetables and fruits, as well as leafy green vegetables. It is also possible to find it in water sources.
11/21/21 - 11:57 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Commercial boron minerals include calcium tungstate, lead borate, and rhodium trioxide. Lead Borate is manufactured by adding 96% crude lead to 1% sodium borate (borax). It makes the metal less expensive because lead becomes a commodity product sold in bulk instead of a finished good. Lead Borate also has important uses as an additive in glassmaking and ceramics because it lowers refractive index and light wave vertical displacement from wave length. https://borates.today/boron-minerals/
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  • jessicaallen33 - There's a lot of debate about whether boron vitamins or other substances offer benefits, and if they do then what those benefits are and why. Much of the research on this topic remains inconclusive at this time. But there may be some evidence to suggest many so-called "vitamins" such as boron might actually be necessary for optimal health at all stages of life.
  • davidgarcia27 - Intake of Borons is important! You can take B-12 vitamins or B-5 vitamins to supplement your requirements and make strong bones and nails.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Did you know that boron minerals are essential for strong healthy nails and bones, as well as providing an antioxidant effect to the body? Boron is necessary because it helps maintain a normal bone structure as boron aids in the balancing of our hormones.
11/19/21 - 11:58 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron nitride is categorized depending on its ability to conduct electricity. A boron nitride semiconductor, for example, has an electric conductivity that depends on the crystal orientation. The most common form of boron nitride semiconductor conducts about as well as silicon carbide or gallium arsenide, used for power-sensitive devices like high–frequency transistors and receivers in television sets. Gallium arsenide is higher–priced than gallium phosphide but not as sensitive to moisture; both are inferior to silicon carbides (which can be resistant to moisture). https://borates.today/boron-nitride-powers-thermal-conductivity/
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  • jessicaallen33 - Many variations are possible when using these two substances because they have so many functions depending on their circumstances. For example, wrinkle sheet boron nitride can be used for transistors in electronics.
  • George851 - The other form, that it can be produced with nitrogen instead of borons has nothing to do with its composition when created but how it's formed - when you evaporate gaseous boron onto a nanowire, the result is "Amorphous-walled BN."
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron nitride is found in two different conductive forms. When it's formed with boron ions, it's called "wrinkled-sheet" boron nitride.
11/19/21 - 11:28 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is a metalloid, having some properties of both metals and non-metals. The relative rarity of boron up to this point has not given it the benefit of being researched extensively. However, in recent decades there have been intense efforts to view boron more clearly under an electron microscope. The atomic number for boron is 5 while the mass number stands at 10. This signifies that it has one less proton than neutron which are the nuclei found leading to its classification as a metalloid. https://borates.today/boron-metalloid/
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  • jessicaallen33 - Due to its inert and brittle properties, boron doesn't make the best conductor of electricity but has an interesting property-when heated, borax emits a blue color due to excitation from electrons.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - The melting point of boron is 630 degrees Celsius which makes it semi-solid at room temperature but molten in liquid nitrogen.
  • George851 - Boron is a metalloid that exists with one electron more than most elements. It is nonmetallic and sometimes it has the properties of an inert gas. Boron's molecular weight (11) is such that it can either dissolve into alkaline solutions or react with other strong oxidizing agents like fluorine, chlorine, and nitric oxide.
11/18/21 - 11:09 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • It's been theorized for some time, but the evidence is only now adding up. Time after time, additional research proves boron should be added to both our depleted soil and body supplements for a number of important reasons. Boron has a diverse range of functions for our bodies and many benefits.

    The foremost being that it aids in the digestive process by helping breakdown fatty foods and dietary fat into smaller molecules that have greater absorption rates which increases metabolism, reduces appetite, strengthens bones and reduces cholesterol levels.

    And topping off its list of amazing features is regulating blood sugar levels which decreases risk from diabetes! In short, boron helps with everything from stress reduction to good digestion. https://borates.today/boron-body-environment/
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  • jessicaallen33 - The focus on macronutrients—carbohydrates, proteins and fats—has obscured discussions about micronutrients like boron that guard our bodies against chronic illnesses. Boron deficiency can lead to falsely normalized hormone levels and an increased incidence of inflammatory diseases such as many cancers, arthritis or acne.
  • davidgarcia27 - Recent research has added important elements to this discussion, including the link between fiber intake and inflammation which is one of the leading drivers of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.
  • George851 - Harvard researchers and others in the field of "nutritional epidemiology" have long advocated plant-based diets as a simple, cost-effective strategy to promote energy balance and reduce illness.
11/17/21 - 11:48 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • ABR is the only producer of boron in the U.S., and this is a great opportunity. Boron production through ABR has tripled, and this is an exceedingly rare mineral that shows promise in replacing overused resources like coal, steel, petroleum. At present, most boron mined for commerce comes from Turkey; but now with our new discoveries, we are opening up new markets to be explored -- which means more jobs for American workers too! Boron deposits are few and far between - there's less than 2 lbs per square mile of what most would call findable deposits of it on Earth. https://borates.today/abr-production-triples/
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  • George851 - Boron is a trace mineral that's been proven to benefit your health. It aids in building strong bones and teeth, properly uses calcium and magnesium absorption, helps enzymes work more efficiently & may promote healthy pregnancies.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron is one of the more essential elements for plant growth. It helps plants fix nitrogen in the compound nitrate, which makes up all their major macronutrients in terms of nitrogen content. The element also has profound impacts on human metabolism and health with respect to bone formation, hormonal regulation, blood sugar balance, and immune system function.
  • davidgarcia27 - I feel like if you are dieting or trying to make money in some form or fashion (given your interest) and your boron levels were really low (due to a lack of meat), then this might be something worth looking into if you want to maximize brain performance.
11/17/21 - 02:43 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • This is a large scale mining project in Alaska led by S-K Mineral Corporation to produce gold, copper, and zinc. It's located south of the Yukon River near the headwaters of two rivers that flow into Canada. It'll take between 3-4 years to complete the exploration and production phase at a cost estimated around $500 million dollars. Production is predicted to be restricted due to high grade ore deposits with an estimated 8 annual tonne capacity for gold alone. The expected cooper production will have 25 million pounds over 15 years with an average grade of 0.65%. Mining costs per ounce is projected at 60¢ USD per ounce or less thanks to private financing arrangements for this project.
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  • George851 - Compiled and studied data from the last ten years has given rise to an updated reserve estimate for magnesium ore. The magnesium reserve estimate has been increased by 1000% due to recent trial extraction mined areas that have revealed huge untapped resources, which will last for centuries into the future.
  • jessicaallen33 - ABR will soon test the Exploration Target, which they initially designed in August 2021. See ASX release of 4 August 2002. Exploration Target may extend mine lives or scale further.
  • davidgarcia27 - Considering various reports, statements and studies (such as studies presented in 2013) Magnesium reserves seem likely to be higher than predicated. Moreover, the estimates only take into account magnesite deposits near Lake Superior while previous estimates included all possible deposits of magnetite and magnesia around the world.
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  • Tungsten is excellent at rapidly corroding stainless steel when in contact. Boron improves the resistance of stainless steel to being corroded by tungsten. It does this because it changes the alloy microstructure to one that lowers reactivity). While there are many different factors affect corrosion rates in different environments, in general, corrosive media want the metal matrix in the ideal range for corrosion in order to speed up dissolution. Metals tend to have an "ideal" resistivity value where they are most sensitive...this is often reflected on their "pitting potential" value measured under certain...conditions) If a metal's resistivity is outside this ideal range, it offers significantly less protection against corrosive effects. https://borates.today/boron-nickel-anti-corrosion/
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  • George851 - Boron additions enable stainless steels to stand up to corrosive environments that employ higher rates of chloride ion attack than expected because stagnant chlorides will be transformed into volatile chlorinated species before they have a chance to cause harm.
  • jessicaallen33 - One of the main effects that boron has on steel is that it will increase corrosion resistance, which means that free-flowing corrosive particles in the atmosphere have a much more difficult time oxidizing a boron-treated stainless steel. The fundamental reason for this is because boron protects the extremely thin layer of extremely hard oxide film left by welding or other heat treatments from being penetrated by atmospheric oxygen when in contact with air at elevated temperatures.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - The presence of boron in austenitic stainless steel has an important function in the resistance of the material to corrosion. Boron, along with nitrogen and sulphur, are responsible for making up what is called “the nonmetallic constituents” which are found at low levels.
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  • Scientists all over the world are studying the properties of boron materials for applications such as battery electrodes, high-capacity and high-voltage cathodes and electrolytes. Some people call fluorine-doped lithium borate "Lithium Air." Potentials for this kind of material include a high cell voltage (up to 4 volts) and low reactivity with other chemicals. Lithium air batteries are an attractive option because they are long lasting, have low volatility, have low weight density in terms of per unit output. https://borates.today/boron-salts-batteries/
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  • jessicaallen33 - Information about the importance of boron needed for a battery specifically is still being researched, but it's important to note that if a component of a lithium-ion battery has more back and forth reactions going on, there will be less energy available for delivery. So while we're not quite sure what role boron plays in the cellular reactions at this time, it does contribute to faster cell reactions - or slower 'transfers'. This might translate into an increased capacity for the storage of charge inside batteries with borate additives.
  • davidgarcia27 - If we want these batteries to form faster-- and they're expensive and in short supply -- maybe we should support the labs and the companies trying to build better recycling so that these products can be re-used and turned into new batteries.. I only wish they would tell us what actually happens when they break down.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Sodium Borate is an ionic salt made by combining boric acid with sodium hydroxide or ammonium hydroxide. It is used in some "non-flammable" dry cell batteries to provide the negative electrode so than it's usually combined with lead dioxide (PbO2) to make sure that no oxygen comes into contact with it. This salt can be mixed with other metals, such as zinc, cadmium, calcium or antimony oxide.
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  • Niobium has many benefits over other options for lithium-ion augmentation that are being explored, including the fact it can be recycled. This is contrary to strategic metal skepticism of strategic metal mining companies in the United States, which...have done little to promote niobium battery technology or other uses of their metals.

    Working with Brazilian partners allows companies in the United States to get their hands on niobium without having to mine it themselves. The partnership between US and Brazilian corporations is likely one crucial component of any effort at strategy broadly aimed at promoting niobium use in primary batteries. As technologies increase demands for power sources, supply may not meet demand before using alternatives becomes necessary. https://borates.today/boron-mining/

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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - ESGs play an important role in many mining industries. Mainly because it is committed to bettering the living conditions of communities near mining sites. They plan it through various means including providing training courses, microenterprise development programs, and more which promote sustainable livelihood opportunities. It also helps to achieve social goals like gender equality, increased employment rates among youth, and more.
  • davidgarcia27 - This time it's about niobium, perhaps the best replacement material yet considered for use in lithium ion batteries. The main features of this silicon substitute are its low cost and environmentally friendly supply chain, for example.
  • George851 - The global battery market is currently dominated by a single rechargeable battery chemistry: the lithium-ion battery. Although it has been developed and improved significantly over recent decades, there are still drawbacks that hinder further developments - like an increase in energy density (range) or charging time (still too long).
  • jessicaallen33 - A study talks about a project that aims to develop a new technology that uses niobium, rather than cobalt, for producing lithium-ion batteries. The idea is to replace expensive and less flexible cobalt with cheaper and more pliable niobium. Niobium not only makes it feasible for electric cars to have a much larger driving range per charge but also extends the operational life of these type of batteries.-
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  • Yes, with boron on Mars the set of chemicals necessary for life is complete. Manganese and iron were readily identified to be present in surface soil samples analysed by NASA's Spirit rover during its six year mission studying Gusev crater, an extinct volcano. Boron has also been detected by the Curiosity rover missions. This has given hope that the formation of Martian life would not require a co-evolutionary process with a host planet to survive, meaning that it could have formed solely from materials available on Mars itself. https://borates.today/boron-life-on-mars/
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  • George851 - The presence of Martian ice caps in the past, plus hydrothermal systems discovered in 2012, suggest that Mars could have had environmental conditions appropriate for life in parts of its history. Analysis suggests that Mars might not be capable of supporting life now. Radioactive minerals cause long-term exposure to ground zero radiation which is lethal for most terrestrial organisms.
  • jessicaallen33 - It’s average temperature was surprisingly similar to that of Earth's, averaging 78°F (26°C) on earth surface equivalent (a planet like mars). Average temperatures ranged from 0°F (-18°C) at night on polar plains to 135°F (57°C ) on equatorial regions during the day; note that these are averages of all terrain above sea level rather than just land areas.
  • davidgarcia27 - Yes, early Mars would have supported the development of life. Due to its size and atmospheric composition, early Mars would not have had Earth-like seasons with cold seasons and hot seasons. The planet had more dust in its atmosphere than Earth does even today which trapped heat.
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  • Graphite is the form of carbon, which has many gas pockets inside. These pockets are collections of atoms that can be stacked on top of each other in a particular order. The way the graphites are stacked defines what type they are, but it doesn't matter what kind they are because all carbon bonds have 4 chemical bonds. Boron helps to improve graphene by directing the electrons through one layer at a time up to two-thirds of their total travel before releasing them back into another layer. https://borates.today/boron-solutions-electronics/
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  • jessicaallen33 - Boron's wave-like shape gave it an electron density bracketed by two sets of patterns on either side, which allows the element to act like a mirror reflecting electrons back into the flow they came from.
  • George851 - A team of scientists at Rice University found that adding small amounts of boron atoms to sheets of graphene drastically improved their electrical properties and durability when exposed to air - upending an industry equilibrium with unintended consequences for energy markets.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Now that graphene is all the rage in solar panels, researchers are trying to find out just what our new "miracle" material needs more of. After studying 2D materials for years, it turns out that boron might be the answer.
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  • There are many routes to decarbonization, but depending on the specific goals of the country, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. For example, Norway has chosen to become carbon neutral by 2050 by focusing their efforts into renewable energy. On the other hand, Germany has chosen to abolish coal power plants and replace them with wind and solar power stations. These two examples highlight how varied policies can be internationally in order to meet net-zero emissions targets.
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  • jessicaallen33 - Setting quotas based on how much people consume. This type of policy would allow individuals to invest in more efficient methods. Moreover, positive rewards for companies can be a way of doing wonders.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Government should set new policies that will be able to decarbonize energy sources in places they can work well. For example, one of these policies could be an environmental tax on natural resources extraction, which would generate revenue for green initiatives while also increasing jobs for renewable industries (overturning coal mines and gas fields).
  • George851 - The carbon tax is a controversial issue that has no clear-cut solution. it will always have the potential to increase costs and cause new environmental problems. It can also help cut down on climate change by raising prices for goods or services that emit high emissions into the atmosphere appropriately.
11/09/21 - 08:36 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron helps the intestine absorb plant nutrients such as calcium and magnesium; it also helps the lymphatic system run again so you can again properly perform detoxification for your body. One way to get around anemia issues due to deficits of Vitamin B12 or iron is boron supplementation. It may provide some relief from depression and/or mental disorders, since it has been shown to help with those as well. . https://borates.today/boron-micronutrients-government-aid/
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  • George851 - Boron is a micronutrient found primarily in the soil, as it has an essential influence on plant growth as it is an essential nutrient for plants to thrive because it helps regulate plant cell wall production which also helps regulate the release of minerals from storage in cells.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron deficiency can lead to stunted growth and weakened immune systems which make micronutrients an essential part of everyday living and affects vegetative and reproductive growth of plants, resulting in inhibition of cell expansion, death of meristem, and reduced fertility.
  • davidgarcia27 - Boron helps in improving soil quality by nitrogen fixation, which is the process of converting atmospheric nitrogen to ammonia.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - It is a dynamic micronutrient found in trace amounts in human and animal physiology, which is also related by transferring from the plant and animal diets, hence actively moving around in the ecosystem.
11/08/21 - 02:19 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is effective at increasing the strength of electrical current in semiconductor devices by doping, or introducing into their structure either boron or phosphorus. Boron creates currents that are stronger, slower, and more capable of carrying charge for longer distances than if electrical currents weren't doped. https://borates.today/boron-value-advanced-materials/
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11/07/21 - 11:47 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • The first step of any boron-extraction process is separating the boron from a solution. There are a few ways to accomplish that, but whichever method is chosen, some boron must be removed from the solution as sludge. If the sludge is not designed to be reused, it will have to disposed of - if so, disposal techniques depend on whether this type of sludge contains any heavy metals or radioactive solids. https://borates.today/boron-risks-rewards/
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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron is used as an additive to strengthen steel, which makes it very important for construction projects nowadays because of its strength and durability for longer periods of time.
  • George851 - In countries like Canada, the United States, you’ll need more sophisticated technology which takes time and money for extracting and mining boron.
  • davidgarcia27 - There are some risks associated with the mining of the boron. FBorax can be toxic if you ingest large quantities of it. Additionally, while strip mining does allow businesses to extract borate quickly, it often leads to environmental degradation. It is because the vegetation is usually cleared away before extraction begins. This can have negative effects on species that live nearby by leading them out of their natural habitat.
  • jessicaallen33 - There are few cons regarding boron extraction that I would like to mention. For instance, extracting boron can be difficult sometimes, and expensive too.Moreover, there are only very few places available around the world where it can be mined easily.
10/29/21 - 03:30 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • There is a lack of evidence in the literature about boron and general wellness, but it does play a role in several specific processes within the body. For example, it takes part in our metabolism of cholesterol into steroid hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. In this way, boron works with vitamin D to help regulate these hormones for proper hormonal balance. In addition, to helping metabolize cholesterol, boron also helps our bodies use folate by converting it to an active form that can be used by cells throughout the body. https://borates.today/boron-health-benefits/
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  • George851 - In fact, boron assists in regulating metabolism and also seems to have a role in reducing getting arthritis because it's believed this mineral helps cartilage retain its normal structure. The Institute of Medicine believes that at least 2 milligrams of boron per day should be taken indeed, their research shows a lack of the aforementioned mineral leads to hormonal changes including increased levels of cortisol which is connected with decreased fertility rates among women.
  • davidgarcia27 - Boron is a mineral that is naturally found in most fruits, vegetables and nuts. It's important for healthy bones because it helps the body form boron-containing compounds that help prevent conditions such as osteoporosis or arthritis. Without enough of these boron-containing compounds -- which include substances such as pectin, fat, and carbohydrate -- there would be brittle, fragile bones affected by vitally important nutrients like calcium or magnesium with difficulty taking on their functions. Consequently all the cells in our body depend on it to stay alive over time. Boron provides an essential link between whole grains with a low pH content and amino acids with a high pH content.
  • jessicaallen33 - Some people believe that boron could have a beneficial effect because it regulates how calcium is used by the body. However, there isn't enough evidence to show if this idea is valid and only small amounts of food contain boron. If you're concerned about your health and interested in exploring adding more boron into your diet, try these foods: barley (6mg), peach (1.9mg), figs ( 1.4 mg ), dates (0 mg). You should aim for 300-400 milligrams per day through food - drink plenty of water!
10/26/21 - 01:11 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • It is a good idea. Boron and graphene may be used together to develop new semiconductors that can constantly switch between different materials such as atomically thin metals and plastics. If we can find a way to change the material without interrupting the electrical current which enables the device to keep working, we could create devices where one side would constantly switch from metal to plastic or any other type of easily manipulated atomic-level material for use in computers and other electronics.

    Graphene can also be added to boron-based alloys to produce more durable, electrically conductive materials. The electrical properties of this material are tunable via tweaking the proportion of graphene that is added.

    You can give this website https://borates.today/graphene-boron/ a read to know if it’s worth combining the two strangest elements with each other or not.
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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron has been shown to improve the electrical conductivity of graphene films, since boron is a semiconductor material. Combining boron and graphene seems like a very promising avenue for future study! However, there are not many studies in this field yet.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron should be combined with graphene. This is because boron-based semiconductors are gradually substituting silicon due to the presence of other metalloids, primarily tellurium. Graphene has many unrealized potentials for use in solid-state physics research. Combinations of these two substances may provide ways to improve current devices or find new applications for boron based technology.
10/25/21 - 05:29 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is an important material within the aerospace industry because it can be used as a protective lining for spacecraft. This substance also has the strength and chemical stability that makes it perfect for these levels of intense engineering.

    Boron's ability to protect materials from oxidation and erosion make it a great candidate for this use. It can't conduct electricity, making boron an excellent conductor for those who want to transport hazardous substances safely (like gases or chemicals). The moisture barrier properties of boron make it excellent as well at separating greases and oils from other substances like sugar or minerals, which can help clean up oil wells after an accident. Boron is also commonly found in fire extinguisher agent called ammonium borate.
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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It's commonly mixed with steel alloys, which are used to make many aerospace products, including aircraft parts and fuel lines. Boron is an element that doesn't oxidize or corrode spontaneously, meaning it can be exposed to atmosphere for an indefinite duration and still remain structurally sound and intact. Naturally, this makes boron a great material for use in aviation because it keeps our airplanes "hanging in there" longer before they need to land due to corrosion problems... making your flight more pleasant!
  • jessicaallen33 - I came across this website https://borates.today/boron-aerospace-defence/ which clearly illustrates the importance of boron even in heavy industries such as aerospace and clearly sticks with this topic only.
10/19/21 - 06:26 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is often seen as earth's missing element. It all started when chemists noticed that the periodic table was not complete. They found it in an unlikely place, borax (of all places!).

    Boron can be used to make other materials like concrete and brake pads for better running. You get all your essential nutrition from this little bit of boron. Not to get too technical, but it's a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth.

    Also, boron is a naturally occurring element that some people eat through vegetables grown in boron-rich soil or, where it can be taken up by plants or eaten directly with cruciferous vegetables like broccoli.
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  • jessicaallen33 - why are you inclined towards boron only and what about the role played by other elements?? Don't be so niche.
  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Also, boron helps to maintain the pH levels and helps to prevent algal bloom, for instance in seas and oceans, helps to grow corals and this is possible because of Calcium Carbonate. There are countless pros points to talk about boron!
  • davidgarcia27 - You should also highlight about more general issues such as malnutrition, if electric vehicles are safe to own or not and so on, and don't just stick to the environment part only, kinda diversify your blogs.
10/19/21 - 05:37 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is a micronutrient that can potentially help you maintain nutrition during periods of famine. It helps in breaking down protein, magnesium and manganese which are essential for vitamin production and it may help boost your immune system so when one eventually breaks their hunger-stricken fast, the body won't experience an onslaught of illnesses and ailments!

    Boron is essential to healthy growth, with one study showing that it can help with both pregnancy and breastfeeding. Micronutrients are important for immune health.
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  • davidgarcia27 - Moreover, boron also helps with the process of pollination , and overall plant growth but cannot be soaked using the roots.
  • George851 - I came across this good article "borates today", where they have discussed about the role of boron as a micronutrient during famine in great detail. Must read! https://borates.today/boron-supply-developing/
10/18/21 - 03:58 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • One might imagine that the electricity we use every day comes from an intricate system, but it’s actually something much simpler. A simple gust of wind can provide all the power one needs and even more.
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  • George851 - Moreover, wind power is a cheaper and more environmentally-friendly alternative to solar panels. You may read about it in detail on borates today.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - The wind is a form of solar energy. When the sun warms our uneven surface, hot air rises and cool air settles which then causes winds with different speeds to blow across Earth's atmosphere.
  • davidgarcia27 - How come solar panels are not the best option for energy production?
  • George851 - Yes, the latest innovation of using wind turbines to produce electricity is a new and emerging trend in this modern era.
10/14/21 - 06:51 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is like a little friend who always has our back. They make sure we're healthy and happy by helping out with every part of the body, from your heart to gut health.
    A great example would be how boron can help control harmful bacteria in food production facilities so everyone's safe while cooking at home too.
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  • George851 - It is recommended to consume boron in our everyday diet for stronger bones and healthy metabolism. Borates today shares a very interesting article on this.
  • davidgarcia27 - It also increases energy and decreases lethargy by regulating hormones. Also, boron is useful to environment by lowering carbon emissions.
  • George851 - Boron acts an antioxidant to help detoxify the body and improve immunity system.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron, an important micronutrient is present in fruits and vegetables gives us strength to fight with bacterial diseases, fungal infections and other cardiovascular and respiratory diseases.
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  • 3D printing is an incredible technology that has just begun to be realized. It will take manufacturing and consumption in completely new directions, most notably for defense firms as well as aerospace companies who are looking into ways it could revolutionize their industries with this revolutionary form of mass production.
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  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Boron is one of the important element used in 3d printing during production and injection molding processing. Visit borates today to read in detail and understand better.
  • George851 - Yes, it is possible to manufacture objects of any shape, size or complexity. They use 2 basic techniques - stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM).
  • martinezcharles660 - Can we manufacture 3d objects of any shape, size? What type of techniques are used in this printing?
10/11/21 - 06:59 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Mining companies have long been criticized for their environmental impact. However, these large-scale operations are now in a race against time to cut greenhouse gas emissions before the international community adopts ambitious net-zero emission targets by 2050
    Mining is not only an industry that provides raw materials; it’s also one with high and often overlooked ecological costs which need to be addressed if we want our planet Earth to survive this climate change crisis!
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  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Better for global standards on climate change and sustainability goals like Paris Agreement. Clearance of environmental risk due to exploration, mining, and discovery.
  • davidgarcia27 - When applied correctly, this will result in lower long-term costs for the company
  • smithjamess221 - It’s created by experts in sustainability and mining who've spent decades working together.
  • martinezcharles660 - The Boron Initiative is a comprehensive program that provides mining companies with an environmentally neutral, sustainable and profitable way to operate
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  • The role of boron in permanent magnets is an integral part of what makes them so powerful. When it comes to electric vehicles, there are many different types available with varying levels of efficiency but all containing this essential element for producing energy from magnetism.
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  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Borons unique properties make it an instrumental element in the making of high-performance permanent magnets. Find more on “borates today”
  • smithjamess221 - With strong magnetic fields, boron helps in the creation of durable magnets that can hold up against external forces.
  • martinezcharles660 - Boron allows for stronger magnetic fields which are essential when creating permanent magnets.
10/08/21 - 02:47 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron’s use in Solar Panels? Solar panels use a semiconductor material to capture light and convert it into usable energy. Two different types of solar cells are used in these materials: amorphous silicon or thin-film deposition, but both require boron for the conversion process!
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  • smithjamess221 - Boron reduces carbon footprint thus, making our environment greener and cleaner. Borates today has an amazing explanation on this.
  • davidgarcia27 - Research shows that boron is less costly than any other way to increase the efficiency of silicon-based solar cells.
  • andrewjackson6626 - As a research scientist, you no longer need to buy new photovoltaic panels as often because boron extends its lifespan.
  • jenniferramirez3232 - Boron increases energy production by up to 40%. Increases long-term stability of solar cells and ensures they operate at full capacity for years.
10/07/21 - 06:47 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron is an essential mineral that has many functions in both plants and animals. It's possible you've heard of it, but where does this element come from?
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  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Strengthens plant structures so they are less susceptible to wind damage from high winds or cold temperatures during the winter months.
  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - It is an essential mineral as it helps with seed formation, root development, pollen germination, transportation, fruits and flower production etc. Borates today will give you a detailed article on this.
  • jessicaallen33 - Boron is found in soil, root tips, new leaves and buds and it is required at every stage of growth.
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  • In order to have an efficient economy or successful business in any country around the world, reliable sources of electrical power generation must always be available.
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  • George851 - Hydroelectric dams and wind turbines are also the solution for such problems. Visit “borates today” to know every energy source in detail.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Solar panels are the inexpensive and clean renewable source of energy.
  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Establish some nuclear power plants to encourage the use of waste materials along with reducing emission of CO2 gases.
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  • How do you keep your favorite clothes looking new?

    Well, with the Boron stain-fighting power it's possible. A recent study found that boron is an amazing natural remedy for a variety of different problems including keeping colors vibrant and washing machines working at their peak efficiency.
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  • davidgarcia27 - For more than centuries, borates have been used in a variety of household and industrial laundry detergent formulations.
  • jessicaallen33 - Not only clothes, this element is also used to clean metals, glass, sinks, bathtubs, toilets, floors, and machinery etc.
  • Anderson_Mark2248 - Along with this, it act as a biostat that helps controlling bacteria and fungi. Know more about it from "borates today"
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  • Permanent magnets are a great way to improve the performance of wind turbines. The extra force created by these powerful magnets can make it easier on your machine's generator, which will lead in turn increase its power output while decreasing downtime needs for repairs or replacement work!
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  • George851 - Wind turbines is a cost-effective solution to generate clean power. There is an article on "borates today" which explains its pros and cons.
  • martinezcharles660 - Eliminate the need for cooling systems and coils, resulting in a much quieter motor. Electric motors can last 3x as long due to permanent magnets and lack of moving parts.
  • andrewjackson6626 - Electrical powertrain cost is lowered by reducing copper windings. Makes permanent magnets stronger, more efficient, and long-lasting than electromagnets.
10/04/21 - 11:58 PM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • The world of power sources has been a mystery to me.

    I'm not sure how they work or even what exactly are they capable off, but some people say that these efficient units can provide anything from renewable energy like solar panels-to fossil fuel alternatives such as coal plants.
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  • smithjamess221 - Boron is expected to be world largest electricity source by 2035....
  • George851 - It protects the environment, and help prevent climate change.
  • jessicaallen33 - True. Boron is the answer to all your energy needs. And not only this, it is useful in industries, homes, small businesses etc.
09/30/21 - 12:57 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Boron alloys are used to make steels that have high strength and low cost. Boron’s neutron absorption property makes it a great material for use in the nuclear industry, but it's also found in car manufacturing as an added strengthening element like around door frames or reclining seats on cars manufactured by European companies such as VOLKSWAGEN, Mercedes-Benz etc
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  • andrewjackson6626 - Read on borates today that boron steel results in wear protection that help resist deterioration over time.
  • jenniferramirez3232 - Boron is easy to handle, cut, and mold into desired shapes/shapes.
  • davidgarcia27 - Boron steel is highly durable and resistant to cutting.
09/29/21 - 02:37 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • The Earth's climate is changing and it will have devastating effects on human beings. Some people deny the evidence, while others believe we're all doomed unless action is taken quickly to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels today. The truth of this issue can't be ignored any longer; let us work together so our future generations continue living in an inhabitable planet!
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  • George851 - Considerable savings in energy costs.
  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Diversify your products and provide value to potential consumers with our product line Be a part of the sustainability movement across the world.
  • davidgarcia27 - Lower your carbon footprint as a business owner. Boron can be used in place of fossil fuels for power generation or even just be turned into borates which have many uses.
09/29/21 - 12:45 AM Campbell_Carol created a new post.
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  • Are Boron-carbon bacteria alive or are they just organic matter?
    The debate on this subject has been around for some time, but one thing is certain-bacteria do not seem to be living organisms.
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  • George851 - “Borate today” have a lot of article about boron from how it is found to its multiple application in various field like green energy, transportation, foods, fertilizers, detergent, etc.
  • davidgarcia27 - I think it’s an organic matter as boron is one of the most abundant elements on Earth, accounting for about 1% by weight.
  • Kimberly_Adams2320 - Discovering that bacteria cells have boron inside them opens up many questions about life on Earth and whether we are alone, giving us hope of finding intelligent life out there somewhere in the universe.
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