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Emphasizing the contribution of UPRM chemists’

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The University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez (UPRM) announced ExpoChem 2006, a conference held every 10 years to educate the population about the contributions of the Department of Chemistry of UPRM. The event will be celebrated on November 9-11, 2006 in Rafael Mangual Coliseum of UPRM, and will count with the presence of a Nobel prize and exhibitions of over 90 industries.

Hatchery in the middle of the city

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Students from the Environmental Sciences Laboratory in the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico are in charge of keeping aquaponic project. This projects aims to grow plants using organic fertilizers from the tilapia fish manure, and at the same time, the plants will serve as a filter so that those fertilizers do not concentrate in the water, harming the fishes.

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Oxygen: A Molecule for Life and Death

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Our atmosphere is made up of 20% oxygen. In celebration of the International Year of Chemistry, the author, a graduate student at UPR Mayaguez, explains why this molecule is exotic, vital for life, and deadly. [To see the original article or ask for reprints or permission for use, please contact El Nuevo Día]

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