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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) inaugurated its new regional air hub near Tampa, Florida, with the arrival of the first freighter flight on Thursday.

The 42-acre air terminal is at Lakeland Linder International Airport, a general aviation airport. Amazon operates a large fulfillment center in Lakeland, which is chock full of distribution centers.

Amazon invested more than $100 million in the 285,000-square-foot air cargo complex, which includes ramp space for seven all-cargo planes, city officials stated last year.

Under the 20-year lease, as reported by local newspaper The Ledger, the e-commerce giant will pay the city $80,000 per month, with three 10-year renewal options and the ability to expand on adjoining land. The state and localities provided Amazon with an incentive package to build in Lakeland.

The first flight originated from Sacramento International Airport. Amazon said the package sort facility will receive several cargo flights per day operated by contractors for its in-house airline, Amazon Air.

“This new location represents Amazon Air’s largest facility in the Southeast and will drive increased investment and commerce in the region and create hundreds of jobs,” said Gov. Ron DeSantis in a statement. 

Amazon has been focused on expanding its network of airports the past couple of years to increase delivery speed for its Prime customers, who are promised one- and two-day shipping options. It is scheduled to open a Western air hub in San Bernardino, California, early next year.  Amazon’s primary air hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is also scheduled to be finished next year.

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VeChain (VET), DNV’s Blockchain Solution Tapped for Aluminium Traceability

VeChain (VET), DNV’s Blockchain Solution Tapped for Aluminium Traceability

VeChain (VET), DNV’s Blockchain Solution Tapped for Aluminium TraceabilityNorwegian firm, Hydro, has adopted the “Tag.Trace.Trust.” traceability blockchain solution co-developed by VeChain (VET) and DNV. Hydro aims to use the distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution to prove to its clients that its aluminum is produced in accordance with sustainable standards, according to a LedgerInsights report on March 3, 2021. Hydro Taps VeChain (VET) DLT

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VeChain (VET), DNV’s Blockchain Solution Tapped for Aluminium Traceability

VeChain (VET), DNV’s Blockchain Solution Tapped for Aluminium TraceabilityNorwegian firm, Hydro, has adopted the “Tag.Trace.Trust.” traceability blockchain solution co-developed by VeChain (VET) and DNV. Hydro aims to use the distributed ledger technology (DLT) solution to prove to its clients that its aluminum is produced in accordance with sustainable standards, according to a LedgerInsights report on March 3, 2021. Hydro Taps VeChain (VET) DLT

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Hannah Testani Named as CEO at Intelligent Audit and Adds to Executive Team

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Intelligent Audit's Board of Directors has appointed Hannah Testani as the company’s new CEO along with new appointments at the executive level. Checkout PrimeXBT
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How New Regulations from the PACT Act Affects the Shipping of Vaping Products

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ProShip takes a closer look at the new regulations from the PACT Act and how they affect the shipping of vaping products. Checkout PrimeXBT
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History and Facts about Argon

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What are the noble gases? The noble gas group consists of the elements helium (He), neon (Ne), argon, (Ar), krypton (Kr), xenon, radon (Rn), and organesson (Og). It is the 18th (7A) group in the periodic table of elements. They are known to be odourless, tasteless, colourless, and non-flammable under standard conditions. They are called noble gases because they are already stable, unlike the other elements in the periodic table. They do not create bonds with other atoms to produce new chemical compounds.

Before, these gases are called rare or inert gases. However, it is also found that some of these elements are very abundant in our universe. Because calling them “rare” or “inert” was misleading, the word “noble” was introduced.

Noble gas: Argon and its history

Argon has an atomic number of 18 and an atomic weight of 39.948 atomic mass unit. About 0.93% of the Earth’s atmosphere is occupied by argon. It is a very abundant gas in the air, next to nitrogen and oxygen. From the production of oxygen and nitrogen, argon gas is produced as a by-product. You can also find small traces of argon in Earth’s crust and ocean waters. Argon is the most abundant and cheapest noble gas. Stable isotopes of argon are argon-36, and argon-38 and argon-40. Argon-36 is created by stars and the most common in the universe while over 99% of argon that occurs naturally on Earth is the argon-40.

Lord Rayleigh, an English chemist, and Sir William Ramsay, a Scottish chemist, discovered the argon gas in 1894. It is derived from the Greek word “argos”, meaning idle. However, before argon was fully discovered, Henry Cavendish, an English chemist and physicist, found a chemically less active substance than nitrogen, which is about 1% proportion of air. Then, Lord Rayleigh tried to isolate nitrogen from the air after a century, but it was not pure nitrogen that he isolated as he thought. He discovered that the element has a higher density than nitrogen. Then finally, in 1894, Sir William Ramsay started working with Lord Rayleigh. They collaborated to isolate this gas. After a series of trials and experiments, they proved that they had discovered a new element: argon.

The chemical reactivity of argon

Fluorine is also an element in the periodic table, considered the most reactive element. A French chemist, Henri Moissan, discovered fluorine in 1886. He was also the one who attempted to produce a reaction between argon and fluorine, but he failed.

According to Niels Bohr in 1913, electrons’ distribution in an atom is arranged in successive shells. In the electron configuration, the ideal number of electrons in the atom’s outermost shell must be eight, hence the octet rule. It is the reason why most atoms need to bond with other atoms, except for noble gases. These gases already have eight electrons in their valence or outer shell, making them the most stable gases.

Although argon is considered inert and already stable, it is also discovered that it can form at least one compound: argon fluorohydride (HArF). Leonid Khriachtchev, Mika Pettersson, Nino Runeberg, Jan Lundell, and Markku Räsänen reported this discovery in August 2000. The said compound is only stable at very low temperatures. If the temperature increases, argon fluorohydride tends to decompose. For this reason, the compound has no use in basic scientific research.

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