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Not only do they come from myriad sources—asphalt is a big one, but paints and other products also release the precursor compounds to pollutants—but the chemical reactions that create these secondary compounds are also complex.City pavement is a big source of air pollution|Ula Chrobak|September 3, 2020|Popular-Science
Continuously monitoring these types of carbon dioxide emissions in the Apennines and other seismically active regions, such as California and Japan, could reveal whether uprising gas is a precursor or product of quakes, he says.Carbon dioxide from Earth’s mantle may trigger some Italian earthquakes|Maria Temming|August 26, 2020|Science News
SAC is also working on ways to verify the self-reported data behind the scores, as a precursor to making some of the data public next year.A greener and more compassionate apparel industry|Tate Ryan-Mosley|August 19, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Monkeys’ greater difficulty learning recursive sequences, relative to people, fits a scenario in which “this ability is evolutionarily ancient and could have been a precursor to the development of human grammar,” Ferrigno says.Monkeys may share a key grammar-related skill with humans|Bruce Bower|June 26, 2020|Science News
Preserving some of the stylized features of its heavy precursor, the lighter Chalcidian helmet was also imbued with practical design upgrades that allowed its wearer to have better hearing and relatively unimpeded vision.Know Your Ancient Greek Helmets: From Attic to Phrygian|Dattatreya Mandal|May 19, 2020|Realm of History
That convention, though poorly attended, was the precursor to the Constitutional Convention.Washington’s Wheeler-Dealer Patriotism|William O’Connor|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Postol and Lloyd were skeptical; hexamine is a common precursor chemical for military-grade explosives.The Kardashian Look-Alike Trolling for Assad|Noah Shachtman, Michael Kennedy|October 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It includes a quote from Ehud Olmert, the interim Prime Minister of Israel in 2003, as a precursor to gameplay.‘Bomb Gaza’ Game Maker: ‘F**k Them All’|Gideon Resnick|August 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The clearest precursor of this scenario was Helios Airways Flight 522 flying from Cyprus to Athens in August 2005.The Flight 370 Zombie Theory Rises From the Dead|Clive Irving|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Previous drugs targeting amyloid precursor protein, or APP, have failed.Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice|Elizabeth Lopatto|May 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But this by no means exhausts the benefits derived from it, draining being merely the precursor of further improvement.Elements of Agricultural Chemistry|Thomas Anderson
At the moment when they disappeared in the forest, the owl uttered its matutinal cry, the precursor of sunrise.The Border Rifles|Gustave Aimard
For this purpose, he said, the "Precursor Society" had been established, and was now in progress of enrolment.
There was still, however, an under-current of agitation: in fact, the late event was but the precursor to a more furious storm.
Mr. O'Connell was indefatigable in stirring up his Precursor Society and other similar machines of agitation.