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2013-02-15 23:02:40

Research and Markets announces the addition of "Cryogenic Equipment Market, by Industry Application, Cryogenic (Low Temperature) Liquid, & Product Type (Tank, Valve, Vaporizer & Pump) - Global Trends & Forecasts up to 2017" to its catalogue. (PRWEB) February 15, 2013 Cryogenic equipments are specially made equipments to handle liquefied gases. Liquefied gases are kept at very low temperature to maintain them in liquid state. The temperature required is below -150°C and known...

The Kilogram Has Been Putting On Weight
2013-01-07 10:20:51

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When getting on the bathroom scale after feasting at all the holiday parties, most of us have come to expect a larger number than usual — but scientists from University of Newcastle say that the kilogram itself has been bulking up over the years. The original weight standard for the kilogram (about 2.1 lbs.) is known as the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), and the British researchers say the series of platinum-based...

2012-05-15 21:16:24

Kansas State University physicists and an international team of collaborators have made a breakthrough that improves understanding of matter-light interactions. Their research allows double ionization events to be observed at the time scale of attoseconds, which are one-billionth of a billionth of a second. The physicists have also shown that these ionization events occur earlier than thought -- a key factor to improving knowledge of correlated electron dynamics, which involve two...

2012-01-05 14:32:24

This will help geologists temporally dissect Earth's history more faithfully New research by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) and the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC) will improve the accuracy of estimates of the time of geological events. The work centers on the calibration of one of the world's slowest clocks, known as the 'argon-argon clock'. The 'argon-argon clock' works by measuring the ratio of the amount of radioactive potassium in a sample of...

Scientists Find New Way To Determine When Water Was Present On Mars And Earth
2011-10-20 07:50:11

The discovery of the mineral jarosite in rocks analyzed by the Mars Rover, Opportunity, on the Martian surface had special meaning for a team of Syracuse University scientists who study the mineral here on Earth. Jarosite can only form in the presence of water. Its presence on Mars means that water had to exist at some point in the past. The trick is in figuring out if jarosite can be used as a proxy for determining when, and under what conditions, water was present on the planet. The SU...


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