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2011-10-14 07:00:00

The benefits of far infrared saunas are becoming known across the country. However, complaints LuxSauna personnel continuously hear from users of other saunas include how the far infrared sauna they purchased just isnât making them sweat, or theyâre not heating up fast enough. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) October 14, 2011 LuxSauna reviews explain the benefit of thinking twice when reading marketing hype. There is a significant amount of marketing hype and Mocked up...

2011-07-25 12:26:45

Boston College researchers' designer material has potential applications for thermophotovoltaics A designer metamaterial has shown it can engineer emitted "blackbody" radiation with an efficiency beyond the natural limits imposed by the material's temperature, a team of researchers led by Boston College physicist Willie Padilla report in the current edition of Physical Review Letters. A "blackbody" object represents a theorized ideal of performance for a material that perfectly absorbs all...

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2010-11-26 07:55:00

Completely new source of light for many applications Physicists from the University of Bonn have developed a completely new source of light, a so-called Bose-Einstein condensate consisting of photons. Until recently, experts had thought this impossible. This method may potentially be suitable for designing novel light sources resembling lasers that work in the x-ray range. Among other applications, they might allow building more powerful computer chips. The scientists are reporting on their...

2009-07-30 11:46:39

A well-established physical law describes the transfer of heat between two objects, but some physicists have long predicted that the law should break down when the objects are very close together. Scientists had never been able to confirm, or measure, this breakdown in practice. For the first time, however, MIT researchers have achieved this feat, and determined that the heat transfer can be 1,000 times greater than the law predicts.The new findings could lead to significant new applications,...

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2009-07-15 07:35:00

Infrared Thermography is a technique that can be employed in the plastic industry for process optimization and quality improvement, as well as in the development of new tools. In the thermoplastic injection process, a large amount of information about the transformation process can be collected by taking thermographic images of the recently injected pieces that are still in the mould or that have just been extracted.Infrared RadiationInfrared rays were discovered in 1800 by Frederick William...

2008-06-17 03:00:15

By Cowen, Ron Scientists propose tests of Copernican principle For all the hand wringing among physicists about the nature of dark energy, the invisible stuff that appears to be revving up the rate of cosmic expansion, a nagging possibility remains. Dark energy could be acosmic mirage - if humans live in a special place in the universe having a peculiar distribution of matter. If Earth and its environs are centered in a vast, billion-light- year-long bubble, relatively free of matter, and...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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