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2009-11-19 09:40:50

A recent experiment at the Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has found that a proton's nearest neighbors in the nucleus of the atom may modify the proton's internal structure. The result was published in the November 13 issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. When comparing large nuclei to small nuclei, past measurements have shown a clear difference in how the proton's constituent particles, called quarks, are distributed. This difference is called...

2009-09-09 16:42:00

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Agility, a leading global provider of integrated logistics solutions, has been awarded a major new contact in Qatar by RasGas, the country's premier liquefied natural gas (LNG) enterprise. The scope of the multi-million dollar contract comprises global freight forwarding, transportation and customs clearance for a period of four years, both locally and around the world. Commenting on behalf of Agility, Elias Monem, CEO Middle East and North Africa,...

2009-09-09 08:10:00

SILICON VALLEY, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AlumiFuel Power Inc.,(API) is a next generation Alternative Energy Company, Backed by Industry Veterans and Managed by a superb cadre of executives with proven track record. AlumiFuel (OTC Bulletin Board: AFPW) is an applications driven organization which has spent millions of man hours and millions of Dollars to develop and commercialize this unique patented technology. The company's technology has attracted interest from many companies...

2009-09-08 15:45:00

NASA has selected five companies to provide liquid and gaseous helium for 17 agency locations, including centers and facilities. This new fixed-price requirements contract with economic price adjustment is for the acquisition of approximately 12.5 million liters of liquid helium and 235.7 million standard cubic feet of gaseous helium during a five-year period of performance starting Oct. 1. It has a maximum potential value of approximately $56.5 million. The awardees are: * Air Products and...

2009-07-28 09:00:00

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) today announced that its subsidiary in Taiwan, Air Products San Fu Co. Ltd., has signed a long-term contract with Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO), the world's fourth largest TFT-LCD supplier, to provide nitrogen and bulk gases to their Fab 6 located in Tree Valley Science and Industry Park (TVSIP), Tainan, Taiwan. Air Products San Fu has installed an air separation unit next to CMO Fab 6 to provide on-site...

2009-07-02 08:00:00

HOUSTON, July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Enhanced Oil Resources Inc. (TSX-V: EOR) today provides the following update on the previously announced joint venture opportunity at the St Johns Helium and CO2 Field in Arizona and New Mexico. As previously reported the Company engaged Tristone Capital in March 2009 to advise and assist the Company in the pursuit for potential joint venture partners to further develop the Company's interests in the St. Johns Helium and CO2 Field in Arizona and New...

2009-05-07 11:35:00

DALLAS, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based midstream natural gas company, IACX Energy, has commenced operations and sales on what is believed to be the world's smallest, mobile, economically viable helium purification plant for natural gas applications. The plant is located near the community of Otis, Kansas (center of the state), and it is being operated in unison with three IACX nitrogen rejection units (3 MMcf/d -of total inlet capacity). Presently, the plant is polishing approximately...

2009-05-05 10:05:15

The U.S. space agency says its Spitzer Space Telescope is about to use the last of the coolant that has chilled it for the past 5 1/2 years. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration observatory is predicted to run out of the liquid helium that has kept its infrared detectors at prime operating temperatures of just a few degrees above absolute zero. The helium is expected to be exhausted this month. The spacecraft is in orbit around the sun more than 62 million miles behind Earth....

2009-04-28 13:55:24

The European Space Agency says it has set the liftoff date for its twin satellites, Herschel and Planck, from Europe's spaceport in French Guiana. The ESA said additional checks on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher have been completed, allowing Arianespace and ESA to schedule the launch for May 14. Herschel and Planck have already been fueled with hydrazine. Planck's three-stage active cryogenic cooler, needed to keep its instruments at extremely low temperatures, has been filled with helium-3 and...

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2009-04-28 06:55:00

Now that additional checks on the Ariane 5 ECA launcher have been completed, Arianespace and ESA have set the launch date of Herschel and Planck for Thursday May 14. In the meantime, the preparation of the two satellites for launch continues flawlessly at Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana. Herschel and Planck have already been fuelled with hydrazine. Planck's three-stage active cryogenic cooler, needed to keep the instruments at extremely cold temperatures, has been filled with helium-3 and...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Solar Radiation -- Solar radiation is radiant energy emitted by the sun due to nuclear fusion reactions. Fusion is the process whereby stars produce huge quantities of energy from the fusion of hydrogen or helium, in one of the most efficient processes of energy generation. The radiation referred to is usually electromagnetic energy, particularly infrared radiation, visible light, and ultraviolet. Some stars are known to emit radiation of other wavelengths. Solar neutrinos are a...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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