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2010-10-14 15:09:59

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the German national metrology institute have used NIST's miniature atom-based magnetic sensor to successfully track a human heartbeat, confirming the device's potential for biomedical applications. Described in Applied Physics Letters,* the study is the first to be performed under conditions resembling a clinical setting with the NIST mini-sensors, which until now have been operated mostly in physics laboratories....

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2010-09-27 10:22:38

The Cassini spacecraft has made the first observations from within the radio aurora of another planet than Earth. The measurements, which were taken when the spacecraft flew through an active auroral region in 2008, show some similarities and some contrasts between the radio auroral emissions generated at Saturn and those at Earth.  Results were presented last week by Dr Laurent Lamy at the European Planetary Science Congress in Rome, and recently published in Geophysical Research...

2010-09-16 21:04:52

How to build a better magnetometer Magnetometers come in many shapes and sizes "“ an ordinary hand-held compass is the simplest "“ but alkali-vapor magnetometers are extrasensitive devices that measure magnetic fields using light and atoms. They can detect archaeological remains and mineral deposits underground by their faint magnetic signatures, among a host of other scientific applications. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...

2010-04-14 05:00:00

FOX ISLAND, Wash., April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hawk Exploration, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BHWX) announced today its wholly owned subsidiary, Golden Black Hawk, released results of the ground magnetic survey analysis and GIS database. Well known mineral trends were found in the results, which further substantiate the need for additional gold exploration. Kevin Murphy, CEO of Black Hawk Exploration, stated, "We are highly encouraged by the findings and look forward to reporting...

2010-02-23 14:38:21

Iron containing short nerve branches in the upper beak of birds may serve as a magnetometer to measure the vector of the Earth magnetic field (intensity and inclination) and not only as a magnetic compass, which shows the direction of the magnetic field lines. Already several years ago, the Frankfurt neurobiologists Dr.Gerta Fleissner and her husband Prof. Dr. Gnther Fleissner have discovered these structures in homing pigeons and have, in close cooperation with the experimental physicist...

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2010-01-28 13:17:23

An innovative cardiac scanner will dramatically improve the process of diagnosing heart conditions. The portable magnetometer* is being developed at the University of Leeds, with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) playing a key role. Due to its unprecedented sensitivity to magnetic fluctuations the device will be able to detect a number of conditions, including heart problems in fetuses, earlier than currently available diagnostic techniques such as...

2010-01-07 18:06:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today a three-axis digital compass circuit that enables directional pointing and location features in consumer electronics including handheld devices, gaming, and personal navigation systems. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) The Honeywell HMC5883 chip-scale three-axis compass integrated circuit delivers up to 1 degree heading accuracy from a small 3 x...

2010-01-05 09:21:00

GENEVA, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the leading supplier of MEMS for consumer and portable applications(1), has integrated a 3-axis digital accelerometer with a 3-axis digital magnetic sensor in a single module. The digital compass module combines high accuracy with small form factor and low power consumption at a competitive cost, meeting the growing market demand for advanced navigation capabilities and emerging smart location-based services. ST's...

2009-12-11 19:14:35

Joint project between PTB and its US counterpart NIST might advance simple and cost effective diagnostical methods The "magnetically best shielded room on earth" has the size of an apartment block and is located on the site of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Institute Berlin. Magnetic fields such as that of the earth are kept out here as effective as nowhere else. Such ideal conditions allow to measure the tiny magnetic fields of, e.g., the human heart. This was the...

2008-11-10 18:00:16

VANCOUVER, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Kingsman Resources Inc. (TSXv: KSM) ("Kingsman") is pleased to announce the results of soil geochemical and geophysical (Magnetometer, Induced Polarization) surveys on its Luxor Molybdenum Property, located north of the town of Barriere and approximately 80 kilometers north of Kamloops, in south-central B.C. The soil geochemical work has outlined two sub-parallel north-south striking Mo-in-soil anomalies which are greater than one kilometer long...


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2009-07-10 12:54:52

Cesium (or Caesium) is a chemical element with the symbol Cs and atomic number 55. Caesium is a soft alkali metal that is silvery-gold. It melts and liquefies at 83 degrees Fahrenheit and is one of only five metals that are liquid close to room temperature. Caesium is a metal that is most widely known for its use in atomic clocks. Cesium comes from the Latin word caesius meaning "˜bluish-gray'. It was discovered in 1860 by Robert Bunsen and Gustav Kirchhoff in Durkheim, Germany in mineral...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.