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2014-02-17 23:01:25

A University of Maryland physicist and colleagues solve a longstanding biological puzzle. College Park, MD (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 Why does a mouse’s heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant’s, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and animals mature faster than large ones? Why has nature chosen such radically different forms as the loose-limbed beauty of a flowering tree and the...

2014-02-10 08:24:45

FOUR DECADES STRONG - THE LEGENDARY BAND HITS THE ROAD FOR CELEBRATION TOUR IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSAL MUSIC ENTERPRISES RELEASE GEORGE THOROGOOD & THE DESTROYERS ICON CD AND EAGLE ROCK ENTERTAINMENT'S LIVE AT MONTREUX DVD LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- George Thorogood & The Destroyers will be kicking off their 40(th) Anniversary with a 2014 national U.S. and Canadian tour starting February 27. The first leg of the tour will take off in the U.S. from February 27-March...

Small Elliptical Device Could Promote Exercise While Sitting
2014-01-22 13:16:16

Matthew Solovey - Penn State People may be able to keep the weight off by using a compact elliptical device while sitting at a desk or watching TV, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. "Adults in the United States spend more than 11 hours per day sitting while doing things like watching television and working on a computer," said Liza Rovniak, assistant professor of medicine and public health sciences. "Evidence suggests that this sedentary lifestyle has contributed...

2013-12-18 10:45:59

Among 7,000 older women who wore an accelerometer to measure their movement, about two-thirds of their waking time was spent in sedentary behavior, most of which occurred in periods of less than 30 minutes, according to a study appearing in the December 18 issue of JAMA. Recent studies suggest sedentary behavior may be a risk factor for adverse health outcomes. However, few data exist on how this behavior is patterned (e.g., does most sedentary behavior occur in a few long periods or in...

New Evidence Suggests Universal Collapse May Soon Be Upon Us
2013-12-12 15:09:39

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Physicists are now saying the universe may be closer to collapsing than previously believed. Scientists have long predicted the universe could one day collapse, compressing everything contained within, much like a building that can’t contain its own weight. Sooner or later, scientists believe the universe will cause every little particle in it to become extremely heavy, causing all material to squeeze into a small, super-hot and...

2013-10-09 23:02:02

Physicist who worked on nobel winning hadron experiment to discuss the God particle at Maker House. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 Professor Higgs and Professor Englert were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics this week for the confirmation of the Higgs particle (aka the God Particle). But what exactly is that? What does it do? In a way it gives things their mass, but a more appropriate question might be why do things have mass at all? Physicists predicted that the previously undetected particle...

Higgs Boson Dark Energy
2013-08-12 08:44:59

John P. Millis, PhD for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the better part of two decades, the greatest fundamental question facing physics and cosmology has been, quite simply, what is dark energy? Detailed observations of galaxies in our Universe reveal the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. Even after accounting for all of the normal matter, radiation, and even the theorized dark matter out there, there still simply isn't enough "stuff" to explain the dynamics of the...

2013-07-22 23:04:53

New novel aims to get teens interested in science through science fiction and old fashioned adventure. NEW YORK, N. Y. (PRWEB) July 22, 2013 “The Higgs Boson is forgotten,” grumbled author Michael Raymond. “The biggest scientific discovery in a generation, and many people haven’t even heard of it.” CERN, the organization that discovered the Higgs Boson has since moved on to researching dark matter, another substance largely unfamiliar to the public. The author hopes to change...

2013-07-19 23:20:17

By successfully measuring the waveform of a Mass Air Flow Sensor, Oscium's iPad oscilloscope becomes viable alternative for automotive industry. Oklahoma City, OK (PRWEB) July 19, 2013 Oscium’s iMSO-104 oscilloscope is pictured here measuring the waveform of a Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor for General Motors Vortec V8 engine. In modern post 1990’s vehicles, MAF sensors monitor the flow of air through the engine’s intake and provide real time information to the vehicle’s computer...


Latest Mass Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Satellite -- A satellite is an object that orbits another object. With sufficient tangential velocity, the object does not collide with the primary object it orbits, but maintains a distance from that object as the rate at which it falls towards that object is similar to the rate that it travels away, thus the object orbits the primary object and becomes a satellite. In other words: gravitational force serves as the centripetal force needed to make the object circle the primary...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Gravitational Lens -- A gravitational lens is formed when the light from a very distant, bright object (such as a quasar) is "bent" around a massive object (such as a massive galaxy) between the bright object and the viewer. The process is known as gravitational lensing, and was one of the predictions made by Einstein's general relativity. Description In a gravitational lens, the gravity from the massive object bends light as a lens might. As a result, the path of the light from a...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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