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2014-09-30 08:39:07

- Conference call to be held at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time - REHOVOT, Israel, September 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Measuring Instruments (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, today announced that it will release its results for the third quarter of 2014 before the market opens on October 29, 2014. Mr. Eitan Oppenhaim, President and Chief Executive Officer and...

2014-09-16 08:35:16

Competitive Selection Process and Subsequent Win Driven by Nova's Superior FinFET Metrology Solution REHOVOT, Israel, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova Measuring Instruments (Nasdaq: NVMI), a leading innovator and a key provider of optical metrology solutions for advanced process control used in semiconductor manufacturing, announced today that a leading logic manufacturer selected Nova's Optical CD metrology solution to support the development and future manufacturing of...

2014-09-15 08:35:09

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nova LifeStyle, Inc. (NASDAQ-GM: NVFY), a U.S.-based fast growing, innovative designer, manufacturer and distributor of modern LifeStyle furniture, today announced a more than 200% increase in online sales for the months of July and August. This upward sales trend, as compared with the first and second quarters of this year, was achieved partly through the sale of its furniture brand Wo Zhi Bao, sold exclusively in China via the online...

2014-09-12 08:26:44

PLYMOUTH, Mich. and HAMBURG, Germany, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: RSTI), one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of high-performance laser beam sources and laser-based solutions, today announced that Chief Executive Officer, Gunther Braun, will participate in the 5(th) Annual Credit Suisse Small & Mid Cap Conference to be held in New York, NY, on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The Company's most recent investor presentation...

2014-09-11 23:12:26

NOVA Pride affirms that all are welcome. Join NOVA Pride for the first Interfaith Service at the Metropolitan Community Church of Northern Virginia (10383 Democracy Lane, Fairfax, VA 22030) on Thursday, October 2, at 7:00pm for the Service. Reception immediately following. McLean, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The NOVA Pride Interfaith Service is a gathering representatives of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender religious and spiritual communities in the Northern Virginia area....

supernova 1993J
2014-09-10 04:07:05

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online After two decades of searching, astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have discovered a companion star to a rare type of supernova — confirming a long-held belief that supernova SN 1993J occurred inside of a binary system. A binary system involves two stars interacting with each other, and in this case, causing a cosmic explosion. "This is like a crime scene, and we finally identified the robber," said Alex Filippenko,...

2014-08-30 07:29:17

European Space Agency Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactive elements created in one of these explosions was captured for the first time. The explosions in question are known as Type Ia supernovae, long suspected to be the result of a white dwarf star blowing up because of a...

2014-08-25 16:21:09

CALGARY, 25 Aug. 2014 /CNW/ - The National Energy Board (NEB or the Board) is making available $200,000 under its Participant Funding Program (PFP) to assist interested persons to participate in the regulatory process of the proposed NOVA GAS Transmission Limited (NGTL) Merrick Mainline Project (Project). A higher amount may be considered once applications for funding are received. NGTL filed a project description on 4 June 2014, informing the Board that an application seeking approval to...

Galaxy M82 supernova
2014-08-25 05:54:02

University of Manchester New research by a team of UK and European-based astronomers is helping to solve the mystery of what caused a spectacular supernova in a galaxy 11 million light years away, seen earlier this year. The supernova, a giant explosion of a star and the closest one to the Earth in decades, was discovered earlier this year by chance at the University of London Observatory. These phenomena are extremely important to study because they provide key information about our...

2014-08-22 23:08:12

Northern Virginia Pride (NOVA Pride) is proud to team up with RedRocks Pizzeria in Arlington (2501 Columbia Pike, Penrose Square, Arlington, VA 22204) for “Pride on the Rocks”, featuring “Pride CockTails” and locally-brewed beer specials on the first Thursday of every month, beginning September 4, 2014. McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 RedRocks will welcome LGBTQ and allies to their Arlington location with no cover, drink specials from 7pm-1:30am, and a classic and upscale...

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2004-10-19 04:45:42

Nova -- A nova is an enormous nuclear explosion caused by the accretion of hydrogen onto the surface of a white dwarf star. When a white dwarf has a close companion star, the companion will often begin to have its outer atmosphere drawn away from it by the white dwarf's gravity as the companion star ages and expands into a red giant. The gases so captured consist primarily of hydrogen and helium, the two principle constituents of matter in the universe. The gases are compacted on the...

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