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Rapid Plasma Rotation May Be Key To Softening The Blow Of Powerful Plasma Disruptions
2013-11-13 11:25:56

American Physical Society In the quest for fusion energy on earth, researchers use magnetic fields to insulate hot plasma from the walls of the chamber to maintain the reaction and prevent damage to interior surfaces. In the tokamak, a leading contender to achieve a sustained fusion burn, electrical currents flowing in the plasma inside the doughnut-shaped vacuum chamber can become unstable if the plasma current or pressure gets too high or the control system breaks, leading to a sudden...

Apple To Open Arizona Plant To Produce Sapphire Components
2013-11-05 09:49:59

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Apple will be expanding its American manufacturing to Mesa, Arizona, where it will produce sapphire components for its exclusive line of products. According to GT Advanced Technologies Inc. (GTAT), Apple had penned a deal to pay it $578 million to supply equipment for the production of high quality sapphire materials for its iPhones and other devices. Sapphire is already used to cover the camera lens and TouchID sensors in the...

Ancient Climate Change Evidence From Fossilized Plankton
2013-10-26 05:41:11

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Climate change dating as far back as hundreds of million years ago was recorded in the shells of ancient oceanic plankton, according to new research published in the journal Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters. Typically, scientists analyze polar ice in search of information about the planet’s temperature and atmosphere, but the oldest Antarctic ice core records only date back to approximately 800,000 years ago. In the new...

2013-10-23 23:27:27

With colored gemstones’ popularity on the rise, jewelry lovers look for the right shades to finish the year in style. New York, New York (PRWEB) October 23, 2013 Since Pantone’s selection of emerald for Color of the Year in 2013, fashion enthusiasts have enjoyed the color’s namesake gemstone, but the announcement of nine seasonal colors introduces an array of new hues for jewelry lovers to mix and match this fall and winter. Earlier this year, Bizmology reported an increase in...

2013-10-22 23:34:28

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Future of China Pet Care Packaging to 2017. London (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Product Synopsis The Future of China Pet Care Packaging to 2017 is a data only report providing extensive and highly detailed time series consumption data on primary and outer packaging in the market. The report provides in-depth quantitative data on retail pet care packaging, covering key segmentations such as pack material and type, closure...

2013-10-17 23:32:02

The global market for industrial lasers was valued at $2.4 billion in 2012 and is expected to reach $2.6 billion in 2013. BCC Research projects the market to grow to $3.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8% from 2013 to 2018. Wellesley, MA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 According to a new technical market research report, Lasers for Industrial Applications: Global Markets from BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com), the global market for...

2013-10-17 23:28:01

MarketResearchReports.Biz announces addition of new report “Global Commercial Aircraft Landing Gears Market 2012 - 2016” to its database Visit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/global-commercial-aircraft-landing-gears-market-2012-2016 Albany, NY (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 Global Commercial Aircraft Landing Gears Market 2012 - 2016 TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Commercial Aircraft Landing Gears market to grow at a CAGR of 5.15 percent over the period...


Latest Optical materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:59:32

he mineral calcite is a calcium carbonate corresponding to the formula CaCO3 and is one of the most widely distributed minerals on the Earth's surface. It is a common constituent of sedimentary rocks, limestone in particular. It is also the primary mineral in metamorphic marble. It also occurs as a vein mineral in deposits from hot springs, and also occurs in caverns as stalactites and stalagmites. Calcite is often the primary constituent of the shells of marine organisms (e.g. plankton,...

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2005-05-26 10:53:59

Germanium is a chemical element in the periodic table that has the symbol Ge and atomic number 32. This is a lustrous, hard, silver-white, metalloid that is chemically similar to tin. Germanium forms a large number of organometallic compounds and is an important semiconductor material used in transistors. Notable characteristics Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, it is important to note that...

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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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