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2014-08-21 12:29:17

20 Gigabytes of data produced per second to be shared with more than 2,000 scientists worldwide ARMONK, N.Y. and HAMBURG, Germany, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it is collaborating with Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), a leading national research center in Germany, to speed up management and storage of massive volumes of x-ray data. The planned Big Data and Analytics architecture based on IBM software defined technology can handle more than...

Scientists Spin Cellulose Fibers That Are Stronger Than Steel
2014-06-02 12:24:56

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process. The new method is reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications. "Our filaments are stronger than both aluminium and steel per...

nanoparticle growth
2014-03-30 06:06:44

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) Analysis allows tailoring materials for switchable windows and solar cells With DESY’s X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar...

Shadows Of Petra Awaken Its Astronomical Orientation
2014-03-05 13:20:32

SINC During the winter solstice, the sun is filtered into the Monastery at Petra, Jordan, illuminating the podium of a deity. Just at this moment, the silhouette of the mountain opposite draws the head of a lion, a sacred animal. These are examples from a study where researchers from Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias and CSIC (Spain) showed how celestial events influenced the orientation of the great constructions of the Nabataeans. The movement of the Sun in the skies of Petra...

Signs Of Ancient Terrace Farming Uncovered In Petra
2013-01-03 08:45:29

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A multinational archaeology team is providing new insights into successful and extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient city of Petra, which is located in modern Jordan. Professor Susan Alcock of the Brown University Petra Archaeological Project (BUPAP) leads the dig. Christian Cloke, doctoral student in the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati, used a variety of tools and...

2013-01-03 05:02:25

Model Citizen Petra Nemcova makes her home in New York while helping others all over the world. New York, NY (PRWEB) January 02, 2013 In the new issue of Haute Living New York, we talk with supermodel Petra Nemcova, who, after narrowly escaping death during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, founded the Happy Hearts Fund, a non-profit foundation dedicated to rebuilding schools and communities following natural disasters. “In situations like that you find inner strength that you never...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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