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2013-07-12 23:35:54

JULABO introduces a novel accessory for the new PRESTO product line: VFCpro for flow measurement and control of bath fluids. VFCpro presents an economic alternative to expensive reaction calorimetry systems. (PRWEB) July 11, 2013 JULABO launches a revolutionary accessory for the new PRESTO highly dynamic temperature control systems. With the VFCpro the PRESTO can measure and control fluid flow within a loop circuit. This capability opens completely new application possibilities for...

2013-07-11 12:26:21

Scientists at the UK's National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have performed the most accurate measurement yet of the Boltzmann constant. While the impact of such an achievement is not immediately obvious, the measurement could revolutionize the way we define temperature, replacing the standard method that has been used for over 50 years. The new measurement is 1.380 651 56 (98) × 10−23 J K−1, where the (98) shows the uncertainty in the last...

2013-07-08 14:20:42

Boron arsenide may be of potential interest for cooling applications An unlikely material, cubic boron arsenide, could deliver an extraordinarily high thermal conductivity – on par with the industry standard set by costly diamond – researchers report in the current issue of the journal Physical Review Letters. The discovery that the chemical compound of boron and arsenic could rival diamond, the best-known thermal conductor, surprised the team of...

2013-05-28 11:32:27

New material a boon for use in electronics and thin films In a move that would make the Alchemists of King Arthur's time green with envy, scientists have unraveled the formula for turning liquid cement into liquid metal. This makes cement a semi-conductor and opens up its use in the profitable consumer electronics marketplace for thin films, protective coatings, and computer chips. "This new material has lots of applications including as thin-film resistors used in liquid-crystal...

2013-05-14 23:33:33

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living will have a magnetic bracelet for pain relief at Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee May 16-19. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Pain Free Living web: SuperiorMagnetics.com, a leader in innovative pain relief products, is excited to be at the Calaveras Jumping Frog Jubilee May 16-19 with magnetic bracelets for pain relief. Pain Free Living offers a pain relief demonstration taking only seconds. Superior Magnetics developed two lines of magnetic...


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