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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...

2013-05-14 23:28:21

Television program recognizes Reell's leadership in small package motion control. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) May 14, 2013 Reell Precision Manufacturing, a world leader in small package position control, is proud to have been featured as the premier motion control provider on the television program "The World's Greatest". The program, which airs weekly on the Ion Television Network, showcases companies that are considered to be the best in their field. Reell was selected for its excellence in...

Researchers Find Earth Center Is 1800 Degrees Hotter Than Thought
2013-04-26 09:04:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The temperature near the Earth's core is approximately 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit [1] a team of scientists has determined. This is 1,800 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment conducted 20 years prior. The new measurements confirm geophysical models that the temperature difference between the solid core and the mantle above must be at least 1,500 degrees F to explain why the Earth has a magnetic field. The team was even able to...

How We Perceive Movement Through Space And Time Is Directly Connected
2013-03-13 21:50:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online From time immemorial, humans have grappled to understand the slippery notion of time, often drawing on familiar metaphors of physical motion such as “time flies” or “time marches on.” When Einstein published his paper on special relativity in 1905, he forever fused the notions of space and time into a single, mind-boggling, yet mathematically elegant, concept known as spacetime. Now, new research on the human...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'