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What Would A Star Wars Laser Bullet Really Look Like

What Would A 'Star Wars' Laser Bullet Really Look Like?

Provided by Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences Action-packed science-fiction movies often feature colorful laser bolts. But what would a real laser missile look like during flight, if we could only make it out?...

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2014-10-24 16:21:56

DUBLIN, October 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t5t5pd/the_global_market) has announced the addition of the "The Global Market For Carbon Nanotubes, Graphene And Other 2-D Nanomaterials " [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/t5t5pd/the_global_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) CNTs and graphene are the strongest, lightest and most...

2014-10-23 23:03:28

Self-lubricating plastic bearings and maintenance-free cable management systems will be on display at the Mississauga Convention Centre, Mississauga, Ontario on October 28th. East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 Celebrating their 50th year of innovating “Motion Plastics,” igus will be displaying their lines of dry-tech® bearings and “the-chain” Energy Chain Systems at the tabletop display of DEX 2014. igus invites engineers and designers to stop by with...

2014-10-23 20:23:19

Conference Call Scheduled for Monday, November 10 LEHI, Utah, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR) announced today that it plans to report financial results for the third quarter 2014 after the U.S. financial markets close on Monday, November 10, 2014. The company will host a conference call and simultaneous audio-only webcast at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss its financial results for the quarter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130806/LA59260LOGO To...

2014-10-23 08:39:17

PLYMOUTH, Mich. and HAMBURG, Germany, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: RSTI), one of the world's leading developers and manufacturers of laser sources and laser-based solutions, confirmed today that its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2014 results for the period ended September 30, 2014, will be released on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Chief Executive Officer, Gunther Braun, and Chief Financial Officer, Ingrid Mittelstadt, will host a conference...

2014-10-22 12:23:03

DALLAS, October 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report,"Photometer and Calorimeter Market by Type (Portable Photometer, Flame Photometer, Bomb Calorimeter, Reaction Calorimeter, & Other Photometers & Calorimeters ), Application(Biomedical, Research, Process Industries, & Others), and Geography - Global Forecast to 2013 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the total value of photometer market is expected to reach $162.53 Million at an...

2014-10-22 12:20:57

TROY, Mich., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For the fifth time in six years, Schaeffler - a leading global manufacturer of high-precision automotive products and systems for engines, transmissions and chassis applications - was named as a finalist for the 2015 Automotive News PACE Award. The global automotive supplier's LuK torque converter with piston back pressure compensation was named a finalist in the product category. The awards honor supplier innovation in product, manufacturing...

2014-10-22 08:40:25

ZUG, Switzerland, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Adlyte Inc., a developer of high-brightness extreme light sources for advanced semiconductor inspection and metrology applications, today announced it has reached a key performance benchmark for its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source for high-volume manufacturing (HVM)-readiness. Adlyte has demonstrated that its EUV light source has maintained clean operation after intermediate focus while running for hundreds of hours replicating...

2014-10-22 08:32:37

SINGAPORE, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced today announced the recent publication by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of two new strategic patents covering more advanced variants of its flagship lutetium-based LFS scintillation crystals and solid-state MAPD photo-detector arrays. The compositions and...

2014-10-21 23:12:43

Allura Skin, Laser, & Wellness Clinic announced that a new skin laser treatment is coming to their Northern Colorado medical spa which can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and superficial skin discolorations. Over the course of a short treatment protocol, the sublative laser directs radiofrequency (RF) energy to the skin, accelerating healing and encouraging the growth of new collagen and healthy skin cells. Fort Collins, CO (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Northern Colorado’s Allura Skin,...

2014-10-21 23:05:29

Pamela Fleming, Executive Vice President, The Institute for Basic Research, Florida, announces that "The recently observed 'Red Moon' establishes the lack of expansion of the universe because the Moon sees Sunlight redshifted while passing through Earth's atmosphere without relative motion. This is evidence that, light reaching us from galaxies is redshifted without the expansion of the universe due to the replacement of Earth's atmosphere with intergalactic...


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Nuclear Fallout
2013-04-01 10:26:30

Nuclear fallout, or just simply fallout, known also as Black Rain, is the residual radioactive material that is propelled into the upper atmosphere after a nuclear black or a nuclear reaction that is conducted in an unshielded facility. It is so called because it "fall out" of the sky after the explosion and the shock wave have passed. It most commonly refers to the radioactive dust and ash that is created when a nuclear weapon explodes, but such dust can also come from a damaged nuclear...

Cosmology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Hubble Extreme Deep Field (XDF) was completed in September 2012 and shows the farthest galaxies ever photographed by humans. Each speck of light in the photo is an individual galaxy, some of them as old as 13.2 billion years; the observable universe is estimated to contain more than 200 billion galaxies. Credit: NASA/Wikipedia What is Cosmology? I once commented to an acquaintance that I was fascinated by the field of Cosmology, and mused that if I had more time, I...

Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: NGC 4414, a typical spiral galaxy in the constellation Coma Berenices, is about 56,000 light-years in diameter and approximately 60 million light-years distant. Credit: NASA/ESA/Wikipedia What is Astrophysics? For much of the modern age the term Astrophysics has been used synonymously with Astronomy. This interchange is so common that many textbooks even offer the two as having the same meaning. However, from a strictly historical perspective there are differences...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

How Solar Cycles Impact Our Weather Here On Earth
2013-01-13 09:10:34

Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...

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ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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