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BICEP Detection Of Gravitational Waves Called Into Question

BICEP Detection Of Gravitational Waves Called Into Question As Researchers Discover Potential New Way To Observe Them

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As one team of experts has published a study claiming to have discovered hints of gravitational waves in stars, another has released a new galactic dust map that casts doubts on previous...

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2014-09-23 08:21:10

BorgWarner's Advanced Wet Friction Technology Improves Performance, Fuel Economy and Shift Feel AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BorgWarner (NYSE: BWA) supplies its high-performance wet friction technology for Volkswagen's new hybrid DQ 400e dual-clutch transmission, launching in the 2014 Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 e-tron. The new transmission for hybrid vehicles with transversely mounted engines employs three clutches (a dual-clutch module plus a disconnecting...

2014-09-22 23:02:24

Blast Away Dirt And Static At A Distance With Focussed Beams Of Ionized Air Toronto Ontario (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 Dirt buildup is a problem in many types of production applications, especially where plastic, fiberglass or other materials that have a propensity to develop a static charge are used. Different ionized blow off systems are used depending on the surface shape and particular application. The Nex Flow™ Ion Blaster Beam™ for annular applications (curved surfaces, into...

2014-09-22 20:22:51

From FeRAM to Integrated Passive Devices (IPDs): will MEMS applications be the driver for future growth of thin film PZT? LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The most promising effect of thin film PZT for future aplications would certainly be its piezoelectric effectIn September 2013, EPSON has announced its 2nd generation inkjet technology, PrecisionCore 2nd version (to be released in 2014), introducing for the first time MEMS inkjet heads manufactured with thin film PZT...

2014-09-22 08:32:26

TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices today made available a new family of high-powered surface mount transient voltage suppressors (TVS) for high-voltage spike circuit protection applications that include relay drives, motors (start/stop), module lightning protection and for secondary lightning protection. The SM10KW33A and SM10KW36A TVS components provide 8,500 watts of peak pulse power dissipation for a 10/1000 micro second waveform. The SM10KW33A has a...

2014-09-21 20:20:30

Fokko Pentinga, CEO, to Speak in Opening Session on Monday, September 22, 2014 TEMPE, Ariz., Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that Amtech's solar subsidiary, Tempress Systems, will exhibit at the 29(th) European PV Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2014)...

2014-09-19 23:08:32

HIPOWER SYSTEMS, a manufacturer of power-generation and power distribution equipment in the U.S. and Canada, today announced that Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine has honored its HRNG natural gas generator series with a Bronze Award in the Emergency, On-Site, Standby Power category of its 2014 Product of the Year program. Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year program is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire/life safety, electrical and plumbing...

2014-09-19 08:26:08

The Company Expects to Build and Ship Nine Instrument Systems for Evaluation between Mid-October and Late November. The Company Believes One or More Systems will be Purchased by the Evaluating Laboratories, Impacting Q4 2014 Revenue SOUTH EASTON, Mass., Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) ("PBI" or the "Company") today announced it has received and approved all parts required to build nine high throughput Barozyme HT48 instruments and has begun to...

2014-09-18 23:14:40

ReportsnReports.com adds “Ablation Technologies Market by Product (Radio frequency, Ultrasound, Irreversible Electroporation, Cryotherapy, Microwave), Application (General & Cosmetic Surgery, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics) - Global Forecasts to 2019" global research report to its store. (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 The global ablation technologies market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2014 to 2019. Although mature markets (such as the U.S.,...

quantum mechanics
2014-09-18 02:30:59

Tatiana Arizaga, UC Irvine Chemists further discover that it’s oscillating from one quantum state to another UC Irvine chemists have scored a scientific first: capturing moving images of a single molecule as it vibrates, or “breathes,” and shifts from one quantum state to another. The groundbreaking achievement, led by Ara Apkarian, professor of chemistry, and Eric Potma, associate professor of chemistry, opens a window into the strange realm of quantum mechanics – where...

Future Face Of Molecular Electronics
2014-09-18 03:49:28

By Laurel Hamers, American Institute of Physics Thin layer of picene molecules attached to a silver surface maintain their structure and function, demonstrating potential for electronic applications The emerging field of molecular electronics could take our definition of portable to the next level, enabling the construction of tiny circuits from molecular components. In these highly efficient devices, individual molecules would take on the roles currently played by...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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