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ISS Particle Detector Findings Could Shed New Light On Origins Of Dark Matter

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Thanks to a particle detector module mounted to the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS), researchers from the MIT Laboratory for Nuclear Science and their colleagues have...

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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...

squid color display technology
2014-09-17 03:00:43

Jade Boyd, Rice University The quest to create artificial "squid skin" -- camouflaging metamaterials that can "see" colors and automatically blend into the background -- is one step closer to reality, thanks to a breakthrough color-display technology unveiled this week by Rice University's Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP). The new full-color display technology uses aluminum nanoparticles to create the vivid red, blue and green hues found in today's top-of-the-line LCD televisions and...

energetic pulsar
2014-09-17 08:36:36

Whitney Clavin, Jet Propulsion Laboratory Our Milky Way galaxy is littered with the still-sizzling remains of exploded stars. When the most massive stars explode as supernovas, they don't fade into the night, but sometimes glow ferociously with high-energy gamma rays. What powers these energetic stellar remains? NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR, is helping to untangle the mystery. The observatory's high-energy X-ray eyes were able to peer into a particular site...

2014-09-16 23:09:40

Ultracapacitor market report identifies the drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, burning issues, and industry trends of the overall market. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/supercapacitor-market-37140453.html) (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 According to the new market research report "Ultracapacitor Market by Materials (Electrodes, Electrolyte, and Separators), Products (Consumer, Industrial, Transport, and Others), Applications (Primary, Energy,...

2014-09-16 23:06:25

OSA campaign highlights industry inventions and student-made videos to raise awareness of the role optics and photonics play in advancing innovation and improving our world Washington (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Optical Society (OSA) today announced the winners of its second Enabled by Optics contest. The contest, which is comprised of two tracks—one for companies and one for students—seeks to raise public awareness of the importance of optics and photonics technologies in...

Why Do Batteries Go Bad?
2014-09-16 03:05:46

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers had thought – and that the benefits of slow draining and charging may have been overestimated. The results challenge the prevailing view that "supercharging" batteries is always harder on battery electrodes than charging at slower rates,...

superconducting nanowires
2014-09-16 03:00:52

Laura Ost, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Entanglement is a special feature of the quantum world in which certain properties of individual particles become linked such that...

2014-09-16 08:35:33

Facility Upgrade includes Cleanroom Optics and Waveguide Manufacturing Equipment ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vuzix® Corporation (OTCQB: VUZI), a leading supplier of Video Eyewear and Smart Glasses products in the consumer, commercial and entertainment markets, today announced that it has completed the upgrade to its cleanrooms, tool processing equipment and waveguide manufacturing facility in Rochester, New York....


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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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