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X-Ray Instrument Helps Settle Interstellar Debate

X-Ray Instrument Helps Settle Interstellar Debate

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For decades, scientists have been debating over a fog of low-energy X-rays that has been observed over the entire sky. An international group of scientists has used a NASA-funded instrument...

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2014-07-28 23:05:15

Company Recognized for Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution Torrance, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Rapiscan Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of security inspection systems, is pleased to announce its selection as the winner of the Best Nuclear/Radiation Detection Solution category in Government Security News (GSN) magazine’s 2014 Airport, Seaport, Border Security Awards. Rapiscan was also a finalist in the Best Cargo, Vehicle or Persons Screening category. The GSN Airport,...

2014-07-28 23:02:23

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) releases a detailed report on emerging trends in centralized Demand Management processes and solutions. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 As the penetration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and other Smart Grid hardware and software tools continues to grow — especially within cooperatives — Generation and Transmission companies (G&Ts) and their member co-ops need to know how these advanced technologies can be leveraged...

2014-07-28 23:00:32

Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center has added the PicoSure FOCUS® lens array for the PicoSure™ laser, making the first and only picosecond (trillionth of a second) laser available to patients for anti-aging treatments with incomparable results. SUMMIT, NJ (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 Ethos Spa Skin and Laser Center now offers the first-of-a-kind anti-aging benefits of the PicoSure® FOCUS lens array at its Summit and Englewood locations. This new, non-invasive treatment leverages the...

2014-07-28 16:26:23

Preliminary Highlights of the Upcoming International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Meeting in Montreal, August 5 - 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 2,500 scientists and experts from around the world will gather next month in Montreal for the largest international meeting of the year devoted to crystallography -- a discipline that draws researchers from fields as far flung as genomics and geology who help solve problems as diverse as designing new...

2014-07-28 16:24:38

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Permanent Magnets Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225708/Global-Permanent-Magnets-Market-2014-2018.html About Permanent MagnetsPermanent magnets are materials which retain their magnetic properties permanently. In other words, they exhibit magnetic properties even if they are removed from a magnetic field. Permanent magnets can be broadly classified into rare...

2014-07-28 08:33:41

TEMPE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices has introduced a new family of multi-line low-capacitance (5pF) transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays that provide board-level circuit protection in applications including wireless and telecommunications equipment, customer premise equipment (CPE), T1/E1, and more. The SMP6LLC05-2P - SMP6LLC12-2P series consist of three TVS array components offered with three varying minimum breakdown voltages. The SMP6LLC05-2P has a...

2014-07-28 08:30:16

SINGAPORE, July 28, 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 that it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment has requested specially designed plates of LFS-3 crystals for testing...

2014-07-27 23:02:17

Second in a Series of Limited Focused Reports, CS &A releases a comprehensive study and analysis for tracking and measuring Real Time Semiconductor Support - Quartz, MEMS, and Compensated CMOS technologies all combine to attack this segment in high volume with good ASP's and good margins... (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 CS &A LLC (Consulting Services & Associates LLC), today announced the release of its newest Market Report Focused in Semiconductor Timing…32 KHz and Real Time...

2014-07-25 12:27:17

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Electro Optical Systems (Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security) Market - Forecasts & Analysis to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global electro optics market is estimated to be $11.76 billion in 2014 and is expected to register a CAGR of 2.98% to reach $14.03 billion by 2020. Electro optics systems are used for a wide range of...

2014-07-25 12:26:31

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Solid-state Laser Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Solid-state lasers contain an active laser medium that is a solid that generally contains glass or crystals doped with rare earth elements. Solid-state lasers are preferred for numerous applications because they are more reliable, efficient, robust, and easier to operate than other...


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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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