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2014-07-01 12:29:05

WESTMINSTER, Colo., July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Axion Health celebrates its 10-year anniversary as a leading source of Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) management software. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131126/LA24175LOGO Axion Health's remarkable history as an OHS software provider began a decade ago when it partnered with the Department of Energy to provide medical surveillance solutions for active and retired DoE employees. Today, Axion Health works with a...

How Plastic Solar Panels Work
2014-07-01 03:15:11

University of Montreal Findings open the way to greater efficiencies and use This news release is available in French. Scientists don't fully understand how 'plastic' solar panels work, which complicates the improvement of their cost efficiency, thereby blocking the wider use of the technology. However, researchers at the University of Montreal, the Science and Technology Facilities Council, Imperial College London and the University of Cyprus have determined how light beams excite...

2014-07-01 11:41:41

Stanford School of Engineering Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures; this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a cell phone to be woven into a shirt Do not fold, spindle or mutilate. Those instructions were once printed on punch cards that fed data to mainframe computers. Today's smart phones process more data, but they still weren't built for being shoved into back...

2014-07-01 10:05:14

Seismological Society of America Natural earthquakes and nuclear explosions produce seismic waves that register on seismic monitoring networks around the globe, allowing the scientific community to pinpoint the location of the events. In order to distinguish seismic waves produced by a variety of activities – from traffic to mining to explosions – scientists study the seismic waves generated by as many types of events as possible. In August 2012, the emergence of a very large...

2014-07-01 08:32:26

PARIS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amplitude (Amplitude Technologies and Amplitude Systemes) an innovative leader in the science, design, and manufacturing of high performance laser systems, and Continuum Lasers, a leading supplier of a full line of laser products for scientific, industrial, and commercial applications, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Continuum by Amplitude from its current owner GSI Group....

2014-07-01 08:24:23

HOUSTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virtus Oil and Gas Corporation (OTCBB: VOIL) ("Virtus" or the "Company") today announced it has entered into an agreement with Seismic Exchange, Inc. (SEI) to purchase approximately 30,360 acres (47.438 miles(2)) of 2D seismic data, enabling the Company to initiate phase one of its exploration program. 2D Seismic Data Acquisition Virtus signed a Master License Agreement and a Seismic License Agreement with SEI for the acquisition of 2D seismic...

2014-06-30 23:15:39

Shane Michaels releases a review of Quantum Jumping, one of the most powerful mind development programs available today developed by Burt Goldman. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Quantum Jumping, a meditation and visualization technique developed by Burt Goldman that has become one of the most powerful mind power development programs available today, helping more than 40,000 people worldwide improve their mental state has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an...

2014-06-30 23:01:09

The surge in oil and gas exploration and the resulting boost in the distribution of refined petroleum fuels is benefiting the positive displacement flowmeter market. Their large installed base also insures a long life for positive displacement meters. Wakefield, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The positive displacement flowmeter market is projected to remain above $400 million worldwide through 2016, according to a recent Flow Research study. Positive displacement flowmeter revenues...

2014-06-30 23:00:47

As the demand for quality RF Power supplies increase, Comdel, Inc. responds with new RF power supply products designed for volume manufacturing while retaining customization options, a broad range of frequencies and a smaller, lighter design. Gloucester, MA (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Comdel, Inc., a leader in RF power supplies and DC generators, has incorporated 20 years of expertise with the CX Series into the CB line of RF generators While Comdel’s existing CX series of RF generators is...

Particle Colliders Yield Big Results When Limiting Chaos
2014-06-30 03:19:44

American Institute of Physics When beams with trillions of particles go zipping around at near light speed, there's bound to be some chaos. Limiting that chaos in particle colliders is crucial for the groundbreaking results such experiments are designed to deliver. In a special focus issue of the journal Chaos, from AIP Publishing, a physicist at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) details an important method of detecting and correcting unwanted chaotic behavior in...


Latest Physics Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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