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2015-02-09 23:01:17

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2015-02-09 16:29:23

LONDON, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Graphene markets will grow from around $20 million in 2014 to more than $390 million in 2024 at the material level.

2015-02-09 16:27:37

LONDON, Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Metal oxide display backplanes have already gone commercial.

2015-02-09 16:22:33

Features First-to-Market and Industry-Leading Capacitance Values GREENVILLE, S.C., Feb.

quantum world
2015-02-09 09:41:59

If the last page were ripped out of a murder mystery, would the reader be better off guessing what happened by reading only up to the fatal incident or by reading the entire book? The answer, so obvious in the case of the murder mystery, is less so in world of quantum mechanics, where indeterminacy is fundamental rather than contrived for our reading pleasure.

2015-02-09 08:20:41

ALMERE HAVEN, the Netherlands, February 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Victron Energy [http://www.victronenergy.com ], a leading Dutch power solutions provider, announces the

Emma Darwin
2015-02-08 15:42:27

The old maxim states that “behind every great man stands a great woman.” But when it comes to the “First Ladies” of science, it’s little more complicated than that.

2015-02-07 12:20:23

DALLAS, February 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds Global Military Laser Systems Market 2015-2019 research report of 69 pages that says laser systems in

milky way
2015-02-07 09:47:03

A cluster of young, pulsating stars discovered in the far side of the Milky Way may mark the location of a previously unseen dark-matter-dominated dwarf galaxy hidden behind clouds of dust.

2015-02-06 23:06:08

Rulon J, 641, LR verified for quality via magnetic-levitation SHREWSBURY, MA (PRWEB) February 06, 2015 TriStar Plastics announces that


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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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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.