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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...

2014-06-30 15:45:52

University of California - Santa Barbara A UCSB postdoctoral scholar in physics discovers a counterintuitive phenomenon: the coexistence of superconductivity with dissipation For his doctoral dissertation in the Goldman Superconductivity Research Group at the University of Minnesota, Yu Chen, now a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara, developed a novel way to fabricate superconducting nanocircuitry. However, the extremely small zinc nanowires he designed did some unexpected —...

2014-06-30 15:10:38

Boston College Boston College, New Mexico and Duke researchers advance THz imaging using unique metamaterial A novel metamaterial enables a fast, efficient and high-fidelity terahertz radiation imaging system capable of manipulating the stubborn electromagnetic waves, advancing a technology with potential applications in medical and security imaging, a team led by Boston College researchers reports in the online edition of the journal Nature Photonics. The team reports it developed...

2014-06-30 14:40:41

University of Texas at Austin Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have devised a new method for enriching a group of the world's most expensive chemical commodities, stable isotopes, which are vital to medical imaging and nuclear power, as reported this week in the journal Nature Physics. For many isotopes, the new method is cheaper than existing methods. For others, it is more environmentally friendly. A less expensive, domestic source of stable isotopes could ensure...

Measuring A Quantum System Using 'Compressive Sensing'
2014-06-30 03:59:48

Leonor Sierra, University of Rochester Researchers show momentum and position of quantum system can be determined using technique from signal processing In quantum physics, momentum and position are an example of conjugate variables. This means they are connected by Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, which says that both quantities cannot be simultaneously measured precisely. Recently, researchers have been developing novel techniques, such as “weak measurement,” to measure both...


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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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