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2015-03-25 08:24:46

THE PRINCIPLE opened with high acclaim on March 13th at AMC Mission Valley 20, San Diego, Calif.

2015-03-24 23:12:10

Sensing Technology and Applications and Defense and Security programs will once again co-locate for SPIE DSS in Baltimore, Maryland, with technical conferences, an exhibition, and industry programs

2015-03-23 23:06:11

96-Port and 144-Port Switches Enable Cost-Optimized, SDN-Enabled, Data Center Networks San Diego, California (PRWEB) March 23, 2015 CrossFiber Inc.,

2015-03-23 11:58:23

This bad boy has a sweet name and is ready to roll and kick some gamma-ray booty.

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2015-03-22 12:21:23

Let’s consider what it would actually take to destroy a planet with a ‘pew pew’ style laser beam, and what kinds of energy would need to be harnessed in a fully armed and operational battle station.

2015-03-22 08:22:17

Senior Executive to Participate in Symposium on The Future of Integrated Optics ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., March 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Skorpios Technologies, Inc., a fabless integrated

2015-03-21 12:22:39

Alma Lasers Expands Its Portfolio of Innovative Aesthetic Medical Solutions with the Introduction of the New Platform at the 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) Booth #2428

2015-03-21 12:34:51

What is dark matter? And what is dark energy? These questions are what keep physicists awake late at night.

2015-03-20 23:02:28

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global market for ultrafast lasers reached $1.2 billion and nearly $2 billion in 2013 and 2014, respectively.

2015-03-20 23:01:03

Inaugural ceremony March 19-20 marks completion of powerful system to detect gamma rays and cosmic rays (PRWEB) March 20, 2015 Supernovae, neutron star

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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...

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...

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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