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big bang
2014-11-20 06:56:00

A new study published in Physical Review Letters might explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang, which is something that scientists have been striving to understand.

2014-11-18 23:12:40

New magnetic bracelet released by Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living designed to affect the body in seconds using the strongest Rare Earth Magnets N52. Cheyenne,

2014-11-18 23:09:39

Pixe Social, developers of award-winning mobile marketing solutions and partner of the International Associations of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) for over a year, is exhibiting at the

2014-11-18 23:09:00

Stove Lite by Tegpro: A Retro-Looking Lantern Converts Heat to Electricity to Provide Light, Charge USB Devices available now on Kickstarter Randolph, VT (PRWEB)

2014-11-18 23:07:15

The Sun Starter has years of experience in residential solar leads.

2014-11-18 23:05:52

According to new report from BCC Research, the market for high-energy lasers and related technologies is expected to grow to $11.2 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate

2014-11-18 23:04:20

Rapper Tyga has partnered with Flex Watches, and as of this pastyear is now a co-owner of the sports watches company that is dedicated to their mission of fighting hunger in Mexico.

X-ray Laser Imaging Method Successfully Tested On Nanoscale Biological Samples
2014-11-18 03:58:16

An international team of scientists led by Uppsala University has developed a high-throughput method of imaging biological particles using an X-ray laser.

earthquake science 1
2014-11-18 07:04:00

A new study, led by the University of South Florida geologist Tim Dixon, has found that the size of large-scale disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis could be predicted by subtle shifts in the planet’s offshore plates.


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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.