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2014-06-23 08:23:05

GLENWOOD, Ill., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landauer, Inc. (NYSE: LDR), a recognized leader in personal and environmental radiation measurement and monitoring, outsourced medical physics services and high quality medical consumable accessories, announced that Mark Zorko has been named Interim Chief Financial Officer of the company effective immediately. Mr. Zorko will replace Michael K. Burke, who has left the company to pursue other interests. "Mark has been a great complement to...

2014-06-23 08:20:32

CLEVELAND, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced that it is embarking on the development of new smart sensors and actuators using electroactive polymer technology. Parker recently acquired intellectual property and licenses for the technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC and its Artificial Muscle Incorporated (AMI) business unit. AMI's proprietary smart material technology improves...

2014-06-20 23:01:49

Vapor Protection Services announces a radon testing service coupon for Indianapolis area homeowners in support of the Indiana State Board of Health’s new enforcement policy of EPA standards for radon installation. Vapor Protection Services is offering a Radon Testing $99 Coupon, that can also act as a rebate on a new radon system, in order to reach homebuyers and sellers who regularly buy radon systems from unethical contractors and may not understand that radon really is the leading...

2014-06-20 23:01:23

Consider investing in a certified lightning protection system to reduce the risk of damage to your home or business. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 20, 2014 It’s summertime and as the temperature increases so do the chances for thunderstorm and lightning activity. Next week is Lightning Safety Awareness Week and the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) reminds people to take steps to prevent lightning-related damage to their homes and businesses. “Summer can be a...

Swarm Shows Earth’s Changing Magnetism
2014-06-20 03:48:31

ESA The first set of high-resolution results from ESA’s three-satellite Swarm constellation reveals the most recent changes in the magnetic field that protects our planet. Launched in November 2013, Swarm is providing unprecedented insights into the complex workings of Earth’s magnetic field, which safeguards us from the bombarding cosmic radiation and charged particles. Measurements made over the past six months confirm the general trend of the field’s weakening, with the most...

2014-06-19 23:14:50

Pain Free Living has released a new line of extra strong magnetic jewelry for Superior Magnetics that relieves pain relief in seconds for arthritis. Fairbanks, Alaska (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 Pain Free Living (web: superiormagnetics.com) a leader in developing alternative pain relief products, announced it has released an new line of magnetic jewelry with 5200 Gauss rare earth magnets for the fastest acting pain relief with magnetic jewelry. Pain Free Living has 12 years experience using...

2014-06-19 16:22:19

Thermal Instrument Company Launches Flare Gas Flow System For Upstream/Midstream Oil & Gas Exploration Companies TREVOSE, Pa., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Thermal Instrument Company, a 55-year-old designer and manufacturer of industrial precision-made thermal mass flow meters, has recently launched its flare gas flow measurement system for use in the upstream oil & gas exploration areas. This flare gas flow metering package brings oil and gas exploration companies into...

2014-06-19 16:20:35

DALLAS, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report provides market analysis of "Military Laser systems market By Application (Laser designator, Laser Range Finder, LIDAR, 3D scanner, Laser Weapon, Dazzlers, Laser sights, Proximity Fuze, Ring laser Gyro, Laser Doppler Vibrometer, Laser Altimeter) By Domain (Aerospace, Defense and Homeland Security) Forecast and Analysis (2014-2020)" published by MarketsandMarkets, and its application in the aerospace and defense market over next...

See-Through Sensors Developed For Gorilla Glass Displays
2014-06-19 12:59:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new technology that in the future could provide greater security for mobile phones and allow handsets to track a user's biometrics all from the screen. The smartphone display could be embedded with layer upon layer of sensors, and these could track one's temperature, assess blood sugar levels for those who are diabetic, and even analyze DNA. The same technology could make it harder for a phone to be cloned....

2014-06-19 08:26:46

RICHARDSON, Texas, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MICHELE watches is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 4(th) Annual Critic's Choice Television Awards, taking place on June 19, on The CW on at 8pm ET/ 8pm PT. Reflecting the brand's desire to celebrate extraordinary women, MICHELE is gifting the winners of the actress categories (Comedy Series, Drama Series, Movie or Mini-Series) a watch in honor of their achievement. As a kickoff to the "My MICHELE Moment" campaign, an...


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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