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Pittcon is now accepting nominations for the 2016 awards in areas of analytical chemistry and applied spectroscopy. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) January 28, 2015
ATHENS, Greece, January 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Planetek Hellas' ambition, innovation and commitment to applied research has brought another positive result, as it was
WILMINGTON, Mass., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based Automation Engineering Inc.
Japanese scientists have created the world's tiniest spacesuits to help keep insects alive as they observe them in a powerful vacuum environment.
New relationship targets renewable energy projects nationwide NEW CASTLE, Pa., Jan.
Superior Magnetics has released the strongest magnetic bracelet for relieving pain in seconds that is made entirely of Ion Neodymium rare earth barrel magnets Minneapolis,
The report will enrich both established firms as well as new smaller firms to gauge the pulse of the market, which in turn will help the firms garner a greater market share.
Today, DaWei Induction Heating Machine introduces its wholesale business of portable induction brazing heaters.
High School Students Design Innovative Real-World Solution for Monitoring Electrostatic Discharge in AMAX’s Large-Scale Manufacturing Operations FREMONT, CA
New market research report “Micro Electromechanical Systems (MEMS) Markets in China” prepared by AMID Co.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
- The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
- A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
- To mutter deliriously.