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2014-07-23 23:19:21

NSF selects College’s Rostislav Konoplich, professor of physics, and his students to conduct extensive research on Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that accounts for the creation of mass. Riverdale, N.Y., (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Manhattan College a grant in the amount of $226,446 to conduct research during the next three years on Higgs boson, the subatomic particle that accounts for the creation of mass, essentially allowing human life to...

2014-07-23 23:18:00

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. In a new study, researchers report using an “air waveguide” to enhance light signals collected from distant sources; the waveguides could have many applications, including long-range laser communications, detecting pollution in the atmosphere, making high-resolution topographic maps and laser weapons. College Park, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Imagine being able to...

2014-07-23 23:10:03

Hazardous-Environment Flowmeters for Facilities Management, Chemical Processing, Oil & Gas, WasteWater, and Natural Gas Measurement Monterey, California (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Sierra Instruments, a leading global mass flow meter manufacturer, is pleased to announce its evolutionary QuadraTherm® 640i/780i air flow meters have received global approvals for the following standards of safe operation in potentially hazardous environments: cFMus (USA and Canada), ATEX (European Union)...

2014-07-23 23:01:26

SHINE and GLPS partner to promote WXGuard Lightning diverters in Europe. Adams, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 SHINE is pleased to announce the appointment of Global Lightning Protection Services A/S (GLPS) as the European distributor for the entire WXGuard line of lightning diverters. GLPS will be providing customers with lightning protection solutions in both the wind and aerospace markets. This latest addition to the sales channel affirms the strategic initiative to provide the European wind...

A Deeper Understanding Of Graphene’s Electrical Properties On An Atomic Level
2014-07-23 03:04:46

University of Pennsylvania Graphene, a material that consists of a lattice of carbon atoms, one atom thick, is widely touted as being the most electrically conductive material ever studied. However, not all graphene is the same. With so few atoms comprising the entirety of the material, the arrangement of each one has an impact on its overall function. Now, for the first time, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have used a cutting-edge microscope to study the relationship...

2014-07-23 12:28:29

LONDON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Photonic Integrated Circuits: Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2070065/Photonic-Integrated-Circuits-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.htmlREPORT HIGHLIGHTSThe global photonic integrated circuit (IC) technology market reached $165.3 million in 2012. This market is expected to grow to $206.5 million in 2013 and $866.4 million in 2018 with a compound annual growth...

dwarf galaxy
2014-07-22 03:30:23

Verity Leatherdale, University of Sydney The discovery that many small galaxies throughout the universe do not 'swarm' around larger ones like bees do but 'dance' in orderly disc-shaped orbits is a challenge to our understanding of how the universe formed and evolved. The finding, by an international team of astronomers, including Professor Geraint Lewis from the University of Sydney's School of Physics, was announced July 18 in Nature. "Early in 2013 we announced our startling...

2014-07-22 08:23:45

SAN MARCOS, Texas, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) (QMC) announced today the addition of Mr. Ray Martin and Mr. John Heaton to the Board of Directors. QMC also announced formation of a Scientific Advisory Board chaired by Dr. Ghassan Jabbour, QMC Chief Science Officer and Board of Directors Member, along with Scientific Advisory Board members Dr. Michael Wong of Rice University and Mr. Tomio Gotoh, a pioneer of the Personal Computer in Japan....

bomb detection laser sensor
2014-07-22 03:30:58

Sarah Yang, University of California - Berkeley New technology under development at the University of California, Berkeley, could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, UC Berkeley professor of mechanical engineering, has found a way to dramatically increase the sensitivity of a light-based plasmon sensor to detect incredibly minute concentrations of explosives. They noted that it could potentially be used to sniff out a...

2014-07-21 23:08:40

The LMCP-100 Extreme Laser by PhotoScribe Technologies marks pills at record-breaking speed. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 PhotoScribe Technologies, the global leader in the manufacturing of laser systems, has impressed the pharmaceutical industry by developing the fastest laser for micro-marking pills on the fly. Marking at speeds exceeding 410,000 pills per hour, the efficiency of the laser’s marking operation reduces both cost and down time for companies looking to increase...


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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