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2014-08-01 08:24:30

NEW YORK, August 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Momentum Press, a leader in concise and applied learning resources, is excited to announce its expansion into health, applied sciences and mathematics. Momentum Press will now be organized into four imprints: Momentum Press Engineering, Momentum Press Health, Momentum Press Applied Sciences, and Momentum Press Mathematics. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140730/130990 "Although we are expanding and our branding has been modernized, our core...

moon is lemon shaped
2014-08-01 04:13:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online More than four decades after US astronauts first visited the lunar surface, scientists have finally determined both the actual shape of the moon and the forces responsible for giving it that form, according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature. As it turns out, the moon is somewhat flattened with a bulge on one side, the authors told Douglas Quenqua of the New York Times. University of California, Santa Cruz...

2014-07-31 23:07:49

DUNMORE Corporation is a sponsor for and will exhibit at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) 2014 SPACE Forum and Exposition, August 4-7, 2014 in San Diego, CA. DUNMORE is leading manufacturer of insulation and electrostatic dissipative films for aerospace applications, specializing in responsiveness to customers. Bristol, PA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 DUNMORE Corporation is a proud sponsor of the AIAA SPACE 2014 Forum and Exposition, taking place August 4-7, 2014 at...

2014-07-31 23:05:44

BioTechniques offers free subscriptions to qualified subscribers in print, digital replica, and mobile app formats for Apple and Android phones and tablets by visiting biotechniques.com/subscribe. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The July 2014 issue of BioTechniques (http://www.biotechniques.com) is now available as an open access journal featuring the following articles: P-LinK: A method for generating multicomponent Graphene veils: A versatile surface chemistry for sensors A...

2014-07-31 23:04:24

RPM offers a practical way to accelerate the integration of renewable resources, like wind and solar - into the grid, by virtue of its ability to store AC power as real AC power. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 Texzon Technologies, LLC (TEXZON), an energy company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent No. 8,716,890 for the Ring Power Multiplier (RPM), a power conditioning and energy storage device. This is the sixth patent for the...

white dwarf star in V407 Cygni
2014-07-31 16:20:44

J.D. Harrington, NASA Headquarters Observations by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope of several stellar eruptions, called novae, firmly establish these relatively common outbursts almost always produce gamma rays, the most energetic form of light. "There's a saying that one is a fluke, two is a coincidence, and three is a class, and we're now at four novae and counting with Fermi," said Teddy Cheung, an astrophysicist at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, and the lead...

2014-07-31 12:29:51

ALBANY, New York, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Quantum Dots Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2023," the market was valued at USD 88.5 million in 2011, which is expected to reach USD 8,246.8 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 53.8% from 2013 to 2023. Browse the full Quantum Dots Market Report at...

2014-07-31 12:21:53

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have unexpectedly discovered the most distant galaxy that acts as a cosmic magnifying glass. Seen here as it looked 9.6 billion years ago, this monster elliptical galaxy breaks the previous record-holder by 200 million years. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO These "lensing" galaxies are so massive that their gravity bends, magnifies, and distorts light from...

milky way mass
2014-07-31 04:03:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online For the first time, astronomers have been able to precisely measure the mass of the Milky Way, and have discovered that our solar system's home is actually smaller than previously believed. As reported this month in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, researchers from the University of Edinburgh, the University of British Colombia, Carnegie Mellon University and NRC Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics...

2014-07-30 23:10:55

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living Released a new magnetic sports bracelet that is 100 times strength carbonized titanium, germanium and scalar energy Bridgeport, Connecticut (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 Pain Free Living web: Superior Magnetics.com released a new magnetic sports bracelet for pain relief and improved performance. This new magnetic sports bracelet has 100 times strength carbonized titanium embedded in a silicone core that is sheathed in nylon soaked in Aqua titanium. It also...


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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...

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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  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
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