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2014-08-14 23:09:53

M-Theory Group announced that Michael O’Donnell has joined the firm to lead their growth strategy and acquisition initiatives Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 M-Theory Group (http://www.M-TheoryGrp.com) announced that Michael O’Donnell has joined the firm to lead their growth strategy and acquisition initiatives. Michael O’Donnell comes with a wealth of experience within the Industry, having spent the last six years as CEO of Skytide, a Big Data Analytics company where...

2014-08-14 23:08:58

Lake Shore will showcase its vibrating sample magnetometers at the rare earth and permanent magnets exhibition. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 Lake Shore Cryotronics, a leading innovator in solutions for measurement over a wide range of temperature and magnetic field conditions, announced today that it will be discussing magnetometer systems for characterization of magnetic materials during next week’s Rare Earth and Future Permanent Magnets (REPM) workshop in Annapolis, Md....

2014-08-14 23:04:13

The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy is now accepting applications for its annual Pittsburgh Conference Memorial National College Grants (PCMNCG) program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 The Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy (a Pennsylvania non-profit Corporation) and its co-sponsoring technical societies, the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh (SSP) and the Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh...

2014-08-14 12:32:28

ALBANY, New York, August 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Pressure Sensors Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," global pressure sensors market was valued at USD 6.53 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2014 to 2020 to account for USD 9.36 billion in 2020. The pressure sensors market is primarily driven by growing demand from the...

2014-08-13 23:05:17

MarketResearchReports.Biz include new market research report "Printed, Organic & Flexible Electronics Forecasts, Players & Opportunities 2014-2024" to its huge collection of research reports. View All Printed Electronics Market Research Reports at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/tag/Printed-Electronics. (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 This report provides the most comprehensive view of the topic, giving detailed ten year forecasts by device type. The market is analyzed by...

2014-08-13 23:03:11

It provides an insights into regional trends on spending, analyzes market size of North America, and also data on spending pattern by the sub-sector. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-directed-energy-weapon-2528023437.html (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 North America is the chief investor and procurer of directed energy weapons from past few years. The directed energy weapon market in North America is estimated at $2.77 billion in 2014. The North American directed...

2014-08-13 16:26:19

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BiOptix announced today an additional $1.4M financing from existing investors. The funds will be used to expand sales and marketing and ramp up manufacturing to meet growing customer demand. Rick Whitcomb, President and CEO of BiOptix, noted: "This latest increase in capital shows that our investors are confident in our plan and our team, and that BiOptix is on a solid path to commercial success." BiOptix continues to see opportunity...

How The Woodpecker Avoids Brain Injury Despite High-speed Impacts
2014-08-13 03:52:28

Science China Press Designing structures and devices that protect the body from shock and vibrations during high-velocity impacts is a universal challenge. Scientists and engineers focusing on this challenge might make advances by studying the unique morphology of the woodpecker, whose body functions as an excellent anti-shock structure. The woodpecker's brain can withstand repeated collisions and deceleration of 1200 g during rapid pecking. This anti-shock feature relates to the...

2014-08-13 08:20:59

U.S. Marine Corps field testing vehicle-based laser weapons EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Laser weapon systems moved a step closer to reality with the award of an $11 million contract to Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). Under an Office of Naval Research program, Raytheon will develop a vehicle-based laser device capable of defeating low-flying threats such as enemy drones. The Ground Based Air Defense (GBAD) Directed Energy On-the-Move Future Naval Capabilities...

supermassive black hole
2014-08-13 04:34:03

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An extreme and rare event in the region of space immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole has been captured by NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR. The corona of the black hole, a compact source of X-rays that is situated nearby, has moved closer to the black hole over a period of just days. "The corona recently collapsed in toward the black hole, with the result that the black hole's intense gravity...


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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