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2014-06-24 20:20:47

VANCOUVER, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - We are pleased to announce that an event to celebrate the launch of Radon Guard was held at the National Research Council of Canada (NRCC) in Ottawa on June 17th, 2014. The event was attended by senior NRCC and Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) staff, together with members of parliament and industry representatives. Radon Guard is a new, patent pending, structural under-slab ventilation panel system that allows for soil gas removal,...

2014-06-24 16:21:26

American Institute of Physics New, enhanced security of data storage and transmission via optical 'marked ghost imaging' technology developed at the National University of Singapore "Ghost imaging" sounds like the spooky stuff of frivolous fiction, but it's an established technique for reconstructing hi-res images of objects partly obscured by clouds or smoke. Now a group of researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is applying the same idea in reverse to securing...

New Evidence Surfaces In Favor Of Higgs Boson Discovery
2014-06-24 14:23:51

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Nearly two years ago the physics community was abuzz with news that researchers at the LHC had found evidence of the Higgs Boson, the long sought particle that could finally explain where all particles in the Universe get their mass. However, this initial finding was only the beginning. The data only revealed that the team had found a Higgs-like particle, one that exhibited the expected behavior predicted by theorists. But...

2014-06-24 09:39:28

University of Washington Measurements taken at the molecular scale have for the first time confirmed a key property that could improve our knowledge of how the heart and lungs function. University of Washington researchers have shown that a favorable electrical property is present in a type of protein found in organs that repeatedly stretch and retract, such as the lungs, heart and arteries. These findings are the first that clearly track this phenomenon, called ferroelectricity,...

2014-06-24 08:20:45

International Business Continues To Grow ZANESVILLE, Ohio, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AXION International Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:AXIH), a leader in recycled plastic and plastic composite technologies used to produce ECOTRAX® rail ties/sleepers and STRUXURE® building products, and a vertically integrated re-processor and supplier of recycled plastic, today announced that it has received a new purchase order of $890,000 for ECOTRAX® rail ties to be shipped to a large...

2014-06-23 23:11:11

Since he was little, Golbo the Spider has been warned to stay away from vacuum cleaners, but sometimes facing what we fear can be a great experience as he discovers in Faiz Kermani’s hilarious new book “Golbo the Spider’s Amazing Vacuum Cleaner Adventure.” Alsace, France (PRWEB) June 23, 2014 Sometimes people have to face what they fear to find a place they can call home. Golbo the Spider quickly learns this lesson in Faiz Kermani’s new children’s book “Golbo the Spider’s...

2014-06-23 16:21:58

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection announced today it has partnered with a professor of health physics from Bloomsburg University to develop refresher training materials for operators of X-ray equipment who conduct low-risk procedures such as general radiography and dental X-rays. "Continued radiation protection training can reduce the number and seriousness of accidents associated with X-ray usage," DEP Bureau of...

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...


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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