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2014-06-16 23:01:32

Fairview Microwave Adds Over 20 New Break-Over Torque Wrenches for Use on RF Interconnect Components Allen, TX (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Fairview Microwave, Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces the release of a new portfolio of beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches suitable for multiple RF connector types...

2014-06-16 16:22:28

Elegant timepiece made with the finest quality materials gearing up to launch Kickstarter campaign LONDON, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- A new watch designed to showcase real-time football scores is setting up to launch its campaign on the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter. Created by experienced watchmaker and designer Richard Hoptroff, Hotblack is the first luxury watch of its kind that displays both time and football results simultaneously in analog fashion. (Photo:...

2014-06-16 16:21:36

Acquisition will bring unprecedented scale and technology to the consumer products market NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OCSiAl, the leading technology manufacturer for the mass industrial production of graphene tubes, announced today at a press conference at the TechConnect World Innovation Conference that it has acquired Zyvex Technologies, making the combined venture the largest nanotechnology company in the world. The unprecedented partnership between...

2014-06-16 09:42:09

SPIE Special section in Optical Engineering journal highlights optics and optical engineering for improved diagnosis and treatment A new special section on Human Vision in the current issue of Optical Engineering showcases optics and optical engineering research into new techniques and approaches for the study of human vision and the design of novel imaging systems. Put into practice, these new approaches enable applications such as earlier diagnosis of disease, improved treatment...

2014-06-16 09:20:53

University of Innsbruck Even computers are error-prone. The slightest disturbances may alter saved information and falsify the results of calculations. To overcome these problems, computers use specific routines to continuously detect and correct errors. This also holds true for a future quantum computer, which will require procedures for error correction as well: "Quantum phenomena are extremely fragile and error-prone. Errors can spread rapidly and severely disturb the computer," says...

2014-06-16 08:22:55

HOUSTON and RIO DE JANEIRO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OceanGeo B.V., a geophysical company specializing in multicomponent ocean bottom seismic (OBS) acquisition, today announced that it has been awarded a contract by a major European oil & gas company to acquire a substantial 3D ocean bottom seismic survey offshore Republic of Congo. Acquisition is expected to commence in third quarter 2014. Colin Hulme, OceanGeo's Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are extremely...

2014-06-15 23:01:11

Transparency Market Research added a new report "Laser Processing Market: Global Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019" to its report store. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/laser-processing-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) June 15, 2014 Ever since the arrival of laser (light amplification by simulated emission of radiation) technology, it has been used for various applications such as spectroscopy, ranging,...

Bullet Group
2014-06-14 03:00:23

ESA Galaxies are not as isolated as they at first glance may seem; on a cosmic scale they congregate in clumps along with dark matter and hot gas. The colorful blob in this new composite image, based on data from several telescopes including ESA's XMM-Newton, is the group of galaxies known as the Bullet Group. Its components appear to be clearly separated, with the hot gas partitioned from the rest of the mass within the group. This is the smallest object ever found to show such an effect,...

Quantum particles
2014-06-14 03:00:41

University of Innsbruck One of the most remarkable consequences of the rules in quantum mechanics is the capability of a quantum particle to penetrate through a potential barrier even though its energy would not allow for the corresponding classical trajectory. This is known as the quantum tunnel effect and manifests itself in a multitude of well-known phenomena. For example, it explains nuclear radioactive decay, fusion reactions in the interior of stars, and electron transport through...

2014-06-13 08:20:42

- Topics to Cover Electric-Assist Turbo for Marine Turbocharged Diesel Engines, Vibration-Testing Results of Direct Drive Compressor on Magnetic Bearings for U.S. Navy Shipboard Use - CERRITOS, Calif., June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Calnetix Technologies, a pioneer in high-speed permanent magnetic motor generators, power electronics and magnetic bearings for a variety of applications and industries, announced today that Venky Krishnan, Director of Programs, and Larry Hawkins, Director...


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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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