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2014-07-21 09:39:42

Yale University From the physics labs at Yale University to the bottom of a played-out gold mine in South Dakota, a new generation of dark matter experiments is ready to commence. The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science and the National Science Foundation recently gave the go-ahead to LUX-Zeplin (LZ), a key experiment in the hunt for dark matter, the invisible substance that may make up much of the universe. Daniel McKinsey, a professor of physics, leads a contingent of Yale...

New Light Shed On Fundamental Ultrafast Dynamics
2014-07-21 03:35:43

Kansas State University Ultrafast X-ray laser research led by Kansas State University has provided scientists with a snapshot of a fundamental molecular phenomenon. The finding sheds new light on microscopic electron motion in molecules. Artem Rudenko, assistant professor of physics and a member of the university's James R. Macdonald Laboratory; Daniel Rolles, currently a junior research group leader at Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron in Hamburg, Germany, who will be joining the...

universe bubble
2014-07-20 03:30:49

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Perimeter Associate Faculty member Matthew Johnson and his colleagues are working to bring the multiverse hypothesis, which to some sounds like a fanciful tale, firmly into the realm of testable science. Never mind the big bang; in the beginning was the vacuum. The vacuum simmered with energy (variously called dark energy, vacuum energy, the inflation field, or the Higgs field). Like water in a pot, this high energy began to evaporate –...

Improving Biomedical Technologies Using Squid Skin Protein
2014-07-18 03:48:01

UC Irvine Conductivity could charge up futuristic disease treatments The common pencil squid (Loliginidae) may hold the key to a new generation of medical technologies that could communicate more directly with the human body. UC Irvine materials science researchers have discovered that reflectin, a protein in the tentacled creature’s skin, can conduct positive electrical charges, or protons, making it a promising material for building biologically inspired devices. Currently,...

2014-07-17 23:02:11

Transparency Market Research has announced the addition of the "Global Biophotonics Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. Browse the full report: http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/biophotonics-market.html. Albany, New York (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Biophotonics Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and...

2014-07-17 12:28:06

LONDON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Electron Microscope Trends Industryhttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2052060/Global-Electron-Microscope-Trends-Industry.htmlAn Electron Microscope (EM) is a high-magnification, high-resolution microscope that utilizes an electron beam for illuminating a specimen, and magnifies the image. Semiconductor industry and miniaturization of Semiconductor chips are the growth engines driving...

2014-07-17 08:33:20

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Photonix(®) (NYSE MKT: API) announced that it has received over $400,000 in orders from our value added resellers for multiple T-Gauge(®) online terahertz (THz) sensor systems in three different market segments; extruded plastics, carpet, and paper. The company expects these initial design wins will lead to multiple system sales in each market segment over the next several years. The T-Gauge(®) system, manufactured by...

2014-07-17 04:20:19

VADUZ, Liechtenstein and MUNICH, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The QUANT e-Sportlimousine with nanoFLOWCELL(R) drivetrain concept has been approved by TÜV Süd in Munich for use on public roads. Nunzio La Vecchia, chief technical officer at nanoFLOWCELL AG, was handed the official registration plate with number ROD-Q-2014. After an in-depth inspection by TÜV Süd, this means that the vehicle with its nanoFLOWCELL(R) has now been officially approved for use on public roads in...

2014-07-16 23:01:55

Pixe, the Maryland-based technology company and developers of leading mobile social marketing solutions, powered the official photo booth for the Notre Dame Reunion 2014, significantly extending the University Alumni Association’s reach on leading social media. Columbia, MD (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Pixe, the Maryland-based technology company and developers of leading mobile social marketing solutions, powered the official photo booth for the Notre Dame Reunion 2014, significantly extending...

2014-07-16 16:24:37

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DE-STA-CO introduces a new electric pivot unit that is smaller and lighter than traditional pneumatic units, while providing uniform torque and enhanced versatility. The 98W Electric Pivot Unit enables manufacturers to add a pivot in tight spaces and gain better operational control of electrode tip dressers, clamps and other tools. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127637 "With a pneumatic pivot unit, torque can...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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