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2015-04-12 14:18:06

People throughout history have paid close attention to the fine detail of gold, from grizzled pioneers in the Old West to suspicious fiancés. But few of them ever found something as scientifically astonishing as researchers in Finland recently did.

2015-04-10 08:21:04

Revenues Grew to $14.4 Million; Stronger Demand in 2015 ZANESVILLE, Ohio, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AXION International Holdings, Inc.

2015-04-09 23:08:31

Clarion Safety Systems’ CEO Geoffrey Peckham has been featured in the latest issue of In Compliance Magazine, a leading resource for electrical engineering professionals, providing expertise

2015-04-09 23:04:02

The Pittcon Program Committee is currently accepting proposals for Symposia, Workshops, and Organized Contributed Sessions for the 2016 Technical Program.

2015-04-09 23:03:45

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to dominate the magnetic materials market by 2020 and account for a major share of the total market in terms of value.

2015-04-09 20:23:17

WOKINGHAM, England, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acal BFi [http://www.acalbfi.com/uk/?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=BristolIns771_mar15 ], the European

2015-04-09 08:30:07

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Inductors in US$ Million.

2015-04-09 08:27:10

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The laser cutting machine is a machine which uses laser beam to cut materials such as acrylic, plastic, wood, fabric, and many other non-metallic materials.

2015-04-07 23:11:47

Designed with the user in mind, Berkeley Nucleonics Corporation releases a new Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer (RTSA) that has all of the capabilities of the big brand units at a very low cost.


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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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Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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