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2014-08-06 23:07:45

igus’ “iglide on tour” has begun to travel from coast to coast across the United States and Canada, putting their plastic bearings to the test in a variety of applications. (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 A half-year of traveling through Asia and South America, and 17,500 miles of driving through deserts, rainforests, and some of the world’s busiest cities has brought igus’ iglide on tour car to the United States where it will begin the next leg of its tour in Anchorage, Alaska. 30...

2014-08-06 23:03:12

Virtek Vision International Inc. released the latest version of its Iris™ Spatial Positioning System (SPS) which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Virtek Vision International Inc. released the latest version of its Iris™ Spatial Positioning System (SPS) which enables manufacturers to project laser templates 360 degrees around even the largest parts. Iris v1.3 supports the use of...

2014-08-06 23:01:10

Conference attendees can visit Booth 57 to learn how Lake Shore temperature sensors and instruments facilitate superconductivity research. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 06, 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 exhibiting its range of cryogenic measurement solutions for superconductivity research during the Aug. 10–15 Applied Superconductivity Conference...

graphene for health applications
2014-08-06 03:30:44

Monash University A chance discovery about the 'wonder material' graphene – already exciting scientists because of its potential uses in electronics, energy storage and energy generation – takes it a step closer to being used in medicine and human health. Researchers from Monash University have discovered that graphene oxide sheets can change structure to become liquid crystal droplets spontaneously and without any specialist equipment. With graphene droplets now easy to produce,...

Cosmic microwave background
2014-08-06 03:00:27

Hillary Sanctuary/Mediacom, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne The Planck Telescope allowed physicists to draw the most detailed map of the first light emitted after the Big Bang. Some of its features do not entirely fit the standard cosmological theory, but scientists have discovered that these anomalies could be explained by how the data was processed. Last year, the Planck Telescope revealed the most detailed picture of the cosmic microwave background, the relic radiation...

2014-08-06 08:25:50

First utility to offer interactive real-time tool for customers to understand their energy usage DETROIT, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy today unveiled its free DTE Insight energy efficiency app that allows its electric customers to better understand how they use and manage their energy. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140806/133964 DTE Insight links customers' iPhones and Android phones to their advanced meters to help them discover their energy usage in real time. More than...

2014-08-06 08:23:24

Advanced Production Line Provides High Performance, Uniformity and Mass-Production Economies of Scale with Major Implications for Display, Solar and Solid-State Lighting Industries SAN MARCOS, Texas, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB:QTMM) (QMC) today announced achieving a calculated 95% Quantum Yield (QY) for Green Tetrapod Quantum Dots (TQD) manufactured by QMC's proprietary automated mass-production system. The Full-Width Half-Maximum achieved was a narrow...

sound waves
2014-08-06 03:00:16

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab There’s a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, and acoustic cloaking, levitation and particle manipulation. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed...

cigarettes for storing energy
2014-08-06 06:48:57

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online One of the most annoying parts of being around smokers is finding cigarette butts ground out everywhere. You see them littering the streets, on sidewalks, and in the grass. Finally, however, there may be an exciting new use for these annoying byproducts. A new study from Seoul National University, published in Nanotechnology, demonstrates that used cigarette butts can be made into a high performing material capable of being...

2014-08-05 16:30:30

Certified to ISO/IEC 17025:2005 in accordance with CNAS-CL01:2006 HAMPTON, Va., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Measurement Specialties (NASDAQ: MEAS), an expert in sensor design and manufacturing, announced that its vibration sensor calibration laboratory in China has achieved ISO 17025 certification from the China National Accreditation Service (CNAS). Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/133574 In addition to being ISO 9001 and ANSI Z540-1 compliant, all Measurement...


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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