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2014-06-03 08:24:56

HOUSTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cameron (NYSE: CAM) announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Reciprocating Compression business to GE (NYSE:GE) for cash consideration of approximately $550 million. Jack Moore, Cameron Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer stated, "The divestiture of our Reciprocating Compression business is consistent with our strategy to build on strong sales and order momentum in our core markets while selectively...

2014-06-03 08:24:25

NYSE MKT Equities Exchange Symbol - UEC CORPUS CHRISTI, TX, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Uranium Energy Corp. (NYSE MKT: UEC, the "Company" or "UEC") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ganpat Mani to the Company's Board of Directors. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Mani was President and Chief Executive Officer of ConverDyn, a partnership between affiliates of Honeywell International Inc. and General Atomics, which specializes in the nuclear fuel conversion trade. During this...

2014-06-03 08:23:15

SAN MARCOS, Texas, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) announced today that it has received its increased capacity equipment and is launching mass production of advanced materials several months ahead of schedule. As an emerging provider of quantum dots, nanoparticle materials and related platform technologies, Quantum Materials Corp.'s (QMC) production phase equipment is capable of producing 250 kilograms of quantum dots per annum....

2014-06-02 20:22:16

LONDON, Lune 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LON-ReportbuyerReportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Compound Optical Microscope Markets in the World to 2018 - Market Size, Trends, and Forecastshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/compound_optical_microscope_markets_world_2018_market_size_trends_forecasts_1.html The expansion of the global compound optical microscope industry is forecast to reach 5% p.a. in the coming years. Between 2007 and 2013 the market...

2014-06-02 16:26:06

Sperm-Inspired Robots Controlled by Magnetic Fields May be Useful for Drug Delivery, IVF, Cell Sorting and Other Applications at the Microscopic Level WASHINGTON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of researchers at the University of Twente (Netherlands) and German University in Cairo (Egypt) have developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130627/DC39790LOGO Described in a...

Scientists Spin Cellulose Fibers That Are Stronger Than Steel
2014-06-02 12:24:56

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibers at DESY's research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process. The new method is reported in the scientific journal Nature Communications. "Our filaments are stronger than both aluminium and steel per...

Supernova Recreation Reveals How Interstellar Magnetic Fields May Have Formed
2014-06-02 10:03:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Using a laser beam 60,000 billion times more powerful than a typical laser pointer, researchers have recreated a small-scale supernova and revealed that cosmic turbulence may have boosted magnetic fields to the power seen in interstellar space, according to a new report in the journal Nature Physics. "Magnetic fields are ubiquitous in the universe," said study author Don Lamb, a professor in astronomy and astrophysics at the University...

2014-06-02 08:35:15

MDT Delivers Advanced TMR Sensors as Alternatives to Hall Effect Sensors with High Performance and Ultra-Low Power NUREMBURG, Germany and ZHANGJIAGANG, China, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At SENSOR+TEST 2014, MultiDimension Technology (MDT) will showcase its lineup of advanced Tunneling Magnetoresistive sensors (TMR sensors), including the recently announced Z-Axis TMR sensors that are compatible with Hall Effect sensors in the sensing direction with the unique advantages of TMR sensors....

Quantum Teleportation Experiments Hailed A Success
2014-06-02 04:50:22

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The world of Gene Roddenberry has given us so many things that seemed an impossibility when we first saw them on the fantastical science-fiction television show Star Trek. All you need do is visit your local grocery store for the sliding doors triggered by an electronic eye, or reach into your own pocket for a personal communications device. The one thing that seemed too impossible, however, was the transporter, a teleportation...

2014-06-01 23:02:37

Pamela Fleming, spokesperson of The Institute for Basic Research, Palm Harbor, Florida, has released an open letter to the Directors of Cern laboratories in Geneva, Switzerland, containing unchallenged technical arguments showing that their ongoing test of the gravity of antimatter via alleged "anti-Hydrogen atoms" may be basically flawed, and requesting due scientific process on alternative more resolutory tests (http://www.i-b-r.org/G-Veneziano-denunciation.htm). New York,...


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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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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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