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2015-01-08 20:20:55

January 2015 is National Radon Action Month. One in 15 homes contains high levels of radon. Approximately 21,000 Americans lives are claimed each year from lung cancer due to radon exposure.

2015-01-08 16:22:26

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- About Compressed Air Energy StorageCompressed air energy storage, as the name suggests, is a technique for storing energy by using compressed air.

2015-01-08 08:22:51

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tecogen(®) Inc. (NASDAQ: TGEN) today announced the sale of a Tecochill(®) CH-400x natural gas-powered chiller to Stanley Black & Decker.

2015-01-06 23:08:47

Superior Magnetics will demonstrate the application of Magnetic Bracelets and Magnetic Jewelry for Pain Free Living at the FMCA Motor Coach Rally in Indio Indio,

2015-01-06 23:02:28

Recently, DW-Inductionheating.com has introduced its induction heating power supply collection, and announced great discounts on this collection. (PRWEB) January

capture atoms
2015-01-06 12:05:15

Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute at the University of Copenhagen have developed a method that used a trap to capture atoms along an ultra-thin glass fiber, where those atoms can be controlled. Their results have been published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

2015-01-06 08:23:01

Company executives to meet with major LCD manufacturers at 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show SAN MARCOS, Texas, Jan.

2015-01-05 16:22:33

- Haier, Astronautics, and BASF present the first prototype of a magnetocaloric wine cooler at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas/Nevada LAS VEGAS and LUDWIGSHAFEN,

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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...

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...

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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