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2014-07-28 16:26:23

Preliminary Highlights of the Upcoming International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Meeting in Montreal, August 5 - 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 2,500 scientists and experts from around the world will gather next month in Montreal for the largest international meeting of the year devoted to crystallography -- a discipline that draws researchers from fields as far flung as genomics and geology who help solve problems as diverse as designing new...

2014-07-28 16:24:38

LONDON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Global Permanent Magnets Market 2014-2018 https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2225708/Global-Permanent-Magnets-Market-2014-2018.html About Permanent MagnetsPermanent magnets are materials which retain their magnetic properties permanently. In other words, they exhibit magnetic properties even if they are removed from a magnetic field. Permanent magnets can be broadly classified into rare...

Spinach Could Lead To Alternative Energy Stronger Than Popeye
2014-07-28 03:13:17

Elizabeth Gardner, Purdue University Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the promise of a different power for a group of scientists: the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel. Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert the sun’s energy into carbohydrates used to power cellular processes. “The proteins we study...

2014-07-28 08:33:41

TEMPE, Ariz., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProTek Devices has introduced a new family of multi-line low-capacitance (5pF) transient voltage suppressor (TVS) arrays that provide board-level circuit protection in applications including wireless and telecommunications equipment, customer premise equipment (CPE), T1/E1, and more. The SMP6LLC05-2P - SMP6LLC12-2P series consist of three TVS array components offered with three varying minimum breakdown voltages. The SMP6LLC05-2P has a...

2014-07-28 08:30:16

SINGAPORE, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Zecotek Photonics Inc. (TSX-V: ZMS; Frankfurt: W1I.F), a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for industrial, healthcare and scientific markets, today announced that it is now close to having its patented LFS scintillation crystals approved for use at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) Experiment has requested specially designed plates of LFS-3 crystals for testing...

2014-07-27 23:02:17

Second in a Series of Limited Focused Reports, CS &A releases a comprehensive study and analysis for tracking and measuring Real Time Semiconductor Support - Quartz, MEMS, and Compensated CMOS technologies all combine to attack this segment in high volume with good ASP's and good margins... (PRWEB) July 27, 2014 CS &A LLC (Consulting Services & Associates LLC), today announced the release of its newest Market Report Focused in Semiconductor Timing…32 KHz and Real Time...

Galaxy cluster MCS J0416.1–2403
2014-07-26 03:30:45

ESA/Hubble Information Center Stunning new observations from Frontier Fields Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have mapped the mass within a galaxy cluster more precisely than ever before. Created using observations from Hubble's Frontier Fields observing program, the map shows the amount and distribution of mass within MCS J0416.1–2403, a massive galaxy cluster found to be 160 trillion times the mass of the Sun. The detail in this mass map was made possible thanks...

2014-07-25 12:27:17

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Electro Optical Systems (Defense, Aerospace, Homeland Security) Market - Forecasts & Analysis to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The global electro optics market is estimated to be $11.76 billion in 2014 and is expected to register a CAGR of 2.98% to reach $14.03 billion by 2020. Electro optics systems are used for a wide range of...

2014-07-25 12:26:31

DUBLIN, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Solid-state Laser Market 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Solid-state lasers contain an active laser medium that is a solid that generally contains glass or crystals doped with rare earth elements. Solid-state lasers are preferred for numerous applications because they are more reliable, efficient, robust, and easier to operate than other...

2014-07-25 09:42:19

Science China Press The new PandaX facility, located deep underground in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, hosts a large liquid-xenon detector designed to search for direct evidence of dark matter interactions with the nuclei of xenon and to observe 136Xe double-beta decay. The detector's central vessel was designed to accommodate a staged target volume increase from an initial 120 kg (stage I) to 0.5 t (stage II) and ultimately to a multi-ton scale. The technical design...


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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