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2014-06-04 15:19:56

Oregon State University Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout by altering the important magnetic "map sense" they need for migration, according to new research from Oregon State University. The exposure to iron and steel distorts the magnetic field around the fish, affecting their ability to navigate, said Nathan Putman, who led the study while working as a postdoctoral researcher...

2014-06-04 12:21:06

A new innovative laser shield is being developed for cockpit windscreens to deflect the impact of unwanted light sources on jetliners. HALIFAX, June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Lamda Guard, a company based in Atlantic Canada, has signed an agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to test a breakthrough innovation designed to deflect unwanted bright light or laser sources from impacting jetliner flight paths, and causing pilot disorientation or injury. (Photo:...

blazar
2014-06-04 06:45:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronomers using the NASA Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope to study what they thought were two different classes of black-hole-powered galaxies known as blazars now believe that they may be one and the same. [ Watch the Video: Blazars: Artist Conception ] “We can think of one blazar class as a gas-guzzling car and the other as an energy-efficient electric vehicle,” lead researcher and Clemson University astrophysicist Marco...

2014-06-03 23:14:28

The city’s turbines now have modern control systems and a new black start system which significantly increases the versatility and value generators. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Turbine Technology Services (TTS) completed another successful project for the City of Holland by providing a turbine control system retrofit in April of 2014. The city already had a TTS control system on an older unit that provided critical demand and peak timing power to the city, which led to an...

2014-06-03 23:12:57

Superior Magnetics announced it has developed a new magnetic bracelet with high Gauss magnets for pain relief in seconds in the hand or wrist. Buffalo, New York (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Superior Magnetics announced it has developed a new magnetic bracelet with high Gauss magnets for pain relief in seconds in the hand or wrist. Superior Magnetics a leading developer of magnetic bracelets for Pain Free Living released a new magnetic bracelet with 5200 gauss magnets for the fastest pain relief....

Rare Chemical Phenomenon To Harvest Solar Energy Demonstrated By Scientists
2014-06-03 03:57:10

National University of Singapore Landmark study opens doors to further studies into chemical modification of materials for alternative energy conversion A team of international scientists led by Professor Jagadese J Vittal of the Department of Chemistry at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Faculty of Science has successfully unraveled the chemical reaction responsible for propelling microscopic crystals to leap distances up to hundreds of times their own size when they are...

Electrical Cables That Can Store Energy
2014-06-03 03:34:11

University of Central Florida New NanoTech May Provide Power Storage in Cables, Clothes Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket? Sounds like science fiction, but it may become a reality thanks to breakthrough technology developed at a University of Central Florida research lab. So far electrical cables are used only to transmit electricity. However, nanotechnology scientist and...

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....


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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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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