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2014-07-03 12:27:55

MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jordan Valley Semiconductors Ltd. [http://www.jordanvalley.com [https://webmail.jvsemi.com/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.jordanvalley.com ]], a leading supplier of X-ray based metrology tools for advanced semiconductor manufacturing lines, today announced that its micro-spot X-ray Fluorescence (microXRF) metrology tool has been qualified for production monitoring of advanced Wafer Level Packaging (WLP) processes, by...

2014-07-03 12:27:16

University of Texas at Austin Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have created a new nonlinear metasurface, or meta mirror, that could one day enable the miniaturization of laser systems. The invention, called a "nonlinear mirror" by the researchers, could help advance nonlinear laser systems that are used for chemical sensing, explosives detection, biomedical research and potentially many other applications. The researchers' study...

New Device Can Recharge Wireless Gadgets While Walking
2014-07-03 03:11:17

National Science Foundation By the end of 2014, Earth will be home to more mobile electronic devices than people. Smartphones, tablets, e-readers, not to mention wearable health and fitness trackers, smart glasses and navigation devices--today's population is more plugged in than ever before. But our reliance on devices is not problem-free: Wireless gadgets require regular recharging. While we may think we've cut the cord, we remain reliant on outlets and charging stations to...

Difference Between Solids And Liquids Explored Through New Pitch Drop Experiment
2014-07-03 08:17:15

Queen Mary, University of London Physicists at Queen Mary University of London have set up a new pitch drop experiment for students to explore the difference between solid and liquids. Known as the 'world's longest experiment', the set up at the University of Queensland was famous for taking ten years for a drop of pitch – a thick, black, sticky material – to fall from a funnel. Publishing in the journal Physics Education, the design of QMUL's trial is different to both...

2014-07-01 23:13:14

New Instrument ideal for both industrial and medical applications Farmingdale, New York (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 Leading Biomedical and Industrial test instrument manufacturer Netech announces the latest addition to their line of Digital Pressure and Vacuum Meters, the DigiMano 2500, with a number of new advanced features. Available in either Gauge or Differential models, with pressure ranges from 2 to 200 PSI, this precision instrument serves a variety of industrial process control and...

2014-07-01 23:08:06

ASI DATAMYTE sets a new standard for residual torque measurement in manufacturing with its new wireless torque wrench. Plymouth, MN (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 ASI DATAMYTE, the global standard in enterprise quality solutions, today announced the release of its Wireless LightStar™ Torque Wrench. The new, innovative torque and angle wrenches provide unprecedented value to manufacturers aiming to avoid recalls through concise and accurate measurement without compromising their productivity....

2014-07-01 23:04:37

ReportsnReports.com offers Metamaterials Market by Device Type (Antennas, Superlens, Cloaking Devices, Absorbers), Metamaterial Type (Electromagnetic, Terahertz, Photonic, Tunable, Frequency Selective Surface, Non-Linear), Application & Geography - Trends & Global Forecasts to 2025 research report in its store. This report is spread across 175 pages and provides 69 data tables as well as 28 figures to support the business intelligence and global metamaterials market information...

2014-07-01 23:02:45

Scintillator Market segmented on the basis of its chemical composition into inorganic and organic scintillators. The ‘Americas’ held the largest revenue share followed by Europe— in scintillator materials, and related solutions. (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 According to a new market research report titled “Scintillator Market by Composition of Material, Application (Healthcare, Homeland security, Industrial application, Nuclear Power Plants, and others), End Product (Personal Instrument,...

2014-07-01 23:00:24

MP Systems, Inc. announced today that it will display two new high pressure coolant systems at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 8-13. Windsor, CT (PRWEB) July 02, 2014 MP Systems announced today that it will display two new high pressure coolant systems at the International Machine Tool Show (IMTS) at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 8-13. This is the first time the innovative RA11 Adaptive Flow Pump System will be displayed at an...

2014-07-01 16:25:58

DUBLIN, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lxlb3w/global_actuators) has announced the addition of the "2014 Report on the International Actuators (Industry, Health care, Automobile, Aerospace & Defense, Marine and Mining) Market - Forecast Analysis to 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The actuators market has numerous competitors in each sector such as industry automobile, health...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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