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Gas giant Jupiter
2014-03-12 05:09:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers recently got a sneak peek deep into the lower atmospheric layers of gas giant planets such as Jupiter or Saturn using Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron's (DESY) X-ray laser FLASH. The team's observations, led by Dr. Ulf Zastrau of the University of Jena, demonstrate how liquid hydrogen becomes a plasma. The findings, published in Physical Review Letters, also provide information on the material's...

2014-03-11 23:33:26

Superior Magnetics for announced a new magnetic therapy necklace for pain relief and prevention of migraines. Knoxville,Tennessee (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Superior Magnetics announced a new magnetic necklace for pain relief and the prevention of both headaches and migraines. The FDA recently approved pulsed magnetic therapy for migraines but the treatment is expensive and requires continued visits. ​Superior Magnetics magnetic necklaces have been used for years for relieving pain caused...

2014-03-11 23:32:45

Berkeley Nucleonics RIID with smartphone enhancements and reachback, the Model SAM 945 (SAM III), provides first-ever capabilities in one instrument. The company has released the new Isotope Identifier (RIID) in time for the National Radiological Emergency Preparedness conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 7, 2014. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Berkeley Nucleonics RIID with smartphone enhancements and reachback, the Model SAM 945 (SAM III), provides first-ever capabilities...

2014-03-11 23:31:39

Energy Source wins National Grid Top Kilowatt Savings Performer Award. Company beat out its nearest competitor by margin of 3 to 1 with a staff one fourth the size. Providence, RI (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 Energy Source LLC of Providence, Rhode Island, has been named the 2013 winner of NationalGrid’s Top Kilowatt Savings Performer Award. The Energy Conservation firm outperformed its nearest competitor by a margin of 3 to 1 in energy conservation, saving a total of nearly 17 million...

2014-03-12 00:20:37

Tsukuba, Japan, Mar 12, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - In 1990, scientists reported that nanostructured silicon can emit visible light. This report opened a new frontier for photoelectronics in information technology, called "silicon photonics". Furthermore, the continuous tuning of electromagnetic emission from near-UV to near-infrared wavelengths has been achieved by controlling silicon nanostructures. The quantum yield (QY) of this radiation may exceed 70%, and the use of silicon as the emitting...

2014-03-11 16:20:11

First electrostatic discharge pistol on the market with color touch-screen display EDISON, N.J., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Teseq, now a unit of AMETEK Compliance Test Solutions and a leading developer of instrumentation and systems for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) emission and immunity testing, has enhanced its NSG 438 electrostatic discharge (ESD) simulator to include a brand new color touch display, allowing changes to settings and features right on the pistol. This is the...

What Lies Beyond: Astronomer Maps Galaxies Near Our Own
2014-03-11 13:13:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new paper published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society has broadened the view of what lies just past our galaxy. The Milky Way and Andromeda are dominant members of a small group of galaxies. However, not a lot has been known about the smaller galaxies that reside within our neighborhood in the universe. York University Physics & Astronomy Professor Marshall McCall was able to map out the bright galaxies...

2014-03-11 12:21:56

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (NYSE: APD) will be exhibiting its range of industrial gases and advanced technologies for a variety of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical applications at INTERPHEX in New York City from March 18-20. INTERPHEX attendees are invited to stop by booth 2675 to speak with a knowledgeable Air Products representative about their specific process challenges. As a recognized leader in cryogenic technology applications, Air Products...

Scientists Build Thinnest-possible LEDs To Be Stronger And More Energy Efficient
2014-03-11 08:26:27

[ Watch The Video: Extracting Two-Dimensional Materials ] Michelle Ma, University of Washington Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and faster, there is more demand for such semiconductors that are tinier, stronger and more energy efficient. University...

2014-03-11 04:22:42

CHANGZHOU, China, March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chart Industries, Inc., a worldwide leader in the manufacture of cryogenic equipment, recently expanded its presence in China through an additional total investment of US$350 million in Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, a manufacturing zone in eastern China's Jiangsu Province. Chart Industries, Inc. is a leading global supplier of standard and custom-engineered products and systems serving a wide variety of low-temperature and...


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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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