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2015-03-13 13:02:58

A new study explores how simple molecules started assembling into the life-giving molecules of amino acids and sugars.

2015-03-12 23:08:29

nLIGHT introduced today nLIGHT alta™, a next generation family of industrial fiber lasers with power levels up to 3000 watts. Vancouver, WA, USA (PRWEB) March

2015-03-12 20:21:07

KELOWNA, BC, March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - SUNVAULT ENERGY INC. ("Sunvault") ("the Company") (SVLT) is pleased to announce the creation of a joint venture company, Supervault Energy Inc.

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2015-03-12 14:11:23

Hi neighbors! Astronomers have discovered a 'treasure trove' of 9 previously undetected dwarf satellites (including 3 small galaxies) orbiting around the Milky Way.

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2015-03-12 13:03:48

Sweet! Be like a chameleon with this new material that can offer a new class of display technologies.

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2015-03-12 09:16:25

A dwarf galaxy recently discovered orbiting the Milky Way appears to be radiating gamma rays, and leading researchers from Brown and Carnegie Mellon universities hypothesize that it could be filled with particles of the mysterious substance known as dark matter.

2015-03-11 23:05:16

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics reveals their newly designed Class 1 Division 1 explosion proof string lights with a portable power transformer, which inverts high voltage input

2015-03-11 20:22:30

LONDON, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The magnetic flowmeters are one of the leading types of flowmeters, which are used for measuring liquid flow.

2015-03-10 12:32:19

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 250 researchers, clinicians, physicists and other experts will gather the National Proton Conference (

2015-03-10 08:21:37

PITTSBURGH, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A newly discovered dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way has offered up a surprise -- it appears to be radiating gamma rays, according


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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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