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2014-06-17 23:07:23

Pittcon 2015 will participate in the International Year of Light efforts to promote awareness for light-based technologies as an Associate Sponsor. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 The Pittcon Organizing Committee is pleased to announce its participation in the International Year of Light initiative at the Associate Sponsor level. The United Nations (UN) General Assembly 68th Session has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015). In...

2014-06-17 23:05:46

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Laboratory Refrigerators and Ovens markets. Global market for Laboratory Refrigerators and Ovens is projected to reach US$1.3 billion by 2020, buoyed by rising R&D spending in the life sciences sector, evolving clinical and cryo-biological applications, and effervescent technology and product innovation. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 17, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn – Refrigerators are a critical equipment for research...

2014-06-17 16:22:36

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Basic Energy Services, Inc. (NYSE: BAS) announced today that its management will be presenting at the Global Hunter Securities 100 Energy Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois on June 24 - 25, 2014. Roe Patterson, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at approximately 8:30 a.m. Central Time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Time). A link to the live webcast and replay for this presentation will...

How Did Algae Evolve To Switch Quantum Coherence On And Off?
2014-06-17 03:02:59

University of New South Wales A UNSW-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis. The function in the algae of this quantum effect, known as coherence, remains a mystery, but it is thought it could help them harvest energy from the sun much more efficiently. Working out its role in a living organism could lead to technological advances, such as...

2014-06-17 12:26:36

Carefully fabricating nanofibers by heating and pulling may make for highly-efficient, optics-based, low-power atom traps WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Take a fine strand of silica fiber, attach it at each end to a slow-turning motor, gently torture it over an unflickering flame until it just about reaches its melting point and then pull it apart. The middle will thin out like a piece of taffy until it is less than half a micron across -- about 200 times...

2014-06-17 12:23:14

MIT Researchers Make Novel, High Sensitivity Optical Sensors that Swell When Exposed to a Target Gas -- Potential Industrial, Security, Environmental, and Medical Applications WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using microscopic polymer light resonators that expand in the presence of specific gases, researchers at MIT's Quantum Photonics Laboratory have developed new optical sensors with predicted detection levels in the parts-per-billion range. Optical sensors are...

2014-06-17 08:34:57

Fairview Microwave Adds Over 20 New Break-Over Torque Wrenches for Use on RF Interconnect Components ALLEN, Texas, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Fairview Microwave, Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces the release of a new portfolio of break-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140616/118580 Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of...

2014-06-16 23:13:13

Authors GA Mohr, Richard Sinclair, and Edwin Fear change readers' perceptions of the universe. Australia (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Throughout history, brilliant men and women have dedicated their lives to finding the truth about the universe. To this end, a multitude of theories ranging from the Steady State Theory to the Big Bang Theory have sprung up. In “The Evolving Universe” (published by Xlibris AU) authors GA Mohr, Richard Sinclair and Edwin Fear have combined their special...

2014-06-16 23:10:20

ResearchMoz.us include new market research report "Markets for Sensors for the Smart Grid: 2014-2021" to its huge collection of research reports. Full Report @ http://www.researchmoz.us/markets-for-sensors-for-the-smart-grid-2014-2021-report.html. Albany, NewYork (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 NanoMarkets has been providing coverage of the market for smart grid sensors for almost five years now and has acquired an insider’s knowledge of both the dynamics of this market and how sensors...

2014-06-16 23:01:32

Fairview Microwave Adds Over 20 New Break-Over Torque Wrenches for Use on RF Interconnect Components Allen, TX (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Fairview Microwave, Inc. a preeminent supplier of on-demand microwave and RF products, announces the release of a new portfolio of beak-over type torque wrenches used to precisely fasten connections between components and systems. Fairview Microwave has added a broad range of these break-over type torque wrenches suitable for multiple RF connector types...


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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