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Space Weather Around Venus Is Harsher Than That Around Earth
2014-02-21 14:01:57

[ Watch the Video: What's Causing Crazy Weather On Venus? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, space weather around Venus is much harsher than what is experienced around Earth. Scientists have discovered that the space weather around Venus can have such large explosions that they are bigger than the entire planet. They also said that these giant explosions can happen multiple times per day....

Sun's Coronal Mass Ejections Behave Like Crab Nebula's Gas Tendrils
2014-02-21 13:28:29

[ Watch the Video: Enormous Coronal Mass Ejection ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from University College London have explained for the first time the details of how the Sun’s coronal mass ejections (CMEs) behave when falling back onto the star’s surface. The team has discovered that coronal mass ejections are a lot like the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which are about 6,500 light-years away from Earth and are millions of times larger....

2014-02-21 12:25:22

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASYS), a global supplier of production and automation systems and related supplies for the manufacture of solar cells, semiconductors, and sapphire and silicon wafers, today announced that its Executive Chairman, J.S. Whang and Executive Vice President & CFO, Bradley Anderson will present at the Stifel Industrials Conference in New York on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at the Palace Hotel. Amtech management...

Quasars Could Be Used To Test Bell's Theorem
2014-02-21 11:59:55

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online MIT researchers writing in the journal Physical Review Letters are proposing an experiment that could test Bell’s theorem. According to the scientists, the experiment could test the 50-year-old theorem to determine whether our universe is based on textbook laws of classical physics or less-tangible probabilities of quantum physics. Physicist John Bell wrote in 1964 that if the universe is based on classical physics, the...

Dark Matter Results From LUX Confirmed After Recalibration - WIMPs Still Not Detected
2014-02-21 08:47:17

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Dark matter research, like all experiments involving particle and astrophysical detections, relies on sorting out the desired events (the source events) from the noise (the background events). Since the interactions occur at a quantum level, the statistical process of sorting through the data is laborious, but also, more importantly, relies on your ability to calibrate and understand the instrument. Back in October the Large...

New Laser Could Lead To A Much Faster Internet
2014-02-21 06:15:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Caltech researchers have developed a new laser that could send data over the Internet backbone up to 20 times faster. The breakthrough culminates five years of work by researchers working under Amnon Yariv, professor of applied physics and electrical engineering at Caltech. The current study was led by postdoctoral scholar Christos Santis and graduate student Scott Steger. While laser light is capable of carrying vast amounts...

2014-02-20 23:01:01

University of Colorado Boulder scientists have found a creative way to radically improve thermoelectric materials, a finding that could one day lead to the development of improved solar panels, more energy-efficient cooling equipment, and even the creation of new devices that could turn the vast amounts of heat wasted at power plants into more electricity. Boulder, CO (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Editors: Photos of Mahmoud Hussein and Bruce Davis are available at...

2014-02-20 23:00:34

Angela Bussio’s new digital magazine, Real Stress Solutions, offers insightful articles, videos and podcasts on the six core causes of stress and how to manage that stress with 21st century solutions from the top experts in science, psychology, nutrition, exercise spirituality and human relations. Orem, UT (PRWEB) February 20, 2014 Stress strategist, coach and author Angela Bussio announces the launch of a new digital magazine, Real Stress Solutions (http://bit.ly/1jhQIbK), available...

2014-02-20 20:22:38

AURORA, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The runway lights were aglow last evening, as Technical Consumer Products, Inc. ("TCP"), held a lively fashion show event to benefit The American Heart Association's "Go Red Campaign," to help raise money in the fight against women's heart disease. Headlined by TCP's "Red Man Group," attendees watched as fourteen brave men - yes, MEN - pranced across the stage wearing some of today's hottest dresses, hairstyles (wigs!) and accessories, high...

2014-02-20 12:31:12

Coolbit Optical Engine Increases Speed of Data Transmission and Lowers Power Consumption HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After two years of incubation and development, TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, today unveiled the company's latest advancement in fiber optics -- Coolbit optical engines. This platform engine, which converts data from electrical signals to optical signals, will be the driving technology behind TE's soon-to-be-released 100G, 300G and 400G...


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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