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2014-10-14 08:33:04

Attendees Invited to Join American Laser Skincare's Fight Against Breast Cancer FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct.

2014-10-11 23:00:40

Presence of large number of consumer electronics companies and cell phone manufacturers in the region drives the Asia-Pacific Crystal Oscillator market

big bang universe
2014-10-11 06:14:12

By measuring the radiation leaks in a large, densely-packed star-forming galaxy, astronomers have been able to learn more about how the universe evolved as the first stars were formed, according to research published online Thursday in the journal Science.

2014-10-10 23:02:32

Magnetic field sensors market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of the different types of magnetic field sensors used in electronic systems, different magnetic technologies

2014-10-10 23:02:16

The Crystal Oscillator market growth fuelled by its use in mainly consumer electronic devices

2014-10-10 20:20:38

National Radon Action Week is an important time for homeowners to educate themselves on the dangers of radon.

milky way dark matter
2014-10-10 04:30:30

A team of Australian astrophysicists has determined that the Milky Way has half as much dark matter as previously thought, according to a new study published in the Astrophysical Journal.

2014-10-09 23:07:38

The MAC-TS4 vacuum interrupter test set easily determines the pressure inside a vacuum interrupter and, along with wear and number of operations, can predict the usable life of the vacuum interrupters

2014-10-09 23:04:43

The Americas Bio-based Advanced Phase Change Material Market is estimated to grow to $59.2 million by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket (PRWEB) October 09, 2014


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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  • To swell, as grain or wood with water.
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