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2014-08-20 23:06:09

VTI Instruments is excited to introduce the recently updated X-Modal III software for modal analysis designed by the University of Cincinnati Structural Dynamics Research Lab (UC-SDRL) in conjunction with VTI Instruments and several other companies. When used with any of VTI's Smart Dynamic Signal Analyzers (DSA's), users can create a turn-key modal analysis solution with intuitive, task oriented user interfaces, extensive modal parameter estimation algorithms, parallel display...

Earth-magnetic-field
2014-08-20 03:30:39

Rachel Berkowitz, Berkeley Lab Earth’s magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archaeology. Now it has provided the basis for a technique which might, one day, be used to characterize the chemical composition of fluid mixtures in their native environments. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) conducted a proof-of-concept NMR...

Promising Ferroelectric Materials Suffer From Unexpected Electric Polarizations
2014-08-20 03:04:58

Brookhaven National Laboratory Brookhaven Lab scientists find surprising locked charge polarizations that impede performance in next-gen materials that could otherwise revolutionize data-driven devices Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use built-in electric polarizations to read and write digital information, outperforming the magnets inside most popular data-driven technology. But...

2014-08-20 08:33:25

SAN FRANCISCO and SHENZHEN, China, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Highpower International, Inc. (NASDAQ: HPJ), a developer, manufacturer, and marketer of lithium and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries, and a battery management systems and battery recycling provider, today announced that it started shipping its advanced compact lithium battery product developed for the newly introduced TIMEX® IRONMAN® ONE GPS+, a smartwatch offering consumers stand-alone wireless...

2014-08-20 08:22:33

Bayer Patent Families Expand Quantum Materials' Advanced Material Offerings, Reinforce Intellectual Property Protection of Automated Quantum Dot Manufacturing Processes and Enhance Quantum Dot Solar Cell IP to Drive Future Development, Partnerships and Revenue SAN MARCOS, Texas, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quantum Materials Corporation (OTCQB:QTMM) today announced the purchase of five diverse sets of patent families from Bayer Technology Services GmbH, the global technological...

2014-08-19 23:06:31

Company announces successful treatment of first two wells with its new U.S. engineered Plasma Pulse Tool and commencement of commercial sales with strengthened balance sheet Houston, TX (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 Propell Technologies Group (OTCQB:PROP), the exclusive US licensee of a plasma pulse technology for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) today announced the successful treatment of two of Miller Energy Resources’ (NYSE:MILL) wells using their new U.S. engineered Plasma Pulse tool. The...

2014-08-19 23:06:21

Market Size - $119.4 Million in 2013, Market Growth - CAGR of 6.5%, Market Trends – Increasing market penetration in automotive industry; new report by Grand View Research. View Full Report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/in-line-process-viscometer-ilpv-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The global market for in-line process viscometer is expected to reach USD 185.4 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research,...

2014-08-19 16:30:30

HIGHLAND, Mich., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Magnetic Products, Inc. (MPI), is excited to announce its exclusive new line of highly enhanced products known as the "Hi-G" product line. Hi-G products represent the best MPI has to offer in power, strength, durability and ease of use. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140819/137495 MPI Hi-G products are performance engineered as best in class regarding the materials, workmanship, and design; Hi-G is the product line...

quantum system
2014-08-19 03:00:45

Florian Aigner, Vienna University of Technology Coupling atomic spins in diamonds to microwave resonators could lead to new quantum technologies. Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) have now managed to dramatically prolong the time these systems can store information. The electronics we use for our computers only knows two different states: zero or one. Quantum systems on the other hand can be in different states at once, they can store a superposition of...

credit where credit is due
2014-08-19 02:00:28

Joe O'Connell, Northeastern University It makes sense that the credit for science papers with multiple authors should go to the authors who perform the bulk of the research, yet that’s not always the case. Now a new algorithm developed at Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research helps sheds light on how to properly allocate credit. The research was published this month in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in a paper co-authored by Hua-Wei Shen, a visiting...


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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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