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2014-07-16 16:24:37

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DE-STA-CO introduces a new electric pivot unit that is smaller and lighter than traditional pneumatic units, while providing uniform torque and enhanced versatility. The 98W Electric Pivot Unit enables manufacturers to add a pivot in tight spaces and gain better operational control of electrode tip dressers, clamps and other tools. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140716/127637 "With a pneumatic pivot unit, torque can...

2014-07-15 23:10:32

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living released a new magnetic bracelet using 5200 Gauss Neodymium N52 Rare Earth Magnets for the fastest relief. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Pain Free Living web: SuperiorMagnetics.com, a leading developer of magnetic bracelets just released a new magnetic bracelet using 5200 Gauss magnets for the fastest and most effective relief. During demonstrations using this new ultra strong magnetic bracelet customers often report significant...

2014-07-15 23:06:34

Leader in industrial lighting equipment Larson Electronics has announced the release of a Class 1 Division 1 explosion-proof fan/blower designed for use on a 220 volts AC electrical power system. This explosion-proof blower meets UL and ATEX standards for hazardous locations and provides high 4450+ CFM output for effective airflow in larger spaces. Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 The EPF-E16-4450-220V explosion-proof fan from Larson Electronics has a fifteen-foot static conductive duct...

2014-07-15 23:06:13

RealWeld Trainer,™ the live-arc welding training system, has been upgraded to support overhead, additional audio coaching, and improved solo practice. These new features offer major benefits to students, educators, and employers. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 RealWeld Systems, Inc., today announced a new release of its patented RealWeld Trainer™ system that includes major enhancements to benefit educators, manufacturers, and labor unions alike. The upgrades in this latest product...

2014-07-15 23:00:52

Acoustiblok was recently featured on the new National Geographic Channel series, Showdown of the Unbeatables. The episode turned up the volume when Acoustiblok, an award winning thin noise-reduction material that is as effective as 12 inches of solid concrete when added to a stud wall, took on the Nathan Air Chime, multiple screaming train horns that produces the same decibel levels as a jet airplane. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Acoustiblok was recently featured on the new...

2014-07-15 20:20:29

Comprehensive analysis in the journal "APL Materials" provides blueprint for making thermoelectric materials that convert heat and electricity with greater efficiency WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From your hot car to your warm laptop, every machine and device in your life wastes a lot of energy through the loss of heat. But thermoelectric devices, which convert heat to electricity and vice versa, can harness that wasted heat, and possibly provide the green...

pillar-based Au bowtie nanoantenna arrays
2014-07-15 05:41:58

University of Illinois An interdisciplinary research team at the University of Illinois has developed a novel, tunable nanoantenna that paves the way for new kinds of plasmonic-based optomechanical systems whereby plasmonic field enhancement can actuate mechanical motion. “Recently, there has been a lot of interest in fabricating metal-based nanotextured surfaces that are pre-programmed to alter the properties of light in a specific way after incoming light interacts with it,”...

2014-07-15 04:20:27

Expansion Represents Further Space Market Commitment BLACKSBURG, Va., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --VPT® Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI.A) (NYSE:HEI), today announces the addition of VPT Rad?, a comprehensive radiation laboratory and test services facility, to serve the radiation and related test needs of aerospace electronics manufacturers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126776 The 5,000 square-foot Chelmsford, Massachusetts facility, formerly known as Si-REL,...

2014-07-14 23:08:07

Vkool.com reviews Ken Burge’s Blood Pressure Solution, a newly updated book of treating high blood pressure naturally and safely. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 According to the Blood Pressure Solution book review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a helpful guide that features a series of new information on high blood pressure. Vkool exposes in its review that this book can help readers understand more about blood pressure. The book shows readers common causes of high blood...

World’s First Photonic Router
2014-07-14 03:14:29

Weizmann Institute of Science Weizmann Institute scientists take another step down the long road toward quantum computers Weizmann Institute scientists have demonstrated for the first time a photonic router – a quantum device based on a single atom that enables routing of single photons by single photons. This achievement, as reported in Science magazine, is another step toward overcoming the difficulties in building quantum computers. At the core of the device is an atom that can...


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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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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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