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2014-08-08 12:21:13

PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In motorsports, funding is often the critical bridge between opportunity and execution. First Gear Project, a crowdfunding platform dedicated to the automotive & motorsports industries, will help build that bridge by establishing a platform to connect opportunity and funding via WWW.FIRSTGEARPROJECT.COM. The site, which recently expanded from a successful beta phase to being open to the public, has been built to facilitate...

2014-08-08 08:22:59

MIDDLEBURG, Va., Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Sciences International Corporation (DSIC), an advanced technology provider of security and detection systems, today announced it has been awarded a contract by Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) to support the reclamation of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear complex with the use of DSIC's revolutionary muon tracking detectors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130115/LA42594LOGO Under the initial contract, DSIC will design,...

birth of the sun
2014-08-08 08:07:39

Monash University Researchers are a step closer to understanding the birth of the sun. Published in Science, the team led by Dr Maria Lugaro and Professor Alexander Heger, from Monash University, have investigated the solar system's prehistoric phase and the events that led to the birth of the sun. Dr Lugaro, from the Monash Centre for Astrophysics, said the team used radioactivity to date the last time that heavy elements such as gold, silver, platinum, lead and rare-earth elements...

Hurricane Julio Gamma Ray Flash
2014-08-08 02:00:26

Francis Reddy and Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center NASA's Fermi and Aqua satellites captured two different views of bursts of strength show by Hurricane Julio as it intensified. NASA's Fermi satellite saw a gamma-ray flash from Julio, while NASA's Aqua satellite saw Julio become more structurally organized as a hurricane. Fermi Spots Julio's Gamma-Ray Flash Shortly after 4:19 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 4, NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope showed that Julio packs a...

big bang black hole
2014-08-08 07:08:18

Colin Hunter, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Our universe may have emerged from a black hole in a higher-dimensional universe, propose a trio of Perimeter Institute researchers in the cover story of the latest Scientific American. The big bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three Perimeter Institute researchers have a new idea about what might have come before the big...

2014-08-07 23:07:29

Ascenta Skin has been clinically shown to increase the skin’s natural protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Ascenta Health is proud to announce that their revolutionary dietary supplement Ascenta Skin has been clinically shown to increase the skin’s natural protection against ultraviolet (UV) radiation, the leading cause of skin damage and accelerated skin aging. A recent clinical trial studied the effects of UV exposure on participants...

2014-08-07 23:06:27

Nationwide moving labor company Simple Moving Labor takes part in “Simplify Your Life” week by launching Simplicity Over Stress. People who share their best, most genius, simply-irresistible moving tricks and tips can win a $250 gasoline card. Bedford, Texas (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 In recognition of national “Simplify Your Life” week, the national leader in moving labor, Simple Moving Labor (SML), is asking people to share their best stress-busting tips, tricks, and genius moving...

2014-08-07 12:27:55

DUBLIN, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Medical Imaging Reagents Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Medical imaging reagents play an important role in diagnostic, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology medical and life science industries. Medical imaging reagents allow clinicians and healthcare providers to determine...

LEDs made from perovskite
2014-08-07 03:30:38

University of Cambridge Colorful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future. A hybrid form of perovskite - the same type of material which has recently been found to make highly efficient solar cells that could one day replace silicon - has been used to make low-cost, easily manufactured LEDs, potentially opening up a wide range of commercial applications in future, such as flexible color displays....

2014-08-06 23:08:30

Compact single-fin mounting design, and reliable long-life performance are ideal for consumer electronics market. Saint Paul, MN (PRWEB) August 06, 2014 Reell Precision Manufacturing, a world leader in small package position control, is proud to announce the introduction of its latest positioning innovation, the TI-C5M Torque Insert. The TI-C5M features a compact single-fin design, and an exposed knurled-shaft for easy press-fit mounting into a wide variety of materials. Available torques...


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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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