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spider silk graphene
2015-05-08 12:38:31

As the robot octopus and the rescue cockroaches proved, the combination of nature and human innovation can lead to special things. Now, a mixture of the incredible biological strength of spider silk and the manmade material graphene has produced the strongest fiber ever.

lopsided star
2015-05-08 09:31:12

By analyzing the remnant of a recently-exploded star, researchers have confirmed what computer models have long predicted – when stellar giants die, they do so in a lopsided fashion, as the core of the star is flung off in one direction and debris is sent flying the opposite way.

2015-05-07 23:07:40

IDEX Health & Science Launches Manifold-in-a-Week Rapid Response Program that Shortens Development Time of Fluidics Design ROHNERT PARK, CA (PRWEB) May 07,

2015-05-07 23:05:20

DMG Productions explores the latest breakthroughs in satellite technology. Jupiter, FL (PRWEB) May 07, 2015 DMG Productions announced today that they

2015-05-07 12:37:07

But Billions of Dollars and Kilowatt-Hours Can Be Saved SAN FRANCISCO, May 7, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately $19 billion worth of electricity, equal to the output of 50 large

2015-05-07 00:24:34

Near-infrared light waves can improve a woman's sexual response, says urogynecologist Dr.

2015-05-06 12:23:01

THORNTON CLEVELEYS, England, May 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - 7,000 tonnes total capacity will help to underpin 'mega growth' programmes Victrex has successfully

LHC
2015-05-06 09:14:50

The Large Hadron Collider is in the bullpen, warming up and getting ready to get back into the game, as the massive particle accelerator in Geneva, Switzerland has smashed particles together for the first time since restarting last month.

2015-05-06 08:25:13

Country's energy sector to benefit from increased network efficiency following award of innovative joint tender for smart grid hardware ZUG, Switzerland, and WARSAW, Poland, May 6,


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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