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2011-06-26 07:52:07

By comparing theory with data from STAR, Berkeley Lab scientists and their colleagues map phase changes in the quark-gluon plasma In its infancy, when the universe was a few millionths of a second old, the elemental constituents of matter moved freely in a hot, dense soup of quarks and gluons. As the universe expanded, this quark"“gluon plasma quickly cooled, and protons and neutrons and other forms of normal matter "froze out": the quarks became bound together by the exchange of...

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2011-05-06 11:22:33

Researchers use the NSF-supported Ranger supercomputer to explore alternative particle theories As the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) ramps up the rate and impact of its collisions, physicists hope to witness the emergence of the Higgs boson, an anticipated, but as-yet-unseen, fundamental particle that scientists believe gives mass to matter. The Higgs boson is a central component of the "standard model," a theory that defines the relationships between the forces of the universe. But, what if...

2011-05-04 00:00:28

Program Offers Teachers a Free Copy of QuarkXPress 9 to Help Students Discover Digital Design and Cross-Media Publishing Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 02, 2011 Quark announced today the QuarkXPress® 9 Teacher-Try-It Program, an exclusive chance for teachers in North America to receive a complimentary copy of the newest version of QuarkXPress. The program, which is running from May 1, 2011 to November 1, 2011, aims to help teachers in K-12 and higher education institutions gain experience with...

2011-05-02 16:35:00

WATERBURY, Vt., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Traveler has named "Three Arctic Islands: Triple the Adventure" one of 2011's 50 Tours of a Lifetime. To qualify for the honor an expedition had to be one of the "most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours." This 13-day cruise is exclusive to Quark Expeditions, a Vermont-based, polar tour operator specializing in the polar regions since 1991. (Photo:...

2011-04-06 09:10:00

WATERBURY, Vt., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sea-kayaking in Svalbard, Norway's Arctic paradise takes place in an extreme environment. Quark Expeditions, a polar specialist, recommends that travelers contemplating the activity be comfortable getting in and out of a boat, and that they have practiced a wet exit. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/NE78344 ) Svalbard affords many opportunities to paddle in protected fjords amongst icebergs. Quark staff are always alert...

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2011-03-29 06:25:00

Physicists study rare particles to learn why the universe has more matter than antimatter Using data from experiments performed in 2010 at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest particle accelerator near Geneva, Switzerland, scientists are studying rare particle decays that could explain why the universe has more matter than antimatter. Led by Sheldon Stone, a physicist at Syracuse University, a group of scientists recently published their first observations of two different...

2011-03-23 12:43:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Akademik Ioffe sailed its final voyage for the polar specialist Quark Expeditions. The former Russian research vessel converted to an expedition ship had become out-dated. According to Hans Lagerweij, President of Quark Expeditions, "21st century polar travelers want cabins with private facilities, stylish public areas, and a choice of places to congregate to share a drink." (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110323/NE70421 ) Time...

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2011-03-18 10:55:00

Quantum physicists pave the way for investigating new states of matter in ultracold atom mixtures Scientists of the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI) in Innsbruck, Austria, have reached a milestone in the exploration of quantum gas mixtures. In an international first, the research group led by Rudolf Grimm and Florian Schreck has succeeded in producing controlled strong interactions between two fermionic elements - lithium-6 and potassium-40. This model system not...

2011-03-03 09:11:00

WATERBURY, Vt., March 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Expeditions, a polar travel specialist, has been nominated by Travel and Leisure as the World's Best Tour Operator in the magazine's annual consumer survey. On learning of the nomination, Hans Lagerweij, president of Quark, remarked, "Our 20th anniversary is turning out to be a year to remember!" (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110303/NE58615 ) Lagerweij explained, "In January, we added Sea Spirit to our fleet for a new...


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'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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