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2014-07-02 16:24:28

In this phase two study, 50 percent of glioblastoma patients lived for two years, an encouraging result for one of the most deadly cancers that often kills patients within one year of diagnosis CHICAGO, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) and treated with an experimental cancer vaccine made from the patient's own tumor in addition to standard of care lived longer compared to those who received standard of care alone,...

2014-07-02 08:28:46

Help Protect Skin with Lands' End Swim Tees & Rash Guards DODGEVILLE, Wis., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- July is UV Safety Month, a national health observance dedicated to spreading the word about strategies for preventing skin cancer. To help protect skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun, Lands' End offers a collection of lightweight Swim Tees for women and Rash Guards for men and children that the Skin Cancer Foundation recommends as an effective UV protectant. Lands' End Swim Tees...

2014-07-01 11:46:10

Science China Press Experiments aimed at devising new types of photodetectors have been triggered by the increasing use of optoelectronic devices in personal electronics, cameras, medical equipment, computers and by the military. Professor Zhao Kun and co-researchers at the State Key Laboratory of Petroleum Resource and Prospecting, part of the China University of Petroleum in Beijing, have proposed a new type of infrared photodetector. Photodetectors, which can convert photons to...

2014-06-30 23:13:59

The whole body scanners technology dilemma – performance knockout of Backscatter X-Ray over MMWave gets overlooked due to public misconception of the safety of low level radiation. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 According to a new report, U.S. People Security Screening Technologies, Industry & Market – 2014-2020 by Homeland Security Research Corp (HSRC), security decision makers are faced with an almost unfair dilemma in choosing Whole Body Scanners (AIT) technology. On the...

2014-06-26 23:05:44

Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM), the industry leader in materials, is proud to announce the release of its new Polymer Tungsten for effective radiation shielding. This is a remarkable achievement in the move towards environmentally friendly solutions for radiation shielding. Irvine, California (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Stanford Advanced Materials (SAM), the industry leader in materials, is proud to announce the release of its new Polymer Tungsten for effective radiation shielding. This is...

2014-06-25 23:14:47

Berkeley Nucleonics is releasing the Model RD-120 SAMPack GN at the Health Physics Conference in Baltimore in July. The new Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) provides a wide range of nuclear detection functionality in a clandestine and convenient operational mode. San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Berkeley Nucleonics is releasing the Model RD-120 SAMPack GN at the Health Physics Conference in Baltimore in July. The new Backpack Radiation Detector (BRD) provides a wide range of nuclear...

2014-06-25 23:05:51

In celebration of the freedoms afforded in America, an industry leader in developing products that provide ultimate protection from mobile device radiation, has created a super sale that everyone is free to take advantage of. Bradenton Beach, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Starting today people across the globe will be able to get 15 percent off DefenderPad, one of the world’s hottest radiation protection products available on the market today, and also receive free shipping as part of the...

2014-06-25 16:21:58

Final 100 kRad (Si) testing completed at renowned Indiana University Cyclotron Facility CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aitech Defense Systems Inc., a pioneer in true embedded and mission critical computing technologies for environmentally-demanding, mission-critical applications, announces that the SP0 3U CompactPCI SBC has passed final 100 kRad (Si) testing for use in low (LEO) and medium (MEO) orbits and has demonstrated high confidence for geostationary orbits (GEO)....

2014-06-24 23:02:26

The report also includes eight-year (volume and value) forecasts for key sensors used in radiation detection applications, such as medical gamma cameras, RIIDS, portal monitors, PET detectors, oil exploration and scientific sensors, etc. Glen Allen, VA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets the market for radiation detectors will grow from $25.7 billion (USD) in 2014 to $31.5 billion in revenues in 2019. The report, “Radiation Detection...

2014-06-24 12:32:50

LONDON, June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Snake Robot Markethttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/pet_products/snake_robot_market.html WinterGreen Research announces the following study: Snake Robots: Market Shares, Strategies, and Forecasts, Worldwide, 2013-2019.The companies that get an early foothold in the snake robot market have significant strategic advantage. The robotic snake leverages a new technique for robotic...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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