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2013-07-02 14:05:08

Electron transfer is a process by which an atom donates an electron to another atom. It is the foundation of all chemical reactions, and is of intense research because of the implications it has for chemistry and biology. When two molecules interact, electron transfer takes place in a few quadrillionths (10-15¬) of a second, or femtoseconds (fsec), meaning that studying this event requires very time-sensitive techniques like ultrafast spectroscopy. However, the transfer itself is...

2013-06-28 23:02:12

Bodkin Design Issued Two Hyperspectral Imaging Patents. Enhancements to BD&E's technology portfolio are disclosed which enhance BD&E's infrared and hyperspectral imaging product lines. BD&E offers Engineering Services and Product Development expertise to the Medical, Commercial, OEM, and Military communities in Boston, Massachusetts and around the country. Newton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) June 28, 2013 Bodkin Design & Engineering, LLC (BD&E), a Massachusetts...

2013-06-25 23:28:09

NSG Precision Cells, home of the world's finest spectrophotometer calibration reference standards and the only in the world that never need to be recalibrated, has just released its new Toluene in Hexane Spectral Bandwidth Reference Standard for calibrating resolution. NSG’s Toluene in Hexane Spectral Bandwidth Reference Standard is a set containing high-purity solution of 0.02% Toluene in Hexane and high-purity Hexane blank. Farmingdale, NY (PRWEB) June 25, 2013 The Spectral...

Quantum Secret In Photosynthesis Uncovered
2013-06-21 11:20:36

ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences The efficient conversion of sunlight into useful energy is one of the challenges which stand in the way of meeting the world's increasing energy demand in a clean, sustainable way without relying on fossil fuels. Photosynthetic organisms, such as plants and some bacteria, have mastered this process: In less than a couple of trillionths of a second, 95 percent of the sunlight they absorb is whisked away to drive the metabolic reactions that provide...

2013-06-11 23:31:05

Collaborative research organization TNO program will leverage the advantages of Tornado´s patented High Throughput Virtual Slit (HTVS) for the benefit of medical research. Eindhoven, Netherlands and Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Tornado Spectral Systems (TSS) has become a partner in TNO´s Van ℠t Hoff research program, which will benefit from the use of Tornado´s high-performance spectrometer and hyper-spectral imaging products. The Van ℠t Hoff program is a...

Researchers Increase NMR/MRI Sensitivity Through Hyperpolarization Of Nuclei In Diamond
2013-06-06 15:09:01

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Today´s nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) technologies, like quantum information processing and nuclear spintronic technologies, are based on an intrinsic quantum property of electrons and atomic nuclei called “spin.” Electrons and nuclei can act like tiny bar magnets with a spin that is assigned a directional state of either “up” or “down.” NMR/MRI signals depend upon a...

Giant Planets Aid In Quicker Research On Material Surfaces
2013-06-06 11:16:02

Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences New, fast and accurate algorithm from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, based on the mathematical formalism used to model processes accompanying interaction of light with gas planet atmospheres, is a major step towards better understanding of physical and chemical properties of materials' surfaces studied under laboratory conditions. Solar System's gas giants, Jupiter and...

2013-05-31 23:18:24

The Program Committee is currently accepting abstracts for contributed oral, poster and eposter presentations for the Pittcon 2014 Technical Program. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The Program Committee is currently accepting abstracts for contributed oral, poster, and eposter presentations for the Pittcon 2014 Technical Program in areas such as, but not limited to, analytical chemistry, applied spectroscopy, life science, bioanalysis, food science, nanotechnology, environmental...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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