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2014-04-22 12:12:43

Study presents latest theoretical advances on the dynamics of highly sensitive magnetometers Theoretical physicists are currently exploring the dynamics of a very unusual kind of device called a SQUID. This Superconducting Quantum Interference Device is a highly sensitive magnetometer used to measure extremely subtle magnetic fields. It is made of two thin regions of insulating material that separate two superconductors – referred to as Josephson junctions – placed in parallel into a...

2014-04-04 12:26:48

Software Solution Achieves Best-of-Class Compression Quality for Streaming, Broadcast and Surveillance Servers LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- National Association of Broadcasters Show -- Squid Systems today announced availability of its high quality HEVC encoder software for servers based on Intel Xeon-class processors. The Squid encoder achieves bit rate reductions in the range of 50% compared to widely available H.264 encoders, while providing visual quality that...

2014-03-25 08:20:08

Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes opens April 12, 2014 at the Monterey Bay Aquarium MONTEREY, Calif., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Octopuses, squid and cuttlefishes have gripped the human imagination for thousands of years. From the kraken to Cthluhu (ku-thoo-loo), the myths surrounding them live in our collective memory. Now the Monterey Bay Aquarium is opening the largest, most diverse living exhibit ever created to showcase these...

2014-02-25 12:26:27

Efficient H.265 HEVC Software Solutions for Popular Processor Platforms BARCELONA, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Mobile World Congress -- Squid Systems today announced availability of its highly efficient HEVC decoder software for mobile devices. The Squid decoder software operates on popular mobile processors based on ARM Limited designs and on processors made by Intel Corporation, and includes openCL optimization to exploit the processing power of popular GPUs available on...

2014-02-13 10:38:36

What's so 'super' about this superfluid Atomtronics is an emerging technology whereby physicists use ensembles of atoms to build analogs to electronic circuit elements. Modern electronics relies on utilizing the charge properties of the electron. Using lasers and magnetic fields, atomic systems can be engineered to have behavior analogous to that of electrons, making them an exciting platform for studying and generating alternatives to charge-based electronics. Using a superfluid...

2014-01-23 23:23:18

GIA announces the release of a trend report on Atomic Magnetometers. Market for Atomic Magnetometers is projected to witness strong growth encouraged by promising use in biomedical applications such as in nuclear magnetic resonance imaging. Innovations in microfabricated atomic magnetometers, and improvements in sensitivity to less than one femtotesla, also bode well for market growth. San Jose, California (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 An atomic magnetometer is an intrinsic sensitive spin...

2013-12-09 09:51:26

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed prototype calibration tools for an experimental medical imaging technique that offers new advantages in diagnosing and monitoring of certain cancers and possibly other medical conditions. NIST designed, constructed and tested two prototype phantoms for calibrating ultralow-field (ULF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems. Phantoms are widely used tools for quality control in medical imaging. They are generally...

2013-11-25 16:41:00

A measuring device for superconductors breaks world records Weizmann Institute scientists have taken a quantum leap toward understanding the phenomenon known as superconductivity: They have created the world’s smallest SQUID – a device used to measure magnetic fields – which has broken the world record for sensitivity and resolution. Superconductivity is a quantum phenomenon that only occurs when certain materials are cooled to extremely low temperatures. Then, they lose all...

Researchers Use Squid Protein To Create High-Tech Camouflage
2013-09-11 11:35:27

[ Watch the Video: Camouflage Coating Modeled After Squids ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In another instance of technology inspired by nature, researchers from the University of California Irvine’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering say they’ve created a camouflage coating modeled after the Pencil Squid. This development, say the researchers, could one day be particularly useful to the US Military. Using a protein modeled after that found in a...


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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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