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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...

2013-08-14 23:01:24

The Squidezy promise is that you’ll clean a fresh squid using this gadget in less than a minute, even if you’ve never done it before. (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Cleaning squid is rightly considered a messy job. Despite being a culinary favourite, the thought of handling the slippery cephalopod prevents many people from attempting to prepare squid to cook at home. But that old excuse has been challenged. The man behind the New Squidezy is inventor Rod Cross. Rod designed the clever...

Color Change Mechanism Squid And Octopi
2013-07-26 09:47:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have discovered the mechanisms responsible for the dramatic color changes in underwater creatures such as the squid and the octopus. According to UCSB scientists, color in living organisms can be formed in one of two ways - pigmentation or anatomical structure. Structural colors are the result of the physical interaction between light and biological...

Locals Find Hundreds Of Dead Stingrays On Mexican Beach
2013-07-18 14:43:13

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Hundreds of stingrays have been found dead on the Chachalacas beach in the town of Ursulo Galvan in Mexico. Over 250 dead stingrays litter the beach of the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz. According to an Associated Press report, food vendor Adriana Loredo says she witnessed fishermen dumping the rays from their nets at the beach. Ursulo Galvan Mayor Martin Verdejo said fishermen dumped the carcasses after they were unable to get...

Measuring Magnetic Fingerprints Of Superfluid Helium-3
2013-05-22 13:47:30

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Superconducting sensors of PTB allow highly sensitive measurements of the nuclear magnetic resonance of thin helium-3 layers With their SQUIDs, low-temperature specialists of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) have made it possible for the magnetic moments of atoms of the rare isotope 3He (helium-3) to be measured with extreme sensitivity. With the aid of these sensors, highly sensitive nuclear resonance spectrometers were developed...

2013-05-10 23:26:35

Patented anchors for light watercraft showcased on new website; expanded online catalog gives kayak anglers access to leading portable anchor system. Warsaw, Indiana (PRWEB) May 10, 2013 Paulus Technology Designs, LLC today announced the re-launch of its TheSquidAnchor.com website showcasing its expanded line of patented, light weight Squid technology anchors and anchor systems. Company CEO and Squid Anchor Business Development agent, Gary Sturdevant said “Our new website gives our...

Giant Squid, One Global Population
2013-03-21 05:59:05

[ Watch the Video: Giant Squid All One Big Happy Family ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An international team of researchers say they have discovered that the giant squid's DNA stretches across the globe, meaning the ocean beasts intermingle and mate throughout the world. The team wrote in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B that no matter where the elusive animals are found, they are so closely related at the genetic level that they represent a...

Large Humboldt Squid Invading Coastal California In Record Numbers
2013-01-07 14:52:44

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Humboldt squid have overrun the waters off the coast of Southern California, and the area´s fishermen have taken to the sea en masse–catching boatloads of the ultra-fresh calamari. One report noted a fishing boat that had caught more than 200 squid in an hour, leading the captain to return his ship to port early. “I have enough for a whole year,” John Plaziak, one of the fishermen, told the San Diego...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin