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2011-12-22 15:22:20

Physicists at Harvard University have realized a new way to cool synthetic materials by employing a quantum algorithm to remove excess energy. The research, published this week in the journal Nature, is the first application of such an "algorithmic cooling" technique to ultra-cold atomic gases, opening new possibilities from materials science to quantum computation. "Ultracold atoms are the coldest objects in the known universe," explains senior author Markus Greiner, associate professor...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

All New Design has Touchscreen, More Zones of PID Temperature Control, DIN-Rail Option, and Reduced Price. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 BriskHeat Corporation has released the Centipede 2®, the revolutionary temperature control system that economically controls multiple heaters in a system. With the Centipede 2®, each heater in a system has its own PID temperature controller and RTD sensor. Individual PID control improves temperature uniformity across a system. These...

2011-12-13 22:00:44

Towards a better understanding of subatomic particles using a new cold-atom setup A team of scientists have made it easier to study atomic or subatomic-scale properties of the building blocks of matter (which also include protons, neutrons and electrons) known as fermions by slowing down the movement of a large quantity of gaseous atoms at ultra-low temperature. This is according to a study recently published in EPJ D´ as part of a cold quantum matter special issue, by researchers...

Weird World Of Water Just Got Weirder
2011-11-09 13:59:02

Strange, stranger, strangest! To the weird nature of one of the simplest chemical compounds -- the stuff so familiar that even non-scientists know its chemical formula -- add another odd twist. Scientists are reporting that good old H2O, when chilled below the freezing point, can shift into a new type of liquid. The report appears in ACS' Journal of Physical Chemistry B. Pradeep Kumar and H. Eugene Stanley explain that water is one weird substance, exhibiting more than 80 unusual...

2011-11-07 17:01:09

Caltech Engineers Reveal How Scandium Trifluoride Contracts with Heat They shrink when you heat 'em. Most materials expand when heated, but a few contract. Now engineers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have figured out how one of these curious materials, scandium trifluoride (ScF3), does the trick–a finding, they say, that will lead to a deeper understanding of all kinds of materials. The researchers, led by graduate student Chen Li, published their results in...

2011-10-13 07:00:00

By automatically adjusting light output at the extremes of both hot and cold temperatures, LimeLightâs Temperature Guardrail enhances the performance of both fluorescent and LED technologies in parking decks across the country. Holland, Michigan (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 TwistHDM, the established leader in the development and deployment of wireless lighting technologies for the parking industry, today announced that the systemâs Temperature Guardrail patent-pending...

Asian Elephants Ride Out High Daytime Temperatures
2011-09-30 10:15:37

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna´s Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology have discovered the mechanism by which Asian elephants are able to tolerate hot daytime temperatures.  Their results are published in the current issue of the international Journal of Comparative Physiology B. The heat is on where elephants roam.  Daytime temperatures in the natural environment of Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) average between 30 and 35 degrees...

2011-09-22 19:00:00

Using a rugged, affordable probe, VeriCure monitors temperature continuously along the full length of a CIPP liner during cure, ensuring proper installation. Randolph, NJ (PRWEB) September 22, 2011 Using patented technology, the new VeriCureâ“ž¢ system from Pipeline Renewal Technologies monitors cure temperature continuously along the full length of a CIPP (cured-in-place pipe) liner during installation. This information helps ensure storm and sewer lines are...

2011-09-20 12:54:47

PTB scientists determine a new value of the Boltzmann constant - The international community of scientists wants to redefine all base units with the aid of fundamental constants Metrologists are measurement artists who are very precise - in the case of the Boltzmann constant up to the sixth decimal place. Whoever is able to determine it very exactly will cause a small revolution in the field of worldwide temperature measurement: The temperature unit will then no longer be based - as...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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