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Bizarre Da Vinci Instrument
2013-11-20 11:55:48

[ Watch The Video: Leonardo da Vinci's Weird Piano Heard For The First Time ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online What do you get when you cross a harpsichord, an organ and a viola da gamba? A 500-year-old Leonardo da Vinci invention that had never been played – until now. On Monday, Polish concert pianist Slawomir Zubrzycki staged the first-ever public performance of the viola organista – an instrument conceived by da Vinci during the Renaissance and...

2013-11-19 16:37:40

Study results may help predict plant responses to light, temperature Shade nets are widely used in ornamental crop production systems to protect crops from radiation, wind, hail, and birds. According to a 2011 study from the United States Department of Agriculture, 43% of floricultural crop production in the United States occurred under shade or other temporary cover. Although black nets are most common, growers have begun experimenting with colored, gray, and white "dispersive" netting in...

2013-11-11 23:02:40

Acoustiblok Inc. is exhibiting the company’s line of products used to mitigate noise for industrial, commercial and residential generators this week at the 2013 POWER-GEN International Show in Orlando, Fla. on November 12-13, 2013. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 11, 2013 Acoustiblok Inc. is exhibiting the company’s line of products used to mitigate noise for industrial, commercial and residential generators this week at the 2013 POWER-GEN International Show being held in Orlando, Fla. on...

2013-10-28 23:23:19

Scientists have fingerprinted a distinctive atmospheric wave pattern high above the Northern Hemisphere that can foreshadow the emergence of summertime heat waves in the United States more than two weeks in advance. The new research, led by scientists at NCAR, could potentially enable forecasts of the likelihood of U.S. heat waves 15-20 days out, giving society more time to prepare for these often-deadly events. BOULDER, CO (PRWEB) October 28, 2013 Scientists have fingerprinted a...

Predicting Heat Waves
2013-10-28 10:37:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research published on Sunday in the journal Nature Geoscience could give meteorologists the ability to predict deadly summer heat waves more than two weeks ahead of time. In the study, scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) used a 12,000-year simulation of atmospheric patterns over the Northern Hemisphere to identify a distinctive "wavenumber-5" pattern that significantly increased the odds of a major...

2013-10-22 23:33:08

Following yesterday’s announcement of the availability of car audio equipment – including car stereo receivers, amplifiers, and subwoofers – through the nation’s premier military lending program, Exchange USA unveils their newest product addition: car audio amp/sub combo units. Purchases can be made through the storefront location in Hampton, VA, or the company website. Hampton, VA (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 Following yesterday’s announcement of the availability of car audio...

2013-10-21 23:31:24

Exchange USA announces the arrival of a new line of car audio equipment, including car stereo receivers, amplifiers, and subwoofers, all of which are available as easy loans for military personnel. Purchases can be made through the storefront location in Hampton, VA, or the company website. Hampton, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2013 Exchange USA announces the arrival of a new line of car audio equipment, including car stereo receivers, amplifiers, and subwoofers, all of which are available as...

2013-10-17 23:01:55

Neospeech VoiceText™ software featured. Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 NeoSpeech, a leader in text-to-speech (TTS) software and speech-enabled solutions, has announced the US release of Japanese documentary, Voice Synthesis, featuring VoiceText™ speech synthesis software via Ustream TV. The Japanese documentary called 音声合成 (Voice Synthesis in English), was aired as part of Channel Japan to the US audience and will be available for one month via Channel Japan on...

2013-10-16 23:28:53

House of Worship Conference Singles Out MGP32X Mixing Console Buena Park, California (PRWEB) October 16, 2013 Yamaha’s MGP32X mixing console won two New Product Technology Awards at the 2013 WFX Expo in Dallas, an annual event geared toward houses of worship. In addition to winning the award for Best Overall Audio Product, the mixer also won Best Other Audio Product. “We worked hard to design a mixing board that combines the best digital and analog features,” said Nithin Cherian,...


Latest Waves Reference Libraries

Seismology
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Seismology is the scientific study of earthquakes and the spread of elastic waves through the Earth or through other planet-like bodies. The field includes studies of earthquake effects, such as tsunamis in addition to diverse seismic sources such as tectonic, volcanic, oceanic, atmospheric, and artificial processes. A related field that utilizes geology to infer information regarding past earthquakes is paleoseismology. A recording of earth motion as a function of time is a seismogram. A...

Basic Ocean Terms
2013-02-05 12:52:11

Image Credit: Meteorologist Joshua Kelly When meteorologists are forecasting for ocean-going vessels, there are a few terms that we need to understand. The first term is wavelength. Wavelength is defined as the distance between two crests or between two troughs as seen in the image above. The example above highlights the crest to crest concept of wavelength. The next term that we use is wave height, and to determine this, we first must look at the wave when it passes our station. When...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Radiation -- Electromagnetic radiation is a combination of oscillating electric and magnetic fields propagating through space and carrying energy from one place to another. Light is a form of electromagnetic radiation. The theoretical study of electromagnetic radiation is called electrodynamics, a subfield of electromagnetism. When any wire (or other conducting object such as an antenna) conducts alternating current, electromagnetic radiation is propagated at the same...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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