Well, as Claudiu Stan, from Stanford, explains in a press release, streams of water are often used to deliver samples into the path of laser beams during experiments.Better than using your fingers, I guess.Now, though, the team has developed an ultrafast optical laser system that works a bit like a strobe light, allowing them to acquire clear microscope images at a higher frame rate than before.Stan explains how useful the new results, published in Nature Physics, will prove: Understanding the dynamics of these explosions will allow us to avoid their unwanted effects on samples.It could also help us find new ways of using explosions caused by X-rays to trigger changes in samples and study matter under extreme conditions.And, of course, the videos look pretty cool, too.
DON T MISS: 2 new Craigslist scams you need to watch out forThe world s brightest laser is the star of a series of videos published this week by SLAC, though you won t actually be able to make out the laser in any of the videos.Of course, this video isn t all fun and games.Water is often used to deliver material samples into the path of a laser during tests, and the results are then analyzed by researches at SLAC s Linac Coherent Light Source.Understanding the dynamics of these explosions will allow us to avoid their unwanted effects on samples, Stanford PULSE Institute s Claudiu Stan said.It could also help us find new ways of using explosions caused by X-rays to trigger changes in samples and study matter under extreme conditions.These studies could help us better understand a wide range of phenomena in X-ray science and other applications.
For science, of course.What they say they want is to study the microscopic movies to understand what happens when liquids are vaporized by the world's brightest X-ray laser.For example, says PULSE's Claudiu Stan, Understanding the dynamics of these explosions will allow us to avoid their unwanted effects on samples … It could also help us find new ways of using explosions caused by X-rays to trigger changes in samples and study matter under extreme conditions.The group published their work in Nature Physics, and say it shows how the explosive interaction unfolds and provides clues as to how it could affect X-ray laser experiments .To catch what was happening to the droplets and streams, the group also had to design the imaging system based on an ultrafast optical laser that strobe-illuminates the explosion.Why don't we stop talking, and let your watch the video and enjoy the Kubrick-like choice of music ?
NASA's new image of Juno making its way to JupiterNASA has released new images of Jupiter as the Juno spacecraft edges close to the giant gas planet.The robotic explorer is due to reach the planet on 4 July after a five-year, 1.4 billion-mile journey from Earth.On 11 June, the robotic explorer began sending and receiving data around the clock to and from Earth as it prepares for the completion of its journey, NASA said on its website.No previous spacecraft has orbited so close to Jupiter, although two others have been sent plunging to their destruction through its atmosphere.Juno is due to spend a year in orbit around Jupiter, measuring the planet's water content, mapping its magnetic fields and searching for signs of a solid core.With more than twice the mass of all its sibling planets combined, Jupiter is believed to hold a key piece to the puzzle of how the planets formed some 4.65 billion years ago from the gas and dust left over after the birth of the sun.
Artist s conception of a water snow line around a young star Image: A. Angelich NRAO/AUI/NSF /ALMA ESO/NAOJ/NRAO A telescope just snagged the very first image of a water snow line drifting around a young star in space—and it could transform what we know about how planets form.The extreme conditions around young stars sometimes means that water goes directly from gas into snow and ice, skipping the liquid phase entirely.The region right where that transition happens is called the water snow line.This water snow line was only visible because the star in question, V883 Orionis, had a massive flare that pushed the water snow line around its protoplanetary disk, where planets are formed, outwards.This made it visible to Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array ALMA which took this view:
As iPhone sales fall, Apple is leaning on suppliers to keep its profits up.Apple is squeezing its suppliers for lower prices, RBC Capital Markets analysts Amit Daryanani and Jeriel Ong claim in a research note distributed to clients on Tuesday.They looked at 11 companies that sell their products and services to Apple, and found that 10 of those companies had projected that their gross margins would be lower than previous expectations for the second half of the year.Some of these companies assemble iPhones and other Apple computers, and others sell Apple chips and other components.The analysts looked at companies including TSMC, Catcher, Cirrus Logic, Dialog Semiconductor, and others."We think Apple has been pushing for price discounts from multiple suppliers as a way to dampen foreign exchange headwinds Apple is facing on their own profit and loss statement heading into the iPhone 7," the analysts write.This backs up a Asian trade publication report from earlier this month which suggested Apple was starting to drive a hard bargain.
Researchers from Europe have developed a solar simulator that replicates the heat and light of the sun s radiation — and then some.The system, with a luminous flux equivalent to over 20,000 suns, is being used to test various materials in extreme conditions.Developed in part by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL , the system is comprised of 18 light sources placed in two concentric circles around a virtual half-sphere nearly two metres in diameter.Each lamp consists of a cup-shaped reflector that s illuminated by a Xenon bulb.The ensuing light waves are reflected and focused on a specific point.When the system is lit at maximum intensity, the spot where the light beams meet registers at a whopping 21,700 suns, or 21.7 MW m -2.
Researchers from Europe have developed a solar simulator that replicates the heat and light of the sun s radiation — and then some.The system, with a luminous flux equivalent to over 20,000 suns, is being used to test various materials in extreme conditions.Developed in part by researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne EPFL , the system is comprised of 18 light sources placed in two concentric circles around a virtual half-sphere nearly two metres in diameter.Each lamp consists of a cup-shaped reflector that s illuminated by a Xenon bulb.The ensuing light waves are reflected and focused on a specific point.When the system is lit at maximum intensity, the spot where the light beams meet registers at a whopping 21,700 suns, or 21.7 MW m -2.
Laowa has unveiled a new macro lens that doesn t look like any macro lens for photography you have seen before.It looks like some not so subtle sniper rifle for an assassin to use in a terribly cheesy spy flick.I ran across this on April Fool s day I might think it was a joke, but it is a real product.The 24mm f/14 Relay 2x Macro lens is on display at Photokina and is due to land in stores next year.The point of the strange design is to help you get closer to shy subjects in challenging conditions without scaring the subject away.The lens has a 2:1 maximum macro reproduction ratio and is resistant to temperature and extreme conditions.
Chinese phonemaker company Shenzhen Xin KingBrand Enterprises Co. Ltd is an established name on the market and managed to produce the rugged devices under the Oinom brand.But the latest Nomu series is planned to attack also the out-of-China markets and with Nomu S10, S20 and S30 the arsenal is there.We have already posted a first look at the Nomu S30 model, but today we will have the S10 on the menu.The phone is a 5-inch one with IPS IGZO HD resolution display, MT6737T processor, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB of storage, rear camera with Sony IMX219 sensor, 5000 mAh battery with fast charge support, waterproof NXP speakers, full rubber unibody and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.As mentioned in the title Nomu S10 will be built like a tank with something they call the ultra-proof design, making it waterproof, dustproof, shatter proof and freeze proof, WIth the IP68 certification it can withstand some abuse including 1.5m height falls and should work even in such extreme conditions like -20 C or 55 C.Nomu S10 should be available very soon and the price is set at pretty friendly $129.99 level, which is quite good for a rugged model with such specs.We will surely be getting more information about the phone soon of you can take a look at their Facebook pages yourself.
If you're not already wowed by some of the work going on in self-driving car technology then Tesla's latest video might take your appreciation levels up a notch - it shows a split screen view of what one of these autonomous vehicles 'sees' during a journey.That includes lane lines, the flow of the road, road signs and streetlights, as well as the in-path objects that need to be avoided.It's an enlightening look at just how complex these systems are and how far they've come in recent years.The latest clip was shared by Tesla chief Elon Musk on Twitter and follows another similar clip released last month - obviously the company is keen to get as many people comfortable with the idea of self-driving vehicles as it can.Tesla has already said that from this point on all of its cars will be fitted with the hardware and technology required to make them fully autonomous, but it can't be switched on until all the relevant safety checks have been carried out and it becomes officially legal to take an autonomous car out on the road.The testing that the likes of Tesla and Google are doing at the moment is covered by special licences and it's going to be a few years yet before governments are going to give the legal all-clear.
Canadian self-driving vehicle tests are about to kick off on Ontario public roads, with three groups approved to take part in a pilot licensing program that allows autonomous testing with a safety driver behind the wheel.BlackBerry is one of the three, along with the University of Waterloo s Centre for Automotive Research and Erwin Hymer Group, a German maker of motorhomes and other leisure vehicles, reports The Globe and Mail.The province is hoping to become a place automakers come to try out their self-driving tech, among a short but growing list of places around the world where testing those technologies is allowed on public roadways.The news of these three initial permit owners follows the provincial government s announcement of their intent to allow such testing late last year.Ontario s advantage in providing a site for testing could lie in its variable weather; the province enjoys four full seasons, and provides a testbed for extreme conditions in its northern reaches.Other sites like Michigan, which is building a massive 335-acre test facility, offer similar road conditions, but Ontario could prove unique in just how intense it can get in terms of inclement weather systems – and any road in the province is fair game for testing under the rules put forward by the province.
Audi is mostly known for cool sports and luxury cars, but the company has also designed a lunar rover.The rover is called the Audi lunar quattro and it is ready to head to the moon.The rover s moon mission is now one step closer to fruition with a German space travel team called Part-Time Scientists having announced that it plans to complete the trip to the moon with the rover by the end of 2017.The trip is bookd on a launcher booked with Spaceflight Inc. Audi and the engineers from the team have been working together on the project since early 2015.The team is performing their lunar mission and rover design as part of the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition.Audi has contributed 16 experts to the project along with the team from Part-Time Scientists possibly the best name for a group of scientists ever .
See the graphics on the first nonstopflygningen over the southern Atlantic ocean, which svenskättlingen Charles Lindbergh conducted in 1927twenty-two minutes past ten on the morning of 21 may 1927, aviator Charles Lindbergh in Paris.He is met at Le Bourget by the cheering crowds.the Following morning topped the tabloids with the story of the hero who flew nonstop alone across the Atlantic.the Achievement had been preceded by a thorough preparation in the united states, including the construction of the aircraft, Spirit of St. Louis.the Machine was specially designed to cope with the extreme conditions during the rekordfärden of the sea.
If that's what you're looking for in your next USB Lightning cable, then consider this one from Zeceen which is made with a sturdy Zinc alloy Connector and a high-strength yet fully flexible stainless steel jacket spring wire – a design that promises not to disintegrate even under extreme conditions like bad weather or rough handling.Zeceen also promises a 12-month satisfaction guarantee.Its typical list price of $19.99 on Amazon has been reduced 15% to $16.97 for this virtually unbreakable 3.3-foot cable.This story, "15% off Zeceen Metal USB Lightning Cable, Virtually Indestructible and Weather Resistant - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
If that's what you're looking for in your next USB Lightning cable, then consider this one from Zeceen which is made with a sturdy Zinc alloy Connector and a high-strength yet fully flexible stainless steel jacket spring wire – a design that promises not to disintegrate even under extreme conditions like bad weather or rough handling.Zeceen also promises a 12-month satisfaction guarantee.Its typical list price of $19.99 on Amazon has been reduced 15% to $16.97 for this virtually unbreakable 3.3-foot cable.This story, "15% off Zeceen Metal USB Lightning Cable, Virtually Indestructible and Weather Resistant - Deal Alert" was originally published by TechConnect.
To provide mountaineers a touch of respite as they brave the extreme conditions of Slovenia s Triglev National Park, an architecture firm named Premica Architects decided to fashion an ancient World War I bunker into a particularly cozy alpine bunker.Due in large part to these extreme conditions, Premica built the bulk of the small abode at an offsite location before making use of a helicopter to transport it to its current location — now dubbed the Bivak na Prehodavcih.As basic and minimal as they come, the shelter features no electricity or running water.A fully off-grid shelter, Bivak na Prehodavcih s interior is clad primarily in what appears to be a very lightly colored Cypress Pine.Not only does this give the hut a bit of a cabin-type feel, but during the day, the pine keeps the inside brightly lit.Furthermore, Premica also outfit the structure with wooden cross-laminated panels which perfectly match the pine s homey aesthetic.
Korean company Hankook Mirae recently debuted its real-life mech that looks as if it were created from the pixels of the classic game series.Its designer, Hollywood SFX man Vitaly Bulgarov, recently unveiled its impressive new ability: walking.Standing 13-feet-tall and tipping the scales at over a ton, the machine houses a man-sized pilot capable of maneuvering the mammoth device over short distances.Currently without a portable power source, the machine is limited to a few steps, but Bulgarov hopes that one day his mech can aid rescuers on missions in extreme conditions.In the short-term, Bulgarov aims to develop a tethered platform for industrial applications, but the future could see a larger, wheeled base that acts as a trailer for the bulky power source.For now though, it s just a amazing machine capable of not much more than looking bad-ass.
It s a finding that could further our understanding of how life originated on Earth, and how colonists might be able to sustain themselves on Mars.The subjects of the experiment, which was organised by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Potsdam, Germany, were a group of cryophilic, or cold loving, plants.After being subjected to wild temperature fluctuations, a near total vacuum, and blasts of cosmic radiation for 18 months, all but one of the samples grew into new populations back on Earth.The two strains of algae used, one from Norway and one from Antarctica, now join an exclusive list of organisms that are capable of surviving the extreme conditions of low Earth orbit—a list that includes some bacteria, fungi, and tardigrades.For the study, Dr. Thomas Leya of the Fraunhofer Institute, in collaboration with the forward-thinking Biology and Mars Experiment BIOMEX , collected two algal strains known for their extremophilic tendencies, such as the ability to withstand bitter cold and dehydration.Specifically, the researchers used the green algae Sphaerocystis, dubbed CCCryo 101-99, which is found in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, and the blue-green algae Nostoc, dubbed CCCRYO 212-06, which is native to Antarctica.
If LifeProof's rugged smartphone cases are good enough for X Games athletes like Kevin Rolland and Bobby Brown, they'll probably be good enough for you too.When you take a look at the rundown of current sponsors for the X Games, you’ll find a number of companies that you would probably expect to be a part of the action sports extravaganza.Also on the list is LifeProof, a company that might not immediately leap to mind when you think of extreme sports competitions.But dig a little deeper and you’ll discover why the brand has become a favorite amongst professional athletes who rely on their smartphones while training.As one of the leaders in the rugged smartphone case market, LifeProof has created some of the most durable options for keeping our iPhones and Android devices safe in extreme conditions.What we discovered is that they’re as attached to their smartphones as the rest of us and their mobile devices often play a crucial role in their day-to-day training as well.
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