It looks like a police radar gun but the portable X-ray Fluorescence (pXRF) is a new version of a device that bombards a target with X-rays to obtain information related to its chemical composition. The pXRF is a handy tool for investigating archeological metals, ceramics and other artifacts because samples can be analyzed on site rather than lugged across the world and back to the lab.
I promised yesterday that I would be back with some speculation about who might replace David Letterman when he retires in 2015. There is a slight problem with this: I don’t know any more than you do who’s a likely candidate to replace Letterman. I’ve heard the rumours, same as you; for example, the rumour that Stephen Colbert might be next in line to take over (which would make sense if he wants to branch out from his Colbert Report persona and do something more mainstream).
Professor Brian Langille, co-chair of the Labour Law Research Network global conference, with Professor and Associate Dean Kerry Rittich, chair of the keynote panel"Post-Trump? Can't wait!" quipped Catherine Fisk, the lone American on the Labour Law Research Network Conference’s opening plenary panel, called "Post Trump, Post Brexit, Post Europe(? ), Post Free Trade, Post Globalization Labour Law."
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".