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2011-12-12 08:00:00

More people are showing up at eye appointments complaining of headaches, fatigue, blurred vision and neck painâ”all symptoms of computer-vision syndrome (CVS), which affects some 90% of the people who spent three hours or more at day at a computer, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Healthy. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 12, 2011 Many people need reading glasses as they age. But, reading glasses don't work well on computers- they are designed...

2011-11-28 15:00:00

LaserTouch Aesthetics is excited to add oxygen therapy to its array of services offered. Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion® is a treatment used by celebrities, providing instant cooling and calming to the skin and resulting in skin that will look and feel years younger, visibly lifted, toned and hydrated. (PRWEB) November 28, 2011 HOW THE INFUSION WORKS An Intraceuticals Rejuvenate Infusion® harnesses three elements to achieve instant and dramatic results: A. Oxygen Therapy under...

2011-11-17 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc.( )(NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced that it has further strengthened its coherent product portfolio with the introduction of the MI 8000XM, a high-performing, low-power 100 Gbps MSA-compliant coherent transponder module. The MI 8000XM is the second member of the Oclaro coherent transponder family, joining the MI 5000XM 40 Gbps coherent module, which is...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Genia Photonics Inc. announces a strategic partnership and technology development with In-Q-Tel Montreal, Quebec (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 Genia Photonics Inc., a high technology company specializing in fiber-laser based systems, announced today a strategic partnership and technology development agreement with In-Q-Tel (IQT), the not-for-profit, strategic investment firm that delivers innovative technology solutions to support the missions of the U.S. Intelligence Community....

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2011-09-08 05:40:30

  Researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have measured the lifetime of an extremely stable energy level of magnesium atoms with great precision. Magnesium atoms are used in research with ultra-precise atomic clocks. The new measurements show a lifetime of 2050 seconds, which corresponds to approximately ½ hour. This is the longest lifetime ever measured in a laboratory. The results have been published in the scientific journal Physical Review Letters. The experiment...

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2010-05-07 09:30:00

In an achievement that could help enable fast quantum computers, University of Michigan physicists have built a better Rydberg atom trap. Rydberg atoms are highly excited, nearly-ionized giants that can be thousands of times larger than their ground-state counterparts. As a result of their size, interactions between Rydberg atoms can be roughly a million times stronger than between regular atoms. This is why they could serve as faster quantum circuits, said Georg Raithel, associate chair and...

2009-06-30 16:52:32

U.S. physicists say they have discovered giant Rydberg atom molecules with a bond as large as a red blood cell. The University of Oklahoma researchers led by Professor James Shaffer said determining how Rydberg molecules interact is important because Rydberg atoms are a key ingredient in atom based quantum computation schemes. The scientists said giant Rydberg molecules are formed when two Rydberg atoms interact. A Rydberg atom is an atom that has at least one electron orbiting the nucleus at...

2009-06-24 11:09:48

A group of University of Oklahoma researchers led by Dr. James P. Shaffer, Homer L. Dodge Department of Physics and Astronomy, have discovered giant Rydberg molecules with a bond as large as a red blood cell. Determining how Rydberg molecules interact is important because Rydberg atoms are a key ingredient in atom based quantum computation schemes. Giant Rydberg molecules are formed when two Rydberg atoms interact. A Rydberg atom is an atom that has at least one electron orbiting the nucleus...

2009-06-02 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), the newly named optics and photonics company following the merger of Bookham and Avanex, will launch a high-power Tapered Amplifier for atomic and precision spectroscopy under the New Focus brand at next week's PhotonXpo, taking place at CLEO 2009, in Baltimore. The tapered structure of the amplifier medium maintains low power densities even after amplification, avoiding damage to the semiconductor chip and still...

2009-04-23 16:33:44

German-led scientists say they have observed for the first time a rare molecule, the existence of which has until now only been predicted by theory. The researchers from the University of Stuttgart and the University of Oklahoma told the BBC the so-called Rydberg molecule was theorized to form when one of its two atoms has an electron orbiting at an extreme distance from the atom's nucleus. First predicted by physicist Chris Greene of the University of Colorado, the existence of the Rydberg...