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Ultrathin Coatings Change Color With Only A Few Atoms' Difference In Thickness
2012-10-15 08:19:42

In Harvard's Pierce Hall, the surface of a small germanium-coated gold sheet shines vividly in crimson. A centimeter to the right, where the same metallic coating is literally only about 20 atoms thicker, the surface is a dark blue, almost black. The colors form the logo of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), where researchers have demonstrated a new way to customize the color of metal surfaces by exploiting a completely overlooked optical phenomenon. For...

2012-09-19 23:02:32

Filtersfast.com applies game-design techniques to non-game water filtration education. The Water Guardian is a fun and engaging game that also teaches consumers about waterborne contaminants and water filtration during National Food Safety Month. Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) September 19, 2012 Filtersfast.com, the leading online authority and resource in water filters and air filters announces a new and entertaining game application added to their social media marketing mix called The Water...

2012-08-23 23:01:48

Leading photography distributor expands offering, manufactures its own line of camera filters for professional photographers and videographers. Waukegan, IL (PRWEB) August 22, 2012 Fotodiox (http://www.fotodioxpro.com), a leading lens adapter and accessories manufacturer and distributor, today introduces the WonderPana 145 and WonderPana 66 Filter Systems. Designed to work flawlessly with the WonderPana Systems and compatible with others on the market, Fotodiox also introduces its new PRO...

Light Efficiency Almost Doubled In LC Projectors
2012-07-16 09:55:25

Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal (LC) technology almost twice as energy efficient. The new technology has resulted in smaller, lower cost and more efficient projectors, meaning longer battery life and significantly lower levels of heat. All LC projectors — used from classrooms to conference rooms — utilize...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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