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Silvery Fish Can Become Invisible To Predation
2012-10-22 12:03:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After all the research we´ve been doing for centuries, nature continues to surprise us from time to time, forcing us to reconsider long-held theories or showing us something totally new. Take, for instance, the reflective properties of silver fish, such as herring or sardines. It´s long been observed that these resplendent fish have the ability to deflect light, making it tricky for a predator to focus and snatch...

Fog-Resistant, Self-Cleaning Glass Developed at MIT
2012-04-30 04:23:25

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have reportedly developed a way to make glass free of glare and reflections, resistant to fog, and essentially self-cleaning, the university announced in a press release last Thursday. According to the MIT News Office, the technology is a new surface temperature that can be applied to glass, essentially eliminating reflections and making it so that water droplets bounce right off the surface, not unlike rubber balls. This new...

2012-01-04 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Window Film Association (IWFA), a non-profit organization, is educating the public on window film use for residential and commercial applications, to reduce harmful solar glare, while delivering significant energy savings. "People often wear sunglasses outdoors during winter months to protect from glare and UV rays, but glare is ever-present inside too," said Darrell Smith, executive director of the IWFA. "With winter sun lower in...

2011-11-01 06:17:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When you are behind the wheel of a car, your eyes are constantly on the move - looking at vehicles ahead and to the side, reading road traffic signs, checking your rear view mirrors, and shifting your gaze inside and outside your vehicle in order to check the speedometer, look at your global navigation system, or change a radio station. During darkness these tasks can become even more difficult for some drivers. On the new edition of...

2011-08-13 00:00:30

Wholesale Sunglasses USA, a manufacturer and direct importer of high quality sunglasses, has added ten new models of polarized clip-on sunglasses to their online collection. Salem, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Wholesale Sunglasses USA, a manufacturer and direct importer of high quality wholesale sunglasses, has added ten new models of polarized clip-on sunglasses to their online collection. This is for the benefit of customers with prescription glasses and retailers of sunglasses, as it...

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2010-12-14 12:40:00

According to a study by U.S. scientists, bright city lights exacerbate air pollution. Their research indicates that the glare thrown up into the sky interferes with chemical reactions. These reactions would normally help clean the air during the night of the fumes emitted by vehicles and factories during the day. The researchers presented their findings at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco. Nature uses a special form of nitrogen oxide, known as nitrate radical, to...

2010-12-13 12:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Eye (www.dyneye.com) announced today that it has completed the technology verification testing stage of its electronically controlled glare reduction sunglasses. Dynamic Eye's LCD sunglasses offer active glare control that is completely unlike and superior to today's passive technologies, and let you see what you need to see. The sunglasses darken only a small spot on each lens instead of the entire lens, so glare sources are dimmed...

2010-07-07 11:23:00

ST. LOUIS, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- ZeaVision's EyePromise® nutraceutical products are unique science-based formulations designed to support eye health. EyePromise Restore and EyePromise Ten rapidly increase macular pigment density in the eye, minimizing many common vision challenges such as glare and night driving, bright light sensitivity, dark adaptation, and poor contrast sensitivity. Zeaxanthin is a natural macular pigment found in the eye that accumulates primarily...

2009-12-08 16:19:00

VISTA, Calif., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Ophthonix, the innovators who introduced non-surgical high definition vision technology to the market so that consumers have crisper, clearer and more vivid vision than ever before, today announced the launch of customized iZon® SL(TM) Polarized Lenses. The new iZon SL Polarized Lenses provide wearers with high definition vision, or WOW vision, in sunlight glare, even when reflected off water, land, ice and snow. The iZon SL...

2009-10-01 09:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PennDOT reminds motorists that wet leaves, fog, sun glare and frost are a few driving hazards that they will encounter this fall but there are steps drivers can take to help make their travel safer. "While it's not the traffic volumes that come with summer or the snow and ice of winter, the fall season presents motorists with several driving challenges," said PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E. "Motorists can be proactive by...