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2013-07-02 23:02:34

During the summer months, eyes can go through a lot of strain. It’s very important to choose sunglasses that provide UV protection. San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) July 02, 2013 During the summer there is a big focus on protecting skin from the sun, but eyes need just as much protection. San Antonio Eye Center PA wants to share some tips and the best ways to protect eyes from the dangers the sun can pose during the summer months. Sunglasses are no longer just a fashion accessory or a way to...

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...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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