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2014-03-31 13:35:45

Researchers discover a 'continuity field' that merges the appearance of similar objects seen within a matter of seconds Ever notice how Harry Potter's T-shirt abruptly changes from a crewneck to a henley shirt in "The Order of the Phoenix," or how in "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts' croissant inexplicably morphs into a pancake? Don't worry if you missed those continuity bloopers. Vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have...

2013-10-15 00:20:06

Kyoto, Japan, Oct 15, 2013 - (ACN Newswire) - On October 16, Shimadzu Corporation will launch the new customizable 'LA series' of planar diffraction gratings for laser systems. Diffraction grating elements for 633 nm to 1064 nm waveband with 1600 lines/mm, exhibit a diffraction efficiency of 98% - the highest in this category of technology. This feature is important for expansion and compression of laser pulses for light sources used in laser processing. The gratings can also be used in...

2012-01-19 15:15:00

Empire West launched its new Safe-Guard optics packaging Web site, featuring a just-developed size-finder tool that will revolutionize the selection, specification and procurement of PET-G containers for high-value optical components. Made from NASA-tested low outgassing PET-G material, Safe-Guard containers are available in thousands of sizes, are cleanroom compatible, and set the industry standard for precision optical protection. The optics containers come in a large range of sizes and are...

2011-03-14 17:23:55

A team of electrical engineers and chemists at Lehigh University have experimentally verified the "rainbow" trapping effect, demonstrating that plasmonic structures can slow down light waves over a broad range of wavelengths. The idea that a rainbow of broadband light could be slowed down or stopped using plasmonic structures has only recently been predicted in theoretical studies of metamaterials. The Lehigh experiment employed focused ion beams to mill a series of increasingly deeper,...

2010-07-26 10:31:00

Falsified Chinese Documents Call into Question Safety of Chinese Grating WASHINGTON, July 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, U.S. steel grating producers submitted a letter of concern to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), alerting the organizations to the potential dangers of Chinese steel grating. The letter calls for an investigation into Chinese steel grating that is installed and held in inventory in the...

2010-06-01 06:00:00

CANTON, Ohio, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Ohio Gratings, Inc. has expanded its popular Wheels n' Heels® line of heavy duty steel grating to include the Metro and InVent styles. The new styles offer all of the advantages of the original Wheels n' Heels® with some recent additional features. The Wheels n' Heels® Metro replaces the original Long Span Series II. The new style offers a greater strength-to-weight ratio and has an improved...

2008-09-25 15:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Worldwide industrial services company Harsco Corporation (NYSE:HSC) announced today its receipt of a substantial $1 million award to supply metal bar grating products to the ConocoPhillips Wood River coker and refinery expansion project in Illinois, as market conditions in the North America industrial and infrastructure sectors served by Harsco's IKG Industries grating division remain strong, further reinforced by the aftermath of Hurricanes...

2005-10-18 22:08:16

For many years, researchers have looked to develop organic materials as a reliable and cost effective replacement for inorganic materials in optical devices. The development of highly functionalized optical devices using photonics instead of optoelectronics has highlighted the need for greater control over the manipulation of optical signals. Photo-control of molecular orientation of polymer materials is of great interest for the development of highly functionalized holographic optical...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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