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2013-01-15 08:25:27

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Don't miss your chance to become a member in the exclusive 1,000-Yard Club and own the world's first Precision-Guided Firearm (PGF) system in the TrackingPoint(TM) 1,000 Yards is Easy contest at the 2013 SHOT Show®. The contest, celebrating the debut of the TrackingPoint PGF system that puts fighter jet-style lock-and-launch technology in a rifle, will award one lucky winner with a complete TrackingPoint XS1 PGF system, along with an all-expenses...

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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Adaptive Optics -- Adaptive optics is a technology to improve the performance of Earth-based telescopes, reversing the effect of atmospheric distortions. When light from a star or another astronomical object enters the Earth's atmosphere, the different temperature layers and different wind speeds distort and move the image in various ways (see seeing for a proper discussion). The net result is that an 8 meters or 10 meters telescope (like the VLT or Keck), while theoretically capable...

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