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2009-09-16 10:42:29

Joint spin-off of LMU Munich and MPG established.

2009-08-21 14:07:59

The Hall of Mirrors in France's Palace of Versailles topped a California-based travel Web site's list of The World's Top Five Mirrored Rooms. VirtualTourist.com said the Hall of Mirrors, where Marie Antoinette was known to enjoy throwing parties, is lined with 357 mirrors. The Web site filled the No.

2009-07-16 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- After Japan's most intriguing new musical export performed its first major U.S. series of concerts on 2008's Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour, D'espairsRay (Dis-pairz'-ray) returns to America in 2009 with its most accessible album to date.

2009-05-18 09:09:42

Scientists have devised a new technique for real-time detection of freely moving individual neutral atoms that is more than 99.7% accurate and sensitive enough to discern the arrival of a single atom in less than one-millionth of a second

2009-04-08 14:43:48

The U.S.

2009-02-27 23:38:19

Scientists in North America and Britain are working on a massive sun shade they say could be used to stop global warming. Roger Angel, an astronomer with the University of Arizona, has received funding from NASA to develop a canon that would fire trillions of mirrors into space to deflect the rays of the sun, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported Friday. British inventor Tod Todeschini has been contracted to build a scaled-down version of the canon. Angel said he expects to be ready to...

2009-01-08 15:33:26

Barreleyes, also known as spookfish, are the first vertebrates found to use mirrors, rather than lenses, to focus light in its eyes, British researchers said. In nearly 500 million years of vertebrate evolution, and many thousands of vertebrate species living and dead, this is the only one known to have solved the fundamental optical problem faced by all eyes -- how to make an image -- using a mirror, biologist Julian Partridge of the University of Bristol said. While the spookfish looks like...

2008-12-29 07:00:00

3G, WiFi, GPS, Touch-screen, and now, Mirror - the iPhone is complete LOS ANGELES, Dec.

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2008-12-10 15:30:00

The James Webb Space Telescope, targeted for launch in 2013, is already taking an incredible journey right here on Earth.

2008-12-10 12:04:00

HUNSTVILLE, Ala., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of 18 mirror segments that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived this week at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., to prepare it to meet the extreme temperatures it will encounter in space.


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Spectrophobia
2013-12-24 12:23:34

Spectrophobia is a kind of specific phobia involving a morbid fear of mirrors. Catoptrophobia is the fear of mirrors. This phobia is distinct from Eisoptrophobia, which is the fear of your own reflection. In general, an individual suffering from this phobia has been traumatized in an event where they believe they have seen or heard apparitions or ghosts. The individual could also become traumatized by television shows, nightmares, or horror films. This fear could be the result of a trauma...

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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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Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.