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2007-08-13 11:11:23

The road to the Marshall Space Flight Center is mighty dark at 3:30 a.m. There are no streetlights or buildings along this long stretch of rural highway. Only the gleaming eyes of raccoons and skunks peer out from among thick-set pines. Once you get to the Marshall complex, the buildings are all dark too, except for one -- the X-Ray Calibration Facility (XRCF). Here, the lights are on all night and someone is home. Barry Hale (lead technician) and Jay Carpenter (facility engineer) are working...

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2007-02-07 12:40:00

When scientists are looking into space, the more they can see, the easier it is to piece together the puzzle of the cosmos. The James Webb Space Telescope's mirror blanks have now been constructed. When polished and assembled, together they will form a mirror whose area is over seven times larger than the Hubble Telescope's mirror. A telescope's sensitivity, or how much detail it can see, is directly related to the size of the mirror area that collects light from the cosmos. A larger area...

2006-03-16 05:49:45

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Alejandro Escovedo says he's feeling great. Unless you know what the Austin-based musician has been through in the past few years, that won't strike you as news, but his fans will be grateful to hear it. On May 2, Virgin's Back Porch Records imprint will release "The Boxing Mirror," Escovedo's first album of new songs since "By the Hand of the Father" in 2002. "There were two years when I didn't know if I'd make a record," Escovedo...

2006-03-16 02:55:02

By Chris Morris LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Alejandro Escovedo says he's feeling great. Unless you know what the Austin-based musician has been through in the past few years, that won't strike you as news, but his fans will be grateful to hear it. On May 2, Virgin's Back Porch Records imprint will release "The Boxing Mirror," Escovedo's first album of new songs since "By the Hand of the Father" in 2002. "There were two years when I didn't know if I'd make a record," Escovedo...

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2005-10-26 11:43:04

Tucson, Arizona -- The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) partners in the United States, Italy and Germany announced today that they achieved "first light" on Oct. 12, 2005. These exceptional images were obtained with one of the telescope's two primary mirrors in place and are being released today on the World Wide Web, http://www.lbto.org. This milestone marks the dawn of a new era in observing the Universe as the LBT will peer deeper into space than ever before, and with ten times the clarity...

2005-08-29 14:58:20

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 "” Foggy windows and lenses are a nuisance, and in the case of automobile windows, can pose a driving hazard. Now, a group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have found a permanent solution to the problem. The team has developed a unique polymer coating "” made of silica nanoparticles "” that they say can create surfaces that never fog. The transparent coating can be applied to eyeglasses, camera lenses, ski goggles...

2005-07-14 16:50:00

Extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUVL) may be the next-generation patterning technique used to produce smaller and faster microchips with feature sizes of 32 nanometers and below. However, durable projection optics must be developed before this laboratory technique can become commercially viable. As part of its long-standing effort to develop EUVL metrology and calibration services (summarized in a recent paper*), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is creating a...


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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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  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.