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2011-10-21 07:00:00

Sydor Optics, a Rochester, NY based manufacturer of precision, flat glass optics, completes a $4.5M investment to increase capacity and meet customer demand. Growth in biomedical and consumer industries has created the need for flat glass optics in broader size ranges, tighter tolerances and higher volumes. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2011 Sydor Optics, a manufacturer of precision, flat glass optics, has just completed the last stage of a $4.5M investment in equipment targeted to...

Webb Telescope Completes Mirror-Coating Milestone
2011-09-14 06:42:01

  [ View the Video ] NASA´s James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major milestone in its development. The mirrors that will fly aboard the telescope have completed the coating process at Quantum Coating Inc. in Moorestown, N.J. The telescope's mirrors have been coated with a microscopically thin layer of gold, selected for its ability to properly reflect infrared light from the mirrors into the observatory´s science instruments. The coating allows the Webb...

2011-09-12 20:12:24

Legend tells of Greek engineer and inventor Archimedes using parabolic mirrors to create “heat rays” to burn the ships attacking Syracuse. Though the underpinnings of that claim are speculative at best, a modern-day team of researchers at the Scientific and Production Association in Uzbekistan has proposed a more scientifically sound method of harnessing parabolic mirrors to drive solar-powered lasers. Small scale analogs of giant reflector telescopes, these proposed ceramic...

Researchers Create Bizarre Optical Phenomena
2011-09-02 09:53:34

  Defying the laws of reflection and refraction Exploiting a novel technique called phase discontinuity, researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have induced light rays to behave in a way that defies the centuries-old laws of reflection and refraction. The discovery, published this week in Science, has led to a reformulation of the mathematical laws that predict the path of a ray of light bouncing off a surface or traveling from one medium...

2011-08-31 15:55:00

Boutique Accessories is giving away a designer jewellery piece from within the Virtual Mirror! NSW, Sydney (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Boutique Accessories is giving away a designer jewellery piece from within the Virtual Mirror. The designer jewellery can be won by trying out the new, augmented reality application which allows customers to try on jewellery using their webcam. The application will revolutionise online shopping because it allows customers to see an item in concept, checking...

2011-08-24 18:55:00

The tinting of automotive glass and commercial/residential buildings has huge benefits. Paul Jangtrakool, owner of Skyline Tint offers advice to consumers interested in these products. Springfield, Va (PRWEB) August 24, 2011 A tint job done correctly on an automobile, boat, or commercial/residential building will not only look sleek and eye catching, but it may also keep you safe. Many of todayâs premier window films will block out 99% of harmful UV rays, decreasing your...

2011-07-19 15:35:00

GREENBELT, Md., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Secondary" may not sound as important as "primary" but when it comes to the next-generation James Webb Space Telescope a secondary mirror plays a critical role in ensuring the telescope gathers information from the cosmos. The Webb's secondary mirror was recently completed, following polishing and gold-coating. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) There are four different types of mirrors that will fly on...

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2011-07-02 07:00:00

Mirrors are a critical part of a telescope. The quality is crucial, so completion of mirror polishing represents a major milestone. All of the mirrors that will fly aboard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope have been polished so the observatory can see objects as far away as the first galaxies in the universe. The Webb telescope is comprised of four types of mirrors. The primary one has an area of approximately 25 square meters (29.9 square yards), which will enable scientists to capture light...


Latest Mirror Reference Libraries

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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call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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