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Legend tells of Greek engineer and inventor Archimedes using parabolic mirrors to create “heat rays” to burn the ships attacking Syracuse.
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.
Boutique Accessories is giving away a designer jewellery piece from within the Virtual Mirror! NSW, Sydney (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 Boutique Accessories
The tinting of automotive glass and commercial/residential buildings has huge benefits.
"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.
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 University of Arizona's College of Optical Sciences has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, or AURA, to polish the primary mirror for the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, or ATST.
COURBEVOIE, France, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saint-Gobain Glass India has just signed a definitive binding agreement concerning the acquisition of Sezal Glass Ltd's float glass business in India.
Luxandâ€™s new Mirror Reality technology immerses users in amazing augmented reality. The innovative facial feature recognition engine can reliably identify 66 unique facial features in real time based on a single still picture of a human face.
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxand, Inc. introduces Mirror Reality, a facial feature recognition technology that makes augmented reality possible.
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...
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...
- A trick or prank.