Latest Mirror Stories

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...

2011-06-24 08:11:33

By Daniel Stolte, University of Arizona When finished, the 4.2-meter mirror will be the largest telescope mirror ever pointed at the sun. Polished into a highly complex, asymmetric shape, it will be the centerpiece of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope in Hawaii, allowing researchers to study the sun in unprecedented detail. 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...

2011-05-31 11:58:00

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. Through this deal, Saint-Gobain Glass India will acquire a new float plant located in the district of Bharuch, in Gujarat, together with its business assets. Brought on stream in February 2010, this float has a daily production capacity of 550 tons of flat glass to supply the...

2011-04-21 00:00:27

Luxand'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. Offering best-in-class recognition quality, competitive performance, and an unprecedented number of facial features able to be recognized, Mirror Reality has definite potential in the entertainment industry. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) April 20, 2011...

2011-04-20 08:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Luxand, Inc. introduces Mirror Reality, a facial feature recognition technology that makes augmented reality possible. The heart of the Mirror Reality technology is a new recognition engine that can identify 66 unique facial features based on a single still picture of a human face. Offering best-in-class recognition quality, competitive performance, and an unprecedented number of facial features that can be recognized, Mirror Reality...

2011-04-15 10:55:00

BOULDER, Colo., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has delivered six of 18 James Webb Space Telescope mirror segments for cryogenic acceptance testing, to the Marshall Space Flight Center X-ray & Cryogenic Facility (XRCF), Huntsville, Ala. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110415/LA84102) The first full set of coated mirrors will be mounted to a fixture and undergo final cryogenic protoflight testing inside Marshall's XRCF chamber. Ball...

2011-03-16 00:00:30

Company to feature Beach Glass collection and colored textured mirror sheets Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Acrilex, Inc., a leading producer and distributor of high-end custom-colored acrylics, announces it will feature new additions to the Acriglas®Combinations line at GlobalShop 2011, to be held March 28-30 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas. Acrilex will exhibit its Beach Glass collection and new colored textured mirror sheets in booth #4319. The Beach...

2011-01-19 06:00:00

Ontario Lung Association Wants You to "Face" Smoking TORONTO, Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/ontario-lung-association/smoke-and-mirrors-how-one-affects-the-other /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE Ontario Lung Association

2011-01-14 09:56:35

There are heavy metal videos, and now there's a "Not so heavy metal video." This one isn't about music however, it's about beryllium, the primary ingredient in making state-of-the-art mirrors for the next generation space telescope: The James Webb Space Telescope. A new video takes viewers to the western Utah desert to investigate the mining of beryllium, the primary ingredient used to create the Webb telescope's mirrors. Mining the beryllium is a unique process, and after the mining is...

2010-12-10 13:55:50

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope is a wonder of modern engineering. As the planned successor to the Hubble Space telescope, even the smallest of parts on this giant observatory will play a critical role in its performance. A new video takes viewers behind the Webb's mirrors to investigate "actuators," one component that will help Webb focus on some of the earliest objects in the universe. The video called "Got Your Back" is part of an on-going video series about the Webb telescope called...

Latest Mirror Reference Libraries

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...

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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