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2010-10-26 09:12:00

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Mirrus announced today the expansion of its Mirror Image Digital Network in the American Airlines Center, home of the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars, located in Dallas, Texas. The 185-unit Digital Advertising Mirror installation began this week and is set to go live on October 27, just in time for the beginning of the NBA Season. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101026/CL88329 ) (Photo:...

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2010-10-25 11:27:08

In the hostile environment of space, satellites could get burned by the ultra-hot sun in front of them and chilled by the frigid cold conditions of space behind them. Researchers at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., are using their Solar Thermal Test Facility to simulate some of the harshest conditions space has to offer to learn what these extreme temperatures can do to flight hardware close to the sun. They're currently testing Strofio, a unique NASA instrument that...

2010-10-12 02:31:00

COURBEVOIE, France, October 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Saint-Gobain and Trakya Cam, a subsidiary of the Sisecam Group, have signed a contract to create a joint venture owned 70% by Trakya Cam and 30% by Saint-Gobain. In order to take advantage of strong market growth in Russia, this company will build a flat glass manufacturing unit, a mirror production line, and a magnetron coater line in the Alabuga special economic area of the Republic of Tatarstan. Total investments...

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2010-09-15 11:08:45

ESA's mission to measure the precise positions of a billion stars reached an important milestone on September 3 with the delivery of its first primary mirror. The second primary mirror is near completion and scheduled to arrive at the Toulouse test and integration center of prime contractor EADS Astrium during October. Gaia will carry two identical telescopes, each fitted with four mirrors (M1 to 4). A further two mirrors (M5 and 6) will send the light from these dual instruments...

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2010-03-24 08:00:00

Our world is full of integrated semiconductor circuits, commonly known as microchips. Today you find them in computers, cars, mobile phones and in almost every electrical device. Technology from ESA's XMM-Newton space telescope will make these chips much smaller, faster and cheaper. The circuits are etched into today's microchips by ultraviolet light. The demand for faster and more powerful chips requires the use of extreme ultraviolet (EUV). Much smaller semiconductor circuits can be...

2010-01-19 18:18:35

Unmanned aerial vehicles UAVs deployed on landscape analysis missions carry optical measuring equipment that is required to operate free of chromatic aberration. Researchers have now designed an all-reflective zoom objective with deformable mirrors. A small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) circles above the ground, capturing the typical green of a coniferous forest or the radiated heat from a town. The objectives in its on-board measuring equipment must function free of chromatic aberration...

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2010-01-12 10:33:10

The Gaia project recently passed another major milestone with the completion of one-third of the nine payload mirrors. Final acceptance for the M5 and two M4 mirrors was granted by Delivery Review Boards conducted at the premises of Advanced Mechanical and Optical Systems (AMOS) in Liege, Belgium, towards the end of 2009. The three mirrors were fabricated from sintered silicon carbide (SiC) by Boostec at Bazet near Tarbes, France. Silicon carbide has an extremely high Young's modulus (420...

2010-01-06 13:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Texas Instruments (TI) (NYSE: TXN) DLP® Products and Asia Optical are demonstrating the first digital camera with award-winning DLP Pico(TM) projection technology. The camera and embedded pico projection module were developed by Asia Optical, a leading manufacturer for optical technology and a major worldwide supplier of digital cameras. The embedded Pico projector module for...

2010-01-06 15:31:00

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has shipped five James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) beryllium primary mirror segments as well as the engineering development unit (EDU) to Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., for cryogenic temperature testing. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100106/LA33512) Following completion of the six-mirror test in March 2010, nine of the 18 James Webb primary mirror segments will have...

2009-09-16 10:42:29

Joint spin-off of LMU Munich and MPG established If you are in the business of developing high-speed electronic components, it pays not to lose sight of the electrons. To keep track of them you will need to use dedicated optical elements, such as those now on offer from UltraFast Innovations GmbH. The new company, which has just been founded by researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich and the Max Planck Society (MPG), manufactures specialized mirrors and other...


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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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