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2009-08-21 14:07:59

The Hall of Mirrors in France's Palace of Versailles topped a California-based travel Web site's list of The World's Top Five Mirrored Rooms. VirtualTourist.com said the Hall of Mirrors, where Marie Antoinette was known to enjoy throwing parties, is lined with 357 mirrors. The Web site filled the No. 2 spot on its list with the window ledge-mounted gossip mirrors of Porvoo, Finland, which are used to keep tabs on neighbors. The Sheesh Mahal of Agra Fort in Agra, India, a dressing room lit by...

2009-07-16 07:05:00

LOS ANGELES, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- After Japan's most intriguing new musical export performed its first major U.S. series of concerts on 2008's Rockstar Taste Of Chaos Tour, D'espairsRay (Dis-pairz'-ray) returns to America in 2009 with its most accessible album to date. Whether tagged industrial, metal, or J-Rock, the band's third album, Redeemer (Hip-O/UMe), to be released July 21, 2009, is just the quartet's second to be issued in the U.S. D'espairsRay rose from Tokyo's vibrant indie...

2009-05-18 09:09:42

Scientists have devised a new technique for real-time detection of freely moving individual neutral atoms that is more than 99.7% accurate and sensitive enough to discern the arrival of a single atom in less than one-millionth of a second, about 20 times faster than the best previous methods. The system, described in Advance Online Publication at the Nature Physics web site by researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) in College Park, MD, and the Universidad de Concepci³n in...

2009-04-08 14:43:48

The U.S. space agency says the James Webb Space Telescope's first mirror segment has successfully completed its first series of cryogenic temperature tests. The tests were conducted in the X-ray and Cryogenic Facility at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. The (tests) performed here are crucial to the success of the program since they'll ensure the mirrors and components will be able to withstand the extreme cold temperatures of...

2009-02-27 23:38:19

Scientists in North America and Britain are working on a massive sun shade they say could be used to stop global warming. Roger Angel, an astronomer with the University of Arizona, has received funding from NASA to develop a canon that would fire trillions of mirrors into space to deflect the rays of the sun, Britain's Telegraph newspaper reported Friday. British inventor Tod Todeschini has been contracted to build a scaled-down version of the canon. Angel said he expects to be ready to...

2009-01-08 15:33:26

Barreleyes, also known as spookfish, are the first vertebrates found to use mirrors, rather than lenses, to focus light in its eyes, British researchers said. In nearly 500 million years of vertebrate evolution, and many thousands of vertebrate species living and dead, this is the only one known to have solved the fundamental optical problem faced by all eyes -- how to make an image -- using a mirror, biologist Julian Partridge of the University of Bristol said. While the spookfish looks like...

2008-12-29 07:00:00

3G, WiFi, GPS, Touch-screen, and now, Mirror - the iPhone is complete LOS ANGELES/>, Dec. 29/> /PRNewswire/ -- Juice Wireless, Inc., a multi-award winning mobile social networking and multi-media technology provider, announced the release of two new humorous iPhone applications: Mirror and Vanity Mirror. A new class of "vainglorious applications" that transform your iPhone screen into your very own hand-held mirror. With these apps, you always have your reflection at hand. The apps use...

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2008-12-10 15:30:00

The James Webb Space Telescope, targeted for launch in 2013, is already taking an incredible journey right here on Earth. It's zigzagging up, down, and across the US to be "spit and polished" to perfection for its lofty space mission. "To find the first stars and galaxies that formed in the early universe, which are millions and even billions of light years away, the Webb telescope mirror has to be wickedly smooth," says Jeff Kegley of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. To get ready for...

2008-12-10 12:04:00

HUNSTVILLE, Ala., Dec. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first of 18 mirror segments that will fly on NASA's James Webb Space Telescope arrived this week at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala., to prepare it to meet the extreme temperatures it will encounter in space. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The X-ray & Cryogenic Facility (XRCF) at the Marshall Center is the world's largest X-ray telescope test facility and a unique, cryogenic,...

2008-11-06 09:00:25

Southwall Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:SWTX), the worldwide innovator of high performance, energy-saving films and glass products, announced today the availability of a new family of Heat Mirror film optimized to improve the energy efficiency of structural glazing used in the world's largest commercial projects. Called Heat Mirror "S", this new family of suspended film, which is used to create the lightest weight and highest performance multi-cavity insulating glass, introduces an advanced...


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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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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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