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Tiny Planet-Finding Mirrors Borrow From Webb's Playbook
2012-05-25 03:33:19

NASA's next flagship mission – the James Webb Space Telescope – will carry the largest primary mirror ever deployed. This segmented behemoth will unfold to 21.3 feet in diameter once the observatory reaches its orbit in 2018. A team of scientists at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., now is developing an instrument that would image and characterize planets beyond the solar system possibly from a high-altitude balloon has borrowed a page from the Webb...

2011-10-19 07:00:00

Essential Dental Systems new ultra-bright mouth mirror makes performing all aspects of dentistry easier by allowing dentists to see-more clinically. South Hacnkensack, NJ (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 Essential Dental Systems, Inc. (EDS) is proud to announce a new product to its line of quality dental devices, C-Mor Ultra-Bright Front Surface Mirrors. These mirrors revolutionize the visual field of dentistry by incorporating a special hi-tech process giving the practitioner the highest...

2010-06-23 09:00:00

SKOKIE, Ill., June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Samson, one of the oldest and largest contract roll forming companies serving the solar industry, announces that they will be exhibiting at Intersolar North America 2010 in San Francisco's Moscone Center West Hall from July 13-15, booth number 9752. One of the profiles that Samson Roll Formed Products will be displaying at the show is a Compound Parabolic Reflector, which is a component in a solar panel assembly. The reflector is a very thin-walled...

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2010-06-14 10:48:05

Metal mirrors made with extremely high precision and exactly positioned are the key elements of modern telescopes. A new production technique enables complex optical surfaces to be manufactured with excellent trueness of shape and hitherto unattained positional accuracy. The mirrors have been built for an infrared sounder telescope. For space research as well as climate observation and weather forecasting satellites need increasingly powerful optical measurement and recording devices. They...

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2010-04-14 15:47:17

Light bounced off reflectors on the moon is fainter than expected and mysteriously dims even more whenever the moon is full. Astronomers think dust is a likely culprit, they report in a forthcoming issue of the journal Icarus. "Near full moon, the strength of the returning light decreases by a factor of ten," said first author Tom Murphy, associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego who leads an effort to precisely measure the distance from earth to moon by timing...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By DAVID EDWARDS While fantasy is the thread linking these three films, there's precious little that's fantastic to report about any of them. In the monotonous Mirrors, Kiefer Sutherland is a security guard hired to patrol a spooky derelict department store whose mirrors act as portals to another world. Also starring Amy Smart, this lame supernatural horror screams straight-to-DVD, with little in the way of scares, but yawns aplenty. Also more suited to the shelves of Blockbuster...

2008-10-10 18:00:22

By Alison Jones There is no question that Kiefer Sutherland can play 'hard'. Think back to his early teen roles when he was a genuine unsettling presence as the leader of the gang threatening River Phoenix and his friends in Stand by Me, or the vampire who took his style cues from Billy Idol in The Lost Boys. More recently, he has single-handedly averted nuclear wars with his hardness as Jack Bauer in 24. But when it comes to watching horror films the actor admits he is not so tough....

2008-10-10 00:00:24

FILMS OF THE WEEK GOMORRAH (15) Matteo Garrone (136 mins) **** STARRING Salvatore Abruzzese, Simone Sacchettino MIRRORS (15) Alexandre Aja (110 mins) * STARRING Kiefer Sutherland, Amy Smart, Paula Patton Matteo Garrone's remarkable film Gomorrah is about a society living in fear. It is a Mafia movie, specifically the Neapolitan branch, the Camorra, yet it makes a decisive and courageous break from the traditions of the genre in revealing how very unglamorous life under the Mob can be....

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2008-10-09 06:15:00

A team of internationally renowned astronomers and opticians may have found a way to make "unbelievably large" telescopes on the Moon. "It's so simple," says Ermanno F. Borra, physics professor at the Optics Laboratory of Laval University in Quebec, Canada. "Isaac Newton knew that any liquid, if put into a shallow container and set spinning, naturally assumes a parabolic shape"”the same shape needed by a telescope mirror to bring starlight to a focus. This could be the key to making a...

2008-08-21 18:00:34

By SCOTT A. MAY Another in a long line of disposable horror flicks, "Mirrors" proves as difficult to watch as it is easy to forget. How this shoddy fright fest kept from sinking straight to video release is anyone's guess. Kiefer Sutherland plays Ben Carson, a former NYPD detective suspended from the force because of his involvement in a fatal shooting. A recovering alcoholic, Ben is also separated from his wife, Amy (Paula Patton), and two young children. Desperate to get his life back...


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2004-10-19 04:45:43

Parabolic Mirror -- A parabolic reflector or parabolic dish is a reflective device formed in the shape of a paraboloid of revolution. Parabolic reflectors can either collect or distribute energy such as light, sound, or radio waves. The parabolic reflector functions due to the geometric properties of the paraboloid shape: if the angle of incidence to the inner surface of the collector equals the angle of reflection, then any incoming ray that is parallel to the axis of the dish will be...

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Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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