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The Beetle's White Album

University of Cambridge The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. The...

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2014-08-22 08:25:01

ITHACA, N.Y., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Riccio, director of Cornell University's multi-scale 3D computed tomography (CT) imaging facility, is using the online crowd-funding platform Kickstarter to bring non-invasive 3D, 4D and even 5D imaging to researchers and would-be superheros everywhere: "for FREE." Riccio's campaign, which just launched, asks "What would YOU do if you had Superman's X-ray vision?" The campaign exposes the possibility to researchers and explorers...

2014-08-21 23:10:19

Beginning today, CLE Contact Lenses & Shop CLE are providing a 48-hour back-to-school sale; visitors can receive complimentary ground shipping within the USA on any order no dollar limit required.. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of CleContactLenses.com and Shopcle.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items that are eye care...

2014-08-21 12:35:23

LONGMONT, Colo., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightwave Logic, Inc. (OTCQB: LWLG), a technology company focused on the development of Next Generation Photonic Devices and Non-Linear Optical Polymer Materials Systems for applications in high speed fiber-optic data communications and optical computing, announced today that the University of Colorado has successfully fabricated and tested a bleached electro-optic waveguide modulator designed and fabricated through a sponsored...

2014-08-20 23:06:05

According to new report from BCC Research, the global photonic sensors and detectors market is expected to grow to $15.2 billion by 2019, with a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.9%. Increasing industrialization is driving significant growth across the Asia-Pacific region. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its new report, PHOTONIC SENSORS AND DETECTORS: TECHNOLOGIES AND GLOBAL MARKETS, the global photonic...

2014-08-19 23:06:45

Industry Leaders Will Share Insights and Expertise at SMPTE 2014 Conference Opening and During Industry Luncheon and SMPTE Fellows Luncheon White Plains, N.Y. (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today revealed the three keynote speakers for the SMPTE 2014 Annual Technical Conference &...

2014-08-19 20:25:54

New Collection for GoPro® and Other Capture Devices Launching for Holiday LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For 17 years, Incase has established itself as a leader in technology and lifestyle protection products through a design experience that enhances mobility. Propelling its dedication to a better user experience, the brand is introducing the most comprehensive, functional and resilient collection of action camera accessories available, made to protect, carry and store a...

2014-08-19 12:34:05

ALBANY, New York, August 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Passive Optical LAN (POL) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the global passive optical LAN (POL) market was valued at USD 9.89 billion in 2013, growing at a CAGR of 19.2% from 2014 to 2020 and is estimated to reach USD 33.88 billion in 2020. Increasing fiber deployments coupled with rising...

2014-08-19 08:21:37

World's most rewarded radar and laser detectors to appear on Velocity Network TV BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), announced that its SEMA Show 'Best New Product' winner, the world's first and only all-digital detector, the PASSPORT(®) Max(TM) High Definition windshield mount radar/laser detector and its new Laser Shifter Pro(TM) laser defense system will be featured on the Velocity Network's popular TV show Motorhead Garage. Photo -...

2014-08-18 23:02:00

ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), announced that its SEMA Show ‘Best New Product’ winner, the world’s first and only all-digital detector, the PASSPORT® Max™ High Definition windshield mount radar / laser detector and its new Laser Shifter Pro™ laser defense system will be featured on the Velocity Network’s popular TV show Motorhead Garage. Bristol, TN (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 ESCORT Inc. (ESCORTinc.com), announced that its SEMA Show ‘Best New Product’ winner, the world’s...

2014-08-18 12:30:58

FREDERICK, Colo., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meadowlark Optics (Meadowlark) is pleased to announce that on July 13, 2014, Meadowlark acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS). The Commercial Products Group, including equipment and staff, has been moved to Meadowlark in Frederick, Colorado. Products include the Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs), Optical Shutters, Polarization Rotators, Variable Waveplates, and the CUBE optical tweezing systems....


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Nature Photonics
2012-09-24 08:13:04

Nature Photonics is a peer-reviewed scientific journal established in 2007 and published monthly by the Nature Publishing Group. As with other Nature journals, this periodical has no external Editorial Board with editorial decisions made by a fully-functioning in-house team. The journal covers research related to optoelectronics, laser science, imaging, communications, and other aspects of photonics. It publishes review articles, research papers, news and commentary, and research...

Optics Communications
2012-04-30 14:35:08

Optics Communications is a peer-reviewed rapid-publication scientific journal published by Elsevier. This journal has been in publication since April of 1969, according to the Library of Congress. It reports on all fields of optical science and technology. The following subjects are covered in Optics Communications: Physical optics, Optical information and image processing, Guided wave optics, Atomic and molecular physics, Optical properties of condensed and soft matter, Quantum optics,...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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