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Inexpensive Harry Potter-Inspired Cloaking Device Developed

Inexpensive Harry Potter-Inspired Cloaking Device Developed At University Of Rochester

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Rochester in New York have developed an inexpensive new way to create a Harry Potter-esque invisibility cloak using ordinary lenses to obscure objects...

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2014-09-30 23:01:07

The October issue of the Journal of Biomedical Optics will include a special section on biomimetic materials and their applications in disease diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment and toxin detection. Several papers including a guest editorial are open access in the SPIE Digital Library, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. BELLINGHAM, Washington, USA (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 New applications of structures and materials that replicate complex yet...

2014-09-30 16:26:16

LONDON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Optical fiber sensor (OFS) is a new type of sensor with light wave as a carrier and optical fiber as a medium, possessing high sensitivity, interference immunity, anti-corrosion, high-pressure resistance and other merits, thus being widely used in national defense, petrochemical, electric power, infrastructure, medical, etc.. At present, all countries in the world are energetically carrying out the R&D and application of optical fiber sensing...

2014-09-30 12:30:35

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI), an alliance of top scientific societies uniting industry and academia to raise awareness of photonics, launched its Photonics Industry Neuroscience Group alongside officials from the White House Office of Science and Technology (OSTP) in conjunction with today's White House BRAIN Initiative conference. Members of the NPI industry group are committing to invest upwards of $30 million in...

2014-09-30 08:29:23

Michelle Yeoh and Donnie Yen star under the direction of Yuen Wo-Ping in the Sequel to the Academy Award®-winning 2000 film BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and NEW YORK, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend, the stunning next chapter in the saga started by the critically and popularly acclaimed Ang Lee martial arts epic, will premiere exclusively on Netflix and in selected global IMAX® theaters on August 28, 2015....

2014-09-29 12:27:07

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report from industry analyst firm NanoMarkets, smart glasses, such as Google "Glass" will generate $3.2 billion in new business revenues for the makers of sensors, lightguides, microdisplays and micromirrors. The firm sees these devices as potentially emerging as a mass market item with potential for replacing smart phones as the main mobile computing and communications platform over the next decade. About the...

2014-09-24 23:01:03

The world’s leading provider of 3D digital signage heads to Shanghai Digital Signage Show September 25 – 27. Shanghai, CHINA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Exceptional 3D, a western company based in the US, and the world’s leading 3D digital signage solutions provider, today announced that their next generation of auto-stereoscopic 3D products is being featured at Shanghai Digital Signage Show. The Shanghai Digital Signage Show takes place in Shanghai, CHINA, at the Shanghai World Expo...

2014-09-24 08:20:38

Mapping Firm Adds State-of-the-Art Leica Sensor to World-Class Capabilities COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sanborn Map Company, Inc. (Sanborn) has purchased a Leica ALS70-HP high-pulse-rate airborne LiDAR sensor, and the cutting-edge system already is benefiting Sanborn customers. "This advanced system not only increases data acquisition efficiency, but also facilitates a seamless production workflow, enabling much faster turnaround times for customer...

2014-09-23 23:11:58

The two-day workshop will feature presentations on topics such as optical polishing, metrology and freeform optics. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 The American Precision Optics Manufacturers Association (APOMA) announced today the official agenda of its 2014 Tucson Technical Workshop. The members-only event brings together optics technical and operations leaders to discuss the latest developments and challenges in advanced optical manufacturing. Taking place Nov. 10-11, 2014 at...

2014-09-23 23:07:41

The laser technology report presents a detail analysis of different segments for the global market which includes product types, resolutions, applications, and geography. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/laser-technology-market-795.html) (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 According to a new market research report "Laser Technology Market by Type (Solid - YAG Laser, Fiber Laser, Thin Disk Laser, Liquid, Gas - Argon Ion Laser, Excimer, CO2 & Others), Application (Medical,...

2014-09-23 23:07:06

Extra photoreceptor gene discovered in Tetrachromat Artist, giving the ability to process different variations of color luminance compared to average human color vision observer San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2014 In a recent study, it was discovered that artist Concetta Antico possesses the genetic building blocks for an extra color cone class and this potential may allow her to see more shades of color than the average human. This is an extraordinary discovery, especially since...


Latest Optics Reference Libraries

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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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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