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2015-03-05 16:25:46

LONDON, March 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The silicon photonics market report analyzes the ecosystem of the silicon photonics technology; and the key market, by product, includes silicon photonic

2015-03-04 23:11:17

Stage 1 Ventures Leads Investment to Drive Product Development and Commercialization Albuquerque, New Mexico (PRWEB) March 04, 2015 TriLumina Corp.,

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2015-03-04 13:46:51

Resident tech nerd, Mark Lee Rollins, tests out the Nova Off-Camera Wireless Flash for iPhone.

2015-03-03 23:10:20

Microsurgery eye instrument manufacturer and distributor Rumex International Co.

2015-03-03 16:29:44

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborlight, a leading developer of advanced LED technology, took home

2015-03-03 16:20:40

Demonstration Represents Highest Power Ever Documented by a Laser Weapon of Its Type BETHESDA, Md., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] 30-kilowatt fiber laser

2015-03-02 23:09:03

XactSense inc. has developed a new platform for low-altitude aerial mapping using the newly released Velodyne LIDAR VLP-16 “Puck”.

2015-03-02 04:31:04

Efficient iLOOP testing mode for EXFO's intelligent Optical Link Mapper (iOLM) enables technicians to double testing efficiency and OPEX savings by characterizing two fibers at once--live from


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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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Word of the Day
quilisma
  • In medieval musical notation, a sign or neume denoting a shake or trill.
The word 'quilisma' comes from a Greek word meaning 'a roll'.