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2014-08-06 08:42:11

DUBLIN, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Military Laser Systems Market by Application and by Domain - Forecast and Analysis to 2014 - 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 The Military Laser Systems Market for aerospace, defense, and homeland security is expected to register a CAGR of 4.23% and rise to approximately $ 2.73 billion by 2020. International trade in arms is diverse and vigorous,...

2014-08-06 08:40:48

LONDON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:2014 Deep Research Report on Global And China Laser Projector Industryhttp://www.reportbuyer.com/consumer_goods_retail/consumer_electronics/audio_visual_equipment/2013_deep_research_report_global_china_laser_projector_industry.html Summary"2014 Deep Research Report on Global And China Laser Projector Industry" was professional and depth research report on Global and China Laser Projector...

sound waves
2014-08-06 03:00:16

Lynn Yarris, Berkeley Lab There’s a new wave of sound on the horizon carrying with it a broad scope of tantalizing potential applications, including advanced ultrasonic imaging and therapy, and acoustic cloaking, levitation and particle manipulation. Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a technique for generating acoustic bottles in open air that can bend the paths of sound waves along prescribed...

2014-08-05 23:08:32

Celebrating its 110th Anniversary, MBKU Honors Essilor USA, Corporate Humanitarian Service V-Award; Wayne Heidle, Volunteer; and Rose Fortney, Shared Visions Art Exhibit artist & Shared Visions Signature Artist Awardee Fullerton, Calif (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 With a focus on supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County, Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), celebrating its 110th Anniversary, will honor a corporate and individual community leader, as well as a Shared...

2014-08-05 16:26:18

NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) (TSX: IMX) today announced that Richard Gelfond, Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, will present at the Canaccord Genuity 34th Annual Growth Conference on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014, at 2:30 pm ET. The conference is being held at the InterContinental Boston. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO The conference will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the 'Investor Relations'...

2014-08-04 23:05:54

Ideal for data centers, central offices and other high performance applications, MicroCore 3.0 provides greater fiber density in a compact and easy to manage 3.0 mm frame. Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 AFL is launching its newest addition to the Premise MicroCore product line, Sub-unitized Premise MicroCore 3.0. Ideal for data centers, central offices and other high performance applications, MicroCore 3.0 provides greater fiber density in a compact and easy to manage 3.0 mm...

2014-08-04 23:05:18

According to a new report from BCC Research, the global market for vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) is expected to reach to nearly $2.1 billion by 2018, registering a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 33.1%. The optical fiber data transmission segment is expected to record highest growth with $615.1 million by 2018 and a CAGR of 31.2% during the forecast period. Wellesley, Mass., (PRWEB) August 04, 2014 BCC Research (http://www.bccresearch.com) reveals in its...

2014-08-04 16:26:03

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, has raised $12 million to accelerate expansion of its contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia and irregular corneas. The funding also will facilitate SynergEyes' strategic acquisitions in the field of specialty contact lenses. "As the contact lens industry increasingly focuses on commodity products, SynergEyes stands out...

2014-08-03 23:01:48

Pixel Film Studios announced today the release of ProFlare 5k, which 30 transitions designed only for Final Cut Pro X. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) August 03, 2014 Plugin developers for Pixel Film Studios have announced ProFlare 5k for Final Cut Pro X. “Our goal with ProFlare 5k was to give users 5k quality Lens Flare composite footage” Said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios. “We’re proud of ProFlare 5k and I know our users will find this composite footage useful.”...

2014-08-01 23:04:33

During the first weekend of August, Eye Care Associates is offering 3% off all orders along with complimentary shipping. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates is in its 15th year in business online as the operator of CleContactLenses.com and Shopcle.com. Both websites are online e-tailers that provide contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items that are eye care related. Both websites are supervised by a team of eye care...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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