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old masters
2015-04-14 10:03:12

Finding out what lies beneath the surface layers of paintings by the greater masters is hugely appealing because it gives greater insight into how the artists built up the original compositions. It is also essential for conservation. A new development gives conservators greater detail about a painting’s hidden layers, while causing less damage to masterpieces.

2015-04-13 23:02:42

Fiber Optic Cable & Solveforce are offering savings to San Antonio businesses up to 40%.

2015-04-12 23:00:32

Freefly has been working around the clock to discover new ways to empower filmmakers.

2015-04-10 23:04:14

Celluon’s radically new pico projection products deliver HD laser-generated images for a big screen, immersive experience from a handheld, battery operated device Seattle,

2015-04-10 23:03:15

Leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial grade lighting Larson Electronics has announced the release of a 400 watt portable LED work light mounted to a wheel barrow style cart with wheels.

2015-04-10 12:34:18

DALLAS, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report segments the fiber optic beam expander market on the basis of the different types of designs, devices, applications, and

2015-04-10 08:23:37

NEW YORK, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced it will hold a quarterly conference call to discuss its first-quarter 2015 financial results on Thursday,

2015-04-09 20:23:17

WOKINGHAM, England, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Acal BFi [http://www.acalbfi.com/uk/?utm_source=pr&utm_medium=pr&utm_campaign=BristolIns771_mar15 ], the European

2015-04-09 16:32:02

PITTSBURGH, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChemImage Sensor Systems (CISS(TM)) today proudly introduces the launch of their newest product the VeroVision(TM) Mail Screener, which utilizes

2015-04-09 08:27:10

LONDON, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The laser cutting machine is a machine which uses laser beam to cut materials such as acrylic, plastic, wood, fabric, and many other non-metallic materials.


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
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.