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2015-05-15 23:04:10

New Clinical Data Using the NvisionVLE® Imaging System to be Presented at Digestive Disease Week® 2015 Bedford, MA (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 FOR

2015-05-15 23:02:03

Lumetrics receives patent for system that combines wavefront analysis and dimensional measurement. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2015 Lumetrics was awarded

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All weekend long CLEContactLenses.com is having a spring fling sales event in which all orders will receive 3% off when the provided coupon code is used during checkout. Elmsford,

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DALLAS, May 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Electrochromic Glass and Devices Market by Material (Polymers, Nanocrystals, Violegens),

2015-05-14 23:08:56

Sunrise Hitek introduces day-night dual-view lightbox graphics for front viewing or backlit displays (https://www.sunrisehitek.com/product/backlit-film-graphics).

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gMed provides quality care framework with seamless transition. WESTON, FL (PRWEB) May 14, 2015 gMed, the leader in Gastroenterology software has announced

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Companies join forces to offer broadest range of cutting-edge POV and wearable cameras, with combined global distribution network in over 10,000 storefronts in 40 countries MOORESTOWN,

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Second-largest Pan-European Exhibitor Adds Two IMAX® Theatres to Circuit in England CANNES, France, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) and Vue International

2015-05-13 23:08:57

Mighty Bright’s modern task light integrates two universal AC ports Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2015 Mighty Bright, designer and manufacturer

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Transaction supports Synova's strategic direction Synova S.A.


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
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.