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Biomimetic Photodetector
2014-08-27 03:00:22

Jade Boyd, Rice University Rice lab uses CMOS-compatible aluminum for on-chip color detection Rice University researchers have created a CMOS-compatible, biomimetic color photodetector that directly responds to red, green and blue light in much the same way the human eye does. The new device was created by researchers at Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) and is described online in a new study in the journal Advanced Materials. It uses an aluminum grating that can be added...

2014-08-26 23:06:02

According to a recent report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research, the global contact lenses market is expected to reach $12.48 billion by the end of 2020. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/contact-lenses-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The global market for contact lenses is expected to reach USD 12.48 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Expanding user base coupled with aging...

2014-08-26 12:29:01

-QuantaShape Further Expands the Quanta Portfolio GOLDEN, Colo., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Quanta Aesthetic Lasers, the premier emerging energy-based aesthetic device company in North America, expands the offerings in their robust product portfolio with the addition of the QuantaShape(TM), which is now available for shipping to medical spas, clinics, and doctors' offices in the United States. The QuantaShape is manufactured in the Chianti hills of Florence, Italy, by General...

2014-08-26 08:26:52

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Twentieth Century Fox, a division of 21(st) Century Fox. (NASDAQ: NEWS), today announced that the Studio's adaptation of the epic sci-fi best-selling novel The Maze Runner will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) format and released across all domestic IMAX(® )theatres for a one-week engagement on Sept. 19. The film also will be released in select international territories starting...

2014-08-25 23:11:33

Announcing a new plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProDefocus which, includes an arrangement of Directional, Gaussian, and Zoom Blur presets for Final Cut Pro X. Aliso Viejo, California (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Plugin and template developers from Pixel Film Studios have announced the ProDefocus Plugin for Final Cut Pro X. “ProDefocus gives users the ability to choose which layer in their timeline to seamlessly focus and defocus on,” said Christina Austin, CEO of Pixel Film Studios....

2014-08-25 23:01:11

MarketOptimizer.org adds “Australia Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The data in the report is derived from dynamic market forecast models. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Australia Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020, provides key market data on the Australia Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars) within...

2014-08-25 23:01:02

MarketOptimizer.org adds “South Korea Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020” to its store. The data in the report is derived from dynamic market forecast models. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 “South Korea Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market Outlook to 2020″ provides key market data on the South Korea Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices market. The report provides value in millions of US dollars, volume (in units) and average prices (in US dollars)...

2014-08-25 16:26:27

LONDON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:China Endoscopic Reprocessors Market Outlook to 2020https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/2280975/China-Endoscopic-Reprocessors-Market-Outlook-to-2020.htmlChina Endoscopic Reprocessors Market Outlook to 2020SummaryGlobalData's new report, "China Endoscopic Reprocessors Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the China Endoscopic Reprocessors market. The report provides value, in...

diabetes pin pricks
2014-08-25 03:00:24

John Sullivan, Princeton University Princeton University researchers have developed a way to use a laser to measure people's blood sugar, and, with more work to shrink the laser system to a portable size, the technique could allow diabetics to check their condition without pricking themselves to draw blood. "We are working hard to turn engineering solutions into useful tools for people to use in their daily lives," said Claire Gmachl, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Electrical...

2014-08-25 08:32:06

Annual Competition Recognizes Student Achievements in Optical Design MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc., a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today announced that four students, Xinda Hu of the University of Arizona, and Anthony Vella, Aaron Bauer, and Nicolas Brown, all of the University of Rochester, are the winners of the 2014 Robert S. Hilbert Memorial Optical Design...


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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.