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2014-09-03 12:26:25

Sony's Smallest Ever Action Cam Delivers Outstanding Picture and Sound in Tiny Body SAN DIEGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronics has today announced its smallest and most capable POV camera to date, the Action Cam Mini, model HDR-AZ1. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140206/LA60150LOGO Approximately 30% smaller than its Action Cam siblings and weighing in at just over 2 oz, the new model packs a variety of leading POV imaging technologies including...

2014-09-02 23:01:18

Haag 3D Solutions and Leica Geosystems will digitally document our nation’s largest battleship, the Battleship New Jersey, using HDS documentation. These 3D results will be used as a historical record, for maintenance, and educational purposes. Camden Waterfront, NJ (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 On Tuesday, August 19th, the local South Jersey geospatial services firm Haag 3D Solutions, LLC, a division of Haag Engineering, in conjunction with precision measurement solutions company Leica...

2014-09-02 20:23:49

LONDON, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Picoprojectors: Technologies and Global Marketshttps://www.reportbuyer.com/product/1863186/Picoprojectors-Technologies-and-Global-Markets.htmlSTUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe primary goal of this BCC report is to provide an industry overview for standalone and embedded picoprojectors, evaluating both the current state of the global market as well as growth from 2012 to 2013 and projecting to...

Detecting Tiny Individual Nanoparticles With Newly Developed Sensor
2014-09-02 03:50:04

Washington University in St. Louis Nanoparticles, engineered materials about a billionth of a meter in size, are around us every day. Although they are tiny, they can benefit human health, as in some innovative early cancer treatments, but they can also interfere with it through viruses, air pollution, traffic emissions, cosmetics, sunscreen and electronics. A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, led by Lan Yang, PhD, the Das Family Career Development Associate...

2014-08-29 23:06:47

During Labor Day, Eye Care Associates is offering 30% off all orders. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 29, 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 professionals, Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, and...

2014-08-28 23:18:15

The report provides a market analysis of the global military laser systems market and its application in Aerospace and Defense market over next six years - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/military-laser-systems-market-154285551.html. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 The report provides market analysis of “Military Laser Systems Market by Application (Laser designator, Laser Range Finder, LIDAR, 3D scanner, Laser Weapon, Dazzlers, Laser sights, Proximity Fuze, Ring laser Gyro,...

2014-08-28 23:09:38

Allows for greater ease and flexibility in installation timelines while providing excellent electrical and mechanical properties Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 AFL is adding to its Optical Ground Wire product line by introducing Renewables-Optimized Optical Ground Wire (OPGW), an aerial fiber optic cable designed specifically for the renewables market. The Renewables-Optimized OPGW allows for greater ease and flexibility in installation timelines while providing excellent...

2014-08-28 12:34:34

DUBLIN, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer Industry Report 2014" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 The Global Optical Fiber Fusion Splicer Industry Report 2014 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global optical fiber fusion splicer industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications,...

Hybrid optoplasmonic system
2014-08-28 03:00:04

Rick Kubetz, Engineering Communications Office, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications. “We have made optical systems at the microscopic scale that amplify light and produce ultra-narrowband spectral output,” explained J. Gary Eden, a professor of electrical and...

2014-08-27 23:08:22

FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers and analyzes end-face images to easily display, transfer or store pass/fail results within seconds. Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 AFL expanded its connector inspection product line by launching FOCIS Flex—a self-contained, tether-free, compact and handheld connector inspection probe. At the click of a button, FOCIS Flex auto-focuses, captures, centers and analyzes end-face images to easily display, transfer or store pass/fail results...


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
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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'