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2015-04-28 08:31:32

Agreement with Leading Middle East Exhibitor to Mark Launch of IMAX's New Laser Projection in the UAE and First IMAX® Theatre in Lebanon NEW YORK, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX

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2015-04-26 14:35:34

From mobile phones and computers to television, cinema and wearable devices, the display of full color, wide-angle, 3D holographic images is moving ever closer to fruition, thanks to international research featuring Griffith University.

2015-04-24 16:24:07

LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest film technology conference and exhibition, CinemaCon took place this week in Las Vegas.

2015-04-24 12:20:57

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North America military laser systems market for defense and homeland security was estimated at $642 million in 2014

2015-04-23 12:36:23

Newly Refined Vario-Sonnar T* 24-70mm F2.8 and 16-35mm F2.8 Zoom Lenses SAN DIEGO, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony today has announced two new high-performance ZEISS® lenses zoom

2015-04-23 12:31:33

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Holographic Optical Technologies, innovator in the field of medical holography, has made its Voxgram hologram technology available to the consumer

2015-04-23 12:30:34

ORLANDO, Fla., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Fotona, based in the U.S.

2015-04-23 08:26:16

China's Second-Largest Exhibitor Expands IMAX Commitment to 25 Theatres BEIJING, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/-- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX) today announced an agreement with

2015-04-22 23:05:04

According to the new report from BCC Research, the global free–space optical communications market was valued at $41.9 million in 2013 and $59.2 million in 2014.

2015-04-22 08:45:03

PLYMOUTH, Michigan and HAMBURG, Germany, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ROFIN-SINAR Technologies Inc.


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
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).