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2014-10-21 23:11:09

Magnetic 3D Introduces New Glasses-Free 3D Displays that Automatically Convert from Stereo 3D in Real-Time New York, NY (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

2014-10-21 23:00:52

Subscription prices for the SPIE Digital Library will remain fixed in 2015, even while the society publisher continues to add new content to its existing offerings.

2014-10-21 12:29:24

Look Deeper, Mirrors Will Never Be The Same NEW YORK, Oct.

Winning By Losing
2014-10-21 03:25:54

A seemingly paradoxical laser effect, which had been predicted by scientists from the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) has now been confirmed by a new experiment, published in "Science".

Laser Physicists Build Reversible Laser Tractor Beam
2014-10-21 03:38:04

Laser physicists have built a tractor beam that can repel and attract objects, using a hollow laser beam that is bright around the edges and dark in its center.

2014-10-21 08:44:06

SmartNIL(TM) large-area soft nanoimprint lithography process for high-volume manufacturing provides unmatched throughput and cost-of-ownership advantages over competing NIL approaches ST.

2014-10-21 08:31:13

TELTOW, Germany and BOSTON, Massachusetts, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SMI introduces slim Natural Gaze(TM) design for mobile eye tracking glasses at major international

2014-10-19 23:00:26

Spectroscopic and optical technologies to monitor air pollution, direct laser writing for communications and research, and nanoplatforms for infectious disease treatments were among applications


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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