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2011-03-22 01:00:00

NAGOYA, Japan, March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Menicon Singapore, a subsidiary of Menicon Co., Ltd., Japan's first and largest contact lens manufacturer, has opened its new R&D and manufacturing facility. Located at International Business Park, the 6,000-square-meter facility is the company's first manufacturing facility in the world producing daily disposable contact lenses, and will also house Menicon's first R&D center in Asia outside Japan. (Photo:...

2011-03-16 14:47:40

Researchers under the supervision of Universit© Laval professor Ga©tan Laroche have developed the very first permanent anti-fog coating. Dr. Laroche and his colleagues present in the online edition of Applied Materials and Interfaces the details of this innovation which could eliminate, once and for all, the fog on eyeglasses, windshields, goggles, camera lenses, and on any transparent glass or plastic surface. Fog forms on a surface when water vapor in the air condenses in fine...

2011-03-14 20:35:46

There have been gloves and shavers for one-off use for a long time. In future, there will also be disposable endoscopes for minimally invasive operations on the human body. A new microcamera is what makes it possible. It is as large as a grain of salt, supplies razor-sharp pictures and can be manufactured very inexpensively. Endoscopy has gone through amazing advancements in recent years. Microcameras on the tip of endoscopes supply images from the inside of the human body in ever higher...

2011-03-08 07:18:00

KIBBUTZ SHAMIR, Israel, March 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shamir Optical Industry Ltd. (Nasdaq: SHMR) expects to issue its fourth quarter and year-end 2010 earnings press release on Monday, March 14, 2011, and has scheduled a conference call to discuss those results at 11:00 A.M. ET that morning. The conference call will be broadcast live as a listen-only webcast. To listen live, please go to www.kcsa.com approximately five minutes before the conference call is scheduled to begin. You will...

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2011-02-20 07:49:07

Technology could allow for simpler and less invasive skin cancer detection University of Rochester optics professor Jannick Rolland has developed an optical technology that provides unprecedented images under the skin's surface. The aim of the technology is to detect and examine skin lesions to determine whether they are benign or cancerous without having to cut the suspected tumor out of the skin and analyze it in the lab. Instead, the tip of a roughly one-foot-long cylindrical probe is...

2011-02-03 13:26:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Transitions Optical, Inc. today announced it will unveil the first of a year-long series of golf video tips from PGA TOUR(®) players and professional trainers as part of its "Improve Your Vision, Improve Your Game((TM)) Video Series." The videos - approximately 60-90 seconds each - offer tips on enhancing your game as well as how to leverage vision to impact your game. Topics ranging from putting alignment and swing...

2011-02-02 10:35:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation's eyes on the biggest football game of the season this weekend, famed sportscaster Lesley Visser is partnering with Transitions Optical and sports vision specialist Dr. Larry Lampert, to raise awareness about healthy vision and its connection to sports performance among consumers across the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-01-27 00:02:59

Nanofilm, the leading maker of professional lens care products, has recently awarded a grant to fund a continuing education course for professional opticians. "Why Care About Lens Care" is a no-cost online course approved for one hour of Continuing Education credit by the American Board of Opticianry. The course is designed to help eyecare professionals understand the material science behind cleaning optical lenses and coatings and learn effective ways to discuss the topic with patients....

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2011-01-21 09:56:21

Microscopically small nanostructured arrays of lenses that can record or project amazingly sharp images in brilliant colors are being demonstrated by Fraunhofer research scientists at the nano tech 2011 trade show in Tokyo from February 16 to 18. Lights off "“ projector on. Lecture theaters, conference halls and seminar rooms currently have to be darkened if the speaker wants to project a presentation on screen. Unfortunately, the attention of the listeners goes off with the lights, and...

2011-01-17 22:22:55

Tiny camera with adjustable zoom could aid endoscopic imaging, robotics, night vision Researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are the first to develop a curvilinear camera, much like the human eye, with the significant feature of a zoom capability, unlike the human eye. The "eyeball camera" has a 3.5x optical zoom, takes sharp images, is inexpensive to make and is only the size of a nickel. (A higher zoom is possible with the technology.)...


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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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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