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2014-08-18 12:30:58

FREDERICK, Colo., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meadowlark Optics (Meadowlark) is pleased to announce that on July 13, 2014, Meadowlark acquired the Commercial Products Group of Boulder Nonlinear Systems (BNS). The Commercial Products Group, including equipment and staff, has been moved to Meadowlark in Frederick, Colorado. Products include the Spatial Light Modulators (SLMs), Optical Shutters, Polarization Rotators, Variable Waveplates, and the CUBE optical tweezing systems....

Greater mouse-eared bat
2014-07-24 05:09:35

Rayshell Clapper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The manner in which bats use echolocation has long been of interest to scientists, but new research shows that bats use more than echolocation to get around. In fact, the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) recently announced a new discovery about the greater mouse-eared bat and how it navigates. The greater mouse-eared bat uses “polarization patterns in the sky to navigate…The bats use the way the Sun's light is...

Light With A Twist
2014-07-21 03:21:54

Australian National University Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have uncovered the secret to twisting light at will. It is the latest step in the development of photonics, the faster, more compact and less carbon-hungry successor to electronics. A random find in the washing basket led the team to create the latest in a new breed of materials known as metamaterials. These artificial materials show extraordinary properties quite unlike natural materials. "Our...

Magnetic Fingerprint Of Our Galaxy Revealed By Planck
2014-05-06 03:21:32

ESA Our Galaxy's magnetic field is revealed in a new image from ESA's Planck satellite. This image was compiled from the first all-sky observations of 'polarized' light emitted by interstellar dust in the Milky Way. Light is a very familiar form of energy and yet some of its properties are all but hidden to everyday human experience. One of these – polarization – carries a wealth of information about what happened along a light ray's path, and can be exploited by astronomers....

2014-03-28 11:36:07

System could provide first method for filtering light waves based on direction Light waves can be defined by three fundamental characteristics: their color (or wavelength), polarization, and direction. While it has long been possible to selectively filter light according to its color or polarization, selectivity based on the direction of propagation has remained elusive. But now, for the first time, MIT researchers have produced a system that allows light of any color to pass through...

Astronomers Discover The Earliest Echoes Of The Big Bang
2014-03-17 13:23:58

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Astronomers publishing a paper in the journal Nature say they have found the first direct evidence that gravitational waves rippled through the early Universe during the inflation period. Scientists using the NASA-developed detector technology on the BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole found the strongest confirmation yet of cosmic inflation theories, which say the universe expanded by 100 trillion trillion times in less than the blink...

2014-01-22 23:31:28

Sydor will serve as Kentech's sales and applications partner in North America. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) January 22, 2014 Sydor Instruments announced today that the company has entered into an agreement with Kentech Instruments Ltd to serve as their sales and applications partner in North America. The UK-based Kentech specializes in the manufacture of high voltage, fast pulse generator systems and gated detectors that when integrated with Sydor Instruments’ cameras, can provide custom...

2014-01-08 16:21:35

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p2mjmn/polyvinyl_alcohol) has announced the addition of the "Global Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p2mjmn/polyvinyl_alcohol ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyvinyl alcohol...

2014-01-08 16:21:30

DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j9c5dh/polyvinyl_alcohol) has announced the addition of the "Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVA) Films Market - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2016" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/j9c5dh/polyvinyl_alcohol ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) film is widely used for the...

Invisible Light Patterns Help Bees Find Food Even On Cloudy Days
2014-01-08 05:06:45

Ranjini Raghunath for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Bees are excellent navigators. Once they stumble upon a food source, they keep coming back to the same spot without faltering. They also have a great sense of smell and can recognize color patterns and symmetry in flowers – admirable feats for an insect whose brain is the size of a sesame seed. Scientists have long known that bees use the sunlight like a compass to map their route to the flowers full of succulent dew. They also...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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