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2010-09-16 21:04:52

How to build a better magnetometer Magnetometers come in many shapes and sizes "“ an ordinary hand-held compass is the simplest "“ but alkali-vapor magnetometers are extrasensitive devices that measure magnetic fields using light and atoms. They can detect archaeological remains and mineral deposits underground by their faint magnetic signatures, among a host of other scientific applications. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...

2010-09-16 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a tier-one provider of innovative optical communications and laser solutions, today announced its support for the upcoming 100Gb/s optical network applications with its new LiNbO3 "PM100" modulators. With the addition of these new modulators, Oclaro now holds the industry's most extensive portfolio of components for 100G across both the transmission and line applications, and its customers can benefit from faster...

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2010-08-25 13:34:24

In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings. The gratings, sliced into metal-dielectric-metal stacks, act as resonators. They trap and transmit light of a particular color, or wavelength, said Jay Guo, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A dielectric is a material...

2010-08-18 08:00:00

ORMOND BEACH, Fla., ZURICH and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear, a division of Stylemark AG, and RealD Inc. (NYSE: RLD), a leading provider of 3D technology for cinema, consumer electronics and professional applications, announced today that they have signed a global license agreement to use the RealD brand in conjunction with the launch of a new generation of curved 3D glasses - Polaroid Premium 3D Eyewear. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100818/NY51972...

2010-07-02 11:19:00

MINNEAPOLIS, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced a partnership with interactive multi-channel retailer HSN to further strengthen Polaroid's retail presence. Polaroid will also bring on-air personality and tech expert Katie Linendoll on board as a product spokesperson. On Sunday, July 4, 2010 from 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Katie will make her debut representing Polaroid, by showcasing a portion of the latest product line on HSN. Products in the...

2010-06-30 16:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today gathered at the MIT Museum to celebrate the brand's rich 73-year history and bright future. Polaroid presented an exclusive photo of Lady Gaga, Polaroid's Creative Director, to the MIT Museum that will become a part of the Polaroid artifacts at the museum, while naming Bobby Sager as Chairman of the Board for Polaroid. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100630/NY29282 ) (Photo:...

2010-05-27 15:16:18

Researchers at the Department of Chemistry and Nanoscience Center (NSC) of the University of Jyväskylä (Dr Olga Lopez-Acevedo and Professor Hannu Häkkinen) have resolved the structural, electronic and optical properties of a chiral gold nanocluster that remained a mystery for ten years. The theoretical structure was confirmed via comparison to experimental results obtained by X-ray diffraction from powder samples of the pure cluster material. The theoretical work was done in...

2010-05-14 11:22:00

LIVERMORE, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Wiley X®, Inc. has added three new-for-2010 models to its popular Street Series line, just in time for Father's Day and summer graduations. With their bold styling, ANSI certified High Velocity Protection (HVP(TM)) and superior visual acuity in all outdoor environments, the new Wiley X Quake(TM), Hydro(TM) and Xcess(TM) are sure to put a smile on the face of your favorite dad or grad. More importantly, they'll be ready for...

2010-04-28 14:00:00

NEW YORK, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the Polaroid brand worldwide were devastated about the death of instant film. Now those fans can rejoice again: Polaroid instant photography is back. A worldwide group of creative voices has joined together because of their love of instant film photography and sharing. The "Polaroid Movement" unites creative minds, leading instant and digital imaging technologies and iconic photographers. For those who love the Polaroid brand and the sheer...

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2010-04-19 12:35:00

A new study suggests that jewel scarab beetles find each other"”and hide from their enemies"”using the same technology that creates the 3D effects for the blockbuster movie Avatar. According to researchers from the University of Texas, the jewel scarab species Chrysina gloriosa can distinguish between circularly polarized and unpolarized light. That ability could provide the beetles with a tremendous advantage, the researchers say, because most of the light reflected off these...


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