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Sunstone Found In British Shipwreck Confirms Ancient Viking Navigation
2013-03-07 08:31:52

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In the series premiere of the History Channel´s new saga ℠Vikings,´ we find the main character, Ragnar Longbrok, demonstrating how a sunstone can help him navigate. This mysterious, often deemed magical, crystal has purportedly also been able to help actual ancient Viking sea goers find their way for centuries, even on the cloudiest of days. But there has long been doubt cast that these archaic tools actually...

Optical Devices Could Be Improved With New Technique
2013-03-05 11:08:59

Brown University Understanding the source and orientation of light in light-emitting thin films – now possible with energy-momentum spectroscopy – could lead to better LEDs, solar cells, and other devices that use layered nanomaterials. A multi-university research team has used a new spectroscopic method to gain a key insight into how light is emitted from layered nanomaterials and other thin films. The technique, called energy-momentum spectroscopy, enables researchers...

2012-12-06 12:26:26

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear will be celebrating its 75(th) Anniversary on Tuesday 11(th) December from 7pm to 10pm at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) after having postponed the original date of October 30(th) due to the unprecedented weather conditions caused by Hurricane Sandy in New York. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121206/LA25500) Whilst guests discover, explore and interact with the brand's technology, heritage and innovation as well...

2012-11-15 08:21:33

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Optical Technologies, Inc. (AOT) has been awarded a Phase 2 SBIR contract to develop a next-generation laser polarimeter for the US Army RDECOM CERDEC Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD), traditionally known as the US Army Night-Vision Labs. The polarimeter will implement AOT's state-of-the-art polarization-components techniques (PCT), which apply machine-learning algorithms to polarimeter data for remote material...

2012-10-31 07:27:03

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What do politics and parenting have in common? Polarization! This election season, politicians have been staking out far right or far left positions on the hot button social issues that generate strong emotional reactions with voters. Feeling the support of their respective bases, opposing candidates often "dig in" and defend their extreme positions leaving little to no room for cooperation and compromise. There is simply no tolerance or...

2012-10-29 15:28:44

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Polaroid Eyewear 75(th) Anniversary celebration planned for Tuesday 30(th) October at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has been postponed due to the severe weather conditions being caused by Hurricane Sandy. Polaroid Eyewear was expected to celebrate its 75(th) anniversary with a striking glare installation to demonstrate the unique and perfect vision of the Polaroid polarized lens. A new date will be announced shortly. The Safilo Group is...

2012-10-29 07:27:10

NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear is celebrating its 75(th) Anniversary on Tuesday 30(th) October from 7pm to 10 pm at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121029/LA01359) Whilst guests discover, explore and interact with the brand's technology, heritage and innovation as well as learning how Polaroid Eyewear is moving forward into the future, they will be entertained by the music of the New York based DJ trio "The Misshapes"....

Silvery Fish Can Become Invisible To Predation
2012-10-22 12:03:14

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online After all the research we´ve been doing for centuries, nature continues to surprise us from time to time, forcing us to reconsider long-held theories or showing us something totally new. Take, for instance, the reflective properties of silver fish, such as herring or sardines. It´s long been observed that these resplendent fish have the ability to deflect light, making it tricky for a predator to focus and snatch...

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2012-08-20 18:38:28

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years and years, even in the early days of cinema and television, engineers and researchers have tried to craft a way to add the illusion of depth to projected images. We´ve long relied on glasses in order to achieve this 3D effect, and while the glasses we use now are a far cry away from the paper blue-and-red lenses we once wore, many are still attempting to create a lens free solution. Now, an optics research team from...

2012-08-07 09:58:21

A study from University of Illinois economics professors demonstrates a new method to analyze the relationships among voters´ issue preferences, the candidates´ policy positions and voter behavior. Estimating the distribution of voter preferences and the extent of policy divergence between the candidates´ platforms, economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn are able to separate observed changes in voter behavior into those driven by voter radicalization versus...