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

A mysterious crystal has been found in a British shipwreck off the coast of Alderney, which mysteriously resembles ancient sunstones that were thought to be used by Vikings to help them navigate.

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

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.

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

After all the research we’ve been collecting for centuries, nature continues to surprise us from time to time, sending us to reconsider long-held theories or even showing us something totally new.

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2012-08-20 18:38:28

An optics research team from South Korea has developed a system where not only is glasses-free 3D possible, it’s could also be available for commercial theaters.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.