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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...

2012-08-02 23:03:33

American Polarizers Inc. has announced the acquisition of a precision waterjet cutting machine to be used in the fabrication of the company's polarizing glass filters and other light filtering/polarizing products. API will now offer waterjet optical glass cutting services in addition to film and plastic laser cutting. Configured especially for cutting optical glass, API's waterjet cutting service leaves a chip-free finish with smooth edges so that no grinding is needed which saves time and...

Light Efficiency Almost Doubled In LC Projectors
2012-07-16 09:55:25

Researchers from North Carolina State University and ImagineOptix Corporation have developed new technology to convert unpolarized light into polarized light, which makes projectors that use liquid crystal (LC) technology almost twice as energy efficient. The new technology has resulted in smaller, lower cost and more efficient projectors, meaning longer battery life and significantly lower levels of heat. All LC projectors — used from classrooms to conference rooms — utilize...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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