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2012-02-21 10:52:51

Cuttlefish have the most acute polarization vision yet found in any animal, researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered by showing them movies on a modified LCD computer screen to test their eyesight Cuttlefish have the most acute polarization vision yet found in any animal, researchers at the University of Bristol have discovered by showing them movies on a modified LCD computer screen to test their eyesight. Cuttlefish and their color blind cousins, squid and octopus, see...

2012-02-01 20:02:31

New circular polarizing filter may replace existing multi-layer approach to achieve the ability to see through dust and clouds As sophisticated as the human eye is, it does not compare to what the latest scientific achievement has to offer in enhancing what can be visually perceived. Funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the development of a new circular polarization filter by a collaborative team of scientists at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and ITN...

2012-01-27 14:19:06

Republicans and Democrats are less divided in their attitudes than popularly believed, according to new research. It is exactly those perceptions of polarization, however, that help drive political engagement, researchers say. "American polarization is largely exaggerated," says Leaf Van Boven of the University of Colorado Boulder, especially by people who adopt strong political stances. And when people perceive a large gap between political parties, they may be more motivated to vote....

Image 1 - Fruit Flies Look To The Sky To Stay On Course
2012-01-18 05:08:52

[ Watch the Video ] Insects, equipped with complex compound eyes, can maintain a constant heading in their travels, some of them for thousands of miles. New research demonstrates that fruit flies keep their bearings by using the polarization pattern of natural skylight, bolstering the belief that many, if not all, insects have that capability. "If you go out in a field, lie on your back and look up at the sky, that's pretty much what an insect sees," said Michael Dickinson, a University...

2012-01-10 14:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear, a world leader in optics and lens technology, today unveiled its newest 3D technology Eyewear at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120110/NY32814 ) The Polaroid Premium 3D Vision collection offers a choice of exclusive, stylish frames that use passive circular-polarized 3D technology. The high quality glasses are curved to provide high contrast vision across the surface...

2012-01-10 13:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced that capturing and sharing high-end digital images is now seamless with the Polaroid SC1630, an Android powered smart camera. The Polaroid SC1630 Smart Camera features a high definition 16 megapixel camera with built in 3X optical zoom, touch screen display and Wi-Fi, making uploads to social networks as easy as the touch of a button. Merging the optics of a digital still and video camera with the limitless power...

2012-01-10 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- When the doors open to the 2012 International CES at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Polaroid will once again surprise and delight attendees with ongoing activities and announcements that will take place at its booth during the show. Polaroid's stunning booth will be buzzing with never before seen new products, social experiences and interactive creative sessions with artistic luminaries that will deliver excitement and instant fun for all...

2012-01-09 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Sakar International Inc., a leading provider of consumer electronics. Sakar will leverage its expertise in designing and manufacturing Vivitar photographic equipment to continue extending Polaroid's market footprint. Under the agreement, Sakar will develop a line of Polaroid-branded digital still cameras and digital video products as part of a licensing program that...

2012-01-04 11:01:00

ENSCHEDE, The Netherlands and NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Impossible and Polaroid today announced their collaboration with the launch of the Polaroid Classic line, a new product line that celebrates Polaroid's rich 75 year legacy. The Polaroid Classic line will remind and delight Polaroid fans new and old of some of the most memorable products and designs in Polaroid history that both embrace the past and celebrate the future. The Polaroid Classic line brings...

2011-12-09 16:38:45

Carnegie Mellon University's Roberto R. Gil and Rongchao Jin have successfully used NMR to analyze the structure of infinitesimal gold nanoparticles, which could advance the development and use of the tiny particles in drug development. Their approach offers a significant advantage over routine methods for analyzing gold nanoparticles because it can determine whether the nanoparticles exist in a both right-handed and left-handed configuration, a phenomenon called chirality. Determining a...