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2012-03-02 16:00:00

American Polarizers Inc. glass 3D circular polarizing filters are manufactured with careful attention given to polarized light transmission relative to extinction. An optimum balance between transmission and extinction results in a clear 3D image with low distortion and superior 3D separation of left and right-handed images. Reading, PA (PRWEB) March 02, 2012 American Polarizers Inc. (API), a world leader in the manufacture of polarized filters and other optical products, has introduced...

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...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.