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2011-10-03 11:56:06

A nanoscale game of "now you see it, now you don't" may contribute to the creation of metamaterials with useful optical properties that can be actively controlled, according to scientists at Rice University. A Rice laboratory led by chemist Stephan Link has discovered a way to use liquid crystals to control light scattered from gold nanorods. The researchers use voltage to sensitively manipulate the alignment of liquid crystal molecules that alternately block and reveal light from the...

Image 1 - Scientists Observe Smallest Atomic Displacements Ever
2011-09-02 08:57:28

  A breakthrough in understanding materials for next-generation electronic devices An international team of scientists has developed a novel X-ray technique for imaging atomic displacements in materials with unprecedented accuracy. They have applied their technique to determine how a recently discovered class of exotic materials — multiferroics — can be simultaneously both magnetically and electrically ordered. Multiferroics are also candidate materials for new classes...

2011-08-13 00:00:30

Wholesale Sunglasses USA, a manufacturer and direct importer of high quality sunglasses, has added ten new models of polarized clip-on sunglasses to their online collection. Salem, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2011 Wholesale Sunglasses USA, a manufacturer and direct importer of high quality wholesale sunglasses, has added ten new models of polarized clip-on sunglasses to their online collection. This is for the benefit of customers with prescription glasses and retailers of sunglasses, as it...

2011-08-11 07:30:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Polaroid announced a full line of Polaroid branded camera conversion lenses with a variety of features to fit every photographer's needs. Designed to assist professionals, hobbyists and general consumers with their photographic visions and goals, Polaroid offers high-quality photography accessories, backed by a legendary brand at competitive prices. Polaroid's expertise in lenses stems from its roots in polarized filters and optics....

2011-06-27 08:12:00

BELLEVUE, Wash., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lightspeed Design, Inc. / DepthQ® will be featuring the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator for 3D Digital Cinema at the CineEurope tradeshow (Booth 539) in Amsterdam, June 28-30. When combined with a silver screen, the DepthQ® Polarization Modulator allows your digital cinema projector to display stunning stereoscopic 3D films, viewable using inexpensive passive circular polarized glasses. To...

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2011-06-27 07:20:33

The eye of the peacock mantis shrimp has led an international team of researchers to develop a two-part waveplate that could improve CD, DVD, blu-ray and holographic technology, creating even higher definition and larger storage density. Peacock mantis shrimp are one of only a few animal species that can see circularly polarized light -- like the light used to create 3-D movies. Some researchers believe the mantis shrimp's eyes are better over the entire visual spectrum than any man-made...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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