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2011-01-06 19:18:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced that the billions of digital images trapped on hard drives and cell phones around the world can now experience the joy of Polaroid instant printing with the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer. The first product in Polaroid and Lady Gaga's new Polaroid Grey Label line, the GL10 features a small size, intuitive design and easy-to-use feature set that produces Polaroid Classic Border, full bleed and contemporary 3x4'' photos in less...

2011-01-05 08:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid Eyewear, a division of StyleMark AG and world leader in optics and lens technology, today began first-ever demonstrations of its 3D eyewear line with television displays at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Originally launched in July 2010, Polaroid Eyewear distributed its RealD-certified Polaroid Premium 3D Eyewear line to movie theaters and cinemas, opticians and other retail channels through its global network of...

2011-01-05 07:30:00

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As buzz for the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) begins to take over Las Vegas, Polaroid today announced the program for its activities, announcements and appearances that will take place at the Polaroid booth during the show. From the visually stunning booth, to radical, never-before-seen new products, to in-booth, interactive creative sessions with leading artistic luminaries, all Polaroid CES activities deliver instant excitement,...

2010-12-06 08:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid today announced a new Polaroid branded application for iPhone. The Polaroid Instant Camera App for iPhone simulates the classic Polaroid instant photo experience, enhancing ordinary iPhone photos by adding the highly recognized Polaroid Classic Border. "Since its inception, the Polaroid brand has been synonymous with classic, simple photography," said Jon Pollock, CTO of Polaroid. "The Polaroid Instant Camera App puts a fun twist on...

2010-12-01 09:21:00

MINNETONKA, Minn. and HONG KONG, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid announced today the completion of an exclusive five-year license agreement with consumer electronics manufacturer and distributor, Starlight Marketing (H.K.) Ltd. (Starlight) a wholly owned subsidiary of Starlight International Holdings Limited. Under the terms of the agreement that encompasses retail sales in the United States and Canada, Starlight will produce and distribute Polaroid-branded instant photography...

2010-10-06 09:00:00

MINNETONKA, Minn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Polaroid marked a milestone in its rich 73-year history by inviting people from all over the world to participate and share in the Made In Polaroid movement. A gathering of Polaroid fans from all generations, Made In Polaroid gives the creative community an outlet for collaborating and sharing content at the new polaroid.com website. Made especially for the creative community, the Made In Polaroid badge signals products, resources and...

2010-09-27 15:40:00

MINNETONKA, Minn. and FORT WAYNE, Ind., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Polaroid and ScreenCheck, a world leader in identification systems, announced today that they have extended the global license agreement for Polaroid Commercial Identification Systems. Featuring a full line of expandable and customized professional services and solutions, Polaroid commercial identification products issue millions of photo ID cards each year. Under the terms of the agreement, ScreenCheck will distribute...

2010-09-16 21:04:52

How to build a better magnetometer Magnetometers come in many shapes and sizes "“ an ordinary hand-held compass is the simplest "“ but alkali-vapor magnetometers are extrasensitive devices that measure magnetic fields using light and atoms. They can detect archaeological remains and mineral deposits underground by their faint magnetic signatures, among a host of other scientific applications. Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...

2010-09-16 07:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), a tier-one provider of innovative optical communications and laser solutions, today announced its support for the upcoming 100Gb/s optical network applications with its new LiNbO3 "PM100" modulators. With the addition of these new modulators, Oclaro now holds the industry's most extensive portfolio of components for 100G across both the transmission and line applications, and its customers can benefit from faster...

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2010-08-25 13:34:24

In a step toward more efficient, smaller and higher-definition display screens, a University of Michigan professor has developed a new type of color filter made of nano-thin sheets of metal with precisely spaced gratings. The gratings, sliced into metal-dielectric-metal stacks, act as resonators. They trap and transmit light of a particular color, or wavelength, said Jay Guo, an associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. A dielectric is a material...


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  • A spider.
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