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2014-05-20 12:33:29

Nearly 30% Never Wear Shades, Leaving Eyes at Risk for Vision Damage ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Americans are unaware of the vision damage caused by prolonged exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays, according to The Vision Council's 2014 Sun Protection Survey. Long and short-term eye damage can be prevented with the frequent use of UV-protective sunglasses, a habit that less than half of Americans are practicing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140520/89384...

2014-05-20 12:25:08

AOA urges consumers to take a closer look when buying sunglasses this season ST. LOUIS, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After much of the United States experienced an extended "polar vortex" this winter, summer can't come soon enough. As warm weather approaches, many Americans will gladly shed their winter coats for shorts, flip flops and, most importantly, sunglasses. While many will look for fashionable eyewear, the most critical factor to keep in mind is making sure sunglasses...

Light Converted To Sound For Weapons Detection, Medical Imaging
2014-05-20 03:22:07

Nicole Casal Moore, University of Michigan A device that essentially listens for light waves could help open up the last frontier of the electromagnetic spectrum—the terahertz range. So-called T-rays, which are light waves too long for human eyes to see, could help airport security guards find chemical and other weapons. They might let doctors image body tissues with less damage to healthy areas. And they could give astronomers new tools to study planets in other solar systems. Those...

2014-05-19 23:12:59

Positive And Side Effects Of Sunlight On Human Body, a new report on the website Vkool.com uncovers health benefits of sunlight, and negative effects of ultraviolet radiation on human body. Seattle, Wa (PRWEB) May 19, 2014 Positive And Side Effects Of Sunlight On Human Body, a new report created by Ryan Wright on the site Vkool.com shows health benefits of sunlight and side effects of ultraviolet radiation on human body. At the beginning of this report, people will discover positive...

2014-05-19 23:03:06

New research report “Infrared and Thermal Imaging Systems Market by Technology (Cooled, Uncooled), by Subsector (Commercial, Military), by Application (Transportation, Security & Surveillance, Thermography, Military Vehicle Vision, Soldier Portable Vision, & Unmanned Systems), & by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America & ROW) - Forecasts & Analysis 2014–2019” worked out by MarketsandMarkets (M&M) is now available at...

2014-05-17 08:20:13

Panel discussion addresses nephrolithiasis ORLANDO, Fla., May 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two studies examining the influences and impacts of kidney stones, show ultrasound reduces radiation exposure and is less expensive compared to computed tomography (CT) scans, while a second study indicates better glycemic control in diabetic patients lowers the risk for kidney stone development. Both studies will be presented at the 109(th) Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Urological...

2014-05-16 23:02:57

In honor and tribute to veterans, an industry leader in developing products that provide ultimate protection from mobile device radiation is extending a special discount. Bradenton Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 Representatives with DefenderPad (http://defenderpad.com), the creators of one of the world’s hottest products available on the market today, announced today that its Memorial Day sale is now open. “In honor of veterans and those who fought for our country, and those who...

2014-05-16 16:21:19

WASHINGTON, May 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has awarded ITT Space Systems LLC, a subsidiary of Exelis, Inc., of Fort Wayne, Indiana, a contract to provide the Radiation Budget Instrument (RBI), a scanning radiometer capable of measuring Earth's reflected sunlight and emitted thermal radiation. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The cost-plus-award-fee contract with performance incentives has a contract value of approximately $208 million. This value...

2014-05-15 23:04:41

Miniature device produces powerful Terahertz light. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) May 15, 2014 Culminating a ten-year development effort, Teraphysics Corporation scientists have demonstrated the emission of Terahertz light by passing electron beams through a gold coil, smaller in diameter than a human hair, supported by a diamond structure. The detection of a Terahertz signal provided proof of concept for Teraphysics’ suite of microfabricated vacuum electronic devices. The Terahertz frequency...

2014-05-15 12:28:11

Blair, Ph.D., testifies how God enabled him to live cancer-free, without treatment MAITLAND, Fla., May 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In his new book, God's Cure For Cancer: No chemotherapy, No radiation, No surgery ($14.99, paperback, 9781629522029; $6.99, e-book, 9781629522036) Weston L. Blair, Ph.D. tells the remarkable story of how God healed him from Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. The author's full recovery was made possible only through the Word of God. Furthermore, he was...


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Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-08-22 13:30:39

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Honolulu Hawaii, during the month of March. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 48% efficient for the month, producing less than 50% of the month which is due to the large amount of daily cloud cover that is seen on the island during the early morning and...

Incoming Solar Radiation Impacts By Various Weather Cycles
2012-07-23 11:19:47

The above image looks at the month of March for the three cycles known as Normal Phase, El-Nino, and La-Nina. The data was recorded for the city of Austin Texas. Remember this is just data for one month during these cycles. Normal: During this cycle incoming solar activity was upwards to 60% efficient for the month, producing enough solar energy that only 40% of the month would have not had strong incoming radiation. EL-Nino: This phase provided the area with an extended number of...

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2010-11-15 19:37:34

Sunglasses are protective eyewear designed to shield the eyes from damaging or discomforting sunlight and high-energy light. They can also work as a visual aid. The ultraviolet radiation from the sun can cause several serious eye problems and many healthcare professionals recommend eye protection. However, since the 1940s sunglasses have been associated with celebrities more so than eye protection. James Ayscough experimented with tinted lenses in the mid-18th century although they were...

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2010-10-27 21:58:22

The bolometer, invented in 1878 by Samuel Pierpont Langley, measures the energy of incident electromagnetic radiation. It consists of an absorptive element connected to a heat sink through a thermal link. The absortive element raises its temperature above that of the heat sink when radiation impinges on it. The higher the energy the higher the temperature rises. Old bolometers used metals while newer ones used semiconductors and superconductors as the absorptive elements. Bolometers can...

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2010-09-24 17:50:57

A telescope, designed to aid the observation of remote objects, collects some form of electromagnetic radiation (such as visible light). The Netherlands developed the first known practical telescope in the 17th century. The term "telescope" was termed in order to describe Galileo's instruments in 1611. However, Galileo was not the inventor of the telescope. It was Hans Lippershey, Zacharias Janssen, and Jacob Metius who are credited with the creation of the telescope. In 1668, Isaac Newton...

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