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Solar power with a view
2014-08-22 03:45:01

Tom Oswald and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word...

Cyphochilus beetle
2014-08-18 04:00:18

University of Cambridge The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. The Cyphochilus beetle, which is native to South-East Asia, is whiter than paper, thanks to ultra-thin scales which cover its body. A new investigation of the optical properties of these scales has shown that they are able to scatter light more...

2014-08-14 08:29:25

GRAMMY and CMA Award Winning Music Artist Darius Rucker has Teamed Up with Transitions Optical and OneSight to Help People See Their Best So They Can Make Their Dreams Come True PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Approximately half a billion people worldwide have correctable vision issues, but lack access to quality vision care. They are unable to see the words in a book or on a chalkboard and even more so to reach their potential and bring their goals and dreams into focus....

2014-08-06 12:23:03

Energy Savings Achieved through Ultraviolet Light Sterilization. NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure, Inc. (OTCBB: SURP), a global leader in liquid Photopurification, is pleased to report that its proprietary Photopurification technology has been acquired by a third brewery within SAB Miller. The brewery is located is Gabarone, Botswana. The other SAB facilities currently using SurePure's Photopurification technology are located in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa....

2014-07-24 08:37:47

NEW YORK, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SurePure, Inc. (OTC QB: SURP), a global leader in liquid photopurification, has today announced preliminary results for an additional commercial application of its patented photopurification technology in the South African dairy industry. Driven primarily by a desire to save energy by using cold-processing rather than pasteurization in the manufacture of cheese, Oaksprings Dairy in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, has been utilizing SurePure's...

2014-07-23 23:18:00

Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. In a new study, researchers report using an “air waveguide” to enhance light signals collected from distant sources; the waveguides could have many applications, including long-range laser communications, detecting pollution in the atmosphere, making high-resolution topographic maps and laser weapons. College Park, MD (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Imagine being able to...

See-Through Sensors Developed For Gorilla Glass Displays
2014-06-19 12:59:33

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new technology that in the future could provide greater security for mobile phones and allow handsets to track a user's biometrics all from the screen. The smartphone display could be embedded with layer upon layer of sensors, and these could track one's temperature, assess blood sugar levels for those who are diabetic, and even analyze DNA. The same technology could make it harder for a phone to be cloned....

Infrared Technology Could Help Spot Nuclear Weapons Plants
2014-03-21 08:55:56

Brigham Young University BYU research advances a technology to monitor nuclear production For most people, infrared technology calls to mind soldiers with night-vision goggles or energy audits that identify where heat escapes from homes during the winter season. But for two Brigham Young University professors, infrared holds the potential to spot from afar whether a site is being used to make nuclear weapons. Statistics professor Candace Berrett developed a model that precisely...

2014-03-03 08:35:29

SHANGHAI, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai U-times Chemical Technology Co., LTD was established in 2005, and has always focused on R&D and supply of the raw materials and additives in high-end plastic industries. Since 2008, we have paid more attention to the environmentally friendly material "barium sulfate," and have continually launched several grades of functional barium sulfate to be used in different kinds of plastics for different functions, especially in the LED...

First Circuit With Stretchable Optical Interconnections Built By Belgian Researchers
2014-02-18 12:50:15

The Optical Society For futuristic applications like wearable body sensors and robotic skin, researchers need to ferry information along flexible routes. Electronics that bend and stretch have become possible in recent years, but similar work in the field of optics – communicating with light instead of electrons – has lagged behind. Particularly difficult to engineer have been optics that stretch, lengthening when someone wearing body sensors bends to tie their shoe, or when a robotic...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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