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2011-03-02 02:06:58

A team of scientists led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State University, has developed the very first optical fiber made with a core of zinc selenide -- a light-yellow compound that can be used as a semiconductor. The new class of optical fiber, which allows for a more effective and liberal manipulation of light, promises to open the door to more versatile laser-radar technology. Such technology could be applied to the development of improved surgical and medical lasers,...

2011-02-22 10:58:00

ROSEMONT, Ill., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pyrex® brand and Food Network Chef and Editor in Chief of Semi-Homemade Magazine, Sandra Lee, have teamed up to educate consumers on 4 Simple Rules to cook with care when using glass bakeware. "I'm pleased to work with the Pyrex brand to share these 4 Simple Rules. I've been a fan of Pyrex products for many years - using them in my own kitchen," said Sandra Lee, Food Network chef and editor in chief of Semi-Homemade...

2011-02-02 10:35:00

PINELLAS PARK, Fla., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With the nation's eyes on the biggest football game of the season this weekend, famed sportscaster Lesley Visser is partnering with Transitions Optical and sports vision specialist Dr. Larry Lampert, to raise awareness about healthy vision and its connection to sports performance among consumers across the country. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-02-01 00:15:44

DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has expanded a license to DigiGlass Pty, Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, allowing DigiGlass to use DuPontâ“ž¢ SentryGlas® Expressionsâ“ž¢ digital interlayer technology worldwide in structural and architectural laminated glass products. Wilminton, DE (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 DuPont Glass Laminating Solutions has expanded a license to DigiGlass Pty, Ltd. in Melbourne, Australia, allowing...

2011-01-20 00:00:54

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Methyl Methacrylate markets. The global market for Methyl Methacrylate is forecast to reach 2.9 million metric tons by the year 2015. Key factors driving market growth include increased demand from electronics sector, and surging demand from developing markets, including Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Middle East. Other factors propelling market growth include growing popularity of polymethylmethacrylate resins in...

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2011-01-03 09:18:30

Everyone has heard that carbon dioxide is responsible for global warming. But the gas also has some positive characteristics. Researchers are now impregnating plastics with compressed CO2 in a process that could lead to new applications ranging from colored contact lenses to bacteria-resistant door handles. CO2 is more than just a waste product. In fact, it has a variety of uses: the chemical industry makes use of this colorless gas to produce urea, methanol and salicylic acid. Urea is a...

2010-12-08 15:30:00

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Solutia (NYSE: SOA) announced today that it will upgrade its facility in Gent, Belgium to produce multi-layer rolls of Saflex® Q series advanced acoustic polyvinyl butyral (PVB) sheet for automotive applications. The expansion will serve growing global market demand for acoustic glazing, building on Solutia's current automotive acoustic production capacity in Santo Toribio, Mexico. (Logo:...

2010-12-07 05:28:00

Consumers Union Asks Consumer Product Safety Commission to Investigate Glass Bakeware YONKERS, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A year-long investigation by Consumer Reports reveals that while hundreds of millions of glass baking dishes are used safely each year, hot glassware can shatter unexpectedly, sometimes causing serious injuries. The report details several stories of glass bakeware breaking and shattering, leading off with the story of a grandmother on Thanksgiving...

2010-11-30 22:05:01

Applied physics professor Chris Marianetti figures out how to shatter the world's strongest material In 2008, experiments at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University established pure graphene, a single layer of graphite only one atom thick, as the strongest material known to mankind. This raised a question for Chris Marianetti, Assistant Professor in Columbia Engineering's Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics: how and why does...

2010-11-29 16:43:05

The Department of Computer Engineering, Sejong University in Korea and ETH Zurich in Switzerland have recently introduced a novel and simple framework for rendering subsurface scattering on surfaces represented by points. This is useful for realistically rendering a cloud of points representing translucent materials such as the human skin. This significant study is reported in Vol. 53, No. 5 of SCIENCE CHINA Information Sciences. The point-based graphics method for rendering surfaces has...


Latest Transparent materials Reference Libraries

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2005-05-26 11:05:25

Corundum is the crystalline form of aluminium oxide and one of the rock-forming minerals. Corundum is naturally clear, but can have different colors when impurities are added. Transparent specimens are used as gems, called ruby if red, while all other colors are called sapphire. The word corundum comes from the Hindi kurand. The oxygen atoms in corundum are arranged in a hexagonal close-packing, with the smaller aluminium atoms occupying 2/3 of the octahedral gaps. The coordination of the...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Electromagnetic Spectrum -- The electromagnetic spectrum describes the various types of electromagnetic radiation based on their wavelengths. Radio, representing wavelengths from a few feet to well over a mile, is at one end of the spectrum. Gamma ray radiation is at the other end: the wavelength of the harder types is so short, in the subatomic range, that we do not have instruments capable of directly measuring it. While the above classification scheme is generally accurate, in...

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Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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