Optics

'Einstein Ring' Shows New Tiny Galaxy

A tiny galaxy,SDSSJ0737+3216 (lens redshift 0.3223, source redshift 0.5812), nearly halfway across the universe and the smallest in size and mass known to exist at that distance, has been identified by an international team of scientists. The scientists us ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 4 2007 - 9:19am

Energy Photovoltaics, Inc., Announces Name Change To EPV SOLAR, Inc.

HAMILTON, New Jersey, October 10 /PRNewswire/--- Company Adds Key Members to Senior Management Team Energy Photovoltaics, Inc. (EPV), a thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer with headquarters in New Jersey, USA, announced today a series of organizati ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Oct 10 2007 - 5:48pm

Metamaterials 'Wrong' Light Bending May Be Oh So Right

A Princeton-led research team has created an easy-to-produce material from the stuff of computer chips that has the rare ability to bend light in the opposite direction from all naturally occurring materials. This startling property may contribute to signi ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 21 2007 - 10:46am

Micrel To Showcase Industry-Leading Ethernet Solutions At Embedded Technology Conference Trade Show

YOKOHAMA, Japan, November 13 /PRNewswire/--- Micrel and Firecomms To Preview New Joint Reference Design For Plastic Optical Fiber Micrel, Inc. (Nasdaq: MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today ann ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Nov 13 2007 - 6:25pm

Essilor Acquires Prescription Laboratories In The United Kingdom And The United States

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France, December 6 /PRNewswire/-- Essilor has strengthened its prescription laboratory network in Europe with the acquisition of majority stakes in Sinclair Optical Services and United Optical, two independent laboratories in the United ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Dec 6 2007 - 1:30am

Progress On Storage For Optical Pulses: Light To Sound And Then Back Again

As a step towards designing tomorrow's super-fast optical communications networks, a Duke University-led research team has demonstrated a way to transfer encoded information from a laser beam to sound waves and then back to light waves again. Swapping ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 13 2007 - 11:39pm

Triple Merger Of Galaxies Looks Like A 'Cosmic Tinkerbell'

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, an international team of astronomers [1] has discovered a stunning rare case of a triple merger of galaxies. This system, which astronomers have dubbed 'The Bird'- albeit it also bears resemblance with a cos ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 21 2007 - 11:11pm

Making A Faster Internet

Broadband access has transformed the economic potential of the internet but the ADSL technology that delivers broadband to homes over traditional copper telephone wires is reaching its limit of around 10 megabits per second. If we want speeds ten times fas ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 22 2007 - 6:30pm

NoblePeak Vision Hires New CEO For Next Phase Of Business Development

WAKEFIELD, Massachusetts, January 9 /PRNewswire/--- Industry Veteran Joins Emerging Leader in Infrared Night Vision Imaging Technology NoblePeak Vision (http://www.noblepeak.com) announced today that Mike Decelle has joined the company as President and Ch ...

Article - Anna Ohlden - Jan 9 2008 - 5:30pm

Better X-Rays: Dark-Field Imaging Using Standard Equipment

Dark-field images provide more detail than ordinary x-ray radiographs and could be used to identify explosives in hand luggage, diagnose the onset of breast cancer or Alzheimer’s disease and pinpoint hairline cracks or corrosion in functional structures. T ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2008 - 3:50pm