News tagged with lens

Flat-pack lens boosts solar power

Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China.

Feb 10, 2014
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Image: Gravitational lensing in galaxy YGKOW G1

(Phys.org) —In this new Hubble image two objects are clearly visible, shining brightly. When they were first discovered in 1979, they were thought to be separate objects—however, astronomers soon realized ...

Jan 27, 2014
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Solving a moving problem

Victoria University graduand Ben Drayton has come up with a way to help solve the problem of measuring distance to a moving object.

Dec 11, 2013
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A protein safeguards against cataracts

The refractive power of the human eye lens relies on a densely packed mixture of proteins. Special protective proteins ensure that these proteins do not clump together as time passes. When this protective ...

Oct 23, 2013
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