News tagged with lens

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 mechanism fails, ...

dateOct 23, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Most distant gravitational lens helps weigh galaxies

An international team of astronomers has found the most distant gravitational lens yet—a galaxy that, as predicted by Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, deflects and intensifies the light of an even more distant ...

dateOct 17, 2013 in Astronomy
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Multiview 3-D photography made simple

Computational photography is the use of clever light-gathering tricks and sophisticated algorithms to extract more information from the visual environment than traditional cameras can.

dateJun 19, 2013 in Engineering
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