News tagged with optical instrument

XPP instrument blasts past key milestones

(PhysOrg.com) -- The X-ray Pump Probe instrument at the Linac Coherent Light Source is installed and ready for its first user experiments several weeks ahead of schedule, thanks in part to funds provided by ...

Oct 05, 2010
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New phenomenon found in internal waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- Internal waves -- huge but nearly invisible ripples that occur in the oceans, the atmosphere and stars -- can play an important role in climate change and other processes, but there is plenty ...

Apr 28, 2010
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LCLS: The World's Largest Laser Writer?

(PhysOrg.com) -- While not the smallest lettering ever created, the tiny initials "LCLS" have been written with what may be the world's most potent pen. Etched into boron carbide, a super-hard substance used ...

Oct 20, 2009
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Double engine for a nebula

(PhysOrg.com) -- The new image, showing a very rich field of stars towards the Carina arm of the Milky Way, is centred on the star HD 87643, a member of the exotic class of B[e] stars [1]. It is part of a ...

Aug 05, 2009
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Caravaggio used photographic techniques: researcher

Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio used revolutionary optical instruments to "photograph" his models more than 200 years before the invention of the camera, according to a researcher in Florence.

Mar 10, 2009
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