News tagged with reflection

3-in-1 optical skin cancer probe

As thousands of vacationers hit the beach this summer, many of them will expose their unprotected bare limbs to direct UV sunlight, potentially putting them at risk of skin cancer later in life. To fight ...

dateAug 05, 2014 in Analytical Chemistry
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Blushing dusty nebula

On Earth, we tend to find dust nothing more than a nuisance that blankets our furniture and causes us to sneeze. Cosmic dust can also be a hindrance to astronomers because cameras using visible light cannot ...

dateDec 01, 2009 in Astronomy
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Giving fossils a new look

You wouldn’t expect studying fossils to be a part of engineering research, but a team in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is applying computer engineering ingenuity to find a new ...

dateAug 25, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Bright white rooms key to energy savings

Trials testing the effect of interior paints containing titanium dioxide on the energy required to light a room have reconfirmed the naturally occurring oxide's ability to reduce energy consumption and counteract ...

dateSep 19, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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New high standards for emergency wireless devices

First responders rely increasingly on wireless communication devices, and in emergencies they cannot afford major signal loss or delay caused by attenuation, interference, or reflection. Because lives are ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Other
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What percent of Earth is water?

The Earth is often compared to a majestic blue marble, especially by those privileged few who have gazed upon it from orbit. This is due to the prevalence of water on the planet's surface. While water itself ...

dateDec 02, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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