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  • adj. That does not involve vision
  • adj. That does not use optics


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  • That said, images of a molecules and atomscan and have been produced using a non-optical device called a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM).

    Photogenic Molecules

  • If we had a camera that clumsily had the non-optical parts interposed between the lens and the light sensor, we might be impressed with the blind, clumsy intricacy of a solution that involved using an array of fiber optics to shunt light around the opaque junk, but it wouldn't suggest that the original design was particularly good.

    More creationist misconceptions about the eye - The Panda's Thumb

  • As a result of realizing that everything that we see and think as "real" is in actuality a pattern formed by infinitesimally small particles … and to kick it off, we can't even see them except through non-optical detecting devices such as the scanning tunneling microscope.

    Built in Capacity for Change is Called What?

  • As Inventing Money writes, I would like to see more cost reductions at CIEN, especially in R&D and G&A and revenue growth from acquired companies that sell non-optical products with higher gross margins.

    What’s wrong with Ciena?

  • These encoders are exposed to the harsh conditions of the machine environment but, with a non-contact, non-optical design and sealing to IP68, cannot be affected by coolant or swarf.

    Manufacturingtalk - manufacturing industry news

  • Windows 7 users may be aware that the AutoPlay feature in Win 7 no longer supports the AutoRun function for non-optical removable media.

    My Digital Life

  • "This evidence is consistent with traditional, non-optical explanations," he says.

    New Scientist - Online News

  • While non-optical imaging systems, such as electron microscopes, can resolve objects well into the subnanometer scale, these systems operate under conditions not ideal for the study of biological samples. - latest science and technology news stories

  • Still remaining are a variety of patents and Nortel's Passport division, which provides non-optical equipment and was a piece of the Metro Ethernet Networks division that did not sell to Ciena Corp. in a US$521-million transaction last year.

    Technology Technology

  • "The switches developed by TRIUMPH are compact and very low power compared to the non-optical switches currently in use, and this is an added attraction for network operators," explains Juerg Leuthold, coordinator of the TRIUMPH project and a professor at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). - latest science and technology news stories


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