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magnification

mag nuh fuh kay shuhn

  • n  the act of expanding something in apparent size
  • n  the ratio of the size of an image to the size of the object
  • n  making to seem more important than it really is
  • n  a photographic print that has been enlarged

  • Even under extreme magnification, the double helix is almost too small to be seen clearly.
  • The Verve's most glaring shortcoming is its 2x optical zoom lens, a low magnification for a compact camera selling for over $300.
  • The resolving power (magnification) is 25 times greater than in visual microscopes, whereas a tenfold increase for electronic magnification had previously been considered tops.
News & Articles

  • New method 700 times faster than the norm for magnifying digital images
    Scientists have developed new methods for improving two of the most widespread means used in digital image processing: magnification and thresholding. The new algorithm to magnify images stands out not only due to the quality obtained but also due to the time it takes to execute, which is 700 times less than other existing methods that obtain the same quality.
    June 21, 2013 - Science Daily
  • A new method that is 700 times faster than the norm is developed to magnify digital images
    ( Elhuyar Fundazioa ) Aránzazu Jurío-Munárriz, a graduate in computer engineering from the Public University of Navarre, has in her Ph.D. thesis presented new methods for improving two of the most widespread means used in digital image processing: magnification and thresholding. Her algorithm to magnify images stands out not only due to the quality obtained but also due to the time it takes to ...
    June 21, 2013 - EurekAlert!
  • Nanounity Introduces The Pemtron Range Of Compact Scanning Electron Microscopes
    Tabletop SEMs are inexpensive and easy to use compared to standard size SEMs but have limited performance and capability such as small sample sizes, lower magnifications and lower resolution
    June 21, 2013 - ElectronicsWeb
Quotes

  • Edward Livingston in EurekAlert (press release)
    For particular operations, the robot has an advantage,Dr. Livingston said. "It'sa combination of access, depth perception and magnification that provides the advantage in some cases."
  • John Thompson III in ESPN
    Across our league, the difference between the top teams and the guys who are down at the bottom is a magnification of small differences,said Georgetown coach John Thompson III.
  • Martin Short in Newswise (press release)
    There's only one shape that all stalactites tend to be. The difference is one of magnification -- it's either big or it's small, but it's still the same shape,said researcher Martin Short of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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