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ir·i·des·cent

(ir'i-des'ent),
Presenting multiple bright refractile colors, typically as a result of optical interference when incident white light is broken into its spectral components when reflected back through several thin-layered films.
[G. iris, rainbow]

iridescent

Presenting a rainbow-like play of colours as in soap bubbles.
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My passion for the last 20 years has been to discover the iridescent glaze secrets and to use them to create a rainbow of colours of new iridescent glazes for my art.
The iridescent cells reflected a remarkable amount of light into the clam, more than the scientists had expected.
Because Loetz glass is so desirable, there have been many imitators over the years and there is a tendency for any iridescent glass to get labelled as 'Loetz style,' or even to be falsely attributed to Loetz, a practice made easier by the fact that a lot of Loetz isn't marked.
The tenant kicked-off its new space at the BankNote with nearly 2,000 children from around New York City attending the ribbon cutting and Iridescent Science Fair, featuring appearances by Chief of Naval research Rear Admiral Nevin Cart, U.
ONR's partnership with Iridescent is part of a DoD-wide campaign to grow a diverse STEM talent pool that will benefit future warfighters.
This is a very exciting time for us as we open our science studio doors and expand our program to expose underserved students to rigorous instruction, and give parents the tools they need to ask questions and participate in their child's education," said Iridescent Founder and CEO Tara Chklovski.
Eye ingredients: Iridescent gold and matte black eye shadows, black pencil eyeliner, black mascara.
IRIDESCENT then scores the objects for relevance, significance, and interest, allowing the researcher to inspect the resulting connections to trigger hypotheses on new uses for existing drugs.
For an all-over experience, layer the whole range -- Voluptuous body cream, pounds 38, Iridescent exfoliating bath gel, pounds 17.
Target is seeking to kill two differentiation birds with one stone with its Philips and Motorola Iridescent Evolution line that hit shelves in April to coincide with the P 2004 launch.