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  1. PI’s New Compact, Low Cost Mini Positioning Stages

    Physik Instrumente (PI) has recently launched the Q-521, a new miniature, piezo-driven linear positioner. The ultra-compact Q-521 is only 21mm wide, and comes with travel ranges of 12mm, 22mm, and 32mm.

  2. Coherent Debuts Higher-Power Lasers For Pumping Amplifiers And Commercial Applications

    Coherent, Inc. released their new Revolution series of q-switched, green, pulsed lasers that offer higher power and other enhanced performance specifications. Revolution lasers are featured with power up to 80W at a wavelength of 527 nm, pulse rate flexibility, and an extremely smooth energy distribution of the beam profile.

  3. Printable Elastic Conductors With A High Conductivity For Electronic Textile Applications:Professor Takao Someya, Department Of Electrical Engineering Information Systems

    University of Tokyo researchers have developed a new ink that can be printed on textiles in a single step to form highly conductive and stretchable connections.

  4. The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is A Fundamental Property Of Light

    In a paper that crystalizes knowledge from a variety of experiments and theoretical developments, scientists from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS) in Japan have demonstrated that the quantum spin Hall effect—an effect known to take place in solid state physics—is also an intrinsic property of light.

  5. NASA Technology Protects Webb Telescope From Contamination

    Contamination from organic molecules can harm delicate instruments and engineers are taking special care at NASA to prevent that from affecting the James Webb Space Telescope (and all satellites and instruments)

  6. UCSD Engineers Break Power, Distance Barriers For Fiber Optic Communication

    Electrical engineers have broken key barriers that limit the distance information can travel in fiber optic cables and still be accurately deciphered by a receiver.

  7. Proto Labs Brings Seamless Quoting To Autodesk Fusion 360

    Leading custom prototyping and low-volume parts manufacturer, Proto Labs, Inc., has teamed up with Autodesk to provide easy access to Proto Labs’ online quoting system directly within Autodesk’s Fusion 360.

  8. Laser Frequency Combs Advance Medical, Measurement Tech

    Laser frequency combs are "rulers" of light that, very simply, measure different light frequencies that are evenly spaced. The exact spacing of frequencies is key to manipulating light for various applications. One application has dramatically improved optical atomic clocks. Another is a medical breath analyzer. Laser frequency combs also are used as precision rulers to search for exoplanets outside our solar system. In the lab, experimental physicists use them to watch chemical reactions unfold in real time.

  9. A Novel Microscope For Nanosystems

    Nanomaterials play an essential role in many areas of daily life. There is thus a large interest to gain detailed knowledge about their optical and electronic properties.

  10. New Technique To Accurately Detect The 'Handedness' Of Molecules In A Mixture

    Scientists have demonstrated for the first time the ability to rapidly, reliably and simultaneously identify the ‘handedness’ of different molecules in a mixture.

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