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  1. Nanometer Precision 3-Channel Controller For Miniature Piezo Inertia Drives And Actuators

    PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P. recently announced the newest digital servo controller with 3-channels, offering greater flexibility for miniaturized precision positioning and handling tasks. Applications include precision alignment and automation, semiconductor technology, photonics, bio-nano-technology, metrology, microscopy, micro-manipulation.

  2. Beating The Heat A Challenge At The Nanoscale

    Rice University scientists who analyze the properties of materials as small as a single molecule have encountered a challenge that appears at very low temperatures.

  3. Sierra-Olympic Provides Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses For OEM And Surveillance Applications

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies offers the new Tamron family of longwave infrared lenses for OEM and security/surveillance imaging applications.  Tamron has recently selected Sierra-Olympic Technologies as the new stocking distributor for the cost-effective Tamron LWIR Zoom Lenses.

  4. Low-Level Laser Therapy May Improve Treatment Of Dangerous Bleeding Disorder

    A low-intensity type of laser treatment may offer a non-invasive, drug-free treatment for thrombocytopenia – a potentially life-threatening shortage of the blood cells called platelets that are essential to blood clotting.

  5. World First Demo Of Labyrinth Magnetic-Domain-Optical Q-Switched Laser

    The “Industry 4.0” concept, first introduced by the German government, has recently extended the scope of compact high-power laser applications to, for instance, laser manufacturing, vehicle engine development, or thruster systems for space exploration.

  6. Xenics Receives Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Determination For Multiple ITAR Restricted Cameras

    Xenics has recently been granted Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) approval for many of their ITAR restricted infrared cameras. This new CJ means that all SWIR cameras supplied by Xenics are now ITAR-free in the United States.

  7. SunPower Congratulates Solar Impulse 2 For Completing Round-The-World Flight

    Innovative solar technology from SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) helped Solar Impulse 2 blaze new trails for renewable energy.

  8. Quantitating The Complete Human Proteome

    Reporting in the journal Cell, Senior Research Scientist Dr. Ulrike Kusebauch, of Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), describes the results of a collaboration between scientists at ISB, ETH Zurich and a number of other contributing institutes to develop the Human SRMAtlas, a compendium of proteomic assays for any human protein.

  9. New Nontoxic Process Promises Larger Ultrathin Sheets Of 2D Nanomaterials

    A team of scientists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has developed a novel way to produce two-dimensional nanosheets by separating bulk materials with nontoxic liquid nitrogen.

  10. Pixel-Array Quantum Cascade Detector Paves The Way For Portable Thermal Imaging Devices

    The primary source of infrared radiation is heat — the radiation produced by the thermal motion of charged particles in matter, including the motion of the atoms and molecules in an object.