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  1. FLIR Releases New OEM Thermal Imaging Core Muon

    FLIR Systems, Inc. announces its latest thermal imaging core, Muon, which is designed specifically for volume OEMs capable of integrating uncooled FPAs into their own camera solutions.

  2. Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle Combines Imaging And Therapeutics

    Using nanoparticles for diagnosis is a hot area of research, as is the use of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery. Combining the two functions together in a single nanoparticle, however, is a new step forward from UC Davis researchers. 

  3. Glenn Boreman, UNC Professor And Plasmonics Co-Founder, Elected To SPIE Presidential Chain

    Science and Director of the Center for Optoelectronics and Optical Communications at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and co-founder and Chairman of the Board of Plasmonics, Inc., has been elected to serve as the 2015 Vice President of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

  4. Identifying Long-Distance Threats – New 3D Technology Could Improve CCTV Images

    A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.

  5. Integral Catches Dead Star Exploding In A Blaze Of Glory

    Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactive elements created in one of these explosions was captured for the first time.

  6. NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction Of Giant Galaxy

    Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

  7. Scientists Craft A Semiconductor Junction Only Three Atoms Thick

    Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

  8. Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In The Fast Lane

    A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process.

  9. Brighter, Busier SPIE Optics + Photonics Draws International Crowd To San Diego

    New research in nanoscience and optical engineering, visions for next-generation wearable technology, and inspiration for the International Year of Light 2015 among numerous highlights at this year’s brighter, busier SPIE Optics + Photonics in the San Diego, California, Convention Center.

  10. New DARPA Program Aimed At Developing Novel, Patient-Centric Therapies

    The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral nerve signals can actually exacerbate a condition, causing pain, inflammation or immune dysfunction.

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