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  1. Enhanced Protein Fluorescence Yields Better Neuronal Observations
    9/22/2014

    Studying neural activity is a delicate process that historically has been done using microelectrodes. While observing whole networks of neurons in a living organism has proven elusive, a new method developed by researchers from the California Institute of Technology (CalTech) may make this type of work possible.

  2. L-3 Applied Optics Center (AOC) Completes Large Optic Coating For MMT
    9/22/2014

    L-3 Corporation’s Applied Optics Center (AOC) recently completed the coating of a large optic for the 6.5 m MMT.

  3. Sierra-Olympic Introduces LWIR Chassis Camera With Continuous Zoom & Digital Signal Processing
    9/22/2014

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies, Inc., supplier of infrared (IR) and thermal imaging components, cameras, and systems solutions for advanced thermal imaging applications, introduces the Vinden CZ 640, the second model in the series of uncooled, continuous-zoom thermal chassis cameras.

  4. Uncovering The Forbidden Side Of Molecules
    9/22/2014

    Researchers at the University of Basel have succeeded in observing the “forbidden” infrared spectrum of a charged molecule for the first time. These extremely weak spectra offer perspectives for extremely precise measurements of molecular properties and may also contribute to the development of molecular clocks and quantum technology.

  5. From Light Into Matter, Nothing Seems To Stop Quantum Teleportation
    9/21/2014

    Physicists at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometres of optical fibre.

  6. A Breakthrough In Electron Microscopy
    9/21/2014

    Imagine that you want to find out from a single picture taken of the front of a house, what the building looks like from behind, whether it has any extensions or if the brickwork is damaged, and how many rooms are in the basement.

  7. Magnetic Fields Make The Excitons Go ’Round
    9/21/2014

    A major limitation in the performance of solar cells happens within the photovoltaic material itself: When photons strike the molecules of a solar cell, they transfer their energy, producing quasi-particles called excitons — an energized state of molecules.

  8. Fingertip Sensor Gives Robot Unprecedented Dexterity
    9/19/2014

    Researchers at MIT and Northeastern University have equipped a robot with a novel tactile sensor that lets it grasp a USB cable draped freely over a hook and insert it into a USB port.

  9. A Nanosized Hydrogen Generator
    9/19/2014

    Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have created a small scale “hydrogen generator” that uses light and a two-dimensional graphene platform to boost production of the hard-to-make element. By Justin H.S. Breaux

  10. Sensors Unlimited - UTC Aerospace Systems Announces Grand Opening Of New State-Of-The-Art Facility
    9/19/2014

    UTC Aerospace Systems announces the opening of a new facility in Princeton, New Jersey for its Sensors Unlimited business, which develops innovative sensing and imaging solutions in shortwave infrared (SWIR) technology.

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