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  1. 6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA
    4/29/2015

    Precision motion and positioning systems specialist PI (Physik Instrumente) LP recently obtained certification for the miniature, high-dynamics H-811.S11 6-axis motion and positioning Hexapod from the Camera and Imaging Product Association (CIPA). The H-811 Hexapod is the only 6-axis motion and positioning system that meets CIPS standards for simulating camera shake on a defined and repeatable test trajectory while taking photographs.

  2. Research Seeks Alternatives For Reducing Bacteria In Fresh Produce Using Nanoengineering
    4/29/2015

    Nearly half of foodborne illnesses in the U.S. from 1998 through 2008 have been attributed to contaminated fresh produce. Prevention and control of bacterial contamination on fresh produce is critical to ensure food safety.

  3. New Highly Sensitive Method For Detecting Gold At Drill Sites
    4/29/2015

    Researchers at the University of Adelaide's Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing have developed a portable method for detecting trace amounts of gold in ore samples - on-site at the drilling rig.

  4. SPIE DSS Provides Venue For Collaboration Vital To Research, Applications Advances
    4/29/2015

    SPIE DSS, the premier event for photonics, optical sensing, and imaging on the East Coast, reaffirmed its value last week as a place for government program managers, researchers, applications developers, and industry suppliers to meet and advance the science and technology of sensing and imaging for multiple applications.

  5. Random Light Scattering Enhances The Resolution Of Wide-Field Optical Microscope Images
    4/28/2015

    Researchers at the UT-research institute MESA+ have developed a method to improve the resolution of a conventional wide-field optical microscope. Scattered light usually reduces the resolution of conventional optical microscopes.

  6. Heat Makes Electrons Spin In Magnetic Superconductors
    4/28/2015

    Physicists have shown how heat can be used to control the magnetic properties of matter. The finding helps in the development of more efficient mass memories.

  7. Photonic Thermometers: Out Of The Lab, Into A Bucket Of Water
    4/28/2015

    A new class of tiny chip-based thermometers being developed by PML’s Sensor Science Division has the potential to revolutionize the way temperature is gauged.

  8. Digital In-Line Holography Helps Researchers 'See' Into Fiery Fuels
    4/27/2015

    Transportation accidents, such as trucks crashing on a highway or rockets failing on a launch pad, can create catastrophic fires.

  9. Two-Dimensional Semiconductor Comes Clean
    4/27/2015

    In 2013 James Hone, Wang Fong-Jen Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Columbia Engineering, and colleagues at Columbia demonstrated that they could dramatically improve the performance of graphene—highly conducting two-dimensional (2D) carbon—by encapsulating it in boron nitride (BN), an insulating material with a similar layered structure.

  10. Fast And Accurate 3-D Imaging Technique To Track Optically-Trapped Particles
    4/24/2015

    Optical tweezers have been used as an invaluable tool for exerting micro-scale force on microscopic particles and manipulating three-dimensional (3-D) positions of particles.

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