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  1. PI’s New Compact, Low Cost Mini Positioning Stages
    6/30/2015

    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. Making New Materials With Micro-Explosions
    6/30/2015

    Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.

  3. NASA Collaborates With DRS Technologies To Create Mid-Infrared Detector
    6/30/2015

    NASA scientist Xiaoli Sun and his industry partner have created the world’s first photon-counting detector sensitive to the mid-infrared wavelength bands — a spectral sweet spot for a number of remote-sensing applications, including the detection of greenhouse gases on Earth, Mars and other planetary bodies, as well as ice and frost on comets, asteroids and the moon.

  4. Coherent Debuts Higher-Power Lasers For Pumping Amplifiers And Commercial Applications
    6/29/2015

    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.

  5. X-Rays And Electrons Join Forces To Map Catalytic Reactions In Real-Time
    6/29/2015

    A new technique pioneered at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.

  6. New Study Models Path For Achieving State's Renewable Energy Targets
    6/29/2015

    The Hawai‘i Natural Energy Institute (HNEI) at UH Mānoa, in partnership with GE Energy Consulting, has completed an analysis identifying various scenarios that would allow the islands of O‘ahu and Maui to surpass Hawai‘i’s 2020 renewable energy targets while lowering electricity costs.

  7. Sandia’s Z Machine Receives Funding Aimed At Fusion Energy
    6/29/2015

    A two-year, $3.8M award has been received by Sandia National Laboratories and the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) to hasten the day of low-cost, high-yield fusion reactions for energy purposes.

  8. Graphene Flexes Its Electronic Muscles
    6/29/2015

    Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.

  9. Printable Elastic Conductors With A High Conductivity For Electronic Textile Applications:Professor Takao Someya, Department Of Electrical Engineering Information Systems
    6/26/2015

    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.

  10. The Quantum Spin Hall Effect Is A Fundamental Property Of Light
    6/26/2015

    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.

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