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  1. Physicists Solve Quantum Tunneling Mystery
    5/28/2015

    An international team of scientists studying ultrafast physics have solved a mystery of quantum mechanics, and found that quantum tunneling is an instantaneous process.

  2. DILAS Showcasing High-Brightness, Fiber Laser Pumping Products At LASER World Of PHOTONICS 2015
    5/27/2015

    DILAS will be showcasing a series of high-brightness, fiber-coupled diode laser pump modules at LASER World of PHOTONICS 2015. The diode laser company will also present the COMPACT-EVOLUTION turn-key platform, and a white paper entitled “Surface Cladding with Multi-kW Diode Lasers” at the event on June 22-25, 2015.

  3. Reynard Offers Durable Metalized Windows For Hermetically Sealed Optics
    5/27/2015

    Reynard Corporation is now a provider of high performance metalized windows. These optics may be used in multiple applications including windows for cryogenic storage dewars, hermetically sealed detectors, medical endoscopes, heated windows, and other special configurations. The specified metal pattern applied can be configured to various requirements. An example would be a continuous ring around the edge of an optic providing a surface for hermetically sealing it to a metal surface in airtight situations.

  4. Photron Introduces Compact & Affordable, High-Speed, 4-Megapixel HD Camera: FASTCAM Mini WX 50
    5/27/2015

    Photron, Inc. recently announced the FASTCAM Mini WX 50 as the new addition to the FASTCAM Mini WX Series. The new video camera can capture up to 750 frames per second at full four mega-pixel resolution and true 1080 HD performance to 1,500 frames per second. The new FASTCAM is cost-effective for targeted high-speed imaging applications such as biomechanics, life sciences, automotive safety testing, and much more.

  5. Paleontologists Pioneer Laser-Beam Scanning Of Dinosaur Fossils
    5/27/2015

    A team of scientists based largely at the University of Kansas and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture in Washington has developed methods of using commercial-grade laser equipment to find and analyze fossils of dinosaurs.

  6. Iridian Announces Reduced Pricing For Standard Filters
    5/26/2015

    Iridian announced its new reduced prices for its standard filters by 8-49% due to improvements in optical filter manufacturing processes and efficiencies.

  7. FLIR Releases New Software For Research And Science Applications
    5/26/2015

    FLIR Systems has recently announced a new 4.2 version of its ReasearchIR thermal imaging software. The new software is a powerful tool for viewing, acquiring, analyzing, and sharing thermal data captured with FLIR’s scientific and R&D cameras. It also allows users to access their MATLAB scripts directly in ResearchIR for specially-tailored image analysis and processing tasks.

  8. Fine-Tuned Molecular Orientation Is Key To More Efficient Solar Cells
    5/26/2015

    Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a viable alternative to conventional solar cells with silicon substrates when they achieve a power conversion efficiency—a measure that indicates how much electricity they can generate from a given amount of sunlight—of between 10 and 15 percent.

  9. Researchers Find The ‘Key’ To Quantum Network Solution
    5/26/2015

    Scientists at the University of York’s Centre for Quantum Technology have made an important step in establishing scalable and secure high rate quantum networks.

  10. Collaboration Could Lead To Biodegradable Computer Chips
    5/26/2015

    Portable electronics - typically made of non-renewable, non-biodegradable and potentially toxic materials - are discarded at an alarming rate in consumers' pursuit of the next best electronic gadget.

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