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  1. Developing Portable, Highly Sensitive Gold Detection

    University of Adelaide researchers are developing a portable, highly sensitive method for gold detection that would allow mineral exploration companies to test for gold on-site at the drilling rig.

  2. A New Generation Of Acoustic Measurements

    This optical measurement technique directly measures particle velocities and realises the acoustic pascal - the SI derived unit of pressure - and could potentially be used to calibrate microphones.

  3. Harnessing Sunlight With Semiconductor Microspheres Containing Metal Nanoparticles

    A*STAR researchers have performed theoretical calculations to explain why semiconductor microspheres embedded with metal nanoparticles are so good at using sunlight to catalyze reactions.

  4. 6-Axis Motion Simulator Hexapod Obtains Exclusive Imaging Certification from CIPA

    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.

  5. Research Seeks Alternatives For Reducing Bacteria In Fresh Produce Using Nanoengineering

    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.

  6. New Highly Sensitive Method For Detecting Gold At Drill Sites

    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.

  7. SPIE DSS Provides Venue For Collaboration Vital To Research, Applications Advances

    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.

  8. Promising New X-Ray Microscope Poses Technical Challenges

    You may think the aisles in your neighborhood convenience store are crowded, but they’d look positively spacious compared to the passageways in the NIF target bay.

  9. Random Light Scattering Enhances The Resolution Of Wide-Field Optical Microscope Images

    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.

  10. Heat Makes Electrons Spin In Magnetic Superconductors

    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.

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