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  1. Heat-Seeking Missile Tech Used For Malaria Diagnosis

    Researchers at Monash University and the University of Melbourne have devised a way to use hardware from heat-seeking missiles to produce a test for early and reliable malaria diagnosis. In the project, researchers used a special infrared sensor called a focal plane array (FPA), which was originally created for use in Javelin anti-tank missiles, to seek out the presence of malaria in a blood sample. When the FPA was used in conjunction with an infrared imaging microscope to test a blood smear, it successfully detected the infrared signature from fatty acids in the malaria parasites, enabling researchers to consistently identify malaria-infested blood at early stages of infection.

  2. Can Retinal Imaging Predict Early-Stage Alzheimer’s?

    A group of researchers may have discovered a way to use a noninvasive retinal imaging device to reliably predict Alzheimer’s disease years before its actual onset.

  3. Tiny Laser Sensor Heightens Bomb Detection Sensitivity

    New technology under development at UC Berkeley could soon give bomb-sniffing dogs some serious competition. By Sarah Yang

  4. Plasmonic, Microchip-Based Test Could Improve Diabetes Diagnosis

    Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have created a new microchip that uses nanotechnology to diagnose type-1 diabetes.

  5. SPIE Leaders ‘Delighted’ With Duke Of York As Patron Of International Year Of Light

    The announcement that the UK's Duke of York has agreed to become Patron of the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies 2015 (IYL2015) in the UK is excellent news for photonics, said leaders of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, following today's press release from the Institute of Physics (IOP) on the Duke's action.

  6. A New Stable And Cost-Cutting Type Of Perovskite Solar Cell

    Perovskite solar cells show tremendous promise in propelling solar power into the marketplace. The cells use a hole-transportation layer, which promotes the efficient movement of electrical current after exposure to sunlight.

  7. Curtains Up In Stuttgart: Vision Components Unveils Innovations At This Year's Vision Exhibition

    At this year’s VISION show, Embedded Vision expert Vision Components will introduce significant hardware and software innovations. 

  8. British Breakthrough In World's Darkest Material Launched At Farnborough International

    Sensitive electro-optical imaging and target-acquisition systems will achieve new levels of range and sensitivity performance thanks to a UK company’s breakthrough in developing a ‘super black’ material to be launched at the Farnborough International Air Show.

  9. When A Molecule Is A Molecule?

    With ultra-short X-ray flashes by an international research team has observed electron transitions in exploding molecules.

  10. Sierra-Olympic Introduces Continuous Zoom, Uncooled LWIR Thermal Chassis Camera

    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 320 continuous zoom thermal chassis camera.

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