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argonne-tech Scientists Devise Catalyst That Uses Light To Turn Carbon Dioxide To Fuel

The concentration of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere is steadily increasing, and many scientists believe that it is causing impacts in our environment. Recently, scientists have sought ways to recapture some of the carbon in the atmosphere and potentially turn it into usable fuel — which would be a holy grail for sustainable energy production.

  • Researchers Produce First Laser Ultrasound Images Of Humans

    For most people, getting an ultrasound is a relatively easy procedure: As a technician gently presses a probe against a patient’s skin, sound waves generated by the probe travel through the skin, bouncing off muscle, fat, and other soft tissues before reflecting back to the probe, which detects and translates the waves into an image of what lies beneath.

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Compact MWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580
FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 high definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The MWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP detector captures beautiful, crisp images, and a 4-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.  Continue Reading..
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Compact LWIR HD Thermal Camera: FLIR A8580 SLS
FLIR offers the FLIR A8580 SLS high definition thermal camera designed with best-in-class imagery for industrial, military, and manufacturing R&D applications. The LWIR camera includes a 1.3 MP strained layer superlattice (SLS) detector for capturing sharp images and a 4-position warm filter wheel that permits the measurement of temperatures up to 3,000°C.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Pan/Tilt Units
FLIR offers a variety of pan/tilt units (PTUs) for top-mounted and side mounted payloads ranging from 5 to 70 lbs. Among these are a series of miniature computer controlled PTUs with programmability of speed, acceleration, power, and other parameters.  Continue Reading..
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FLIR Packaged Sensors
FLIR offers InSb-detector dewar cooler assemblies (DDCAs) and the SWIR ISC1202 as packaged sensor products.  Continue Reading..

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  • Hybrid Gain Flattening Filters In Optical Fiber Amplifiers

    Hybrid GFFs save space, simplify system layouts, cost less than a two-filter setup, and offer unparalleled reliability. Meet the new standard in optical fiber amplifier components.

  • Spectroscopy Helps Tuning Down Air Pollution

    It took less than a century for cars to become an indispensable part of modern life. Even though vehicles have their advantages, vehicular air pollution affects air quality in both metropolitan and small-town areas all around the world. This article discusses the efforts to lower air pollution, and how spectroscopy helps in these processes.

  • A New Lighting Era For Single-Use Endoscopes

    Plug-and-play technology advances disposable endoscopes by enabling fast and easy installation of glass fiber optic illumination.

  • How To Specify A Custom-Designed Instrument

    Customers with a clear-eyed view of the solution’s basic specifications, budget, and expected timeline are well-positioned for an efficient, effective custom design experience.

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  • Graphene Forms Under Microscope’s Eye

    You don’t need a big laser to make laser-induced graphene (LIG). Scientists at Rice University, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UT Knoxville) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are using a very small visible beam to burn the foamy form of carbon into microscopic patterns.

  • Compound Photonics And Plessey Light Up First 0.26 Inch Fully Addressable Integrated microLED Display Module For AR/MR

    Compound Photonics US Corporation (CP), a leading provider of compact high-resolution microdisplay solutions for Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) applications, and Plessey Semiconductors Ltd. (Plessey), an embedded technologies developer at the forefront of microLED technology for AR and MR display applications, today announced they have produced the first fully addressable microLED display modules resulting from their previously announced strategic partnership to develop and introduce GaN-on-Silicon microLED based microdisplay solutions for AR/MR applications.

  • Using Sound And Light For Ultra-Fast Data Transfer

    Researchers have made a breakthrough in the control of terahertz quantum cascade lasers, which could lead to the transmission of data at the rate of 100 gigabits per second.

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