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  1. NiPro Optics Provides Advanced Diamond-Turned Optics for Industrial Applications

    NiPro Optics, Inc. announces the expansion and upgrade of its Optical Diamond-Turning Center.  Located in Southern California, the company offers a full spectrum of precision manufacturing options, including advanced diamond-turned optics for a variety of industries. NiPro provides complex geometries to nanometer tolerances in a wide range of materials and substrates, depending on customer requirements.

  2. Zygo Launches Latest Generation Of ZeGage Non-Contact 3D Optical Profilers

    Zygo Corporation has announced the introduction of its latest generation of ZeGage™ 3D optical profiling instruments providing precise and rapid non-contact measurement of surface topography for enhanced quality and process control.

  3. New Imaging Tool Captures How Sound Moves Through The Chinchilla Ear

    Researchers have developed a new device that can be used to visualize how sound-induced vibrations travel through the ear. The technology is providing new insight into how the ear receives and processes sound waves and, with additional development, might one day be used by physicians to diagnose diseases that affect hearing.

  4. Bursting The Clouds For Better Communication

    We live in an age of long-range information, transmitted either by underground optical fibre or by radio frequency from satellites.

  5. World's Largest Façade Installed With Organic Photovoltaics In The Port Of Duisburg

    Approximately 185 m² of Heliatek's organic photovoltaic films were installed on the façade of a warehouse of the Duisburger Hafen AG in August.

  6. Toshiba Imaging’s Flexible, Chip-On-Tip Video Borescope For Industrial Inspection

    Toshiba America Information Systems’ (TAIS) Imaging Systems Division introduces a small, digital video borescope with illumination, the SV-1000. The small, water-resistant chip-on-tip inspection camera measures only 1.6 mm diam. and features an integrated LED light for illumination within the 1.9-meter flexible shaft. The new 1 mm x 1 mm CMOS sensor provides 400 x 400 pixel resolution with a 120-degree field-of-view (FOV) lens. The SV-1000 is a two piece system comprising the flexible shaft inspection camera and separate compact camera control unit that includes electrical connections, video outputs, and LED light control.

  7. Keysight, Partners Deliver Silicon Photonics Test And Measurement Solution

    Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a collaboration with FormFactor and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) to accelerate integrated photonics innovation.

  8. Tuning The Electrocatalytic Performance Of Bifunctional Catalysts

    In the search for highly active and inexpensive electrocatalysts, two reactions pose a particular challenge: the oxygen reduction reaction (ORR) and the oxygen evolution reaction (OER). Both are important for the development of better fuel cells, metal-air batteries, and electrolytic water-splitting. Materials such as platinum, iridium oxide and ruthenium oxide are well suited for these reactions, but they are scarce and expensive. 

  9. Recycling Of Photovoltaic Waste Boosts Circular Economy

    According to the EU’s Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, 85 % of PV waste must be recovered and 80 % recycled and reused, by 2018.

  10. Maximise The Flexibility

    Many image processing applications depend on varying working distances. As more and more production lines should no longer only operate profitably for mass production but also in small series, the adaptation to new products and therefore varying working distances must be easy and quick to manage.