Editor’s Picks

  1. Two New High-Load and Compact 6-Axis Motion PI Hexapods

    As the usability for hexapods increase, PI is responding with new hexapods to meet those project needs - the H-850KML, 500kg high-load hexapod and the H-825KLL, compact hexapod with load capacity to 35kg. Both systems provide sub-micron precision.

  2. Electrophysics HotShot Industrial Thermography Camera Named Product Of The Year Award
    Voted on by the 100,000 Plant Engineering subscribers, the award is a highly prized recognition of design excellence in the field of instrumentation. HotShot combines superior performance and best in class ergonomic design in a low-cost and highly featured package...
  3. MIT: Trillion-Frame-Per-Second Video
    MIT researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion exposures per second.
  4. To e-, Or Not To e-, The Question For The Exotic ‘Si-III’ Phase Of Silicon

    It would be difficult to overestimate the importance of silicon when it comes to computing, solar energy, and other technological applications.

  5. CLEO 2000 Product Spotlight: Diode-pumped Nd:YAG generates 3 W at 355 nm
    San Francisco, CA—Short-pulse lasers are known to be efficient and effective tools for precision manufacturing of microstructures in hard materials such as metals and ceramics
  6. RIT Leads Development Of Next-Generation Infrared Detectors

    Cheaper, larger, and better infrared detectors grown on silicon wafers could give more scientists access to infrared astronomy and further spur the hunt for exoplanets and the study of the universe’s acceleration. Closer to home, the same technology could also advance remote sensing and medical imaging.

  7. Laser-Induced Damage In Focus

    The transformation of infrared light to a different wavelength, such as visible light, is important in many applications. Some of the most efficient semiconductor lasers operate in the infrared region of the spectrum, whereas many useful applications of laser light, such as laser surgery or spectroscopy, require light of a different wavelength.

  8. Northrop Grumman Honored For Business Leadership By LAEDC At 12th Annual Eddy Awards
    The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation as the first honoree for its 12th Annual Eddy Awards
  9. Small Business Grant Helps Chadwick Optical Bring Schepens Institute Invention To Patients
    The grant--$ 750,000--will allow the small woman-owned company to continue a collaboration with the Schepens Eye Research Institute, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, to further refine the first glasses to significantly improve quality of vision and life for sufferers of hemianopia...
  10. 'Thin-Layer' Solar Cells May Bring Cheaper 'Green' Power
    Scientists are researching new ways of harnessing the sun’s rays which could eventually make it cheaper for people to use solar energy to power their homes