Editor’s Picks

  1. Autonomous Smartcan Wins Protolabs’ Cool Idea Award

    Digital manufacturing leader Protolabs (NYSE: PRLB) today announces that smart home company Rezzi has been selected as the latest Cool Idea Award winner for innovation in automated consumer electronics technology.

  2. Purged Ultraviolet Spectrometer
    McPherson has launched its latest VUVAS range, high-performance, scientific grade spectrophotometer. McPherson’s new measurement platform provides more stable measurements over time and is easier to maintain.
  3. Entanglement On A Chip: Breakthrough Promises Secure Communications And Faster Computers

    Unlike Bilbo’s magic ring, which entangles human hearts, engineers have created a new micro-ring that entangles individual particles of light, an important first step in a whole host of new technologies.

  4. Newport Introduces New Laser Alignment Tuning Kits
    Newport Corporation, a worldwide leader in lasers and photonics solutions that Make, Manage and Measure Light, announces the LAKIT Series, a new family of laser power alignment tuning kits.
  5. International Thermography Forum Program Announced
    FLIR Advanced Thermal Solutions has announced the program for infraR&D 2011 - its popular international conference for thermographers working in Research & Development, Industry and Automation.
  6. Self-Assembled Nanotextures Create Antireflective Surface On Silicon Solar Cells

    Reducing the amount of sunlight that bounces off the surface of solar cells helps maximize the conversion of the sun's rays to electricity, so manufacturers use coatings to cut down on reflections.

  7. Instrument Systems Acquires X-Rite's Light Measurement Division
    Munich-based Instrument Systems GmbH has taken over the light measurement division of X-Rite Inc., effective January 1, 2010.
  8. Safe Sex Starts With Virtual Pillow Fight
    Interactive billboard using AVT Manta camera promotes “Designers Against AIDS” charity by inviting passers-by to join pillow fight with Belgian top model Hannelore Knuts.
  9. 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.

  10. Umicore Launches New Affordable Lenses For Night Vision

    Umicore is launching two new revolutionary infrared lenses at the SPIE DSS exhibition in Baltimore, USA this year.