Current Headlines

  1. Lighting The Way To Switch Chemical Reaction Pathways
    12/1/2017

    Researchers from QUT, Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and Belgium’s Ghent University have stepped towards this by pioneering a system that modulates visible, coloured light to change the reactions of a powerful chemical coupling agent.

  2. Neutron Spectroscopy: New Detector Module MultiFLEXX Increases Tenfold
    12/1/2017

    A new detector module for user operation is available on the FLEXX three-axis spectrometer at the neutron source BER II. It measures many angles and multiple energy transfers simultaneously, allowing it to measure about ten times more data per hour. The neutron users can optimally use their measuring time.

  3. Ultrasound Imaging Needle To Transform Heart Surgery
    12/1/2017

    Heart tissue can be imaged in real-time during keyhole procedures using a new optical ultrasound needle developed by researchers at UCL and Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

  4. IEEE Announces Formation Of IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group
    11/30/2017

    IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, and the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), recently announced the formation of the IEEE 802.11 Light Communications Study Group.

  5. U.S. Air Force Aims To Deploy Laser-Armed Fighter Jets By 2021
    11/30/2017

    The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), through its Self-protect High Energy Laser Demonstrator (SHiELD) program, has awarded Lockheed Martin a $26.3 million contract to design, develop and produce a high-power fiber laser mounted on a tactical fighter jet by 2021.

  6. A Space-Time Sensor For Light-Matter Interactions
    11/30/2017

    Physicists in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics (run jointly by LMU Munich and the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics) have developed an attosecond electron microscope that allows them to visualize the dispersion of light in time and space, and observe the motions of electrons in atoms.

  7. Critical Link Announces Embedded Imaging Systems With Full Engineering Support
    11/29/2017

    Critical Link, LLC, experts in image sensor technology, system-on-chip (SoC) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) designs, vision protocols, and signal processing, announces its full engineering support services to enhance the company’s product development and manufacturing capabilities. Specializing in embedded systems and custom imaging platforms, the company’s engineering team designs, manufactures, and supports sensor board development, on-board processing, and a wide variety of interfaces/ protocols for industrial applications including test and measurement, medical/scientific instrumentation, factory automation, transportation, and defense. Critical Link’s imaging platforms incorporate CMOS/sCMOS, CCD, indium gallium arsenide (InGaAs), and other sensor technologies, including 1D and 2D arrays.

  8. S. I. Howard Glass’ 20,000 Sq. Ft. Inventory Of Flat Glass Substrates For Precision Optics
    11/29/2017

    S. I. Howard Glass Co., Inc.a premier supplier of high quality glass substrates and fabrication services for the precision optics industry, announces its 20,000 square foot glass inventory capacity at the company’s U.S. facility. The company is distinguished for its wide variety, large volume, and extensive selection of sizes and thicknesses of raw materials from prime glass manufacturer brands. These include SCHOTT, Hoya, Corning, Pilkington, Glaverbel, Guardian, Saint-Gobain, and Euroglas. As a leading domestic provider of flat glass substrates, Howard Glass is able to deliver custom flat glass products, instruments, and parts with competitive pricing and short lead times.

  9. Innovative Microscope Poised To Propel Optogenetics Studies
    11/29/2017

    A newly developed microscope is providing scientists with a greatly enhanced tool to study how neurological disorders such as epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease affect neuron communication.

  10. SPIE Photonics West: Quantum Tech, Autonomous Mobility, 3D Printing/Additive Manufacturing
    11/29/2017

    Global investment in quantum technology, LiDAR-driven breakthroughs in autonomous mobility, the role of 3D printing in Industry 4.0, and applications for virtual, augmented, and mixed reality are among hot topics in an industry program planned for SPIE Photonics West in San Francisco, California, early next year.