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  1. Sierra-Olympic Introduces Easy-to-Use, Thermographically-Calibrated Thermal Camera

    Sierra-Olympic Technologies recently introduced the affordable Viento-GT, an easy-to-use, thermographically-calibrated thermal camera. The Viento-GT is a highly reliable, high resolution and low-cost thermal imager that can deliver thermographically-calibrated digital data for every pixel. The camera is easy to power and control via a single Ethernet cable using the Gig-E Vision® and Power over Ethernet (PoE) standards.

  2. LLNL Meets Key Milestone For Delivery Of World’s Highest Average Power Petawatt Laser System

    The High-Repetition-Rate Advanced Petawatt Laser System (HAPLS), being developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), recently completed a significant milestone: demonstration of continuous operation of an all diode-pumped, high-energy femtosecond petawatt laser system.

  3. German Researchers Guide Light Along Coreless Photonic Crystal Fibers

    Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (MPL) in Erlangen, Germany are the first to successfully guide light through a coreless photonic crystal fiber (PCF).

  4. SMASH Will Solve Five Major Questions Of Particle Physics

    The extremely successful standard model of particle physics has an undesirable limit: it explains in the present version only about 15 percent of the matter in the universe.

  5. ‘Lossless’ Metamaterial Could Boost Efficiency Of Lasers And Other Light-Based Devices

    Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a material that could reduce signal losses in photonic devices. The advance has the potential to boost the efficiency of various light-based technologies including fiber optic communication systems, lasers and photovoltaics.

  6. Research Opens Door To Smaller, Cheaper, More Agile Communications Tech

    Research led by ANU on the use of magnets to steer light has opened the door to new communications systems which could be smaller, cheaper and more agile than fibre optics.

  7. Cells Divide By ‘Bricklaying On Moving Scaffolding’

    It is the most crucial mechanism in life - the division of cells. For 25 years, it has been known that bacteria split into two by forming a Z ring at their centre.

  8. Printable Solar Cells Just Got A Little Closer

    A U of T Engineering innovation could make building printing cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Dr. Hairen Tan and his team have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class of solar devices called perovskite solar cells.

  9. Blighter Unveils Man-Portable Radar/Camera System

    Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd ( ), a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has unveiled Blighter® Explorer Nexus, a fully integrated, battery operated, man portable radar/camera surveillance system.

  10. European XFEL GmbH And Onefive Collaborate On The Development And Commissioning Of An All-Fiber Front-End System

    Onefive GmbH and the Laser Group of European XFEL, an X-ray freeelectron laser in the Hamburg area that recently started commissioning, have successfully joined their expertise in the development and commissioning of an all-fiber front-end as part of a unique laser system for experiments at the new research facility.