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A New Zealand-based technology start-up REYEDR is pioneering improved motorcycle safety with their smart heads-up display (HUD) technology.
The evanescent wave (EW) sensing technique arises through the combination of thin optical fibers with sensitive coatings. These can significantly enhance the sensitivity and selectivity of traditional fiber-optic sensors while simultaneously offering a lower limit of detection (LOD).
New research demonstrates how a solid-state microresonator can be used to generate complex frequency-modulated laser beams at multiple wavelengths that permit parallel distance and velocity measurements at an equivalent rate of three megapixels per second.
Spectroscopic techniques can be used to test food products at various stages of the supply chain and to prevent fraud.
A newly-developed imaging technique called Coded Light-Sheet Array Microscopy (CLAM) improves upon existing 3D imaging approaches.
Scientists at the US space agency have made detailed measurements of ice sheet elevations in Greenland and Antarctica using a state-of-the-art laser instrument onboard NASA's Ice Cloud and land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2).
The evolution in microscopy, for example, fluorescence microscopy, makes it possible for the detailed study of the cell wall and various plant protein interactions.
UC Santa Barbara’s Solid State Lighting and Energy Electronics Center (SSLEEC) have been working on using new materials to produce UV LEDs optimized to emit in the UV-C region, and these are now being adapted for the purpose of destroying COVID-19 on surfaces.
Table-top particle accelerators could be poised to move from fantasy to reality thanks to a novel optical lens system.
A newly developed analytical method called microcrystal electron diffraction (MicroED), which is based on the well-established cryo-electron microscopy (CryoEM) technique, can rapidly determine the molecular structure of crystalline materials with nearly-atomic resolution.