AboveNet Communications, Inc., a leading provider of fiber optic connectivity solutions, announced it has won a contract with the Philadelphia Stock Exchange (PHLX), a leader in the derivatives industry, to build a private, optical network that will extend and expand their network reach from Pennsylvania to New York and New Jersey.
GSI Group Inc., a supplier of precision technology and semiconductor systems, today announced that an existing Taiwanese customer, has issued a $7 million order and an additional $10 million letter of intent for multiple M550 IR advanced laser wafer repair processing systems.
As it continues to make strategic moves to increase penetration over its fiber-optic network, leading independent telecommunications holding company SureWest Communications announced today it will enhance its high definition (HD) television offerings and make available at least 38 HD channels by the end of November 2007.
In a landmark test flight, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a team of research partners this month successfully launched a solar telescope to an altitude of 120,000 feet, borne by a balloon larger than a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. The test clears the way for long-duration polar balloon flights beginning in 2009 that will capture unprecedented details of the Sun's surface.
Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine, the world's largest producer of X-rays, shook the ground for several hundred yards in every direction for the first time since July 2006, when the 22-year-old facility was gutted to undergo a complete refurbishment at a total project cost of $90 million
The new refractometer series DR6000 from A. KRÜSS Optronic offers sophisticated features including a new user surface, CFR Part 11 compliance, GLP conformity, SQL database organised storage of all measurement data, network interface with SQL routines, export of the data to a USB-stick, software-update via USB-stick, 6 user languages.
Optical Rotation and Refractive Index can be measured on the spot with two new instruments produced by A.KRÜSS Optronic GmbH.
AMS Technologies announces the availability of OZ Optics' Optical Fiber Length Meter (OFLM).
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. has announced that it will expand neat resin production capacity for its liquid crystal polymer (LCP below), Sumikasuper LCP, from an annual 7,000 tons to 9,200 tons and will also build a new facility in China for the production of LCP compounds.
In a major feat of nanotechnology engineering researchers from Harvard University have demonstrated a laser with a wide-range of potential applications in chemistry, biology and medicine. Called a quantum cascade (QC) laser nanoantenna, the device is capable of resolving the chemical composition of samples, such as the interior of a cell, with unprecedented detail.
Construction experts are to scan the ruins of Beijing's Old Summer Palace, or Yuanmingyuan, with three-dimensional laser technology in order to rebuild some of the original buildings.
Coherent Inc. has released its latest series of laser direct imaging equipment suitable for PCB direct imaging, semiconductor inspection, bioinstrumentation, FPD production and materials processing. The Paladin Advanced, the company’s new flagship in its Paladin series, is the next generation of the previous Paladin 8W model and brings a significant reduction in cost-of-ownership, with no compromise in performance, longevity and reliability.
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have identified the cell that gives rise to the eye cancer retinoblastoma, disproving a long-standing principle of nerve growth and development. The finding suggests for the first time that it may one day be possible for scientists to induce fully developed neurons to multiply and coax the injured brain to repair itself.
Environmentalists welcomed the move to use the more energy efficient, fluorescent globe. It was projected to save up to 800,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
A new high-speed camera/software pairing, co-developed by the California Institute of Technology and the University of Cambridge, offers the chance for earth-based telescopes to rival the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time.