Raytheon Company achieved a significant milestone on the Zumwalt-class destroyer program with the successful design review of the ship's electro- optical/infrared (EO/IR) system. With this success, the U.S. Navy has given Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems approval to advance the design into the production phase.
Johns Hopkins scientists have by chance discovered that a widely used means of illuminating cancer cells could undermine studies of the potential value of experimental anti-cancer drugs because the natural ¡§pump¡¨ that cells use to clear out the chemical light source alters their chemistry.
The future of television is arriving for consumers in parts of Chesapeake as Verizon introduces FiOS TV over its revolutionary fiber-optic network here. FiOS TV currently is available to consumers in large parts of Newport News and Virginia Beach.
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), a suite of four telescopes for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), has been delivered to the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in preparation for a launch of SDO no earlier than December 2008. The AIA was designed and built at the Solar and Astrophysics Laboratory of the Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center (ATC) in Palo Alto.
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has granted "Critical Decision 2" (CD-2) status to the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II). This decision approves the facility's performance baseline based on preliminary design, signifying a major step forward in the process to make this state-of-the-art research complex a reality.
People troubled by depression usually experience their dark moods in an on-again, off-again fashion. In that respect, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) differs only in that the oscillations follow a seasonal schedule, with the depression usually starting in the fall and lasting through the spring. Lack of light is often blamed for SAD, but just how darker days cause depression in SAD sufferers is still in question, reports the January 2008 issue of the Harvard Health Letter.
Quest PharmaTech Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with a multinational technology development company to receive $3,000,000 to develop oncology products based on its SonoLight Technology. Under the terms of the agreement, Quest Pharma Tech Inc. has already received $1,000,000; and the balance of $2,000,000 will be paid within the next twelve months.
Co-location provider and data center company Stargate Holdings Corp., a leader in the global IT services industry, announced today that its new 86,000 square-foot high-security co-location data center in Chicago's western suburbs will offer fiber connectivity from AboveNet, Inc., a leading provider of fiber-based connectivity solutions.
Resolve Optics Ltd has designed and developed a 4-40mm HD Motorised Zoom Lens that for the first time provides users with true high definition imaging throughout its range of operation.
Offering high resolving power throughout their field of view the MML-HR Series of machine vision lenses from Moritex deliver unmatched performance in high definition inspection and alignment applications.
The Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F-18 Block 5D-3 spacecraft, built under contract for the U.S. Air Force by Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, Calif., has been delivered to Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., in preparation for a July 2008 launch.
GeoEye, Inc. , a premier provider of satellite, aerial and geospatial information, announced today that it has secured insurance in the amount of $20 million on its IKONOS satellite for 2008 with terms comparable to those it had for 2007. This was facilitated by a new analysis, performed by Lockheed Martin Corporation, on the life expectancy of its IKONOS high-resolution Earth-imaging satellite. The company now estimates IKONOS may continue to meet mission requirements into the next decade.
VIASPACE Inc. announced that Tokai Bussan Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan and VIASPACE have signed a distribution contract under their broad teaming agreement of March 2007 for VIASPACE Energy's line of test equipment. Tokai Bussan has placed its initial order for the HS-1000 VIASENSOR, a laser based, humidity sensor for gas fuel cells. Tokai Bussan's initial focus will be immediate sales to large manufacturers of fuel cells and fuel cell test stations, as well as research of the needs of major automobile corporations in Japan.
Lasit, USA proudly introduces its newest generation CompactMark®, a multi-axis rugged, industrial laser marking system with a wide range of features offering versatility and capability.
The new LabMax laser power and energy meter from Coherent, Inc. supports position sensing detectors, and is compatible with all the company’s current and past sensors. Position sensing simplifies proper alignment with the detector, thus ensuring measurement accuracy, and also permits long term beam monitoring.