Ten million people in the United States are estimated to already have bone diseases, and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, putting them at increased risk for osteoporosis, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
KVH Industries, Inc., has been awarded a $730,000 Phase II Small Business Innovative Research grant by the U.S. Department of Defense to pursue the development of a fiber optic gyro (FOG)-based northfinding module potentially much smaller and lighter than systems currently available.
OSRAM SYLVANIA, a leading innovator of LED systems and technologies, today announced a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc., a provider of electronic components and computer products. The agreement is intended to help drive the adoption of LED lighting technology by manufacturers across several industries. With its broad sales network and established customer base, Arrow will serve as an important channel partner for the growing OEM business at OSRAM SYLVANIA.
Professor Ortwin Hess, his PhD student Kosmas Tsakmakidis of the Advanced Technology Institute and Department of Physics at the University of Surrey and Professor Alan Boardman from Salford University have revealed a technique which may be able to slow down, stop and capture light.
Scientists are closer to developing novel devices for optics-based quantum computing and quantum information processing, as a result of a breakthrough in understanding how to make all the spins in an ensemble of quantum dots identical.
The motion we perceive with our eyes plays a critical role in guiding our feet as we move through the world, Brown University research shows.
Inovateus Development of South Bend, Indiana has teamed up with 1 Star Energy, one of North America's leading commercial/industrial integrators of solar electrical systems with offices in Texas, California, Florida, Indiana, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Inovateus has offices in Chicago, Illinois and St. Joseph, Michigan, where the company develops energy efficient housing. This team effort makes Inovateus the front runner in the region for large commercial and industrial solar integration.
MedicalCV, Inc., announced today the completion of the 75th surgical case utilizing its laser-based technology platform, which includes both the ATRILAZE and SOLAR Surgical Ablation Systems.
The Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager (HMI), an instrument for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), has been delivered to NASA's Goddard Spacecraft Center for integration on SDO, which is scheduled to launch in December 2008.
BioHorizons Implant Systems, Inc. has introduced a new line of Tapered Internal Implants that feature a unique thread design and proven surface engineering technology. This product introduction is the first from BioHorizons to address the tapered market segment which account for over 50% of the U.S. dental implant market.
Honeywell announced today that it is developing a revolutionary system for the Defense Advanced Research Agency (DARPA) that could dramatically improve the military's intelligence analyzing capabilities by allowing analysts to evaluate images from satellites, ground cameras and surveillance aircraft more precisely and quickly than ever before.
A new, 1.4 megapixel, high speed camera from DALSA, the Falcon 1.4M100, is now available from Firstsight Vision. Featuring DALSA's patented CMOS sensor technology, the new camera delivers an astonishing 100 fps at full 1400 x 1024 pixel resolution. Even faster frame rates can be achieved through vertical windowing. The dynamic range of 57 db ensures excellent image quality.
A team from Kyoto University has demonstrated a method for dynamically changing the lifetime of a photonic crystal resonator, which in effect can trap a pulse of light inside the system. Susumu Noda and his colleagues showed that the Q factor of their system, a measure of the number of time periods of light after which most of the light has left the system, could be increased by a factor of four from 3,000 to 12,000 within just a few picoseconds.
Northrop Grumman Corporation has received a contract to develop and deliver the latest generation of data links for its LITENING Advanced Targeting (AT) pod from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command's Aeronautical Systems Center, as the executive procurement agency for the Air Combat Command, Air Force Reserve Command, Air National Guard, U.S. Marine Corps and coalition forces.
In an effort to find an answer to the problem of identifying smuggled special nuclear material (SNM), researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in California say a neutron scatter camera they are developing may be able to detect radiation from much greater distances and through more shielding than current detection instruments.