The Boeing Company has installed a high-energy chemical laser aboard a C-130H aircraft, achieving a key milestone for the Advanced Tactical Laser (ATL) Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration program.
JDSU today introduced the Optical Dispersion Measurement (ODM) module for the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000. Offering chromatic dispersion (CD), polarization mode dispersion (PMD) and Attenuation Profile test functions in a single plug-in module, the ODM is the industry's most compact and integrated dispersion solution dedicated to field testing fiber optic networks. The module includes a patented solution for CD measurement.
Volcano Corporation, a provider of intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and functional measurement (FM) products designed to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of vascular and structural heart disease, said today that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire CardioSpectra, Inc., a privately-held company developing innovative Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology. CardioSpectra's unique OCT imaging system is expected to complement Volcano's existing product offerings and will further enhance Volcano's position as an imaging technology leader in the field of interventional medicin
Separating out particular kinds of cells from a sample could become faster, cheaper and easier thanks to a new system developed by MIT researchers that involves levitating the cells with light.
Linksys(R), a Division of Cisco Systems, Inc., and the recognized leading global manufacturer of voice, wireless, and networking hardware for home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) and the small business user, today announced the Wireless-G Business Internet Video Camera with Audio (WVC2300). This latest surveillance product combined with the recently released Business Internet Video Camera with Audio and PoE (PVC2300), adds to Linksys focus toward offering feature-rich products for small business owners and the channels that cater to them.
Photonic crystal fibre’s ability to create broad spectra of light, which will be the basis for important developments in technology, has been explained for the first time in an article in the leading science journal Nature-Photonics.
Ireland has become the first European country to announce the ban of incandescent light bulbs. They will ban the sale of incandescent light-bulbs by the year 2009.
Doctors at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham are collaborating to use a magnetic resonance technique to image and quantify the air spaces inside the lungs. The results of their research may lead to a link between childhood disease and later degenerative lung disease (COPD).
American Laser Centers, the largest provider of laser hair removal and other noninvasive aesthetic services in the United States, announced it has been acquired by Chicago-based private equity firms Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC ("CHS") and The Edgewater Funds. Specializing in private equity investments and recapitalizations of middle market companies in partnership with management, CHS and The Edgewater Funds become the majority owners of the company.
Seven new super-microscopes and a specially designed building will give scientists at DTU unique opportunities to design new materials. Among the areas that will benefit are the environment, manufacturing, energy and transport.
The Krystal 2000 black and white plate's novel individual white wells, in an opaque black polystyrene matrix design, is achieved using a patented "two-shot" manufacturing process. The special design of the plate totally eliminates the well-to-well optical crosstalk inherent with plain white plates, reducing false positives and leading to unmatched accuracy, sensitivity and repeatability of photometric readings.
A team of astronomers have used the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to detect, for the first time, strong evidence of hazes in the atmosphere of a planet orbiting a distant star. The discovery comes after extensive observations made recently with Hubble’s Advanced Camera for Surveys (ACS).
Cambridge Research & Instrumentation, Inc. (CRi) announces the launch of Nuance 2, the affordable, breakthrough system that converts any brightfield or fluorescent microscope into a multispectral imaging workstation. For multispectral imaging analysis of a larger specimens, such as embryos, zebrafish, plants, tissue culture and microtiter plates, the Nuance 2 can be mounted onto a fluorescent macroscope. The Nuance 2 system will be showcased at the upcoming San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium from December 13th through December 16th in San Antonio, Texas.
A collaboration of over 50 astronomers, The IPHAS consortium, led from the UK, with partners in Europe, USA, Australia, has released today the first comprehensive optical digital survey of our own Milky Way. Conducted by looking at light emitted by hydrogen ions, using the Isaac Newton Telescope on La Palma, the survey contains stunning red images of nebulae and stars. The data is described in a paper submitted to the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Nu Horizons Electronics Corp., a leading distributor of advanced technology semiconductor, display, illumination, power and system solutions, today announced the expansion of their Nu Solutions Network to include a number of industry leading suppliers focused on providing LED lighting solutions. Individually, each company offers leading-edge products, services and outstanding customer support.