Bacterial viruses can be made inactivate by a low-power visible femtosecond pulse, opening up new strategies for controlling micro-organisms.
NASA has made a decision to restart an astronomy mission that will have greater capability than any existing instrument for detecting black holes in the local universe.
It's like a scene from a James Bond movie. In a room with gleaming steel walls, double doors slide open to reveal a doughnut-shaped machine large enough to engulf a person. People start backing away. The machine advances smoothly on ceiling tracks until it starts to swallow the top half of the young woman lying prone on the operating table.
Study results recently published in the Journal of Academic Radiology indicate that Breast-Specific Gamma Imaging (BSGI) provides higher sensitivity for the detection of ductal carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) than mammography or MRI and can reliably detect small, sub-centimeter lesions. The study, performed by Dr. Rachel Brem and colleagues at The George Washington University Medical Center, evaluated the technology on women with mammographically suspicious microcalicifications and other high risk factors.
Profound improvements in perfusion and diffusion tensor imaging over the past few decades are changing the ways in which radiologists understand disease processes, especially those involving small blood vessels in the brain.
Molex Incorporated, a global electronic components company, today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Phoenix, Arizona-based Polymicro Technologies, LLC. This acquisition is not financially material to the results of Molex and terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Sales of telecom and datacom lasers will grow from around $1.0 billion this year to $2.9 billion in 2012, according to a new report just published by CIR, a market research firm based here.
The highest-resolution images ever seen in (S)TEM electron microscopy have been recorded using a new instrument developed jointly by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, FEI Company and CEOS GmbH, in Heidelberg, Germany.
The Optoelectronics Industry Development Association (OIDA) has formed the Silicon Photonics Alliance (SPA), a Community of Interest (COI) group within OIDA to focus on market and business issues for its members engaged in silicon photonics activities.
Scientists and engineers have created and successfully tested a set of algorithms and software programs which are designed to enable the 19 individual mirrors comprising NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope to function as one very sensitive telescope.
The aerospace industry has taken notice of a California researcher who, using off-the-shelf components, built and successfully demonstrated the world's first successful amplified photon thruster.
NASA, in coordination with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites Program, has awarded an instrument contract to Lockheed Martin Corporation, Bethesda, Md. The contract is for one instrument, with three options for additional instruments. The total estimated value including options is $178 million.
GeoEye, Inc. , a leading producer of satellite and aerial imagery and geospatial information, today announced MJ Harden's acceptance of Optech's Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (ALTM) Gemini 167 LiDAR imaging unit.
U.S. scientists have developed a method of increasing the fluorescence intensity of quantum dots by a factor of at least 108.
The high performance capabilities of photonics technology meets the automotive industry's need for safety and entertainment solutions that offer superior performance, reliability, robustness, and cost effectiveness, reports Frost & Sullivan.