Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a method for correlating the results of microscopic imaging techniques in a way that could lead to improved understanding, diagnosis, and possibly treatment of a variety of disease conditions, including Alzheimer's disease. The Laboratory has filed a U.S. provisional patent application for the invention.
Planetary scientists on both sides of the Atlantic have tracked down a rare molecule in the atmospheres of both Mars and Venus. The molecule, an exotic form of carbon dioxide, could affect the way the greenhouse mechanism works on Venus.
Despite the countless miles of unused fiber-optic cable laid during the dot-com bubble, demand for the high-capacity lines has been rising. And that bodes well for the stocks of companies that produce not only the cable but also the equipment that runs it.
BTI Photonic Systems, a global supplier of Agile Optical Edge microWDM networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, today announced that it has been named the third fastest-growing company in Canada in the 2007 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 - a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology companies in Canada, based on the percentage of revenue growth over five years. This is BTI's second consecutive year to be included.
Konarka Technologies, Inc., an innovator in development and commercialization of Power Plastic®, a material that converts light to energy, today announced the company has been selected, along with Air Products (NYSE:APD), by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Advanced Technology Program (ATP), to conduct research and development on transparent, flexible solar modules for windows and other building integrated applications.
Scientists in Bonn and Berlin for the first time observed so-called ferrotoroidic domains. They were able to discern two different types, depending on magnetic spin direction.
Scientists in India are reporting an advance toward discovering a Holy Grail of the illumination industry ¡X a white LED, a light-emitting diode that produces pure white light suitable for interior lighting of homes, offices and other buildings. Their study is in the Sept. 9 issue of ACS' The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, a weekly publication.
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Solar modules must stand up to UV radiation, rain, snow and heat. To find out where their weak points lie, outdoor weathering stations are being set up at sites exposed to extreme climatic conditions: in the tropics, in the desert, and on top of Germany¡¦s highest mountain.
Worldwide fiber to the x (FTTx) projects continue to increase due to triple play service's huge requirement for bandwidth and the rising demand for last mile and access networks, reports Frost & Sullivan.
An Australian telecommunications news service, Communications Day, reports that Google is allegedly planning a multi-terabit undersea fiber optic cable across the Pacific Ocean for launch in 2009. Apparently, a group of carriers and Google were meeting in Sydney for high-level talks on the plan, dubbed "Unity", over the last week.
BTI Photonic Systems, a global supplier of microWDM networking solutions for the delivery of gigabit services, announced today it has closed USD $12M in its Series D Financing. The round was led by a new, undisclosed, U.S.-based private equity investor and included existing investors Vengrowth Private Equity Partners, BDC Venture Capital, GrowthWorks Capital, Kodiak Venture Partners, Primaxis Technology Ventures and Lucent Venture Partners.
Nanoscale devices present a unique challenge to any optical technology ¡X there¡¦s just not enough room for light to travel in a straight line.
A Maine telecommunications company is about to grant Bangor and Brewer one of their biggest economic development wishes ¡X access to the fastest, most up-to-date broadband Internet service.
A study to evaluate safety, predictability and efficacy of aspheric-based eye treatments using laser technology showed a significant increase in visual acuity among other results.