This is the syndication feed for Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:20:05 GMT Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT 1800 Nano Sensor Enhances Bomb Detection A new sensor could potentially detect explosives that traditional recognition devices cannot. The new light-based plasmon laser sensor, developed by a team from the University of California,... A56487 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Nanoantennas as Photo Film Boost Optical Data Storage Unique nanoantennas can be used like traditional photographic film to record light at distances smaller than its own wavelength. This could mean big things for the future of optical data storage. ... A56486 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser Could Replace Quartz in Future Electronics A new laser optical technique could potentially replace quartz crystals as the tuning reference for future electronic devices. Developed by a team at the California Institute of Technology,... A56485 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Solar Energy Researcher wins $10,000 Award Theresa McCormick has been awarded the Spring 2014 Equipment Grant Competition, along with $10,000 from Horiba Scientific (formerly Photon Technology International). McCormick is a professor... A56484 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Scallop Appoints New Chief Sales Officer Steve Gorski has been named as Scallop Imaging’s chief sales officer. As the previous general manager of Mobotix Corp. and the national sales manager for Axis Communications, Gorksi... A56482 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Fluorescence Sensor Diagnoses Diabetes A microchip that detects fluorescent signatures of antibodies associated with Type 1 diabetes could aid in prevention and early intervention. Created by a team from the Stanford University... A56483 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Not All Beams Are Created Equal The first feature article in this series (“Selecting Industrial Laser Optics,” January 2014, pp. 11-13) discussed a variety of extracavity optical laser components and their importance to... A56477 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Building an Ecosystem Getting a gadget in hand may be only the first step in solving a problem. A further requirement could be a whole supporting ecosystem, including other products with unique capabilities. A case... A56474 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Laser-Power Measurement Solves Challenges for Materials Processing The days of finicky, unstable, high-maintenance laser systems are quickly becoming a thing of the past. Legacy laser systems are being replaced with better sources, components and total systems,... A56475 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Test Your Industrial LCD/LED User-Interface IQ LCD and LED technologies have grown rapidly in popularity for industrial control applications over the past five years. Although many of the benefits of LCD and LED technologies – energy... A56481 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Vision-Enabled Robots Improve Automation Thanks to falling prices, better hardware and improved software, vision-enabled robots are increasingly found in smaller and smaller automation and manufacturing operations, where they improve... A56480 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT CMOS Sensors Boost High-End Industrial Vision Image capture of real-world scenes – and blending it with virtual information represented as visual patterns – is vital in a growing number of industrial and consumer applications. It is... A56479 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Lasers Power Improved Materials Processing For lasers, materials can present a manufacturing challenge. Polymers may be best processed with light of a particular wavelength, while metals may respond best to a specific power density. No matter... A56476 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers Take the Heat Out of Materials Processing Ultrashort-pulse (USP) lasers have, since the late 1990s, been an exciting technology looking for opportunities to gain mass market application in industrial materials processing. In recent years, a... A56478 Fri, 18 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Building a Community It has long been a goal of business-to-business publishers, including Photonics Media, to serve as a resource to the industries they serve. As part of our continuing mission, we launched Industrial... A56466 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT LME shines spotlight on industrial lasers The Laser Institute of America will hold its fourth annual Lasers for Manufacturing Event (LME) Sept. 23-24 at the Schaumburg Convention Center in Illinois. New names will join familiar faces... A56468 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Mobile Robots to Support Plane Manufacturing Man and machine will soon be working in tandem to safely manufacture airplanes. The Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation has developed a mobile robot that moves... A56469 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Photonics groups awarded $1M for manufacturing Two initiatives dedicated to expanding the use of photonics in U.S. manufacturing have received grants totaling more than $1 million from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ... A56467 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Sensor Amplifies Molecule Signatures A new spectroscopy technique can accurately identify the structure and composition of individual molecules. Researchers from the Rice University Laboratory for Nanophotonics (LANP) developed... A56473 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT Video: Drone System Aids Photographic Lighting A small, autonomous helicopter can direct lighting just where a photographer needs it. Researchers at MIT and Cornell University developed the drone system to respond to the movements of a... A56472 Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 GMT