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UTA Receives $1.5M in Grants to Advance Lab-on-Chip Technology
ARLINGTON, Texas, Feb. 10, 2016 — An ultrathin semiconductor laser under development at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) can be integrated with mainstream electronics on the same silicon substrate with increased capacity and energy efficiency. Professor Weidong Zhou will use a three-year, $600,000 grant from the U.S. Army Research Office to build upon advances in printed photonic crystals and silicon lab-on-a-chip technology. "Big companies like IBM and Intel are using this technology for high-performance

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Camera Overcomes Redshift for Astronomical Imaging
BERKELEY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2016 — Upgraded light sensors have enabled a camera to image outer space at red wavelengths that are too red for the human eye to see. Star trails take shape around Kitt Peak National Observatory in this long-exposure image. The 4-m Mayall Telescope...
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Amela Wilson Appointed Elbit Sensors Division VP
FORT WORTH, Texas, Feb. 8, 2016 — Elbit Systems of America LLC has appointed Amela Wilson as the vice president of its sensors and fire control solutions division. Wilson comes to Elbit from New York City-based L-3 Aerospace Systems, where she was sector vice president in charge...

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Greg Matherly Appointed Baumer Sales Manager
SOUTHINGTON, Conn., Feb. 5, 2016 — Sensor manufacturer Baumer Ltd. has appointed Greg Matherly as its western region sales manager for industrial cameras and vision sensors. Matherly comes to Baumer with over 25 years of technology sales, management and business development...
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Label-Free Virus Detection Method Integrates Optical Microscope, Fiber
JENA, Germany, Feb. 4, 2016 — A label-free technique has demonstrated the ability to detect freely diffusing viruses smaller than 20 nm. Although existing methods for detecting viruses such as confocal or fluorescence microscopy — which generally involve fixation and...

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Raytheon Awarded $564M NASA Contract
WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 4, 2016 — Defense technology provider Raytheon Co. has received a $564 million contract modification award from NASA for two satellite sensors as part of the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) Polar...
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EUV Laser Enables Nanoscale 3D Imaging of Cells
FORT COLLINS, Colo., Jan. 26, 2016 — A mass-spectral imaging system that integrates a EUV laser has enabled the mapping of cellular compositions in 3D, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to medications at the nanoscale. In addition to observing how cells respond to new...

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Lockheed Completes 2nd Imaging System for Weather Satellite
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 15, 2016 — Lockheed Martin Corp. has delivered a second lightning-monitoring camera to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for use on its next-generation weather monitoring satellite. The Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) instrument...
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Application Note: NIR Spectroscopy Aids Diagnosis of Neonatal Brain Injury
LONDON, Jan. 15, 2016 — A near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy system has been used to measure cerebral changes and oxygen utilization in vivo, offering a noninvasive diagnostic technique for neonatal brain injury. Researchers from University College London, the Institute...

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AIC to Distribute ISVI Cameras in Japan
SEOUL, South Korea, Jan. 12, 2016 — High-speed camera maker ISVI Corp. has signed a distribution agreement with Advanced Imaging Components Inc. (AIC) to address the Japanese automated imaging market. "Continued demand for automation implementation in the automotive and electronics...
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Neptec Wins $1.7M Design Contract for Space Station Vision System
LONGUEUIL, Quebec, Canada, Jan. 8, 2016 — The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has awarded Neptec Design Group Ltd. of Ottowa, Ontario, a $1.7 million contract to design a vision system for inspection and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS). CSA said the system which will be...

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Fluorescent Probe IDs Cancerous Tissue in Clinical Trial
DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 7, 2016 — An imaging probe that fluoresces in the presence of a cancer-related enzyme has been used safely in humans. Beyond increasing a surgeon's ability to locate and remove all of a tumor on the first attempt, the technology could also be help detect...
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EndoChoice Secures 3-Year Tech, Service Contracts with Health Care Facility Network
ALPHARETTA, Ga., Jan. 7, 2016 — EndoChoice Holdings Inc. has been awarded contracts for its Fuse endoscopy system and services, as well as infection-control products, by the health care improvement company Premier Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. Financial terms of the three-year...

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OCT Detects, Assesses Bacterial Buildup on Medical Devices
IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 6, 2016 — Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has been used to detect bacterial buildup on medical devices in an effort to reduce infections in hospitals. The research was led by Andrew Heidari from the University of California, Irvine, along with...
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Multispectral Ophthalmology Tech Firm Annidis Replaces President
OTTOWA, Ontario, Canada, Jan. 6, 2016 — Annidis Corp. has terminated its employment agreement with President Nick Ribaric by mutual agreement. Ribarc remains on the company's board of directors. Michael Crowley, CEO, assumed the role of interim president Jan. 1. Annidis has developed...

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Fiber Optic Sensor Monitors Early Stage Embryos
ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 5, 2016 — A fiber optic sensor holds promise for noninvasively monitoring early stage embryos during the in vitro fertilization (IVF) process. The sensor concurrently measures hydrogen peroxide and pH in solution, and consists of a single optical fiber, the...
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OmniVision, SMI Partner on Virtual Reality Platform
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 4, 2016 — OmniVision Technologies Inc. and SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH (SMI) of Tetlow, Germany, will combine their technologies in a virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) eye-tracking platform. OmniVision will contribute its OVM6211 global...

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Application Note: Filming 'Killer Cells' in 3D to Aid Immune Response
CAMBRIDGE, England, Jan. 1, 2016 — Watching the formation of the human immune system's "killer cells" could help scientists develop new ways to target cancer. Researchers at Cambridge University used a confocal spinning disk microscope equipped with electron multiplying CCD (EMCCD)...
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Worm Brain Imaging Illustrates Neurons' Role in Movement
PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 31, 2015 — A fluorescence microscopy technique has yielded 3D footage of brain activity in unrestrained worms, offering insight into how populations of neurons generate animal behavior. Researchers from Princeton University developed an instrument capable of...

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Thermal Contrast Technique Reveals Cell Characteristics
BORDEAUX, France, Dec. 30, 2015 — A label-free technique based on a thermoelastic lens has been used to capture images of single cells with 2-μm resolution. The method could be used to perform histological analysis and for disease detection in tissue samples. Researchers from...
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Fluorescence Imaging 'Video Pill' Made for Cancer Detection
GLASGOW, Scotland, Dec. 29, 2015 — A wireless capsule with fluorescence imaging capabilities could be swallowed by patients to aid in detection of cancers of the throat and gut. Previous versions of such "video-pills" have relied on illuminating patients' innards using a small...

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Metasurface Encodes IR Images
PALAISEAU, France, Dec. 28, 2015 — Irregular metasurfaces can be made to encode multiple images at IR frequencies in much the same way as the pixels in a television screen can form a visible-light image. This was demonstrated with an array of subwavelength metal-insulator-metal...
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Multispectral Camera Tracks Earth's Atmosphere from Distant Orbit
GREENBELT, Md., Dec. 24, 2015 — NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC), affixed to NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) about a million miles from Earth, has begun capturing images of the planet's clouds, land surfaces, aerosols and more. EPIC captures a...

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Nikon Metrology Opens Showroom in Mexico
BRIGHTON, Mich., Dec. 23, 2015 — Nikon Metrology will open a metrology showroom in Queretaro, Mexico, as a result of increased business in Latin America. The facility will offer hands-on product training with access to the latest technologies in nondestructive, CAD comparison and...
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Portable NIR Brain Imaging Device Offers Insight into Parksinsonian Syndromes
NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2015 — A portable near-infrared brain imaging device has been used to compare healthy brain activity and stability with that of people with Parkinsonian syndromes. The findings highlight the role of the prefrontal cortex in balance control, and may aid...






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