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Imaging Revenues Down, Profits Up at Teledyne
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — Teledyne Technologies Inc. reported record earnings in the third quarter of 2014 despite a decline in sales at its imaging businesses. Net income was $55.6 million, up 18.8 percent from $46.8 million in the third quarter of 2013. Total sales were $601.1 million, up 5.2 percent from $571.6 million for the third quarter of 2013. The parent company of Teledyne Dalsa said its digital imaging segment had third-quarter sales of $95.6 million, down 9.1 percent from $105.2 million in...

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JAI Names New VP of Worldwide ITS Sales
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 24, 2014 — Camera maker JAI Group has named Kyle Kisiel its new vice president of global intelligent traffic systems (ITS) and U.S. sales. Kisiel will be responsible for sales of specialized cameras and flash systems that are used for day and night...
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Grant Award Furthers Study of SWIR Light for Detecting Cancer
PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J., Oct. 22, 2014 — Detecting cancer as early as possible can be crucial to providing effective treatment. The continuing development of a new imaging method could do just that. A Rutgers University research team, along with scientists from Singapore...

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Wang Named 2015 Britton Chance Award Winner
BELLINGHAM, Wash., Oct. 17, 2014 — Lihong Wang, an innovator in photoacoustic imaging, has been chosen to receive the 2015 Britton Chance Biomedical Optics Award. A researcher at Washington University in St. Louis, Wang is being recognized for his pioneering technical...
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Orbital Imager to Track Lightning for Early Warning System
PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 — A satellite imager planned for launch in 2016 will detect lightning flashes across the U.S. to provide early warnings for severe weather. Developed by Lockheed Martin, the heart of the instrument is a 500-fps, 1.8-megapixel focal plane,...

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CEO to Lead Cognoptix Board of Directors
ACTON, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 — Medical imaging device developer Cognoptix has named its president and CEO, Paul D. Hartung, chairman of the company’s board of directors. In addition, Dr. Christine de los Reyes, vice president of business development and strategic...
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Fluorescent, Magnetic Nanoparticles Aid Bioimaging
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 14, 2014 — Nanoparticles that fluoresce to enable tracking in the body can also be precisely manipulated with magnetic fields. Manipulating the particles with electromagnets is key to using them in biological research because the tiny particles could...

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FRET Offers Real-Time Look at HIV Infection Process
NEW YORK and WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2014 — Scientists can now study the motion of HIV proteins on the surface of the virus, opening new possibilities for fighting the disease. A team at Weill Cornell Medical College used single-molecule fluorescence resonance energy transfer...
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UC Berkeley Nabs Grant for BRAIN Initiative, Teams with Zeiss
BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 13, 2014 — The University of California was awarded a total of $7.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health to conduct brain-related research as part of the national BRAIN Initiative. The grants will be dispersed over three years. In...

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Imaging Digs Deep to Improve Crops
ATLANTA and STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Oct. 10, 2014 — Boosting the output of important food crops such as rice and maize to meet the needs of the world’s growing population requires improvements both above and below the soil. A new imaging technique could aid these efforts. Developed by...
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Laser-Based Imaging Leads to Better Lung Disease Treatment
CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 — How sticky is snot? The rest of the world might not ask that question every day, but a group at the University of North Carolina does. They now have an answer, thanks to a laser-based imaging method, and it could enable doctors to monitor and better...

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Advanced Imaging System Superior to Human Eye
GRANADA, Spain, Oct. 8, 2014 — A new imaging system can gather significantly more color information than the human eye and conventional cameras, potentially enabling assisted-vehicle-driving systems, better identification of counterfeit bills and more accurate medical imaging. ...
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Industry Group Pledges $30M for Neuroimaging Research
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30, 2014 — Industry leaders plan to invest upwards of $30 million for photonics research and development in support of a White House neuroscience initiative. The National Photonics Initiative on Tuesday launched its Photonics Industry Neuroscience...

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SWIR System Images Forest Fire from Orbit
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 — A satellite-mounted shortwave infrared (SWIR) system built by Exelis Geospatial Systems has been used to image a forest fire through a thick cloud of smoke. The system includes a SWIR imager, sensors and telescope and operates aboard the...
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Scallop Imaging Continues Rapid Growth
BOSTON, Sept. 25, 2014 — Scallop Imaging is continuing its growth with the expansion of its product distribution, partnerships and the addition of new personnel. The company is increasing its line of distributed imaging technology, including the horizontal...

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Sydor Instruments President Recognized for Leadership
ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 24, 2014 — Michael Pavia, president of Sydor Instruments, has been recognized for business leadership by three industry groups. The Rochester Regional Photonics Cluster and New York Photonics named Pavia its 2014 entrepreneur of the year. This award...
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Optogenetic Tool Guides Brain Mapping
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2014 — A new optogenetics technique could help map neural networks in living organisms. Developed by a team at Caltech, the technique offers a clear view of the brain’s circuitry in action, from the moment a neuron fires to the resulting...

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Fluorescence Technique Probes Muscular Dystrophy
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2014 — Scientists are gaining new insight into muscular dystrophy using a form of high-resolution fluorescence microscopy. A team from the University of Southern California developed the technique, which allows the viewing of individual molecules...
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Polarization Camera Sheds Light on Sea Life
ST. LOUIS and AUSTIN, Sept. 17, 2014 — A bio-inspired polarization camera has given marine biologists a better understanding of the mating rituals of the northern swordtail fish. The camera contains nanomaterials that allow it to capture the polarization properties of light in...

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Video: Cell Phones Become Microscopes with 3-D Printing
RICHLAND, Wash., Sept. 17, 2014 — 3-D printing could help turn cellphones into high-powered microscopes, enabling them to identify biological samples in the field. A team at the U.S. Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) used a 3-D printer to...
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Technique ‘Pre-Corrects’ Microscope Illumination
REHOVOT, Israel, Sept. 11, 2014 — A new adaptive optics technique focuses laser light through dense tissues without the need for an invasive guide star. The technique can resolve a point less than a micron across. It was developed by a team led by the Weizmann Institute of...

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New Fluorescence Marker Enhances Bio-Imaging
OBERSCHLEISSHEIM, Germany, Sept. 10, 2014 — A new line of red-shifted fluorescent tissue markers may enhance deep-tissue imaging. A team from the German Research Center for Environmental Health, in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology and the Federal Institute...
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Chemical Treatment Makes 3-D Cell Cultures Clearer
PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 8, 2014 — A chemical treatment could lead to better imaging of cells in 3-D cultures. A team at Brown University made the finding while studying how neural tissues grow from stem cells. The researchers created sphere-shaped cell cultures to allow the...

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Fast, Room-Temperature THz Detector Made of Graphene
COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 8, 2014 — A prototype graphene photodetector is capable of detecting terahertz frequencies quickly and at room temperature, possibly enabling a new generation of see-through imaging. The device operates on the hot-electron photothermoelectric effect,...
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Handheld Scanner Roots Out Brain Tumor Traces
NEW YORK, Sept. 5, 2014 — A new Raman laser scanner could help surgeons more effectively remove cancerous brain tumors. A team from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is developing the new handheld device, which could be used to root out malignant cells...






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